I was very much interested in the article in the May issue, in regards to the 1890 Model Winchester. I wish to say that I have one of these guns and it is certainly fine for small game. Of course I have never shot a deer or bear with it as the writer said he had, nor I wouldn't care to do so, but possibly he had considerably more nerve than I have. I am somewhat of a gun crank and like to read others' experience, so come again Mr. Keller.
As to killing power on small game I think this cartridge is the best of the 22's and I have used them all. As to accuracy, I think it will shoot much more accurately than 99 men out of 100 can hold and we cannot see the difference between it and the long rifle cartridge. Although the long rifle may be more accurate than the 22 special. Personally I like the 22 W. R. F. very well in the Winchester model '90, but would like it much better if it 'was about 2 Ibs. heavier. The stocks on these guns are too short and too crooked for me. As I am fairly long-armed and like a long straight stock.
I made a new stock. I shaped it differently and raised the comb, f of an inch, made the stock 2i inches longer. It just suits me nicely now and a number of other gun cranks looked at it and they all liked it, although it is too straight for some of them.
I do not claim to be an expert shot, but I have made some very good groups with this gun and some very poor ones too, but that wasn't the gun's fault. For small game give me the 22 Special, always.
Albert McCutchen, Ohio.
Hunter-Trader-Trapper. October: 1921,
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