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The Gun Digest Book Of .22 Rimfire: Rifles, Pistols, Ammunition

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ISBN13:

9780873499088

ISBN10:
0873499085
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/10/2005
Publisher(s):
F & W Media Inc

Summary

With tremendous strides in technological redesign, rimfire rifles and pistols are becoming valuable tools for hunters, and target competitors, while remaining a top choice for recreational shooters. This comprehensive resource aims to assist shooters in selecting, maintaining and understanding these popular firearms.The Gun Digest® Book of .22 Rimfire is the most comprehensive guide to rimfire arms and ammunition on the market, with information on current and vintage models. This reference covers the history of rimfire rifles, handguns and ammunition, sights and sighting, techniques for testing accuracy, options for enhancing models, and tests for a variety of rimfire styles. Rounding out this must-have resource is information on hunting, ballistics tables and tips for purchasing rimfire models and accessories.· Most comprehensive guide to rimfire weapons and ammunition· More than 250 detailed photos assist with identification· Covers models currently on the market and classic guns that are out of production

Table of Contents

Preface 3(1)
About the Author 4(4)
Development of Rimfire Ammunition
8(12)
Cartridge Development
22 Winchester Rim Fire (WRF)
Other Early Rimfire Cartridges
Propellants and Primers
Hyper Velocity 22 Ammunition
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR)
5mm Remington Magnum
17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (HMR)
17 Mach 2
17 Aguila
Safe Shooting
20(12)
Devices and Programs
Safety Rules
Weapons and Image
The Rimfire Rifles
32(19)
Types of Actions
Calibers
Selection and Cost
Youth Rifles Selecting a Rimfire Varmint Rifle
Ancillaries
The Rimfire Handguns
51(14)
Practical Considerations
Revolver or Semiautomatic
Calibers Revolvers
Autoloaders
Thoughts on Selection
Ancillaries
Sights and Sighting
65(13)
Open Sights
Peep Sights
Scopes
Red Dot and Laser Sights
Rimfire Ammunition
78(16)
Selection
Projectiles
The 22 Short
The 22 Long
The 22 Long Rifle
The 22 Winchester Rim Fire (WRF)
The 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR)
The 17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire (HMR)
The 17 Mach 2
The 17 Aguila
Matching the Ammunition to the Target
Internal Ballistics for Beginners
94(20)
Ignition
Rim Thickness
Cartridge Weights
Firing Pin Impact
Pressure
Rimfire Rifle Velocities
Bullet Velocities from Handguns
External Ballistics for Beginners
114(17)
Forces on Projectiles
Trajectory
22 Long Rifle
22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire
17 Mach 2 and 17 Aguila
Ballistics Tables
Effect of Sight Height
Wind Deflection
Shooting Uphill and Downhill
Rimfire Hunting Tools
131(21)
What Rimfires Can Do
Terminal Effects
Penetration
Smash
Shot Cartridges
Hitting the Target
Caliber Considerations
Scopes for Rimfire Hunting
Field Accuracy
Rimfire Maintenance
152(12)
Tools
Techniques
Restore or Refinish?
Metal Finishing
Wood Finishing
Choose A Rimfire for Tough Times
164(16)
Tough Times
Why a Rimfire?
Rifle or Handgun?
Rifle Choices
Handgun Choices
Caliber
Ammunition
Accessories, Accuracy, and Competition
180(16)
Stocks
Barrels
Triggers
Sights
Accuracy
Holding Steady
Competition
Evaluations of Some Current Rimfire Rifles
196(27)
The Study
Marlin 25N (925)
Ruger 10/22 Carbine
Ruger 10/22 Target
Ruger 10/22 Rifle
Marlin 60
Remington 597
Thompson/Center Classic
Henry Lever Action
Winchester 9422
Ruger 77/22
CZ 452 American (22 LR
Ruger 77/22M
Ruger 77/17
CZ 452 American (17 HMR)
Shooting Some Vintage Rimfire Rifles
223(17)
Winchester 90
Browning SA-22
Winchester 190
Winchester 69A
Ithaca Saddle Gun
Winchester 320
Daisy 2201, 2202, and 2203
Remington 541T
Anschutz 164
Evaluations of Some Current Rimfire Handguns
240(20)
Accuracy
Browning Buck Mark
Ruger Mark II
Ruger Super Single Six Convertible
Ruger Mark II 22/45
Smith & Wesson Model 22A
Walther P22
Shooting Some Vintage Rimfire Handguns
260(18)
Colt Huntsman
Smith & Wesson 2206
High Standard H-B
Smith & Wesson K-22
Smith & Wesson Model 34 Kit Gun
Ruger Single Six
Colt Frontier Scout
Appendix A Suggestions for Further Reading 278(3)
Appendix B Sources for the Rimfire Shopper 281(5)
Appendix C Sources for Hunting Information 286


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