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All-Around .22

All-Around .22


All-Around .22

All-Around .22-What is the difference between the .22 High Power and the .22-15-60 Stevens? Both rifles have the same twist-one turn in twelve inches. I know the .22 High Power is a good one for medium sized game and some large game because the shell has plenty of powder to drive the bullet at high speed. Would the Savage Arms Co. make a black powder barrel for the .22 High Power, to use black powder and the different weights of bullets made by the Ideal Mfg. Co.? I mean, would they make such a rifle to order? The barrel should have one turn in sixteen inches, and should be eighteen inches long-now say, would you not lick your finger if you had a gun like this? Would it not be the best gun in the world for every kind of use. Now, I would like to know if the Savage Arms Co. would do it?

There is considerable difference between the .22-15-60 Stevens and the .22 High Power Savage cartridges. The former is a straight shell loaded with fifteen grains of black powder and a sixty-grain lead bullet. It shoots accurately to about 200 yards and has enough powder for such game as woodchucks and wild turkeys, and when a pointed bullet is used, all smaller game. You see, it is only a small game and target cartridge. I am not sure that I understand just what you mean by the Savage rifle with black powder steel barrel to use for lead bullets. The rifle as now made with hard steel barrel is perfectly adapted to the use of these short range lead bullets, and I think the twist is all right as it is. If the barrel were made of soft steel you couldn’t use the smokeless cartridge and it would be a strictly small game gun. I would not like to see the barrel shortened, wither. No, I doubt very much whether the Savage Arms Co. would make this rifle to order with a black powder barrel, and I am sure they would not change the twist, for I understand the rifling is done on machines made for the twelve-inch twist. As the rifle is made now I should think it would be a fine rifle for use in your part of the country, having power enough for the big game found there, and being, I am sure , the best coyote rifle made, then its small caliber and its adaptability to the use of short range loads makes it a good rifle for small game or target practiced, in fact an “all around” rifle.

Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.

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