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22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:37:08 am »
My 4 5/8" stainless Ruger Vaquero in 45 LC has moved to the top of the list of pistols I take with me most everywhere. Just love the look and feel of it. While surfing the net the other night I saw some chamber adapters that allow you to shoot 22 LR in guns chambered for the 45 Colt. I just had to have some as I love versatility in a gun. They showed up yesterday and I was really surprised at the close range accuracy I got with these critters. Close as in 15-20 feet or snake killing distance when I'm fishing. My wife and I could consistently shoot 1 1/2 " freehand groups at the ranges mentioned. Long range would be out of the question but this ain't  bad for a little piece of steel with an offset hole and no rifling. Just lets me play more and play more cheaply with my favorite pistol.
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22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 07:09:04 am »
Just did something totally un-manlike. I read the instructions that came with the adapters. Everything is pretty SOP except I found out that the adapters have polygonal rifling. I'm guessing that this accounts for the acceptable accuracy I'm getting from them. Must admit that I was amazed with their accuracy yesterday when I thought there was no rifling at all in them.
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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 10:36:46 am »
Good to hear!  I've been looking at those for a few years, but never jumped.  Might have to now.  hehe  Are they the ones at the Sportsmans Guide?
Tacklebury --}>>>>>    Multi-Barrel: .223 Superlite, 7mm-08 22", .30-40 Krag M158, .357 Maximum 16-1/4 HB, .45 Colt, .45-70 22" irons, 32" .45-70 Peeps, 12 Ga. 3-1/2 w/ Chokes, .410 Smooth slugger, .45 Cal Muzzy, .50 Cal Muzzy, .58 Cal Muzzy

also classics: M903 9-shot Target .22 Revolver, 1926 .410 Single, 1915 38 S&W Break top Revolver and 7-shot H&R Trapper .22 6" bbl.


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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2012, 10:50:51 am »
Yep. Full set is $49.99 not counting shipping. Like getting a new/old gun. Also when I turn the hole toward the inside of my cylinder the ejector rod will push out the spent 22 brass and not push out the adapter.
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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 11:52:15 am »
Very cool.  Probably keeping smaller diameter helps with the group size.  That's one thing I'd wondered about whether they would just rotate all over.  hehe
Tacklebury --}>>>>>    Multi-Barrel: .223 Superlite, 7mm-08 22", .30-40 Krag M158, .357 Maximum 16-1/4 HB, .45 Colt, .45-70 22" irons, 32" .45-70 Peeps, 12 Ga. 3-1/2 w/ Chokes, .410 Smooth slugger, .45 Cal Muzzy, .50 Cal Muzzy, .58 Cal Muzzy

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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 03:24:50 pm »
Seems to me that no rifling would make it a smoothbore shotgun.

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Re: 22 Caliber Adapters for a 45 LC
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 03:39:05 pm »
Polygonal rifling.
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