Thursday, January 29, 2015
My New Plinker
If you can't tell from the pic, this weapon is constructed of more plastic than steel. But it does have some handy dandy tactical features like rails and AR sights. Part 22 (the actual gun part) can also be broken down in half by removing 2 pins.
I've already added a laser and a flashlight I had laying around.
The magazine is about 1/4 of the size it appears to be underneath it's plasticine shell and has the unfortunate feature of an open design to see the ammo. That also means that dirt, mud and pretty much anything that wants to can get in there and jam your weapon. See: WW 1: French Chauchat.
I bought this on a whim because I picked up a 500 round brick of .22 ammo on sale at Cabela's. I don't shoot my old Remington Nylon 66 much anymore, mainly because it jams so bad. The gun was severely neglected bouncing around behind the seat of a pickup for years before I got it. I thought the cheap upgrade was warranted.
After I broke it down completely and cleaned it, I took my new toy (seriously, it looks and feels like a toy) out to sight it in. I decided to use up the ammo I had on hand before breaking into my new stash. Shot. Jam. Shot. Jam. Shot. Jam. Shot. Jam. WTF??? I take a close look and my ammo is getting chewed up on the projectile end before going in the chamber. I take an even closer look and my ammo doesn't really fit the magazine.
Stop reading now if you know the answer.
I look at the brand new box of ammo I just broke the seal on that I bought when Cabela's had their Grand Opening (told you I didn't use much). It's .22 LONG not .22 Long Rifle. Insert facepalm gif.
Load up with new .22LR ammo and plink, plink, plink! Guess what happens when I replace the .22L ammo in my Nylon 66?
You can paint over ugly, but stupid to to the bone.