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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468194
12/07/12 11:31 PM
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Circle, Alaska
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Savage has a new model 42 which is a newer model 24 with two options 22lr/410 0r 22wmr/410, it's ugly as sin but would be handy.


I once held the yardstick of another's perfection, I threw it down and carved my own........



Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468215
12/07/12 11:40 PM
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Ya love my 24 in .22 mag/ 20 ga

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468275
12/08/12 12:09 AM
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I have a 24 in 17hmr over 12. I tried using it predator calling but it just didn't work out. Part of the problem was that the 12 gauge barrel shot a full patten low and left. Trying to remember which barrel to select and then to either hold over or dead on depending on which barrel I was using was aggravating and the strain became more than I could bear. I missed three foxes in less than a half hour and it became a safe queen after that. The first time I carried it into the field I called in a pair of reds. I lost situational awareness when the adrenaline kicked in and shot high with the .17 barrel on the first one, and it was too far for the 12 gauge. Had another one run in on me before I could reload the .17 barrel and of course shot low with the 12 gauge barrel. I reloaded and walked back to the truck and when I got there I saw another one standing in the tall grass about 60 yards away looking at me, and I missed it with .17 barrel. That would kill the average mortal! I drove home with my head hung mighty low, gave the gun a thorough cleaning and put it as far back in the corner of the safe as it would go...lol
Absolutely true story.


Trapping and predator hunting since 1984: "So that others may live."
Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468360
12/08/12 01:12 AM
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The 24 brings good money on the used market - unless you figure it's better "safe" than sorry. Then again it sound like you are already sorry.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468437
12/08/12 02:00 AM
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Alaska
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I will sell it eventually. I am going to put see through mounts/ scope on it and see if I can dial it in a little closer. With the fixed barrels if you get one that doesn't put both in the point of aim it's about all you can do. I like the whole concept and as a rabbit/ptarmigan blaster it would work fine if I can work out the point of aim issues. The .22 magnum/ 410 model 42 would be a great camp meat gun.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468797
12/08/12 11:21 AM
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Circle, Alaska
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If your model 24 has a dovetailed rear sight buy a marlin folding rear sight and replace your rear sight with that that way you can fold it down and use like a shotgun or flip it up for the rifle thats what I have on my 22lr/ 20gauge and it works great. I had one of the newer 24's that was a 223/ 12 with synthetic stock and it was a POS nowhere as good as the older ones so I got rid of it. That RMR-30 kel-tec is a sweet looking gun, to bad it will be slim to impossible to get...............


I once held the yardstick of another's perfection, I threw it down and carved my own........



Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3468827
12/08/12 11:48 AM
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Nothing sucks more than buying a new gun and finding out it doesn't shoot right for a person or that it just isn't going to do the job you intended it to do frown


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469018
12/08/12 01:55 PM
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CCK : Was the newer 24 a p.o.s. in terms of accuracy , quality or what ? The older ones are sure sought after and even the newer model you mentioned sells for quite a bit.

Kel -Tec's problems go beyond supply issues, they have had numerous problems with their guns. It's all on the Web. However, they are innovative and I like what they are doing. Just hope they can get it all figured out .

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: piperniner] #3469033
12/08/12 02:05 PM
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I bought it new in the 90's, it was very heavy and the trigger was horrible. The 223 was accurate enough if you had something to rest the gun on and then use all your strength to pull the trigger. It was also forward heavy with a plastic stock, I traded it for one of the older 24's with a 22 mag/ 20 gauge which I regretfully sold but I still have my other one that I carry on the line.


I once held the yardstick of another's perfection, I threw it down and carved my own........



Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469214
12/08/12 04:36 PM
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I bought one of the newer synthetic stocked lead pipes. The .17hmr barrel is reasonably accurate but not nearly as accurate as my model 93. It's pretty rough inside in the rifling and gets dirty quick. I stoned the trigger sear and got the pull down to around 5 pounds with a little creep. The gun is generally a clunker. I read up on it before I bought it and knew it had some short comings but thought I could make up for those with skill and intellect. I guess I have shortcomings too...lol! It seems I almost always have the wrong gun in my hand when calling (shotgun when I need a rifle, rifle when I need the shotgun) and I thought it would fill the bill. Now I just want a good always functioning fast cycling .22 mag. I can live with the misses when I get beat fair and square.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469266
12/08/12 05:20 PM
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Those home done trigger jobs can be tricky, I worked on the trigger of my 10-22M and will occasionally get a three shot burst!


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: newhouse114] #3469296
12/08/12 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: newhouse114
Those home done trigger jobs can be tricky, I worked on the trigger of my 10-22M and will occasionally get a three shot burst!


Yeah, I was afraid to take any more off. I had read on the internet (must be true... right?) where it could be taken down to around 2.5 lbs, but with my caveman skills I quit while I was ahead.


Trapping and predator hunting since 1984: "So that others may live."
Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469372
12/08/12 06:41 PM
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My 10-22M is less than a lb. Too light for a semi auto!


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469379
12/08/12 06:47 PM
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Does JARD make a trigger group for the .22M? Nice triggers but pretty pricey.


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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3469416
12/08/12 07:21 PM
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My 10/22 m had a volquartzen trigger in it.about 2.5 lbs. I swapped into my regular 10/22 before selling it.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3477282
12/11/12 11:15 PM
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My model 96 arrived last night. Looks like brand new. Was told it hasn't had more than a few magazines shot out of it. I haven't shot it yet but I tried the trigger. A little funky but not too bad. Much like my 10/22 trigger. A little slack then you get the actual trigger pull. I'll shoot it in sometime this week. Came with a BSA scope and a bunch of extra magazines. I'll upgrade the scope eventually and I'm trying to find a used stock for it so I can beat the bushes with out messing up a nice gun (back to the gun is a tool philosophy). Thanks to Hup for steering me towards it. Hope he isn't expecting a finders fee... wink That .17 Hornet sure sounds interesting...




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Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3477328
12/11/12 11:34 PM
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Nice!!!!!

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: stumper] #3477509
12/12/12 01:06 AM
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Now you guys have me haunting gunbroker and the like for a Ruger 96, my 94-22mag feels somewhat ancient in my hands now.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: watarrat] #3477549
12/12/12 01:26 AM
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I have the Ruger 96 as well, love it. Just wish i could find one in 22mag to match.
They are compact, sleek, nice clip and accuate to boot. Just trigger is not the best, but it got better after couple thousand rounds.

Re: Henry .22 mag questions [Re: akpawpincher] #3477556
12/12/12 01:36 AM
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That is cool. I would love that over the automatic 10/22. Always a pain having to deal with a loaded chamber. Looks similar to the 10/22 in its compactness. Nice.

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