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DrMUR
03-02-2006, 12:05 AM
Since I am left handed, I'm leaning towards this rifle due to its ambidextrous features.

It sure looks nifty, but I've read mixed reviews and am thoroughly confused -- does anyone have any experience with this rifle? I'm basically curious of its reliability and accuracy.

http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_black_sm.jpg
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http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_military_sm.jpg
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EBWhite
03-02-2006, 12:48 AM
When i first bought it the thing would not load and the bolt would not engage, etc. I was pist, after about 40 rounds it got loose and zero problems since...i love the thing. Kind of a wierd gun. id rather have a 10/22 with a big mag....If you want something cool and accurate at the same time the g22 is a good buy.

50BMGBOB
03-02-2006, 5:04 AM
I have one and it is a cool little gun. Still shoot my 10-22 way more. Good thing about the G22 is it can be converted back and forth from right to left handed. They say a gunsmith can do it but I did mine in about 15 minites the first time. Not what I would want to due in the field but if I know ahead of time I'll set it for a friend before a trip to the range. One note, you have to get use to the smell of the powder. Being a bullpup you breath it a lot more.

Gnote
03-02-2006, 6:12 AM
A friend just got one a little while back. When shooting, we noticed it didn't like the Remington brand and would annoyingly jam. It ate Federal just fine. I know some 22s can be like this.

If you are thinking about getting one, I think CDNN has one for $290 with goodies. Turners has/had it on sale also for around $360. The carbon fiber finish looked really neat. That was more money though.

I have a 10/22 but shooting 22s kinda gets boring for me so it doesn't see a lot of range time. If I ever have kids, that is what I'm going to teach them on.

One thing that may not be important is that it is going to be either exclusively shot right or left handed. My boyfriend and I thought about getting one a little while back. Because it was a bullpup, we couldn't share. He doesn't like shooting right handed.

m1371
03-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Since I am left handed, I'm leaning towards this rifle due to its ambidextrous features.

It sure looks nifty, but I've read mixed reviews and am thoroughly confused -- does anyone have any experience with this rifle? I'm basically curious of its reliability and accuracy.

http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_black_sm.jpg
Black - Large Image (http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_black_lrg.jpg)
http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_military_sm.jpg
Green - Large Image (http://www.waltheramerica.com/images/firearms/G22_military_lrg.jpg)

Don't own one, but have considered it since I'm a southpaw also. Problem is it's on the back burner due to "AR-issues". :D

The one I handled at a range in LV a few months ago seemed good to go. Was well broken in and gave me no problems through about 200rds.

Rooster
03-05-2006, 1:42 AM
I purchased the carbon fiber looking finished one with a great satisfactory of fit and finish. it seems to really like the cci hpmini mag. accuracy is decent and low report of the 22. seems alot queiter then my friends10/22 by along shot. if your not shooting it and you have good hearing protection, you wouldn't know it's being shot uless you are looking at the person shooting it. I like that, though some people love the loud bang with the recoil. but this is a 22. after all and with the cci is hi velocity stuff, is a pleasure to shoot. so I have a great time plinking with all the Big Boy type bells and whistles on it (minus an extended mag) due to the 20mm rails on it, and i don't have to worry bout the feds or fuzz hassling you(if they know cali law, which b.t.w. i keep a copy with me whenever i take this out.). their is no need for a muzzle break unless you like the look, but try telling the judge the difference between a flash hider and muzzle break:cool:

docsmileyface
03-05-2006, 7:43 AM
Mine has some problems feeding sometimes, and for some reason the front handguards seem to love to pop off during rapid fire.... Other then that, its a fun little rifle and it turns a few heads, especially when you show someone the mag release and spare mag.