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imported_phobos512
06-10-2005, 7:19 AM
My dealer tells me there's about a 1mo backlog so I guess I get to wait a while, but that's ok. So what kinds of accessories should I be buying in the mean time? I'm going to get a bunch of Hot Lips steel lip mags, at least 3 to start...What's a decent (decent meaning not $500+) red dot scope?

I'm excited.

Sharnhorst
06-10-2005, 11:34 AM
Firsr off go to home depot and get a small can of construction foam sealent, you will need it to fill the butt stock. you will know why after you get the rifle. Did you want a scope or a red dot? i have a fixed 10x bushnell 3200 on mine, just because i had an extra... works great and looks good to boot. As for the mags the 10 round hot lips work good, if you happin to have a couple 30 round eagles in an old junk box i hear they work the best.

imported_phobos512
06-10-2005, 11:44 AM
I *wish* I had some pre-ban mags around...But this is my first gun so I'm stuck as far as that goes.

I've found a scope that looks pretty ok here (http://www.clearviewinvest.com/detail.asp?product_id=004-SCO1680)...I've also found a BSA red dot for about the same price...I can't decide if I'd rather have the scope of the red dot...I guess that means I should get both right? That's what my coworkers are telling me.

So, foam to fill the butt stock...Is it just really light or what? Not sure I get that one.

imported_phobos512
06-10-2005, 11:46 AM
Also, what's a good bipod for these things?

Sharnhorst
06-10-2005, 1:29 PM
The butt stock is hollow and has a cheesy feel to it. (IMHO) The foam does 2 things. It takes care of the cheesy feel and sound. but i also adds a little weight to the rear of the rifle. i have the regular barrle and it was nose heavy so the added weight was nice. As for the scope anything under 10x will work fine. I dont have a bipod so i cant help there.

imported_phobos512
09-13-2005, 12:06 PM
Well after three long months my rifle appeared at my dealer yesterday. I'll be going to take a look at her this evening as well as fill out all the paperwork and start my agonizing wait. What a long road this has been.

imported_phobos512
09-13-2005, 9:46 PM
Here she is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v698/phobos512/DSC00544Small.jpg

pidooma
09-13-2005, 11:20 PM
Looks pretty nice. I'd be interested in reading a range report once you get a chance to take it out.

joel1316
09-14-2005, 7:47 AM
Looks great! Mind if I ask how much you paid? Looks like a cross from a G3 and a G36k. Does any gun store stock these?

imported_phobos512
09-14-2005, 8:02 AM
Originally posted by Joel1316:
Looks great! Mind if I ask how much you paid? Looks like a cross from a G3 and a G36k. Does any gun store stock these?

I sent you a PM. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

saki302
09-14-2005, 9:29 AM
How do they shoot compared to a heavy barreled 10/22?
I think I saw a few at a local gun show- the price was high enough you could get a 10/22 and customize it.
Do they take 10/22 mags?

This is still the ultimate .22 IMO, but you need to sell a kidney for it:
http://www.ironwooddesigns.com/2aprod/11022prod.html

-Dave

imported_phobos512
09-14-2005, 10:28 AM
Actually I've never shot a 10/22 before, and of course I won't be able to shoot the R22 until the 24th, so I can't really tell you how they compare. However two of my coworkers both have 10/22s at varying degrees of customization so I can perhaps give some level of comparison between theirs and mine.

The R22 does take 10/22 mags. It comes with a Butler Creek Hot Lips mag. I talked with Rhineland a bit and they told me that the 10rdr Eagles work great with these, so I ordered up a bunch from CTD...They were $10/2 so I ordered 6 total for now.

I understand that you could basically reproduce this gun by customizing a 10/22, but I wanted a turnkey solution and something that is unique, and this is both.

joel1316
09-14-2005, 10:42 AM
Eagles! Great! I've got a bunch of those mags from CDNN a while ago to try out on my 10/22. I like the R22, but it can never replace my Volquartsen.

Sharnhorst
09-14-2005, 5:26 PM
Originally posted by Joel1316:
Eagles! Great! I've got a bunch of those mags from CDNN a while ago to try out on my 10/22. I like the R22, but it can never replace my Volquartsen.

Dont bet on it. The R22 is a shooter an the ergos are perfect.

saki302
09-15-2005, 5:40 AM
There ar a lot of guys (like me) who prefer a 'traditional' type stock for target shooting though. I like my AR's and all, but a straight stock is faster to shoulder, and easier to shoot well with. The pistol grip just adds retention, one handed use (if you have small hands), and 'looks evil' http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'd still love to have the WA2000 kit, if I had $1400 to spend on a frigging .22LR without the words 'Feinwerkbau' or 'Anschutz' on it.

-Dave

joel1316
09-16-2005, 7:13 AM
Got my Email replied by Rhineland. They said that the 17HM2 is available! They also mentioned that Highbridge Arms is a dealer of the R22. I think I'll give them a call to see what the latest deals are.....

Turbinator
09-16-2005, 7:59 AM
What sort of sighting options are you guys fitting on your R22's? I'd like to see one with open iron sights installed..

Turby

joel1316
09-16-2005, 10:20 AM
To stay with its "tactical" looks I wonder how effective it would be with a red dot sight out to about 50 yards? Anyone know the barrel diameter? I was wondering if its a .920, because it is, I wonder how it would look with a Volquartsen "muzzle brake".
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.as...STABILIZATION+MODULE (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=13875&title=RUGER%7e+10%2f22% 7e+STABILIZATION+MODULE)

imported_phobos512
09-16-2005, 11:17 AM
From some I have heard it's a .920, but I believe the website says it is a 1" barrel. I believe the regular is a .7 something.

I am planning for now to try one of the $40 BSA red dot 30mm's that they sell at Wal-Mart. I can always go crazy later.

joel1316
09-16-2005, 12:25 PM
I called Highbridge Arms and they actually have an R22 in stock! Unfortunatley, I won't be able to make it to their shop during regular business hours as I'm about an hour away. Plus, I am more interested in the HM2 version.

1" barrel! Wow! Thanks for the info about the barrel.

imported_phobos512
09-16-2005, 3:04 PM
I should also add that my dealer, Guns4Us.com in Ridgecrest CA, told me a while back that he had to order two to get the best deal for me, so unless it's gone he should have another one in stock. Not sure on the options on that one though.

mr2.0
09-19-2005, 2:38 AM
How much is the rifle? If you don't mind