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.22 "Rook" Rifle
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:19 AM
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Default .22 "Rook" Rifle

That's how this was described at auction.





Personally, I've never heard of a .22 caliber "Rook" rifle, but then there's a lot I haven't heard of yet. Anyway, I was intrigued by the action.









After test-firing for function, I wanted to see how it shot. Test-firing for performance consisted of 3 shots each at 25 paces with the Aguila SSS


"CBs"


And some Remington "HiVelocity"


As you can see, the SSSs ALL 'key-holed', as usual, from a "regular" 1:16 twist barrel. However, as you can also see, they were the most precise. Actually, I haven't cared too much if the SSSs key-hole, because they hit like the proverbial "ton o' bricks".

The set trigger works very well. There's no 'fast' reloading with this rifle, but fast reloading isn't what I'm "into" anyway. I like the thing.

I've got "big plans" for this rifle. The stock is very interesting as is the trigger guard. I intend to clean it up and reblue it. I of course took it apart into its elemental pieces, and the inside of the buttplate still has case coloring on it. The hammer has been repaired not particularly well. I don't know whether I will fabricate another one or not. I'll stick to "low velocity" (but not CBs) or SSSs in it. I might take it rabbit shooting this coming fall. It is a very neet little gun, and I'm glad I got it for $190 (delivered).

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