22 Caliber Rifles
Ruger 10-22 Semi-Automatic Rifles
Rossi Break Action Rifles
MP-5 22 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Savage Mark II Youth Bolt Action Rifle
Winchester Model 61 Pump Action Rifles
Savage Mark II Bolt Action Rifles
Henry Lever Action Rifles
Cricket Bolt Action Rifle
RUGER 10-22 – SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE
The Ruger 10-22 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. It has been widely popular since its creation in 1964 because of its ease of use, reliability, affordability, and most of all because it is fun to shoot! There have been over 5 million of these rifles produced, and we are the proud owners of 5 of them, each customized with aftermarket stocks and/or sights including red dot, aperture, and telescopic sights, zeroed in for ranges up to 200 yards.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ruger 10/22 is a semi-automatic rimfire rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. It has a removable 10-round rotary magazine which allows the magazine to fit flush with the bottom of the stock. Higher capacity magazines are also available. A magnum version, chambered for the .22 WMR cartridge, was made from 1998 to 2006, and a .17 HMR version, the 10/17 was announced in 2004, but was only listed in the catalog for two years. The standard version has been in production continuously since 1964.
Uses and Customization –
The 10/22 was immediately popular upon its release. It was designed as a quality adult gun (with adult ergonomics) and not a cheap “youth rifle“. However, its easy handling characteristics, negligible recoil and inexpensive ammunition nonetheless make it ideal for young or inexperienced shooters. It is very popular for small-game hunters and those who want an inexpensive rifle firing inexpensive ammunition for target and plinking use. This popularity has led to many after-market modifications being available to improve performance, augment the rifle’s looks, or increase its magazine capacity, leading the 10/22 to be one of the most customizable firearms made. Custom manufacturers also make “clones” of the 10/22, which are similar in design (most parts will interchange) but built to much higher specifications and costs. The 10/22 barrel uses a unique two-screw, V-block system to attach the barrel to the receiver, making removal and replacement of the barrel (which would require a gunsmith’s work with most other rifles) very easy. This, when combined with the simple construction of the rest of the components, means that the average person can easily replace any part in the gun with nothing more than a screwdriver, a hex key and simple punches.
ROSSI BREAK ACTION RIFLE
The Rossi is a break action rimfire rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. We have several and they are great for small children.
From Rossi USA –
Rossi Single Shot Rifles feature hand-fitted wood stocks, Rossi’s recoil pad with the distinctive white-line spacer, fully adjustable sights and sling swivels. The centerfire models feature an extra-wide positive action extractor to ensure easy removal of the spent case when you open the breech, while the rimfire models carry a powerful ejector that kicks the spent case clear every time.
Newest to the line are our heavy barrel rifles in .223, .243, & .22-250 designed expressly for the long distance shooter. The heavy barrel damps felt recoil and the included scope mount base allows the mounting of your favorite optics using standard 1″ high Weaver style rings. The barrel is button rifled for extreme accuracy and hand fitted to the receiver to assure a great shot every time.
These rifles feature 3 safety systems to ensure that your shooting is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Each Rossi Single Shot Rifle incorporates the transfer bar mechanism which stops the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the hammer has been cocked and the trigger pulled rearward. This helps prevent accidental firing from drops or impact. Rossi rifles incorporate our breech lock system, which prevents the action from being opened or closed when the hammer is cocked. All new rifle models feature our manual hammer block safety, something that only Rossi offers. When the safety lever is engaged, the hammer block system elevates a blocking bar that prevents the hammer from reaching the transfer bar mechanism and the firing pin. Over 100 years of firearms design has taught us that safety comes first and foremost.
Rossi standard profile rifles feature adjustable sights – the front adjusts for windage and rear for elevation. All models are also drilled and tapped for a scope mount base. When combined with the crisp trigger pull of a Rossi, these guns are sure to hit the mark.
