Rimfire rifle modified for arrows

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  1. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    From the office of “what will they think of next,” inventors have come up with a new firearm called the Airrow Rimfire. The firearms are made by Swivel Machine Works Inc. of Newtown, Conn.

    For $750, you can buy a Ruger 10/22 rifle that has been modified to fire a special 16-inch arrow at 335 to 435 feet per second, that’s about 100 more feet per second than arrows fired from a compound bow. Or for about $380, you can modify your own Ruger with the arrow-shooting barrel.

    The firearm has some wildlife managers concerned about the weapon’s potential for use in poaching. Since the noise is minimal (the arrows are fired with a .22 blank load which is even quieter than a normal .22 load) and the weapon is accurate out to 50 yards, it could be misused. Yet it also offers an advantage for wildlife managers, as it is capable of firing tranquilizer loads.

    The manufacturer is touting the firearms as safe for use in more urban-type hunting situations where deer numbers are too high.

    Swivel Machine Works started out creating air-powered arrow-shooting rifles. This is the company’s latest advance.
     

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  2. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    i have often wondered if that would work.i wonder if you could use it during crossbow season.
     

  3. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    I had to see the pic thats SWEET!
     
  4. cook

    cook New Member

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    Now that is different...cool post
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thats an awsome lookin gun?bow but Ithought that a 10/22was an auto.? the gun I saw plainly looks like a bolt action or is that part of the modifacation?
     
  6. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    That is just too cool, I would love to own one!

    Eric
     
  7. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Good looken gun, I'd like to have one for target shooting. I wonder how much the arrows are, and how long they last
     
  8. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    i would say the arrows are prolly 10.00 each or so and i would say that they are a lot stronger than compound arrows and prolly crossbow bolts aswell....
     
  9. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    They have a pretty good website, that you should be able to find with the info in the first post!
     
  10. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    neat piece thanks for postin it delta!
     
  11. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I didnt pick up on the bolt, def not a 10/22, could possibly a Ruger Mark IV though.

    I just thought of something, does it shoot strictly field points? I dont see how a braod head would fit even with that etended muzzle.

    Great Post, thanks