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  • Guns of our Fathers: Passing down the .22LR "Pea Shooter"

    03/10/2020 7:02:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/10/20 | M Burchett
    Ever since I was a little boy, I can remember spending many days with my grandpa. His name was Ray. It was actually Walter Ray, but he simply went by Ray. I would spend summers with him at the beach fishing, digging clams and an occasional trip shooting. I can still remember the smell of his den. It always had the aroma of Hoppe’s #9, the gun-cleaning solvent. He had a desk set up to reload, and his rifles were stacked in a gun cabinet. It was in this room I learned many things. I learned to assemble cartridges, how...
  • 22LR Meltdown Torture Test

    12/18/2019 6:10:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/18/2019 | E V8888
    Youtube shooting sensation Erick of IV8888 has a strange little CMMG .22 caliber machine gun. - This little rig here looks like something that almost belongs in a Kurt Russel (Snake Plissken) movie. This CMMG 22 upper sports a 4 inch barrel with KG made Swarm, this is an all-titanium can. A special firing pin was also used instead of the standard which usually breaks after 1300 rounds. Basically, this is a torture test, they're going to run it to see what happens. This will also be a test for the suppresssors as well. All loaded up with 25-round shot...
  • 9mm vs .22LR

    05/13/2019 5:20:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/13/2019 | S Coffman
    Which is better for Self-Defense, Hunting or Plinking? The 9mm and the 22LR are two popular ammunition out in the market. They are different in respect to cartridge sizes. Comparing the two in a head to head is easy when you’re only viewing the size of the caliber. The 9mm is bigger than the 22 round. The .22 rounds have much less energy than 9mm rounds, the powder load is smaller. When fired has less acceleration and kinetic energy. Which means the penetration and knock down power is not in the same class as the 9mm caliber. However, that doesn’t...
  • .22 Subsonic Puts down Huge Hog

    02/01/2019 5:14:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 99 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/1/2019 | J Peters
    Putting down an aggressive hog (400 lbs) doesn't require a heavy caliber rifle. Watch Jim Thomas displays excellent markmanship while taking down a 400 pound wild hog. What is surprising is that Jim was only using a subsonic .22LR bullet. To be exact he was sporting a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle equipped with an ATNX-Sight for night vision. Like a seasoned hunter Jim waited for the hogs to show and loitering at the bait area. From 50 yards away Jim spots the big hog among others that had been giving them problems on his property in the past. With great...
  • Whats the Accurate Range for a .22LR?

    06/06/2018 9:27:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 60 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/6/2018 | J Hines
    Have you ever shot long-range with a .22-caliber rifle? If you’re into long range shooting then you understand the many variables that can affect your ability of making an accurate shot from way out there. Having an accurate rifle is a must. The best ammunition certainly helps, but you better watch that wind drift. Power drops off quickly and those bullets drop in a hurry. From 600 yard out with a slight breeze, its not consistently accurate. 22plinkster hit it 4 out of 20 shots. At 500 yard out with minimal or no wind and with the right setup 22plinkster...
  • Can you shoot a Drop of Water?

    03/01/2018 5:28:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/1/2018 | J Hines
    How good of a shot are you? Do you think you can hit a drop of water with your pistol? Youtuber 22plinkster is an excellent shooter, he takes on this challenge. 22Plinkster uses a Victory 22LR pistol and with the slow motion technology to validate the hit. From 20 feet away 22Plinkster sets a water bottle upside down with dripping water in front of a silhouette target. It takes about 4 or 5 tries to pulls off the shot, totally amazing marksmanship. See the full shooting a drop of water footage here.
  • .22 LR on Shelves 3.6 Cents per Round

    12/26/2017 5:25:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The .22 LR bubble is over. With the Trump Presidency, gun owners are no longer worried that ammunition might be hard to find in the indefinite future. I visited the WalMart in Northern Dallas on the corner of Marsh Lane  and Frankford Rd. It has had more ammunition available, at lower prices, than the others I have visited in Arizona and Texas. As seen in the photo, take on December 20, 2017, Federal bulk packs of 550 rounds of 36 grain high velocity .22 Long Rifle cartridges were priced at $19.94.  According to my calculator 1994/550 is 3.62 cents...
  • Vista Outdoor on .22 Ammo: Supply up, Demand Down, Price Down

    11/23/2017 9:11:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The new .22 rimfire plant in Lewiston, Idaho, is on line. Vista Outdoors owns the CCI and Federal rimfire brands. They have increased production for both brands by 20 percent. With end of the Obama administration, the .22 ammunition bubble is deflating. Most stores have ammunition available. Prices are coming down.From the Lewiston Tribune, November 10th, 2017: Parts of Vista's approach have worked well, such as investing in infrastructure and preserving market share, Metz said.Vista recently debuted a new, 37,000-square-foot, $35 million rimfire ammunition plant near the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, which has resulted in what company officials...
  • No more Rationing of 22LR at Wal-Mart

    08/11/2017 6:06:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/11/2017 | K Frank
    The drought has been lifted, for almost half a decade, the long-standing 22 Lone Rifle ammunition is finally behind us. Wal-Mart announced this internally that any and all restrictions on purchasing 22 ammo in bulk have been removed. Up until about a year ago, 22LR was reasonably difficult to find in both bulk and inexpensively. Shared across Facebook and other social media, the new policy was announced to managers, loss prevention, and sales clerks. The new policy is a welcome change, especially for this in more rural areas where Wal-Mart was the major store, if not only, purveyors of ammunition....
  • Henry Repeating Arms - The Peoples Choice

