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Reply #30 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 6:27am
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I have a 512X  ( 1967 - 71) which is a prettier version of the tube mag 512. It shoots just fine as a bunny gun
  

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Reply #31 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 9:31am
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Nice - need a photo or two of these classics Muzza..
  
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Reply #32 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 5:03pm
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see what I can do . Have to rack the brain to remember how to post pics.....
  

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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #33 - Aug 5th, 2021 at 7:15pm
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It is much easier these days.  Go to the Hunting thread at top of the main index page, and under Hunting is the thread ' Time to revive the forum'. Scan this and on p2 of it are easy instructions to use 'postimage'.  This is a much better app than photobucket and its easy to use to post pics onto this forum.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #34 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 3:21pm
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I often look at what is going on at the H&F forum
I see some posts in the Hunting section talking about trying to revive the forum – hope you are successful 
Looks like there are still some good people here – I miss talking with Chris about trapping – he is a wealth of knowledge in a field that has become top of mind for many Kiwis
I like the look of the Postimage site – I will see if I can make it work – I get sick of Photobucket sending me emails each week
This is my favourite rimfire – a “Unique” opportunity for a close shot at the ferret in the cage


  
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Reply #35 - Aug 6th, 2021 at 4:43pm
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Nice.. X51 a well regarded little semiauto. Must admit I know little about them
  
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Reply #36 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 9:15am
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Good to see people all over the country trapping pests btw.
  

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Reply #37 - Aug 7th, 2021 at 12:27pm
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Prime catch in that trap.Good one. Wink
  

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Reply #38 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 8:42am
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Mudgripz - the Unique is “arguably” the finest semiauto ever made – fine French engineering - this one is mint and sought after by a couple of collectors – I looked at it on the shelf in Tisdalls in Palmy for ages about 53 years ago – possibly had BC’s prints all over it when he was working there – it doesn’t get much use now.
In retrospect – my favourite rimfire was possibly a Gevarm semiauto – my first rifle – a schoolboys’ dream and I fired thousands of shots through it – it used to clog up and once went auto.
  
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Reply #39 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 1:01pm
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I had a Gevarm semi once that could be induced to full auto by shoving a match stick into the hole on the underside of the action. Neat party trick but not cheap to feed these days . Twas a long time ago but ....
  

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Reply #40 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 1:40pm
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Was in at GC in Chch this morning and the salesman tells me the winner of a sporting 22LR section in the big competition recently was a Norinco JW15!! 

I keep telling people how accurate these little buggers can be.  Must have tidied, chopped, recrowned, polished maybe 20 of them and with this bit of work to bring out their Brno DNA, they can be some of best worker 22s you can buy. Great wee bunny shooters..
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #41 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 6:52pm
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muzza wrote on Aug 8th, 2021 at 1:01pm:
I had a Gevarm semi once that could be induced to full auto by shoving a match stick into the hole on the underside of the action. Neat party trick but not cheap to feed these days . Twas a long time ago but ....


Yes, had one too in the 70's. brrrt! and the 10 round mag was empty!
  
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Reply #42 - Aug 8th, 2021 at 10:37pm
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Have to agree about the norinco.
  

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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #43 - Aug 9th, 2021 at 6:37pm
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Just traded my Marlin 982VS 22 magnum - bare rifle - for a very straight little Marlin 795 22LR stainless semiautomatic with new suppressor, basic scope etc.  Nice wee package and 22 alot more cost effective when popping alot of bunnies.

I know these little Marlin semiautos well, and from benching them in the past they all drop under 0.5" at best for groups at 50m, and average not too much above that. Wee sharpshooters out to 100.  Run them very clean, and dry (just a drop or two on bolt), and feed them all things CCI and they cycle and shoot very well. Ideal to carry and very fast off the trucks at night. Out to the range on Wednesday..
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #44 - Aug 13th, 2021 at 6:58am
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muzza wrote on Aug 8th, 2021 at 1:01pm:
I had a Gevarm semi once that could be induced to full auto by shoving a match stick into the hole on the underside of the action. Neat party trick but not cheap to feed these days . Twas a long time ago but ....


I ‘adjusted’ my Gevarm to do the same many years ago - but only briefly.
The only shot that went to point of aim was the first one, the rest sprayed all around the target uncontrollably!

It’s hard enough to shoot accurately with it in semi mode let alone full-auto!
  
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