Volquartsen is well known for their aftermarket rimfire parts especially for the 10/22. VQ hammers, extended bolt handles, extended magazine releases, sears, safeties, bolt releases, extractors, and more are found on plenty of 10/22’s out there. At some point, you have to ask yourself, “why not just buy a complete Volquartsen rifle?”. Today, I wanted […]
The 795 is Marlin’s most inexpensive 22 rimfire and one of the most inexpensive 22’s you can get in semi-automatic. I initially picked up this rimfire to use for light gopher shooting duty and have used it for plinking as well. At around $150 in the US and $219 in Canada, it’s definitely well priced. Marlin […]
In the land of semi automatic 22’s, the Ruger 10/22 is king, while the Marlin 795, Remington 597, Savage 64, and Mossberg Plinkster fight for table scraps. Through what looks to be a complete redesign, Mossberg hopes to challenge some of the king’s marketshare with an inexpensive challenger: the Mossberg Blaze. Note for Canadian readers: […]
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Henry US Survival Rifle (AR-7) Another niche rimfire rifle. While the Henry U.S. Survival Rifle is similar in price to the Henry Classic Lever Action 22, the design reflects a completely different purpose. The Armalite AR-7 Explorer that the Henry is based on was originally designed as a pilot’s survival weapon. Packed away in its […]
I haven’t got around to writing this review yet, but I wanted to share the images. This Tactical Solutions X-Ring 22 is a 10/22-derived semi-auto 22.
Why a Lever Action .22? Henry rifles were recently on sale here in Canada, so I’ve got 2 to review: the Henry Lever Action 22, and the Henry US Survival Rifle. Interestingly enough, on-sale they were around the same price. But where the US Survival rifle was compact, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and could float, the Henry Lever […]
I said I was going to stop the Rimfire posts while big game was in season, but just 1 more! Hornady has come out with a loading for 17 WSM. One of the main risks with 17 WSM ammo had been that it was only available from Winchester. Now with Hornady producing a 20 grain […]
17 WSM: Is the Rimfire Speed King Worth It? Designed and produced in 2002, the 17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire is pretty new in terms of cartridges, but there is an even newer kid on the block. The 17 Winchester Super Mag (WSM), has been in production since 2013 and is attempting to cut out a piece of the […]
The Marlin XT-17: Value Priced 17HMR Accuracy After publishing a review of the Savage 93R17, it only seemed to make sense to review the Marlin XT-17. Maybe next year I’ll get my hands on a CZ and a Ruger American but for now, let’s take a look at this Marlin! This particular model is the XT17V, […]