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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2020, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Default Finally! VP 22lr...now what?

I have been looking for a 22lr versa priced right for a few years now. The plan was ream it to 22mag.

Finally got one! But now I'm hesitant to ream it as they are so hard to find priced right.

I'm not as hardcore a collector as some on here but I do have a good collection. Most have been chopped or threaded or modified in some way. But i plan to keep them all and pass to the kids.

Is it worth reaming or better left factory?

I'll be honest, it wont get shot much either way.
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Cost per shot is a heckuva lot less for 22LR - I think I'd hang onto the 22LR as is and look for another one - if you find a second one then ream one of them. I really wanted to find a 17HMR to ream to 17 Hornet until they started drying up - I have one now but won't be reaming it any time soon.

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The 22lr Versa Pack barrels are quite accurate as is. Probably more so than as a 22mag. Partly because 22lr ammo is generally more accurate than 22wmr ammo.

Barrel twist at 1:16 is a little slow for 22 mag which is usually best at 1:14.

I've heard a few do it though and say they were accurate. Never seen one in person though.

Sound would be the biggest disadvantage. 22lr is usually quite enough to shoot without hearing protection. Subsonic ammo especially quite. 22wmr is very loud in comparison, enough to make my ears ring.

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Shot a few colibri rounds this morning. I think I'm gonna stick with 22lr for now.

17 hornet would be very nice!
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