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About Sidewinder

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  1. Sidewinder

    long guns Value of a Savage 24V

    Yeah, that .357 May is probably #2 right behind the .22 Hornet. I imagine my 24C Camper's Companion in .22LR/20 Gauge, with 20" barrels is probably #3. I've been working on getting these guns for years.
  2. Sidewinder

    long guns Value of a Savage 24V

    Ron, I realize this post has been on here a while, but like many others, I hang out on different sites for a while and move around. Sorry you missed the .357 Mag. I like mine, but my prized Savage 24 is a 24V-D in a .22 Hornet/20 Gauge.
  3. Does anyone in the middle Tennessee area hunt coyotes with the H&R/NEF/1871 single shot, chambered in .223 Rem.? How about one chambered in .22 Hornet? I have an H&R in .243, but think that might be a bit of an overkill, here in Middle Tennessee. I was thinking the .223 could give me the distance and knock-down power for most situations.
  4. Sidewinder

    Coyote Control

    If you were closer to Middle Tennessee...Murfreesboro...I'd love to take you up on your offer. I'm sure some TGOer up in your neck of the woods will be happy to help with your coyote problem. . .
  5. Sidewinder

    long guns Value of a Savage 24V

    I'm not a Savage 24 expert, but have been researching them for a few years and do own a few. I have a Savage 24V in .222/20 gauge, and a few other caliber/gauge combinations, including one of the elusive 24C Camper's Companion models. The prices are all over the page on the Savage 24s. Some think they scarcer than hen's teeth and therefore should be worth a king's ransom. I have them in the following rifle calibers: .22LR, .22Mag., .22 Hornet, .222, .30-30, .357Mag. In some of these I have multiples of the same caliber. On the bottom (shotgun) barrels, I only have .410 & 20 gauge. Like I said, I'm no expert, but in these guns, one needs to physically examine each gun to determine it's fair market value. The condition of the gun can swing the value quite a bit. To show you the wide range of prices on these guns, I've paid in a range of $75.00 to $550.00 over the last 10 to 15 years. The price is also affected considerably by the caliber of the rifle barrel. The .357 Mag and .22 Hornet are very near the top. There seems to be more .222s on the Gun Broker site than any other caliber. Sometimes, the Gun Broker prices are a bit higher than the "local" market. Some of the .222s have been "re-chambered" to .223 caliber, and some of the .22 hornets have been re-chambered to .22 K-Hornet. Unmodified Savage 24s bring more than modified ones. The normal faults that apply to any other gun also apply to the Savage 24...rust, pitting, worn bluing, original furniture and finish, and cracks or splits in the furniture. Unless your gun is in one of the extremes of good or bad, I'd say it would probably fit into the range of $350 - $450. That's just my "opinion"...and we all know what they say about opinions! This has been lengthy, but I hope it helps. No one wants to pay too much, and no one wants to sell a gun too cheap. If both parties are happy...it's a good deal. IMHO
  6. Sidewinder

    What Make & Model 22 Hornet Would You Buy?

    Lance at "TriggerShims.com" is your friend on the Ruger 77/22 22 Hornet. I replaced my sear with a Volquartsen Target sear and spring. Took my trigger fron 6+ lbs down to about 2lbs 4 oz. He has videos on utube on how to safely do it yourself. Super nice guy and fantastic products...reasonably priced. Check him out.
  7. Sidewinder

    Everything About a Handi-Rifle in 22 Hornet

    Hey, no problem guys. I'm getting educated on the life and times of the Handi Rifle. Actually, the prices are still pretty reasonable over on one of the major gun sites, specifically in their H&R Classified Forum. I'm getting educated over there too. The more I learn, the better I like the versatile Handi Rifle.
  8. Sidewinder

    Everything About a Handi-Rifle in 22 Hornet

    Hornett22, I have one of the Ruger 77/22s in 22 hornet also and love it. I just thought I might look for a Handi-Rifle in 22 Hornet to plink around with. I have Contenders in 22 Hornet pistol and rifle barrels and like the switch-ability of barrels. As MacGyver said above these barrels are interchangeable also. I think one with a 22 Hornet barrel capable of switching to a 20 gauge shotgun barrel would be fun and useful.
  9. Sidewinder

    Everything About a Handi-Rifle in 22 Hornet

    Thanks for the info, MacGyver. I've heard that the barrels are interchangeable. Does this mean that "all" barrels will interchange, or just the rifle barrels? Do you know if extra barrels are pretty readily available? Thanks again.
  10. I would like to know all of the details about a Handi-Rifle chambered in 22 Hornet. I'm considering one and have never even seen one in person, only pics. Things I'm interested in is: trigger pull weight, accuracy, total gun weight, functionality of cocking the hammer with a scope installed, quality of the iron sights, length and twist of the barrel, what kind of wood is the stock and forearm made of, interchangeability of barrels, and just some reviews from people that own or have owned one. Even "opinions" are appreciated. Thanks.
  11. Sidewinder

    Taurus/Rossi Circuit Judge Buttstock Cracking

    I figured you were, but I did want to post them. After all, a man can post a pic of his new baby in approximately 9 months... this baby took the best part of three years! Incidentally, I've been using irfanview for years and love it. Thanks for the link anyway. I had to resize the pics to the smallest size irfanview has. Seems to have came out OK, though.
  12. Sidewinder

    Taurus/Rossi Circuit Judge Buttstock Cracking

    Trying! I did get it figured out! The new stock is on the right, in the pic on the left and on the top in the pic on the right. It did happen!
  13. Sidewinder

    Henry single shot rifles

    Wade 195, I've not held one, but am looking for one of the slightly older ones that has the iron sights... but is drilled for the scope also in .22 Hornet. Almost had a trade deal going on one, but the individual decided to keep it. I'm thinking one should be a "tack driver" in .22 Hornet. I have other guns in .22 Hornet and like the little round. I just bought a Ruger 77/22 in .22 Hornet and love the way it shoots, except for a heavy trigger. I have a Voltquartsen sear with lighter spring to take care of that, and some bolt shims to tighten the group. can't wait to shoot it after the mods.
  14. Sidewinder

    Taurus/Rossi Circuit Judge Buttstock Cracking

    That may be. I hear it's pretty high right now.
  15. Sidewinder

    Taurus/Rossi Circuit Judge Buttstock Cracking

    Peejman, I've tried to post pics on here before, without any success. I'm pretty much "beginner" literate in Computer 101 and other photo accounts to store them in. I notice this site only allows 0-29MB Max size files. Maybe my pics are too large, due to the resolution size. Anyone know what 0.29MB converts to in the format of "600x800"?

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