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Old 05-30-2003, 01:56 PM

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Hi, Folks. I'm considering a Browning take-down for informal target shooting and plinking (no scope). I'm a bit concerned about the bottom ejection for two reasons. First, I learned to shoot a rifle with the elbow of my forward arm directly under the gun for stability (will the hot empties keep hitting me in the forearm?). Second, I also shoot from a casual bench setting (concerned about empties ricocheting off the bench). Or, are these concerns unwarranted, leading me to buying the rifle for just plain fun? Thanks for your input.

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Old 05-30-2003, 04:09 PM
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This is a serious answer - wear a long-sleeved shirt. I had an Iver Johnson .22LR M1 Carbine that ejected mostly to the left - it dropped them in my left arm crook - Ouch! Long sleeves help a lot.
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Old 05-30-2003, 08:52 PM
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I've got the BA-22 and shoot it off the bench all the time. If you leave the bare concrete or steel on top, yes the empties will zoom around. But, since everyone always puts down a piece of carpet on the bench when they shoot, it's not really a problem.

I use a piece of carpet or an old towel just to have something on top of the bench that don't heat up too fast in the sun and is always there to lay the firearm down on between shots, reloading, etc....

And this is an excellent little gun to dink around with. I've had mine a couple of years and it is the lightest 22 I have to carry around when I want to stroll around the PD fields or some place else hunting.

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Old 05-31-2003, 08:33 AM
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i owned a Browning also and I had the same concern.I shot the trifle for a while and burned my right arm until I made a deflector.I took a piece if metal and bent it to conform with the shape of the receiver,blued it knocked out the pin in the trigger group ,installed it and used a lomger pin.It really worked well,but it was a lot of work making it.I am really sorry I sold it.I'm too lazy to make another one.
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Rod Brown's Browning Auto-22

Because you didn't sell your Browning to me, I hope you get hot cases on your preciados every time you shoot.

Since I have known Rod for over thirty years, and since I know he speaks fluent spanish. Rod will know what preciados means.

Yes, Rod you are lazy -- But then all cops suffer from that disfunctional malady. He, he, he. You'll never catch me!

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