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05-07-2004, 12:51 AM
After reading Tim Mancillas' article on the Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Co.'s "Running Boar" style barrel for the 77/22M in 17HMR, I came to the conclusion that I really, really, needed one. Since Tim had shown little willingness to part with his I ordered one for myself off of GM's website. The fancy fluted stainless barrel Tim featured in his article is a one of a kind item so I settled for the plain blue version to fit to my 77/17 Ruger. It dropped in nicely. I mounted a Tasco 2.5x10A/O (My favorite cheap scope) and took to the range this afternoon.
Well! Let me tell you! Tim got the fancy model but I got my revenge at the range: My rifle likes the CCI and Federal V-Shok ammo better than the higher priced Hornady V-Max! You gotta love a rimfire that loves cheap ammo, right?? My 50M groups with the V-shok were darned small. I've attached a pair of five-shot groups for your inspection.
This changes everything. Needless to say, I can now drop my plans to hire some very large fellows to "persuade" Tim to relinquish his grasp on that fluted "hummin Boar" barrel that shoots so well. On second thought... I still may need those guys. I noticed my son eyeing my HMR tonight while I cooked dinner.
05-07-2004, 06:06 AM
LOL! I suppose I'll have to grow eyes in the back of my head now.... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-sideways-laff-aqua.gif
05-07-2004, 09:07 AM
Ammoe, the group pictures are nice. Very, very nice. How about a shot of the gun and new barrel?
05-07-2004, 10:23 AM
I'd imagine it looks something like this...
05-07-2004, 10:50 AM
Eyes in the back of your head? No. I was thinking more of using the hired muscle to keep JR away from my Hummer! I do have a Marlin on the way for him, but he got a taste for champagne when he shot your 77/22M... beer is going to look like poor fare! (Until he shoots it, of course!)
Mike: It does look something like the rifle in that pic. I'm glad he posted it because it saves me from looking it up for a comparison. The barrels are different -mine is a plain, unfluted blue -but also the actions are different. I never noticed before but the bolt and bolt shroud on the 77/17 are stainless. I'll put up a pic sometime. I'm going to the range again today so I'll drag along the camera. Too bad it's so windy. I was going to shoot at 100 yesterday but the wind came up to a roar the minute I had the thought; just the shooting gods telling me to pack up for the day. ~AMMOe
05-07-2004, 04:41 PM
Well.. that shot that! Too many honey-dos today so no range pics. Gotta work the next three nights. Maybe next week. ~AMMOe
05-07-2004, 07:48 PM
MPMI, thanks for the pic. Please excuse my ignorance but what is the puprose of the "running boar". The obvious difference is the attachement at the muzzle. Looks like a flash supressor almost.
AMMOe, what do they say about the best laid plans of man and mice...? We'll just have to be patient. I do hate them honey do's though.
05-07-2004, 08:59 PM
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Tim's Article on the Hummin' Boar (http://www.jesseshunting.com/articles/hunting/category2/6.html)
05-08-2004, 08:41 AM
Speck, thanks so much!! Very useful and insightful article.
Now that throws a whole new wrinkle into my 10-22 build. I wonder if it will be offered in an 18-20 inch 10-22 barrel? (or .17 aguilla) And while I'm dreaming why not with full length fluting? Man oh man that would really throw a wrinkle into my plans. A light weight, factory countour, advantages of the bull barrel, match chambered, manufactured by a well known and respected company, comparitively inexpensive barrel. WOW!!
How about it any insider info on wether this will be a possibility?
05-08-2004, 04:27 PM
Green Mountain catalogues them for the 10/22 in blue and stainless -22" long. I ran across them as I was searching for my 77/17 barrel. They were 22LR only at the time I looked but I'm sure the HM2 will be out on the horizon at some point.
Full length fluting would be exceptionally difficult to do on a swamped barrel of that kind -even for a custom gunsmith. ~AMMOe
05-10-2004, 11:36 PM
The youngest is sick so I'm playing nurse. Consequently, I never made it to the range today so I shot this in my back yard. This is, of course, my 77/17 with the Green Mountain "Running Boar" barrel in place. The scope is a $57 Tasco 2.5x10 A/O Mil Dot. Don't laugh! This is the fourth one of these I've bought and all have been remarkably reliable! ~AMMOe
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