Originally Posted by mooresridge9
I want a 9 shot 22 revolver for target shooting-6"barrell.I like the looks and reputation of a High Standard R 107 Sentenial.Any suggestions.H&R's are readily available and seem cheap.I'm looking for a smooth trigger and accurate.
I just posted on the technical questions forum here about issues I had with an H&R 922.
But with the issues sorted out I very much like the gun. I heard the older ones like mine are better quality than the newer ones, but I don't know that for sure.
Keep in mind that those like mine have no safety and one piece triggers, so if it's hit on the hammer with a round in the chamber it could go off. It's a bit of a pain to reload on a freezing day, but that's only because it's fun and cheap to put lots of rounds through it. If you get one, I'd suggest having a table available, since you'll have the cylinder, frame, center pin, spent cartridges, new rounds, and maybe the extractor all in your hands at the same time otherwise. The new ones have cylinders that swing out instead and are more convenient, but again I heard the quality dropped with time. Parts for these are cheap (cylinder at numrich is 35 dollars, etc.)
Mine groups well but has fixed sights, with groupings slightly off (at about 8:00). I'm clamping a cheap laser under the barrel to train me to instinct shoot this gun.
Trigger pull on mine when used single action beats my semi-auto carries. Very crisp and short. It's a .22 so there is very little jump. The manual says it can shoot long rifle, longs and shorts, and that is good for me now that I know it, since the subsonic short is supposed to be very quiet which is a plus for me in the woods at five in the morning.
They go for about 100 dollars. I paid 150 because I got it from a local gun dealer and I thought that would include some kind of quality checkout, which didn't happen. But had I bought in online, I would have had to pay postage and for the FFL'd dealer to accept it, which together could have cost me another 80 dollars total anyway. And there wouldn't have been any guarantee there either.
You want it for target. I bought it for trapping. I wanted a rimfire with a long barrel for quick target acquisition at short distance without obliterating the pelt, a revolver so that it would probably work even after being dropped in the snow and ice, and cheap so that if anything happened to it I wouldn't be out an expensive firearm or repair. So far it's perfect for what I wanted.
And I like old guns.
Good luck with your search.