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#205059 - 01/14/20 09:29 AM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: jcp161]
karl
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22lr Contender is an ammo miser and a hoot to shoot. A box of 50 can last nearly an hour.

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#205063 - 01/14/20 10:33 AM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: karl]
REDHAWK1954
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I have a Ruger Mark II SS Target pistol with a 5.5 inch barrel that is pretty accurate but thought a single shot might be more accurate. I also have a couple of contenders with three different barrels but not a 22lr. I also have a 4x Simmons scope I could put on the Mark II.

What do you think would be better for squirrel hunting?
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#205065 - 01/14/20 10:49 AM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: REDHAWK1954]
cherokeetracker
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I think an semi auto is good for hunting squirrels or even a revolver. I would not want a single shot, because they are not wieldy enough for me. JMHO Most shots seem to be offhand, when hunting those critters.

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#205066 - 01/14/20 10:57 AM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: cherokeetracker]
Teep
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I really miss my original Contender with the 10" hex barrels. Balance was great and easy to carry. The Contender's trigger can be made into an extremely light and crisp pull making for much better off hand accuracy. I shoot a G2 .22 rifle for a lot of squirrel hunting and keep thinking I should add another as a handgun but then what would I do with the 617.

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#205069 - 01/14/20 01:04 PM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: REDHAWK1954]
Mr. Bisley
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Match Grade Machine makes custom T/C barrels in 22lr match grade. I have three Contender barrels from them. Excellent quality.

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#205076 - 01/14/20 04:04 PM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: REDHAWK1954]
billa
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Oh boy. Now you have opened a can of worms with your squirrel hunting options for your 22. Repeater or single shot - this or that - LOL. There is no bad answer here. I have a Ruger MKII with red dot, several S&W 17s - scope and irons and a Contender. They all work for squirrels. Since you have the frame I would run to get a 10 inch Contender barrel and give it a try. If you do not like it you could part with it easily. LOL........
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#205097 - 01/15/20 07:02 PM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: billa]
Brenden
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I had a contender 10" 22 barrel. It was accurate as can be. Like an idiot, I sold it.

Not trying to spend your money for you, but if you want accurate and a good squirrel weapon- Browning buckmark. I own the 7.5" version and it's scary accurate. Trigger isn't that great, but it's easily fixed. Despite the poor trigger, I've had several kills past 60 yards. It's a keeper.

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#205098 - 01/15/20 07:06 PM Re: 22 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL [Re: Brenden]
Mr. Bisley
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My 12 inch 22lr match grade barrel from Bullberry barrel works shoots the staples on the target at 50 yards.

My MGM 20 inch carbine match grade is a one ragged hole at 50 yards.

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