Modifying .22 LR for Magnum Barrel
Could someone tell me exactly how that bullet modification tool works to modify .22 LR rounds to take up the few thousandths necessary to inprove accuracy in the Single-Six convertibles.
As popular as these guns are, I'm surprised that no one has come up with boxes of Single-Six .22 LR target ammo specifically to compensate for the larger WMR bore size. Couldn't they cast a bullet that is a few thousandths heavy and load them up as a special cartridge? I wouldn't mind setting up a press to run off these loads by the thousands if there was any demand.
I shoot a lot of magnums through my stainless 6-1/2" because I enjoy taking 100 yard pot shots at plastic milk gallons and half gallons full of water. It's amazing how many you can hit when you get your elevation figured out, although it doesn't seem as if there is much drop in the .22 WMR loads. It would be fun to have that kind of accuracy with some Stinger or the like .22 LR's. Plus my wallet would take considerably less of a beating. It's still good to practice those 100 yard zombie head shots. It's amazing how many zombie targets there are on "Sons of Guns" and the like.
You can still get your fair share of hits with the hot little .22 LR loads, but I would say that I have twice as many hits with open sights while shooting the WMR loads. I'd love to fire those L.R. loads without the mental image of those .22 L.R. loads bouncing around the inside if the bore.
I love these Single-Sixes, and I think that this specially hopped up ammo would add to the fun of long range plinking. I just set up my 100 yard lob range with my Brother coming up this week. It will be the first time that we've done any plinking since he left for West Point in '69. I may have to pick up a few fireworks for some surprise action downrange since it will be a historic shooting day for my Brother and I. I'm starting to countdown the hours. There is absolutely nothing like family in the whole wide world. He has a serious case of MS, so it's hard telling how many times like this we'll have to shoot together in the future. Getting old isn't always fun. Some parts of growing old are great, and others are less than what you would hope for.
Last edited by Buckstone; May 20th, 2012 at 01:24 PM.