Originally Posted by comfisherman
I have done a couple conversions, ammo becomes an order necessity. If you are willing to purchase large quantities online its about 6$ a box.
To date the top 2 conversions I've done were a 16.5 inch green mountain sporter barrel with a heavy handle. The other is a Magnum research with the heavy hadle from skeeter. Both were light weight builds and shot very well. The magnum research rifle has inspired no less than 5 friends to do similar hm2 builds.
They should come with a warning about how addictive they are, and with ammo like it is, its an expensive addiction.
As for on game performance there is no 22lr that compares, and as a recovering rimfire junkie I can say that with confidence. Its the closest thing to 17hmr, and 22mag power in a standard 10-22. Bullets do wonders on whistle pigs and put grouse and ptarmigin down beautifully.
Thank you for your feedback
I will have to look up Green Mountain, Magnum Research and Skeeter. This particular gun's barrel is stamped "E. Arthur Brown Company" and I suspect this is the kit that was used, before it was discontinued http://www.eabco.com/hornady17hm2.html
your feedback sounds promising in regard to the rounds' capability. I found Hornady rounds for it through a local outfit for $6.09 for 50 rounds.