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10/22 supressed sniper rifle in service wityh the idf

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tango3, Jan 14, 2007.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Interesting write up about the iseraeli defense forces using suppressed .22lr 10/22's for crowd control...
    http://www.ruger1022.com/docs/israeli_sniper.htm
    funny how thingswind down when the rabble rousers just pile up for no apparent reason.
     
  2. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I believe that Jeff Cooper suggested a supressed .22LR ti the Isreali's, and the ruger was their choice. I saw it in action once when the new showed some rioters throwing rocks. I saw a tree twig clipped off and then the rock thrower grabbed a burned writs, looked confused then scared, then he beat feet. Looked pretty effective to me. Wish the NG was using them down on our border.

    jim
     
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    If you go into the article it says trops didn't respect the lethality of the round "because its just a .22" and were inadvertantly hitting above the waist and causing fatalities...
     
  4. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    At least that's what they told their bosses.:sneaky:

    jim
     
  5. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++


    Exactly! .... Indadvertantly my butt.

    Although I'd bet that "just" a 22 is not respected as lethal by a lot of folks.
     
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