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#6447589 - 09/11/16 01:30 PM Rethinking the 22TCM
okstatefan Offline

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 851
Loc: Forney, TX
Howdy folks. So a few years ago, I bought a 22TCM for shooting turtles that had way overpopulated one of my mother's tanks. It did the job well and was a lot of fun. With so little recoil, anyone could shoot it; provided they had hearing protection on.

Last year her health deteriorated and she decided to sell the land and move on to my kid sister's property. It was just too much for her to keep up with on her own as well as being quite far from where any of the rest of the family lives.

I haven't shot the 22TCM since. It's a bit expensive for just plinking a lot of targets at the range. I believe I still have 600-700 rounds left as well. So I'm debating if I should trade/sell it off or hold onto it for the future. It isn't costing me anything, but it isn't really serving a purpose at the moment either.

Just wanted to get thoughts from other experienced folks.

#6447602 - 09/11/16 01:43 PM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: okstatefan]
7x57 Offline

Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 645
Loc: Laredo, TX
Had never heard of it until now, that's a pretty cool little caliber.

Me personally, I would keep it, if anything you will have fond memories of it and your time on your mother's property. Nicest gun in the world couldn't replace some of mine, because it's not really the gun itself I love, it's what I did with them.


#6447696 - 09/11/16 03:01 PM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: okstatefan]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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You got the rifle or pistol? We have a pistol and love it. Almost zero recoil and a super fast
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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#6447713 - 09/11/16 03:10 PM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: BigPig]
okstatefan Offline

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 851
Loc: Forney, TX
Originally Posted By: BigPig
You got the rifle or pistol? We have a pistol and love it. Almost zero recoil and a super fast

I have the double stack pistol. I shoot rifles lefty, so the current rifle isn't really set up well for my use.

#6451209 - 09/13/16 09:20 PM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: okstatefan]
Nitronx898 Offline

Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 161
Loc: Crosby Tx
If you decide to sell, I might be interested. I've been thinking about this gun for awhile now but just haven't bit the bullet yet.

#6451593 - 09/14/16 09:01 AM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: okstatefan]
booradley Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1813
Loc: Justin, TX
I'd keep it. Pretty much the same ballistics as the FN 5.7x28 but firearms and ammunition are much easier to find IMO.
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#6452636 - 09/14/16 08:45 PM Re: Rethinking the 22TCM [Re: okstatefan]
HorizonFirearms Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1633
Loc: College Station, Texas
Man we had the rifle come though the other day for us to tune up. Needed crown and floating and was a blast to shoot. Had it shooting just over .6 at 100 yards with factory ammo. So fun to shoot. My first real experience with that caliber. I would keep it just for fun.


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