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Casull 290? Most expensive .22lr ?

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by EZ-E, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    They demoed one of those at the range years ago, fully automatic version. It chewed thru a concrete block wall like it was nothing. Say what you want about the diminutive 22LR but when you stack a couple of hundred nose to tail it causes damage. Oh did I mention almost zero recoil.

  2. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    It be a very crappy Thompson for that kind of money!
  3. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    The machine gun version original had a laser & were demoed to prisons. The idea was let the convict see it chew up cider blocks. Thenif they acted up the laser on them would settle them down.
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  4. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    I think I have heard the American 180 being best described as firing a swarm of really pissed off bees. Full auto .22 is no joke. They even used that gun as a police gun (IIRC, it WAS actually used against a criminal at least once). The minimal recoil and the high rate of fire (1200 rpm) were great selling points for that role.
  5. Maverick44

    Maverick44 Certified All-American Gun Nut

    This is good.

  6. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I heard 3 of them running full auto @ once @ a shoot. As far as angry bees, that's not a good description of the sound. Think mini gun or MG42 but not as loud.

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