MP-5 22 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE
Our MP-5 clone is a semi-automatic chambered in .22 Long Rifle with a 25-round box style magazine. It is very tactically-attractive in appearance but with its large aperture sights, it is difficult to achieve accuracy. Ours has an imitation suppressor, making it look very much like the original 9mm MP-5; in fact they look so much like their full size 9mm counterpart, the producer of the MP5 “Heckler and Koch” sued the original maker of the .22 caliber version for copyright infringement and are now producing them themselves.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Heckler & Koch MP5 (from German: Maschinenpistole 5, meaning Submachine gun 5) is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) of Oberndorf am Neckar. There are over 100 variants of the MP5, including some semi-automatic versions.
The MP5 is one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world, having been adopted by 40 nations and numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence, and security organizations. It is widely used by SWAT teams in North America.
In 1999, Heckler & Koch developed the Heckler & Koch UMP, the MP5’s successor; both are available as of 2016.
Heckler & Koch, encouraged by the success of the G3 automatic rifle, developed a family of small arms consisting of four types of firearms all based on a common G3 design layout and operating principle. The first type was chambered for 7.62×51mm NATO, the second for the 7.62×39mm M43 round, the third for the intermediate 5.56×45mm NATO caliber, and the fourth type for the 9×19mm Parabellum pistol cartridge. The MP5 was created within the fourth group of firearms and was initially known as the HK54.
Work on the MP5 began in 1964 and two years later it was adopted by the German Federal Police, border guard and army special forces.
In 1980, the MP5 achieved iconic status as a result of its use on live television by SAS commandos in Operation Nimrod, where they stormed the Iranian Embassy in London, rescuing hostages and killing five terrorists. The MP5 became a mainstay of SWAT units of law enforcement agencies in the United States since then. However, in the late 1990s, as a result of the North Hollywood shootout, police special response teams have supplanted some MP5s with AR-15-based assault rifles.
The MP5 is manufactured under license in several nations including Greece (formerly at EBO – Hellenic Arms Industry, currently at EAS – Hellenic Defense Systems), Iran (Defense Industries Organization), Mexico (SEDENA), Pakistan (Pakistan Ordnance Factories), Saudi Arabia, Sudan (Military Industry Corporation), Turkey (MKEK), and the United Kingdom (initially at Royal Ordnance, later diverted to Heckler & Koch Great Britain).
Design details –
The primary version of the MP5 family is the MP5A2, which is a lightweight, air-cooled, selective fire delayed blowback operated 9×19mm Parabellum weapon with a roller-delayed bolt. It fires from a closed bolt (bolt forward) position.
The first MP5 models used a double-column straight box magazine, but since 1977, slightly curved, steel magazines are used with a 15-round capacity (weighing 0.12 kg) or a 30-round capacity (0.17 kg empty).
The adjustable iron sights (closed type) consist of a rotating rear diopter drum and a front post installed in a hooded ring. The rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation with the use of a special tool, being adjusted at the factory for firing at 25m with standard 124 grains FMJ 9×19mm NATO ammunition; the drum provides four different apertures of varying width used to adjust the light entrance in the diopter system, according to the user’s eye relief and tactical situation.
The MP5 has a hammer firing mechanism. The trigger group is housed inside an interchangeable polymer trigger module (with an integrated pistol grip) and equipped with a three-position fire mode selector that serves as the manual safety toggle. The “S” or Sicher position in white denotes weapon safe, “E” or Einzelfeuer in red represents single fire, and “F” or Feuerstoß (also marked in red) designates continuous fire. The SEF symbols appear on both sides of the plastic trigger group. The selector lever is actuated with the thumb of the shooting hand and is located only on the left side of the original SEF trigger group or on both sides of the ambidextrous trigger groups. The safety/selector is rotated into the various firing settings or safety position by depressing the tail end of the lever. Tactile clicks (stops) are present at each position to provide a positive stop and prevent inadvertent rotation. The “safe” setting disables the trigger by blocking the hammer release with a solid section of the safety axle located inside the trigger housing.
