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WTB Smooth Bore 22LR

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by jty, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. jty

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    Still looking for a Remington 572SB or a smooth bore 22LR of any make. Please contact me if you have one or know of one.
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    I have a Remington 572 but I do not want to part with it. It is a key armament in my fight to eliminate the carpenter bees.

    Here are a couple of things that I have learned about it:

    The all brass shotshells work the best. The CCI shells with the plastic capsule often do not open up.

    You will need to clean the bore regularly. The #12 shot does lead the bore and this affects the pattern. I clean the bore every 25 rounds.

    Good luck in your search. I found mine on Gunbroker.

    Jim Skeel
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    Jim,
    You have a PM. I can't shoot them here in NJ. I think that they're on the protected species list. I have an old canister type vacuum cleaner that I put a 10' piece of 3/4" plastic water pipe down in the wand. I suck those carpenter bees right out of the air.

    Ed Yanchok
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    I had an idea of a future project somewhere down the line. Take a smoothbore pump 22, rig up a vent rib and a mock cutts (both just for asthetics and a "why not" factor), and have a small scale bumblebee killing machine. My dad shoots them on the porch of the gun club, but a steady diet of shotshells in his Single Six has gummed up the action works and put it out of commission.

    I wonder if it would be possible to "routledge" a rifled barrel after the fact. Would probably end up being considerably cheaper than a factory one in the long run.
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    Ed, I like your vacuum idea for the bees. I have used my shop vac to suck up the occasional bat that gets into our log home. I have a small hand held vacuum that is quite powerfull. I wonder where I can get some thin-wall plastic tubing?

    Jim Skeel
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    You have to sneak up behind them and they'll get sucked right in. Once you get the hang of it you'll become a real "Bee Stalker" but be careful because they are still alive in your vacuum. Remove the wand and spray some bee killer in, while it's running.

    Ed Yanchok
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    Back in the day you could order a Remington 572 smooth bore or a Winchester model 61 smooth bore with a vent rib. Simmons installed them and they still do. A couple of years ago I talked with the Simmons people at the Tulsa Gun Show. They told me they still had the equipment to do it. Price around $350.00.

    I have five 572 smooth bores three of them are Routledge bored still in the box. Not for sale. Although I can find them. Price about 500.00 on up.
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    I like that vacuum idea. I've been smacking them with a small leaf rake but I miss more than I hit. I'd like to try the smoot-bore .22 on them but don't have one. I've heard of people using that small rock candy in a BB gun. I've tried BB's but that's pretty hard and my aim is not so good. I can't get close enough with a tennis racket as some people use.

    Ed Y. please email me about your smoothbore.

    Gotta go get a piece of 1/2 inch hose and hook up my vaccum. It's "Bee Stalking" time.

    Kenny Ray
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    Get a can of spray adhesive, works great on bugs. No noise, no poison. HMB
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    I guess that Remington made more than one model. The one that I have is a "Field master" 121.

    Ed Yanchok
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    if you can find me one that would be great.
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