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Anyone carry .22LR?

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Looking for a nice lightweight trail gun with cheap, lightweight ammo. So, the .22LR seems like the perfect round. 

 

Anyone carry a .22LR? If so, what round do you carry? 

 

Bonus question: What's your favorite .22LR handgun? 

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Handgun:

Ruger Single 6 in .22 mag with the 9.5" barrel

Accurate as hell and loads of fun to shoot

If I didn't live in the Peoples Republic of NJ I'd squirrel hunt with it

 

Love my Remington 513 match rifle, a tack driver, but way to heavy to tote around as a trail gun.

 

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My buddy has a sw victory .22, nice accurate not too heavy. I know it's a target gun but i'd imagine it would make a great trail gun.

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Ruger mark 3 with bull barrel. Accurate as hell. Heavy but fun to shoot. Volquartsen the heck out of it plus added red dot. 

 

If I was to carry a 22, I’d go with a wheel gun like mentioned above. Two different cylinders 22L and 22 mag. 22mag is cleaner to shoot. 

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16 mins ago, saltfisherman said:

Ruger mark 3 with bull barrel. Accurate as hell. Heavy but fun to shoot.

And an incredible pain in the arse to clean !!

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2 mins ago, Sudsy said:

And an incredible pain in the arse to clean !!

The 22/45 mark iv lite is easy peasy to clean and a fun shooter. 

 

 

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Nice

I rarely shoot my Mark III anymore because it's such a PIA to clean

Should probably sell it

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7 hours ago, Sudsy said:

And an incredible pain in the arse to clean !!

It’s not that bad, flip it this way then flip it that way. For the extra minutes to clean it is well worth the it, compared to the amount of time we use it. 

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I personally don't carry but I would think the .22 mag would be a little more reliable caliber than the lr.

 

I used to have a Taurus PT.22; light little pistol and ate pretty much anything I put through it.

 

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2 hours ago, Bass Ackwards said:

 

I own one of those. Super fun Gun. Gets locked up every once and a while but I think it’s because of the filthy ammo I ran through it. 

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I have a Rough Rider too. The thing is a blast to shoot and I've never had any kind of hiccup. It was on sale at Cabela's for $120 and I had some gift cards, so I ended up paying $13 for it.  Best $13 I ever spent.

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I assume by carrying you mean for personal defense , It wouldn't be my first choice but if it's all I had I would and I'd use CCI Stingers , Now if you mean it as a camp / fishing gun I'm all in on that .

The years that I lived in Alaska I learned that a Handgun for Bear protection is pretty much worthless for anything else and a Rifle is better anyway , So many times I could have used a 22 to pop a Bunny , Ptarmigan or Grouse so I started carrying a Ruger Single Six

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25 mins ago, jolly mon said:

I assume by carrying you mean for personal defense , It wouldn't be my first choice but if it's all I had I would and I'd use CCI Stingers , Now if you mean it as a camp / fishing gun I'm all in on that .

The years that I lived in Alaska I learned that a Handgun for Bear protection is pretty much worthless for anything else and a Rifle is better anyway , So many times I could have used a 22 to pop a Bunny , Ptarmigan or Grouse so I started carrying a Ruger Single Six

Good point. Would much rather carry a shotgun w/ slugs or a .45-70 than any handgun. 

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