The non-reciprocating cocking handle is located above the handguard and protrudes from the cocking handle tube at approximately a 45° angle. This rigid control is attached to a tubular piece within the cocking lever housing called the cocking lever support, which in turn, makes contact with the forward extension of the bolt group. It is not however connected to the bolt carrier and therefore cannot be used as a forward assist to fully seat the bolt group. The cocking handle is held in a forward position by a spring detent located in the front end of the cocking lever support which engages in the cocking lever housing. The lever is locked back by pulling it fully to the rear and rotating it slightly clockwise where it can be hooked into an indent in the cocking lever tube.
Operating mechanism –
The bolt rigidly engages the barrel extension—a cylindrical component welded to the receiver into which the barrel is pinned. The delay mechanism is of the same design as that used in the G3 rifle. The two-part bolt consists of a bolt head with rollers and a bolt carrier. The heavier bolt carrier lies up against the bolt head when the weapon is ready to fire and inclined planes on the front locking piece lie between the rollers and force them out into recesses in the barrel extension.
When fired, expanding propellant gases produced from the burning powder in the cartridge exert rearward pressure on the bolt head transferred through the base of the cartridge case as it is propelled out of the chamber. A portion of this force is transmitted through the rollers projecting from the bolt head, which are cammed inward against the inclined flanks of the locking recesses in the barrel extension and to the angled shoulders of the locking piece. The selected angles of the recesses and the incline on the locking piece produce a velocity ratio of about 4:1 between the bolt carrier and the bolt head. This results in a calculated delay, allowing the projectile to exit the barrel and gas pressure to drop to a safe level before the case is extracted from the chamber.
The delay results from the amount of time it takes for enough recoil energy to be transferred through to the bolt carrier in a sufficient quantity for it to be driven to the rear against the force of inertia of the bolt carrier and the forward pressure exerted against the bolt by the recoil spring. As the rollers are forced inward they displace the locking piece and propel the bolt carrier to the rear. The bolt carrier’s rearward velocity is four times that of the bolt head since the cartridge remains in the chamber for a short period of time during the initial recoil impulse. After the bolt carrier has traveled rearward 4 mm, the locking piece is withdrawn fully from the bolt head and the rollers are compressed into the bolt head. Only once the locking rollers are fully cammed into the bolt head can the entire bolt group continue its rearward movement in the receiver, breaking the seal in the chamber and continuing the feeding cycle.
Since the 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge is relatively low powered, the bolt does not have an anti-bounce device like the G3, but instead the bolt carrier contains tungsten granules that prevent the bolt group from bouncing back after impacting the barrel extension. The weapon has a fluted chamber that enhances extraction reliability by bleeding gases backwards into the shallow flutes running along the length of the chamber to prevent the cartridge case from expanding and sticking to the chamber walls (since the bolt is opened under relatively high barrel pressure). A spring extractor is installed inside the bolt head and holds the case securely until it strikes the ejector arm and is thrown out of the ejection port to the right of the receiver. The lever-type ejector is located inside the trigger housing (activated by the movement of the recoiling bolt).
In the early 1970s HK introduced a conversion kit for the MP5 that enables it to use rimfire ammunition (.22 LR). This unit consists of a barrel insert, a bolt group and two 20-round magazines. This modification reduces the cyclic rate to 650 rounds/min. It was sold mostly to law enforcement agencies as a way to train recruits on handling the MP5. It used ammunition that was cheaper and had a lower recoil than 9×19mm Parabellum. This reduced training costs and built up skill and confidence in the operators before transitioning them to the full-bore model.
Barrel accessories –
Threading is provided at the muzzle to work with certain muzzle devices made by Heckler & Koch, including: a slotted flash suppressor, blank firing attachment (marked with a red-painted band denoting use with blank ammunition only), an adapter for launching rifle grenades (for use with rifle-style grenades with an inside diameter of 22 mm using a special grenade launching cartridge) and a cup-type attachment used to launch tear gas grenades. An optional three-lugged barrel is also available for mounting a quick-detachable suppressor.
