Ever since I saw this I wanted it. I love the appearance of it and the I must say it shoots like an absolute laser. However, I do prefer Ruger revolvers and in an effort to standardize my manual of arms in the wheel gun, um, wheel house, I have decided to say goodbye to my Rhino. I found someone willing to trade me for an M1A Socom 16. Had one many years ago that got away from me and have missed it ever since so redemption is at hand!
I will say the Rhino lived up to the hype and the recoil was markedly different from a standard revolver. It is a very well put together firearm and the double action trigger was surprisingly light and the single action was probably about 2 lbs. Laser accurate with fantastic sights.
The grip angle was a little odd, one of the reasons I am saying goodbye. If I were to have only one revolver, this would be high on the list, but switching back between this and "standard" revolvers is not something I enjoyed.
best deal you'll ever make. Then sell the M1A to some sucker and buy a sound suppressed m4 with luminous iron sights, scope in a see-thru mount, trigger job, GI bipod on a freefloat tube, and a Ciener .22lr conversion unit. Then you'll have something that's worth a hoot.
the guy is an ahole, but the unit works wonders for your versatility. Get one from another source, if you like. They are all the same design, basically. The unit weighs just 3/4 lb, the caliber swap takes just 10 seconds, you can have a 30 rd box mag if you like. It groups 2" or better at 50 yds, the 1 in 9" twist handles the very long, subsonic 60 gr Aquila .22 rimfire ammo. Even without the "can" being present, the 223 gas system bleeds off enough of the rimfire's small amount of powder gas to make it noticably more quiet than a normal 22lr rifle. The subsonic ammo is quieter, too. This ammo costs 15c a round, but you practice with normal ammo, not this special stuff. It's put up in .22 SHORT cases, so that it works in .22lr box mags with that super-long bullet. POI at 50 yds will be within 2" of the 223 POI and sometimes, a lot closer, depending upon your eyes and hold and individual gun/22 unit variations. That's plenty close enough for snapshooting practice and for realistic foraging. However, you can also memorize the clicks of the peep sight or the scope to get things "dead on".if you like. Zero it with the 22lr, cause small targets require precision. 100m shots at deer do not. or split the difference with your zeroing of the sights. being`1/2" off at 25 yds means nothing on small critters and being 2" off at 100yds means nothing on deer, (or men or hogs or bear) either. you wont be shooting any better than that if you're standing without a brace, under field conditions. I prefer the 10.5" barrel AR "pistol" myself, with the "arm brace" that lets you basically have an SBR without the ATF hassles and costs. Then it's concealable in a pack, gymbag, grocery sack, etc, when taken down. That would not matter once shtf, but until then, it's a very valuable attribute, on your bike, horse, ATV, snow machine, ski-doo, in a raft, boat, canoe. People driving or walking past you dont use their cell phone to hassle you, eh? :-)
for a survival gun, you do NOT want to have JUST a centerfire, just a shotgun, or JUST a rimfire. You need both. Mostly you'll take small game, but you get a lot more chances at 150m deer than you do at 50 ft, which is the range you need to close to in order to brain one with a .22lr rifle. The 223 will drop moose, great bear, or elk to 100m with a brain hit. Brace the 223 rifle on a tree or a walking stick, or sit and brace it over your frame-pack, and, having a scope and trigger job, hitting a big critters 6" brain-circle at 100m will a lot easier than hitting the chest at 40m with an arrow. All of you are certain that you can perform such a feat with a bow, right? :-)
Now, you COULD take a 223-2o gauge Savage O/U combo longarm, with either a silenced .22lr match grade autopistol, or a chamber adapter to let the 223 barrel fire 22lr ammo. But single shots aint much for serious game-taking. Critters move a lot, and the shot can be a bad hit, or the animal/bird might only move a short distance, but they wont be letting you reload without fleeing. .22lr aint much vs a lynx or coyote, and can fail on coons and chucks, if they have a hole that they can get down in a second or 2.
Already have an AR. And a KSG. IF an apocalypse comes, and I don't get wiped out in the initial onslaught, will probably move in to a BevMo and sit it out drinking daily. Endless Molotov possibilities! Nothing says surviving an apocalypse than martini time everyday at noon, sharp. Then 1:00. Then 2:00. Then 3:00. Then it is time to really start drinking for the day!
I do have a .22lr snub-nose, but as for AT&T guns, The M1A will do nicely for as far as my eyes can see. If not, my AR has a scope on it. I live in Commiefornia, getting a suppressor is like finding unicorn poop.
I literally wrote the books on how to make cans. Amazon still sells my Paladin Press book for making cans for .22lr, .45-1911 and for the Mini-14.you can extrapolate from those 3 and make any size or type of can that you want. Trouble will come at night. The dumb ones who attack in daylight wont last a week. So dump the M1A and get NVD goggles and thermal scanner. Anybody who "thinks" alcohol is anything but poison wont make it, anyway.
shotokan: The wife thinks i'm nuts for buying a case of pool noodles every other week. lol
Jan 24, 2022 23:17:45 GMT
shotokan: I'm willing to try anything. Don't get me wrong, pool noodles are fine but I am tired of cutting them honestly.
Jan 24, 2022 23:16:54 GMT
The Levin Lance: All jokes aside, I think you will like the beach mats better than the pool noodles at least.
Jan 24, 2022 23:11:07 GMT
shotokan: Nice. My hanwei raptor should be here by thursday... planning on slicing some pool noodles for fun.
Jan 24, 2022 21:18:19 GMT
Ouroboros: Days going well. Getting my table ready for some polishing.
Jan 24, 2022 21:03:03 GMT
shotokan: I'm not sure but the number of and size of the holes was just mind boggling.
Jan 24, 2022 18:42:49 GMT
The Levin Lance: Maybe with the shotgun situation it was birdshot?
Jan 24, 2022 18:15:57 GMT
shotokan: Oh yeh, typically if they come with rifle wounds it's from an ak47... we did have a lady come in several years ago with multiple point blank shotgun injuries. Still don't know how she survived.
Jan 24, 2022 17:59:08 GMT
The Levin Lance: Anything particularly nasty? Rifle rounds and such?
Jan 24, 2022 17:38:48 GMT
shotokan: lol not yet... tons of GSW's but no sword injuries.
Jan 24, 2022 17:35:34 GMT
The Levin Lance: Seen anything close to a sword wound in the ER?
Jan 24, 2022 17:20:50 GMT
shotokan: Good morning Ouroboros, how goes your day thus far?
Jan 24, 2022 16:33:12 GMT
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