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lower lover
10-04-2006, 10:53 PM
Has anyone heard of anyone lobbing against the Barrett .416, my friend said that someone on the TV was already trying to ban it? Was wondering who not to vote for.

GW
10-04-2006, 11:50 PM
First I've heard of it.
Maybe Ronnie Barrett is doing it to drum up sales
Anyone put their hands on one here in CA?

50 Shooter
10-05-2006, 7:58 AM
I think your friend is seeing the ads running from the Moonbeam camp against Poochigian.

bwiese
10-05-2006, 11:37 AM
I think we need a .497 Feinstein.

Or a "223 Merrilees" - a rimfire 5.56 round for 12276.1 compliance on a Sig 556 ;)

grammaton76
10-05-2006, 11:43 AM
I think we need a .497 Feinstein.

Or a "223 Merrilees" - a rimfire 5.56 round for 12276.1 compliance on a Sig 556 ;)

I'd buy the rimfire for sure.

Patriot
10-05-2006, 12:07 PM
Aren't rimfires trickier to work with in a self-loading action because of the rim? Something to do w/ the extractor/loading??? (I could be totally wrong here - just something I thought I heard a while back).

Still, that would be cool.

James R.
10-05-2006, 2:24 PM
Aren't rimfires trickier to work with in a self-loading action because of the rim? Something to do w/ the extractor/loading??? (I could be totally wrong here - just something I thought I heard a while back).

Still, that would be cool.

Well beyond that you have issues with how much pressure a rimfire can handle. The case has to be soft enough to deform and cause primer to ignite, but hard enough to withstand the pressure. There have been larger rimfires, but I think they're pretty outdated. As to the chamber, you have to have a recess and a groove in the side of the chamber so the extractor can reach up in there and grab the case. I don't think that helps in terms of holding back pressure which would cause the case to rupture.

Regards,

James R.

jumbopanda
10-05-2006, 2:46 PM
Aren't rimfires trickier to work with in a self-loading action because of the rim? Something to do w/ the extractor/loading??? (I could be totally wrong here - just something I thought I heard a while back).

Still, that would be cool.

nah, the 7.62x54r (centerfire but rimmed) does fine in dragunovs. but james did point out the problems with a large rimfire design.

artherd
10-06-2006, 10:10 AM
I wonder how an ELECTRICALLY PRIMED rimfire would be regarded?

bwiese
10-06-2006, 10:58 AM
I wonder how an ELECTRICALLY PRIMED rimfire would be regarded?

Hahah. Yeah, like the Remington Etronix loads!

mailman
10-06-2006, 11:34 AM
Knowing CA they might try and ban it :rolleyes: