H&R M12 ?

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  1. Rem6br

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    I'm looking to get started in IR 50/50 competition and have a chance to
    pick up a H&R M12 and don't really see much info on them. Would this rifle
    be worth starting with? How do they compare to the kimber 82g
    Thanks
     
  2. Oklahoma Jim

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    My M-12 shoots better than any of the 82-g's I've shot against.
     
  3. 750k2

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    Spend once cry once
    I'd go for a used BR rig - will hold it's value pretty well and shoot better (most times)
    Ammo is the real pain ;)
     
  4. Joe D

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    Both the 82G and H&R12 are second tier target rifles. Neither compare to even Anschutz 54 rifles. If you want a really good BR rifle plan on spending $2,000+.
     
  5. Oklahoma Jim

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    I agree with the above. My Annies shoot much better than my M-12, but they cost a lot more. A custom BR .22 should shoot even better.
     
  6. Joe D

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    Ah, they did not cost more if you bought them at the big CMP sale a couple of years ago. My 1808 was unfired. The 2007 looked to have very few rounds through it. Probably my best buy was an unfired H&R 12 for $225. ;)
     
  7. Rem6br

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    Thanks for all the good info guys. I would like to get into a used BR rig
    But haven't come across one yet. I do have the chance to pickup a H&R M12
    I have three of them to shoot to pick the one I like the best out of the three
    all of them shoot well but one shoots exceptionally well, I thought if I pick one
    up maybe shoot a little and do a rebarrel?
     
  8. Joe D

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    I am sure you already know how easy it is to adjust the head space on a 12. I corrected mine last year. It now is set to .042". It came set at .046". That one adjustment helped accuracy a good bit.
     
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    Joe,
    I'm not sure how you measure the headspace?
     
  10. Joe D

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    You use go/no go gauges. http://www.pacifictoolandgauge.com/gauges1.htm Standard .22 go is .043". Seems like no go is .048".
     
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    Thanks Joe,
    I'm new to the BR game I've always shot my rifles but not for the precision needed in competition. How do you adjust the headspace on the M12? I willget the go no go gauges from PT&G seems if you want
    the headspace to be .043" would you use a .044" for no go?
     
  12. Joe D

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    Item 23. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/HarringtonRichardson-33274/Rifles-36450/12-38727.htm?page=2
    I detailed how to do it over on rimfirecentral.com
     
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    Link?
     
  14. Joe D

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    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445111
     
  15. Rem6br

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    Thanks for the link Joe, and remember don't be sanding your ammo ;D
     
  16. fayettefatts

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    Thank You Joe D.
    I would have been scratching my head for quite a while! ;D
     
  17. Rem6br

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    Joe,
    Do I order the .22 LR match chamber gauges? I guess Dave Kiff will know what I need
     
  18. Joe D

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    Remember, all you are checking is rim thickness.
     
  19. Rem6br

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    Okie dokie thanks
     
  20. MGYSGT

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    Question for that headspace thing. My M12 engraves the rifling onto the projectile when the bolt is closed. Is this wrong or right? I used to have a 40X that did the same thing.

    Thanks
    Tom
     

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