The receiver housing has a proprietary claw-rail mounting system that permits the attachment of a standard Heckler & Koch quick-detachable scope mount (also used with the G3, HK33 and G3SG/1). It can be used to mount daytime optical sights (telescopic 4×24), night sights, reflex sights and laser pointers. The mount features two spring-actuated bolts, positioned along the base of the mount, which exert pressure on the receiver to hold the mount in the same position at all times assuring zero retention. All versions of the quick-detachable scope mount provide a sighting tunnel through the mount so that the shooter can continue to use the fixed iron sights with the scope mount attached to the top of the receiver.
A Picatinny rail adapter can be placed on top that locks into the claw rails. This allows the mounting of STANAG scopes and has a lower profile than the claw-rail system.
Aftermarket replacement handguards with Picatinny rails are available. Single-rail models have a Picatinny rail along the bottom and triple-rail models have rails along the bottom and sides. They allow the mounting of accessories like flashlights, laser pointers, target designators, vertical foregrips, and bipods.
SAVAGE MARK II YOUTH BOLT ACTION RIFLE
The Savage Mark II Youth is a single-shot, bolt action rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. A moderately priced gun, it performs well and has been used as a training rifle by various groups for many years. Ours is outfitted with a telescopic scope with a cross-hair reticle.
WINCHESTER MODEL 61 PUMP ACTION RIFLE
The Winchester Model 61 is a pump-action rifle chambered in .22 caliber with a tubular magazine. It is quite collectible since there isn’t a similar rifle currently being produced. We have to for your enjoyment and, if you were reared in the 60’s, this was likely the gun you learned to use. Ours date from the 1950’s and are outfitted with telescopic sights with cross-hair reticles from the era.
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SAVAGE MARK II BREAK ACTION RIFLE
The Savage Mark II is a single-shot bolt-action rifle chambered in .22 caliber. Ours are outfitted with a high power telescopic sights with a cross-hair reticle. JHSE founder Shepard Humphries uses them for rimfire competitions!
HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE
The Henry is a lever-action rifle with a tubular magazine and is chambered in .22 caliber. It is a good rifle that is quiet accurate, and it is a treasured American tradition with which many teens learn rifle-shooting. Ours is outfitted with an aperture sight and is a lot of fun to shoot!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Henry repeating rifle is a lever-action, breech-loading, tubular magazine rifle famed both for its use at the Battle of the Little Bighorn and being the basis for the iconic Winchester rifle of the American Wild West.
Designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860, the Henry was introduced in the early 1860s and produced through 1866 in the United States by the New Haven Arms Company. It was adopted in small quantities by the Union in the Civil War, favored for its greater firepower than the standard issue carbine. Many later found their way West, notably in the hands of the Sioux and Cheyenne in their obliteration of Custer‘s U.S. Cavalry troops in June 1876.
The original Henry rifle was a sixteen shot .44 caliber rimfire, lever-action, breech-loading rifle patented by Benjamin Tyler Henry in 1860 after three years of design work. The Henry was an improved version of the earlier Volition Repeating Rifle, and later Volcanic Repeating Rifle. The Henry used copper (later brass) rimfire cartridges with a 216 grain (14.0 gram, 0.490 ounce) bullet over 25 grains (1.6 g, 0.056 oz.) of gunpowder. Production was very small (150 to 200 a month) until the middle of 1864. Nine hundred were manufactured between summer and October 1862; by 1864, production had peaked at 290 per month, bringing the total to 8,000 manufactured. By the time production ended in 1866, approximately 14,000 units had been manufactured.
For a Civil War soldier, owning a Henry rifle was a point of pride. Letters home would call them “Sixteen” or “Seventeen” Shooters, depending whether a round was loaded in the chamber. Just 1,731 of the standard rifles were purchased by the government during the Civil War. The Commonwealth of Kentucky purchased a further 50. However 6 to 7 thousand saw use by the union on the field through private puchases by soldiers who could afford it. The relative fragility of Henrys compared to Spencer repeating rifles hampered their official acceptance. More Henrys were purchased by soldiers than by the government. Many infantry soldiers purchased Henrys with their reenlistment bounties of 1864. Most of these units were associated with Sherman’s Western Troops.
