shorts in a semi-auto?

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  1. RonC1

    RonC1 New Member

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    I know you are looking for a bolt gun. (Single shot is not a problem as noted above.) A tube fed Win Model 72 will do that.

    In terms of modern rifles, the Henry H001 Lever Action is specified to feed all three 22s. I recommend it. Not a 39A but nice and smooth and half the price.

    Oh, the Colibri (no powder, just priming mix,) is not recommended for use in a rifle. Aquila is afraid you might stick the bullet in the barrel of a rifle and hurt yourself or the gun.
  2. rangerruck

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    w1spurgeon; that is why I got mine for 99 bucks!! looks like absolute trash, but shoots like an Angel.
  3. djohns6

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    I used to shoot squirrels on my deck with my 39A loaded with shorts . The little varmits were multiplying like crazy and I would have a dozen or more raiding my bird feeders . One of my co-workers loved squirrel stew so it was a win-win situation .
  4. squirrelnutzipper

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    I looked at those Calibri rounds and I gotta say, I think my Crosman air rifle is probably more deadly to squirrels than those would be. I don't know. I'm thinking now maybe I'll just stick to air gunning. I just saw the Mossberg Plinkster in a store for $99.00 and that's what got me to thinking about a .22.
    My wife is against my purchasing one. She thinks I'm not mentally stable enough to own a "real gun". I've tried explaining that there are air rifles that are far more lethal than a .22 rimfire, but it's lost on her. This is all getting too complicated for me. I need to go take a nap now. Talk to you guys later.
  5. Oregon Shooter

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    You can do what I did. Years ago my wife said I had "too many guns"
    So I bought a Jennings 22 pistol and told her I bought it for her.
    Well I just traded "Her" pistol for a Glenfield semi auto.
    For Her of coarse :D
  6. w1spurgeon

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    Give you $125 cash money for it rat now.....
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  8. squirrelnutzipper

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    Just bought the Mossberg Plinkster. Biggest complaint: I can't put it down, I'm having too much fun. Well, one problem. Subsonic LR won't recycle the semi action.
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  10. squirrelnutzipper

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    I've tried sub sonic LR and I still have to manually load them because they will not cycle the semi-auto action.
  11. stash247

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    look at the Remington 'Cee Bee', or CCI 'CB Long' ammo, in a rifle chambered for .22 LR, either a lever gun, like the Marlin 39, or a pump action rifle; both are 'wrong handed friendly', and either ammo is quieter than the air rifle.
    In a good rifle, either ammo will kill an 80 pound dog, deader than a stone, at 30 yds, one shot; don't ask how I know this, but it is so.
  12. dragonfly

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    The Remington 552 Speedmaster shoots shorts, longs and long rifles. Not terribly expensive for the kind of plain Jane model. Aroung $260 or so I think. And they have a fancier model that will set you back another 100 dollars or so. Not a bad looking rifle. Remington started production of that rifle in the mid-60s I believe. I guess it has stood the test of time. Take a look at it.

    And as far as the killing power of the .22; it all lies in the ability of the shooter. As a kid growing up on a farm I shot everything from stray dogs, foxes, wood chucks, raccoons, and one pig that had to be put down. And I know of more than one deer that died an unnatural death before there was ever a deer season in Iowa. But that was a long time ago, and my memory might be failing a bit.
  13. handsumrob

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    well like i said remington makes both the pump and semi auto model that will shoot all three short long and long rifle
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  15. merrill

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    I purchased one of these from Dicks sporting Goods. They are crude, but very accurate and cost less than 110.00 dollars. I think I paid 105 or so. I've never tried to shoot shorts in it though. The instructions say LR only.
    Merrill
  16. squirrelnutzipper

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    Had mine for a couple of weeks now, and I love it. It's lightweight, easy to use, and at least as accurate as my air rifles. Already eliminated four squirrels from the bird feeder. Only thing is, this gun is loud. I've been out of shooting for awhile, but I don't remember LR rounds being so loud that I have to wear muffs.
  17. merrill

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    Snz, I think we are talking about two different rifles. Mine sez Mossburg INT'l 802 PLINKSTER on it and it is a bolt action. My bad, I didn't know they had a semiauto plinkster. I didn't mean to demean your plinkster when I said mine is crude. :eek: Next time I'll read the posts more closely.
    Merrill
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  18. squirrelnutzipper

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    I didn't know there was a Plinkster bolt action. Mine is a Mossberg Internatonal (from somewhere in South America)Plinkster 702 semi-auto.
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