Your Winchester M/70 or 54 Hornet will have a new lease on life with a G&H conversion to a 5 shot magazine Remington 222 or 222 Magnum. The increased velocity means greater accuracy, less wind drift, and more killing power at long range. Complete conversions:
REM.222 22 HORNET Rem. 722 rifles rechambered and converted to the 222 Magnum— $17.50.
Trigger Guard Release
... for Remington Models 721 and 722
Machined to close tolerances, our new steel trigger guard release with hinged floor plate is obtainable completely blued and ready for easy home installation. Specify model when ordering. $19.50 New, custom G&H Trigger Guard Release with built-in floor plate for Win. Model 70—S15.00.
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The little .222 cartridge has started many shooters in handloading, being one of the easiest and cheapest to reload. It is fully adequate for 95% of all varmints, and about 100% adequate for call hunting. Animal calling will triple your bag, may increase it 50 times. Varmints can be hunted every day in the year, the best hours being early or late in the day, or at night where it is allowed. Some calls work better than others. The Weems All-Call has given me a lot of fun, and brings in all four fooled predators, birds of prey, and even coons and deer. Call hunting, and the mild report of a .222, helps cement farmer-hunter relations, something all of us should work on.
Good .222 reload compared with cases stretched in die without lubrication.
All the factory guns I've fired, and they have been many, gave accuracy from fine to superb. These include the Remington, Savage, Marlin, and F.I. Sakos in featherweight sporter, heavy-barrel, and Mannlicher models. I think the light F.J. Sakos are the best shooting sporters right out of the box. with no tune-up work. They have superb accuracy, plus the excellent handling qualities I value so highly for field use and on running game. The light barrels and beautifully finished metal is well bedded in the French Walnut stock, which helps account for accuracy. Light barrels will shoot. The heavy tube may group a bit tighter, especially for long, sustained fire, where points count on targets, but the sporter is a real hunting gun. Marlin uses the same fine action with their Micro-Groove barrel. Mine shoots well.
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