When used correctly, the brass framed rifles had an exceptionally high rate of fire compared to any other weapon on the battlefield. Soldiers who saved their pay to buy one believed it would help save their lives. Since tactics had not been developed to take advantage of their firepower, Henrys were frequently used by scouts, skirmishers, flank guards, and raiding parties rather than in regular infantry formations. To the amazed muzzleloader-armed Confederates who had to face this deadly “sixteen shooter”, it was called “a rifle that you could load on Sunday and shoot all week long.” Those few Confederate troops who came into possession of captured Henry rifles had little way to resupply the special ammunition used by the weapon, making its widespread use by Confederate forces impractical. The rifle was, however, known to have been used at least in part by some fifteen different Confederate units in Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia, as well as the personal bodyguards of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
The Henry rifle used a .44 caliber cartridge with 26 to 28 grains (1.7 to 1.8 g) of black powder. This gave it significantly less muzzle velocity and energy than other repeaters of the era, such as the Spencer. The lever action, on the down-stroke, ejected the spent cartridge from the chamber and cocked the hammer. A spring in the magazine forced the next round into the follower; locking the lever back into position pushed the new cartridge into the chamber and closed the breech. As designed, the Henry lacked any form of safety. When not in use its hammer rested on the cartridge rim; any impact on the back of the exposed hammer could cause a chambered round to fire. If left cocked, it was in the firing position without a safety.
While never issued on a large scale, the Henry rifle demonstrated its advantages of rapid fire at close range several times in the Civil War and later during the wars between the United States and the Plains Indians. Examples include the successes of two Henry-armed Union regiments at the Battle of Franklin against large Confederate attacks, as well as the Henry-armed Sioux and Cheyenne’s destruction of the 7th Cavalry at Little Big Horn.
Manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company, the Henry rifle evolved into the famous Winchester Model 1866 lever-action rifle. With the introduction of the new Model 1866, the New Haven Arms Company was renamed the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Uberti produces an almost exact copy Henry Model 1860 chambered in .44-40 Winchester or .45 Colt, rather than the original .44 Henry rimfire. Distributed by several companies, these replicas are popular among Cowboy Action Shooters and Civil War reenactors, as well as competition shooters in the North-South Skirmish Association(N-SSA).
CRICKET BOLT ACTION RIFLE
The Cricket is a single-shot, bolt-action rifle chambered in .22 Caliber. It is tiny and fits very small children, but our kind words end there. It is poorly designed and cheaply made, which acts in a strangely positive way to encourage children to grow up and move on to better rifles.
An interesting fact about these rifles in that Henry Repeating Arms has been producing lever action repeating rifles since the end of the Civil War. The Union Army actually had the option of arming their soldiers with them but chose to stick with the old fashioned muzzle-loading sing shot rifled for fear that the troops would simply waste ammunition with the fast and easy-to-reload repeaters. On a similar note, the famous General Custer also had to the option of arming his cavalry with either Henry of Winchester repeating rifles, but chose to use the Springfield trap door rifle chambered in 45-70 instead. His troops used copper casings instead of the more durable brass casing. The cases failed to eject from the rifle so often that the blade of the army’s standard-issue picket knife had a curved end to pry the cast out. The Native Americans that Custer faced in his well known last stand has chosen to arm themselves with a wide variety of firearms including both the Henry and Winchester Rifles, so in the heat of battle, Custer was both outnumbered and out gunned.
22 Caliber Rifles – the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience
We have a large variety of optics on our firearms to give you a taste of all types. From our MP5 with open sights to our carbines with red dot optics to our long range rifles with high magnification lense, we have a lot of options!
We have tried a number of optics from different manufacturers, both low and mid-quality. A cheap scope can cost as little as $50 and a high end scope as much as $7,000! Most of ours are in the $200 to $1000 range. Vortex scoped offer excellent “bang” for your buck and we have many of the on our guns. Our favorite red dot style optic is the AimPoint. Learn more about our optics at ShootInJH.com/optics.