Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Rimfire roundup #2

Welcome to the second edition of Rimfire Roundup. Lots of interesting stuff this week, from the old to the new.

We'll start of with Free Spirit Mind's review of the Swiss Vetterli - the first repeating (rimfire!) rifle in Europe.

Here's a close-up of the bolt of the M1878 Vetterli

Yup! This is rimfire ammo for the Vetterli! Not available at Walmart, however....

Speaking of rimfire ammo, Denise at The Ten Ring has done some ammo testing for accuracy.
It looks like the spendy stuff isn't always the most accurate!

One of Denise's test targets.

And since we were talking about accuracy, Xavier at Xavier Thoughts recounts a story of friendship and enduring gifts titled "A Woodsman and Water Rattlers". The punctured rifle casings are a big part of the story.

The Colt Woodsman

The Hi Standard Model "B" is a close relative of the Colt Woodsman, as both the Model "B" and the Woodsman are derived from the same Browning design. Mr. Completely (That's me!) has a report and a range review on the Hi Standard Model "B".

Hi Standard Model "B" - Long Barrel Version

Kim at The Other Side of Kim has a report on the Browning Challenger (.22 LR), some could argue to be latest decendent of the .22 pistols based on this design.

The Browning Challenger in .22 Long Rifle

And not to leave out the revolvers, Firehand at Irons in the Fire has a post on his Ruger New Model Single Six revolver. He no idea how many rounds have gone down the barrel, first from him, and then from his kids. Here's the whole story on his Single Six.

Ruger New Model Single Six revolver

How about something a little longer, and a little more recent? Fugger Nutter says the Henry Lever action rifle is one of the most popular .22's on the market today, partly because of its price (Only $186 at Walmart) and partly because of it's quality, for that price it's hard to beat out of the box. He's written not only a review, but a complete step by step tune-up and repair section on the Henry lever action.
Henry Lever action .22 rifle

We'll wrap up this week's edition with a post by Denise of The Ten Ring on the Biathalon skiing and rifle competition in the Winter Olympics. Those are some pretty amazing shooters!

Jay Hakinnen, an Alaskan on the United States team.

Well, that's it for this edition of Rimfire Roundup!

Thanks to the bloggers who submitted posts, and if you have a post on rimfire you'd like to submit, email it to:

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Before next Tuesday night!


At Friday, February 17, 2006 12:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Henrys are nice - I now have three of them. Only problem so far was that the ejector on the .22 mag Golden Boy wasn't ejecting. Sent an email to the company; next thing there's a driver at the door with a mailing label, the rifle is off to the factory, and about two weeks later it's back. Fixed. With a note apologizing for how long it took for the repair! The "basic" Henry .22 is now being built with a heavier barrel and the sights from the Golden Boy, which I prefer over the lighter rifle, unless you want it for a young shooter - in which case there's a youth model.And,no, the Henry company doesn't send me commission checks! OldeForce in Colorado


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