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    Default Interesting New Piece from Ruger for Ptarmigan Shooting?

    Ruger is coming out with a longer barrel version of their SR22. Cool little pistol. I have the original, shorter version. Super light. This new pistol would be a great addition with maybe increased accuracy for shooting small white heads.

    http://www.ruger.com/products/sr22Pistol/models.html

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    Back in the 70's, I stumbled into the original "GunTrader" shop in Muldoon. He had a Colt "New Frontier Buntline 22LR" with a 7 1/2" barrel in his display case. I grabbed it up and have been grinning ever since. My boys and I have shot an awful lot of Snow shoe hare and Spruce grouse and Ptarmigan with that pistol. Not to mention the moose that were given a sedative in the ear when they were down but not quite out. And now we have a couple grandly-kids learning how to use it...

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    I've only messed around with one SR22. The pistol seemed reasonably accurate, but the trigger was straight up horrible on the one I shot- couldn't seem to get over it. I've shot a few ptarmigan and hares with my Bearcat- I kinda like having something like that along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old John View Post
    Back in the 70's, I stumbled into the original "GunTrader" shop in Muldoon. He had a Colt "New Frontier Buntline 22LR" with a 7 1/2" barrel in his display case. I grabbed it up and have been grinning ever since. My boys and I have shot an awful lot of Snow shoe hare and Spruce grouse and Ptarmigan with that pistol. Not to mention the moose that were given a sedative in the ear when they were down but not quite out. And now we have a couple grandly-kids learning how to use it...
    Why the apprehension to use a legal caliber?

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    Not legal caliber for what, dispatching a downed moose. I'm not sure the regs cover that. You can't HUNT moose with a 22lr, I'm fairly sure finishing off a downed ,ain't gonna get up moose wouldn't be called hunting.
    I think I'll stick with my MK I T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet eNuf View Post
    Why the apprehension to use a legal caliber?
    Why not a 22? All that we (and about any farm folks) ever used to kill cattle was a 22 short, a well placed 22 short will drop a 2000lb steer instantly every time. So if you have a 22 and know where to pop a moose with it why would you use more? Just to make a gory mess of things?

    As for "legal caliber" he used that to bring it down and as far as I know at that point you can legally just sit and weight or use whatever like a handgun or even a pocket knife to finish the job if you want and many ole guys did use a knife to bleed them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet eNuf View Post
    Why the apprehension to use a legal caliber?
    To be honest I never considered it a legal issue. Twas more a matter of thrift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wet eNuf View Post
    Why the apprehension to use a legal caliber?
    Cause popping one in the head with a high power rifle at point blank makes a giant mess.

    You for sure can't hunt moose with a .22LR, not so sure any LEO alive would write the ticket for delivering the coup de grace with one.

    Even if he did, not so sure you'd get a judge and jury to go along as well.
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    Don't mean to hijack thread, but has anyone hunted upland birds with the 10-22 Charger?

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    I examined an SR 22, and the trigger was atrocious. I dunno why anyone would spend money on such a contraption unless they didn't know that, and didn't know about the River MK III, or the older MK lIs.

    I like the River SA 22 revolvers for small game, too, but I'd never use any kind of 22 to finish off a dying game animal.

    I've shot Caribou in the head with 7x57, 280, and 7mm Mag. and never made any messes.

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    While I seldom see F&G on my hunts; they seem eager for an excuse to confiscate game/equipment when I do see them.

    I'd just prefer to not have to put myself in a scenario like, "you shot this live moose with a 22LR" and then have to load the evidence (moose and bullet/bullet holes in the skull?) into their pickup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Don't mean to hijack thread, but has anyone hunted upland birds with the 10-22 Charger?
    I've been lusting for one, perhaps one will jump in my car Friday! I love the idea of throwing it in my back pack for unexpected small game opportunities.


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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    I've been lusting for one, perhaps one will jump in my car Friday! I love the idea of throwing it in my back pack for unexpected small game opportunities.


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    Yeah, me too. I thought about just cutting down an old 10-22 into a pistol until I remembered that it could get me in deep doo-doo with BATFEces. Seems like such a strange law, especially since the average people person can't really tell the difference between a production SBR (such as the Charger or the Remmy XP series) and a home made one, unless they looked at the markings on the barrel.
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    No sir, I did not shoot that moose while he was still alive. I was just testing penetration of a 22lr on a moose skull and this was the only one handy.

    I haven't tried one of those but I have shot the Ruger 22/45 Lite and it works quite good and I have a Colt (Walthers) 1911/22 that is lite, has a good trigger and shoots well. Is the SR22 a double/single action trigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    Is the SR22 a double/single action trigger?
    Yes, it's just like a Walther P22.
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    I've seen a Charger in a cut down 10-22 stock. The OAL was 24" and right handy.
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    Well, the trigger would be a no go for me.

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