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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009

    22 rev for pesty chucks and such

    I need a 22 to carry when doing my work on the farm. Around the manure piles. I run into a variety of pests from snakes to woodchucks, and possums. Any handy 22 revolvers for this?

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    Senior Member James NM's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    New Mexico
    I have a S&W 317 that would fit the bill. Hi-Viz front sight, 3' barrel, small J-frame, 8 shot cylinder, and weighs less than a marshmallow.

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    Member clanger's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    So. Cal.

    great analogy....

    Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
    and weighs less than a marshmallow.

    ....made me chuckle...

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    Junior Member 9mmFan's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Eastern Ohio
    You can pick up a Heritage Arms rough ridercombo 22 lr revolver new for around $140.00. Add a cheap nylon holster for another $10-15 . Even comes with the 22 mag cylinder.
    I just picked up one for when working around the gun club, cutting grass etc....or fishing in some strip ponds.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Southern Maryland
    A .22 for all purpose carry can come in several flavors: single action or double action. The S&W 317 is a very nice example of an ultra light double action. Mine weighs 14 oz. It has good sights and a very good trigger. I changed my 317 to a black serrated ramp front and conventional notch rear. Just a matter of personal preference. If you are willing to handle a little more weight, a S&W 63 would be good. They weigh in at 30 oz., but I find the extra weight helpful in good shooting. Another pound heavier are the S&W 17 and 617s.

    In single action flavor, an ultra light gun is the Ruger Bearcat. The only problems with the Bearcat are very small grip and small, fixed sights. A little more weight is the Single Six. The SS has the full sized Ruger grip and good, adjustable sights. I have no experience with others. For those, you are on your own.

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