    04/07/2017 6:38:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/7/2017 | Oleg Volk
    Although the brand dates to the middle of the 19th Century, the Henry Repeating Arms company that we know of today was founded in 1996 by a father-and-son team. Originally located in Brooklyn, it started production of .22 rimfire lever-action carbines in 1997. Ten years later, the headquarters moved to Bayonne, N.J. Around that time, Henry added a large production facility in Wisconsin, having bought out a major parts supplier. The two factories together add up to over 400 employees on nearly 250,000 square feet of floor space. In 20 years, Henry Repeating Arms produced more than 2.3 million...
  • Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle

    03/19/2017 2:31:57 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/19/2017 | J Hines
    Razorback 22LR Beltfed Conversion for the AR15 rifle – Credits go to LSM1213 Tired of stacking up old magazines on your plinker? Lakeside Guns has the solution for you — a beltfed .22 LR. Correct, the Lakeside Machine has a clever transformation for AR-15 style rifles, called the Razorback. This altered upper receiver allows you go through rimfire ammunition by means of a belt. Maybe best of all, it requires no alteration to the lower receiver to slap one on. In general, the Razorback gives off an impression of being for the most part a novelty but be that as...

    08/03/2016 11:17:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 8-2-2016 | 22plinkster
    "This was truly a dream come true for me. I can't thank the people at CCI and Speer enough for allowing me to do this. I couldn't possibly show everything that went on at the factory. However, hopefully I showed you enough for you to grasp the concept of how rimfire is made."
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • Reload .22LR Ammo ? Hint: Yes, You Can ~ VIDEO

    11/16/2015 11:39:24 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    ammoland ^ | 11/16/2015 | Tom McHale
    This is a review of the 22LR Reloading kits from AMG
  • The plinker went to war: The IDF's Ruger 10/22 (Palestinian Terrorist Plinker)

    10/19/2015 9:38:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 58 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Christopher Eger
    Ever since their beginnings in 1948, the Israeli Defense Force has had to think outside the box to come up with weapon's systems, therefore it shouldn't surprise you that for the past 20 years the Israelis have used a (much-modified) 10/22 for use in both special operations and in security operations. (A gently modded 10/22 with IDF forces in 2000) The background Going back to 1987, the IDF purchased a quantity of Ruger 10/22s for use by security forces in the Palestinian Intifada, a violent uprising in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that led to a number of deaths...
  • The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

    08/31/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 129 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rich Smith
    Earlier this year, CBS News spotlighted a growing shortage of .22-caliber ammunition. "One of the most popular and common" -- and cheapest -- calibers of ammo for hunters and target shooters alike, CBS reports that .22 shells are in short supply these days. Interviewing one supplier, CBS reported that while as recently as two years ago it was still possible to buy .22-caliber ammunition "by the pallet-load... now they're putting restrictions on how much you can get and how you get that ammo." Retailers are shooting blanks This is a problem from ammunition retailers -- and for gun owners as...
  • Ammo Prices: 05/16/2014

    05/17/2014 6:42:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 5/16/2014 | Unknown
    Week eight! Interesting to note that this week, bulk pistol ammo is trending down from previous prices at vendors. Only a couple of vendors have increased. SG Ammo is showing the lowest of the week for 3 types of rifle ammo (in 500 round lots). Bang It Ammo is showing high prices across the board but it seems that they have more “specialty” than anything. As always, if you have comment or witticisms, please leave them below. And if you find that some of the items are now out of stock or the prices have significantly changed, please let the...
  • Forget Gold, .22 Ammo up More than 400% Include in IRA?

    06/11/2013 9:37:26 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/11/13 | a hawkins
    While many individuals have looked at precious metals for moderate gains and even some losses over the last year, the combination of base metals like lead and brass have seen an incredible return--particularly when those base metals are combined to form .22 ammunition. Think about it--from one year ago until now, .22 ammunition is up over 400%. It was approximately $21 to $23 per 500 rounds in May 2012, and it's now $100 to $135 for 500 rounds. .22 ammunition has been easy to find and cheap to buy for decades. For this reason, .22 rifles and pistols have long...

    05/09/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    ME | MAY 09.2013 | swampsniper
    I've been on Midway's notification list for 22LR. Got an email time stamped 7:07, caught it by 7:30 and they were already sold out again.I don't know how much they sold in 23 minutes but it was all they had.Now they aren't even keeping the list.
  • .22 LR Handgun for Self Defense? CCI Stinger Ammo Test (From a Ruger SR22)(Video)

    03/27/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies ^ | Mar 26, 2013 | tnoutdoors9
    Test of the CCI Stinger, 32 gr copper-plated hollowpoint, from the Ruger SR22 handgun. The SR22 has a 3.5" barrel. Will the short barrel affect performance of what is typically known as a varmint load for rifles? There is also a "bonus" about halfway through the test. BTW, this ammo was purchased during the "shortage" of early 2013, from the Nashville Armory. First "Stingers" I had seen in several months. VERY IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING AMMO TESTS ON THIS CHANNEL: Please understand that these techniques are merely representations to indicate possible ballistics; they are not intended to replicate real-world street results....