Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Ugly Gun

The New Ruger® Charger™
Long-range small game and target shooting has always been a challenge for .22 rimfire shooters (especially if someone has disappeared their buttstock, and the sandbags, shooting bench, and truck have scared away everything close enough to hit with a .22lr). Now the new Ruger 22 Charger™ provides a rock-steady platform for those challenging shots (conveniently flat, stable, adequately elevated surface and ability to ignore glaringly ugly stock not included).

I've never minded laminates on the whole, in that they do provide quite a benefit to accuracy thanks to warp reduction; but I do draw the line when they're the same color and pattern as a pair of polyester pants I had as a kid back in the '70s.


Xavier said...

LOL I still don't understand this thing....... I mean why not just get a a MKII or a 10/22?

"Because we can" is not the same as "because we should."

Ah well, if people like it, cest le vie...

MauserMedic said...


If it's long enough to affect stability so that you'll do the best shooting off a bench, why go with something as unstable as a simple hand grip? I've handgun hunted with .22s and .44s, but they all had the common feature of trying to reduce instability through ergonomics, not ignore it. But that's the level of challenge I enjoy, so even though I think it's a solution in search of a problem, no harm done.

As an aside: less than two months, and I should get to see MY Golden. Looking forward to that.

BobG said...

It looks like something a clown would own.

Brigid said...

Those props from the Austin Powers movies keep turning up.