This is a discussion on What kind of Rimfires do you have? within the Ruger Rimfires forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; Over all these years, I too feel the .22 is probably my (our) favorite caliber. I say 'our' as my wife collects Ruger old model ...
Over all these years, I too feel the .22 is probably my (our) favorite caliber. I say 'our' as my wife collects Ruger old model .22's. The RST's & Mk I'red eagles', the Bearcats, and the early 'flatgate' Single Sixes. She enjoys them as collectors piecs and has a couple she will even shoot now and then.
My rifles are both Ruger 10/22 and couple of Marlins, a 39a and the Mountie 39, they are lever actions and were my first rifles.
The 10/22's are a couple of the walmart 'specials' black /grey laminated mannlicher stocks (RSI) One was a gift 'action job' from Chief AJ to my son Joe for helping him out at some of the gun shows years ago. Very sweet shooting and very accurate too. I keep another 10/22 all weather , fiber stock ,in the corner for any 'varmints' out back.
I shot competitively for many years with a High Standard Military Trophy. THE most accurate gun I have ever had or even shot. First one I got back in 1969 and it's still here. Have added a Victor, with the 'rare' slant grip, as a "keeper". Had two of them ,but like a dummy, I sold one off to a friend years ago for him to shoot, and he will NOT sell it back either.. A very rare gun too. Few were made.
Anyway, the .22 is cheap, affordable to shoot. Is fun and effective , and as I said has to be our 'favorite'.
In rifles I have 2 Ruger 10/22s, Savage Mod 10C bolt, Winchester 9422 lever (22 LR, NIB), Remington Mod 511 bolt, Marlin 39A lever, and a CZ 452-2E bolt. In hand guns I have 2 Ruger OM and 2 NM Single-Sixes, Ruger MK III, a Walther P-22, S&W Mod 17, and a Colt Ace (1911).
Though center fires are great, I enjoy shooting my 22s more than anything else.
Ruger Super Single Six Convertible
Ruger Mark II 5-1/2" Bull Barrel
Remington 77 Semi-auto
Remington Fieldmaster Semi-auto (Shoots shorts, longs & long rifles)
Remington Bolt Action with clip magazine (Not sure on the model of this one either. Maybe a 581?)
I like the buffer pins because it replaces a steel cross pin in an aluminum receiver with a bumper pin that should extend the life of the receiver. I haven't shot mine enough to see if that is really true.
I have a plastic recoil buffer pin in mine, and recommend it. They cost less than $8 on ebay or gunbroker, and to me anytime metal and metal slap together it just seems logical to put some sort of buffer between them.
I only have one now, a henry which I recently bought abd rediscovered the joy of .22s. Now I have in mind a mark lll and another 10-22. Out here in Kennewick, Wa. the .22s are getting popular in my group of friends. one got a single six and a henry .22 mag., my cuz got a 10-22.