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Good news Night out with the new 14.5" 22LR barrel and other jokes

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by ths, May 2, 2012.

  1. ths

    ths Busy Member

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    Monmouth, South Wales
    I picked up my 22LR barrel last night from R&B Sporting in Ross-on-Wye as I wanted it chopped down to be able to do drive bys on rabbits and a 22" barrel + Mod was just waaaaay to long for sticking out of a window!

    So the job had been done brilliantly and I was itching to get it on the Sako and take it out to get it zero'd with my new budget Nikko scope 6x40, so back home I went picked up the kit, text the land owner to say I would be in the lower field with the rifle so yep all ready to go!
    Pulled up at the gates to the land and as it had been a very long day in work I really couldn't be arsed to walk the 100 yards with the board so thought ah ill drive over this muddy field, park up and then crack on! Within 5 yards I knew it was a bad idea but by now I was committed so had to keep on pushing so I hit the traction control button to off as the car is an auto so just stops moving and gunned it, I was doing 50mph whilst moving maybe a yard every 20 seconds and all this time I was thinking I could be shooting now!

    Disaster struck and I got stuck so being the country boy that I am thought no problem ill just rock the car back and forwards and turn the wheels to build up the mud for traction, now trying to rock an auto back and forwards is not fun as you have to be bloody quick when changing through the gears and it isn't going to be doing the box any favours but I was lucky and started building up traction and when it popped out was like firing an elastic band off your thumb at the kid in front of you in class! I was off and was not hanging about to get stuck again so up in to the field a lovely powerslide to turn around and back in to the really bad section at 40mph and just kept the wheels straight, prayed and I finally got back on to the road!

    So after these shenanigans I still had to walk the 100 yards with the board and zero up the scope and see how the new barrel got on, fortunately the barrel and scope were playing ball and 10 shots later one zero'd 22LR at 55yards! As the time was about 8:30pm I chipped on over to some land in Skenfrith to see if anything was about and was rewarded with 2x bunnies at about 35ish yards and a miss on a 3rd, but over all I am very happy with the shorter barrel and to me it seems like a tiny loss in velocity for a massive gain in manageability. The 22WMR will be going in for a trim in the next few weeks I think!

    Pics of the poor car below!


    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  2. Dunkman

    Dunkman Post Whore

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    I can't believe you drove onto a field in a car in this weather lol :)

    Sounds like the stubby barrel mod worked well though :up:
  3. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

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    how much did the barrel chop cost and how long did they have the gun for?
  4. DaveC_24

    DaveC_24 Busy Member

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    Redruth, Cornwall
    Sounds like the rifle's now far more suitable for your purpose with the shorter barrel. :)

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