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    First Range Visit with 992

    I picked up a used 992 earlier in the week, unfortunately it didn't come with the 22LR cylinder, just the 22WMR one.

    I put 99 rounds through it (CCI Maxi-Mag 40-grain TMJ). Attached is the second of two targets I used (from 25 yards, with a handrest).

    At first it was shooting way too high. I dialed the rear sight down, and ended up going all the way down with it, and it *still* shot too high, so for that second target I aimed at the bottom of the black.

    Also, I worked the sight to the left as I went through the second half of the session, that's why many of the holes are too far right. There seems to be some looseness in the rear sight blade, such that I can move it slightly sideways and it will stay where I move it to; that possibly contributed to my not being able to get the windage where I wanted it sooner (I only discovered this looseness after several attempts to change POA didn't seem to have the desired effect).

    Other than the two sight adjustment problems I'm happy with it. I might be mounting a scope on it which would get around the problems with the iron sights, but of course I'd prefer that they work right.

    If/when I send it back to Taurus for them to fit a 22LR cylinder to it, I'll likely mention the sight problems too; hopefully they'll be able to deal with that in the same trip.

    One question that came up, the guy next to me at the range thought I might be able to shoot 22LR ammo in the 22WMR cylinder, but when we ran it by the rangemaster he thought that would result in split cartridge cases (at least). Anybody tried this or knows the answer, I'd be interested to know, because if that works I don't need a 22LR cylinder (although it seems unlikely that it would work because then they wouldn't need two cylinders).
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    The sight is probably why the original owner sold it.
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    No, you cannot fire the 22LR in a 22Mag cylinder. The round will fire, but you are not going to like the results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmstncwby View Post
    The sight is probably why the original owner sold it.
    That makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by AOCM.RET View Post
    No, you cannot fire the 22LR in a 22Mag cylinder. The round will fire, but you are not going to like the results!
    I figured as much; thanks for the confirmation!
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    I have found all my Trackers (992 4 & 6.5, .17HMR 6.5) have a bit of "wobble" on windage if slight pressure applied, although they "appear" to re-center. Doesn't seem to affect aim near as bad as I do. LOL
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    Yeah, I just checked mine and found the same.

    I only bought my 992 4 in back in December, and between other holiday obligations and the January weather here in southern OH, I haven't been able to get to an outdoor range. The indoor range I have been using doesn't have shooting benches - standing and free hand hold only. In all, I have about 400 .22LR rounds and 50 .22 magnum rounds through my 992. And a LOT of the shooting has been in double action mode - that is what I bought it for. (DA practice with .22LR ammo.) But I did some SA shooting right out of the box, just to check the sights as best I could.

    That said, shooting .22LR HV ammo and using a very slight 6 o'clock hold (top of sights aligned with center of target) I am hitting close enough to point of aim at 40 FEET that I am not adjusting anything until I have a chance to use a bench and a rest. Yes, there is scatter, no keyhole groups, but it probably isn't the gun. I find .22 magnum shoots a little high, which is to be expected. I am ESTIMATING that the .22 magnum (Speer short barrel) shoots approx three inches higher than .22LR (Remington Thunderbolts) at 40 feet. Since neither is really a tight group, a guess is all I can give you.

    Since you are shooting at approx twice the distance I am, perhaps the owner had it set up for .22LR? and your sights are better than you think?

    Help any?
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    Make it yours and then enjoy it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scalpel View Post
    Make it yours and then enjoy it !
    Thanks Scalpel, that's my plan!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gus992 View Post
    Yeah, I just checked mine and found the same.
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    Since you are shooting at approx twice the distance I am, perhaps the owner had it set up for .22LR? and your sights are better than you think?
    Thanks for your help Gus . . . I ran the windage screw a fair bit in each direction and it seemed to help with the sight re-centering by itself after being wiggled sideways.

    Regarding differing POIs for 22LR versus 22WMR, that makes sense, and could explain initially hitting very high. But not being able to adjust it down enough to accommodate 22WMR is odd.

    I got a scope mount base from Weigand Combat, but I need to remove the rear sight before I can install it.

    Anybody know what size pin punch I need for the tiny pin that helps hold the rear sight on?
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    Well, maybe there is something wrong with your sights, I don't know. Hopefully, you can work it out without having to send it to Taurus.

    By the way, BobKart, mine is an Intrepid Silverstone with a PRD Fireball. What's yours?

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    Hi Gus.

    That picture is of an Invader Roadracing frame with 4-cycle engine (B&S w/Tillotson racing carb, bringing it to maybe 8hp). It'll hit ~50mph on that particular sprint track (Prairie City near Sacramento). It's my lowest-powered kart, more of a fun kart than a racing kart.

    I've had a few KT-100-powered karts over the years (Margay, Invader). Then I upped it to a Shifter Kart (80cc). I recently sold that one due to there being nowhere to run it up here.

    I have helmet-cam video of running the 80cc kart at Thunderhill Park (near Willows, CA) on an open track day, topping out at 90mph on the straight and averaging over 70mph for the full 15-turn, 3-mile course.

    It's been about 15 years since I've been in a kart beyond those indoor karting places. Great fun but no tracks up here.
    Last edited by bobkart; 01-27-2014 at 11:43 PM.
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