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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by moab » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:27 pm

BullOnParade wrote:
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Sorry to post and split. I'm (less than) three weeks away from getting married.
Kind of got derailed from my original post. I'm looking at a Chiappa mares leg in .357, and while a lot can be done with a solid 586 (686), or GP100, they don't fit my needs (in Canada). Lots of great options out there for light weight .22, break down or not, but for a compact brush gun, options are often limited. But when it comes to center fire rifles, a mare's leg is the most compact option available to me.

The purpose of this thread was to compare a take down rifle to it's non-take-down counterpart. Browning BLR, Ruger 10/22, Savage 42 ... The list goes on. But besides an AR15 or break action, which of these designs have proven to be solid in the taking down and putting up?
This thread was a lot of fun until you showed up. lol. ;)

So what do you want to do with this? Bear safety or something?
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by Asymetryczna » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:55 am

You never really stated your purpose for it but it seems to me like a Chiappa mares leg in .357 might be right for you.
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by moab » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:51 pm

Off topic now sort of. But I stumbled across this 5lb Savage full size 22lr with a scope for $109 at Classic Firearms.

https://www.classicfirearms.com/savage- ... 7756069127
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by BullOnParade » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:36 am

Asymetryczna wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:55 am
You never really stated your purpose for it but it seems to me like a Chiappa mares leg in .357 might be right for you.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.
But do I want a standard variety Mare's Leg, or a takedown version?!
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by TheContractor » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:26 pm

My department has a couple 10/22's that we used for putting down feral or nuisance or injured animals. Each rifle has a Primary Arms red dot and a 25 round mag loaded with CCI Stingers. When we decided we needed a couple more we purchased 10/22 Take Downs and set them up the same way. While the take down versions are more portable and easier to put in the car, people prefer the non-take down version. They are faster into action and seem to be more accurate in the field and at the range. So now our take down 10/22 just do not get taken down.

On a side note I have shot a .357 mares leg. It definitely made me want to own a .357 mares leg. The cool/fun factor was definitely present, but it was also surprisingly easy to shoot well.

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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:27 pm

teotwaki wrote:
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It lays the barrel on the rest and then performs the accuracy test. *chuckled*
Look at the comments on Youtube. He was beat up pretty good about that!!
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by moab » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:40 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
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Nut'n's Narcissism will rationalize it... "table top accuracy review, dudes"... "it's all internet group think, dudes"...
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So true.
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by teotwaki » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:46 pm

TheContractor wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:26 pm
My department has a couple 10/22's that we used for putting down feral or nuisance or injured animals. Each rifle has a Primary Arms red dot and a 25 round mag loaded with CCI Stingers. When we decided we needed a couple more we purchased 10/22 Take Downs and set them up the same way. While the take down versions are more portable and easier to put in the car, people prefer the non-take down version. They are faster into action and seem to be more accurate in the field and at the range. So now our take down 10/22 just do not get taken down.
I have both models of the Ruger and both are set up with Nikon Prostaff scopes. Neither one has an edge on the other for accuracy. Typically shooting CCI Mini-Mag when I want consistency..

Has anyone reread page 16 of the Ruger manual and checked the adjustment of the barrel lock-up mechanism?

https://ruger-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/_manuals/1022.pdf

I would also make sure the sight mount, sight rings and all of that stuff are solid.
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by BullOnParade » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:26 am

That barrel tension adjustment seems to be an important bit! I'll have to look up the Chiappa manual and see what they offer.
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by Mrselfdestruct » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:20 pm

I like my(kids) 10/22 takedown enough to be saving for its larger 9mm cousin.
Quarter sized groups at 25y is easy.
Just dont waste time putting a scope on it, i didnt have any luck with mounting a scope to receiver, then snapping barrel out.
Would find zero, lose it again next takedown.
Irons work great, as both are on the barrel.
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Re: Take down or traditional

Post by teotwaki » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Mrselfdestruct wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:20 pm
I like my(kids) 10/22 takedown enough to be saving for its larger 9mm cousin.
Quarter sized groups at 25y is easy.
Just dont waste time putting a scope on it, i didnt have any luck with mounting a scope to receiver, then snapping barrel out.
Would find zero, lose it again next takedown.
Irons work great, as both are on the barrel.
My 10/22 takedown's Nikon ProStaff scope does not lose zero when the rifle is taken apart and later reassembled..
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