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Magnum Research PiCuda Graphite Pistol MLP22BN 22LR

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
Refined and upgraded compared to the original Ruger design. Best for the connoisseur, but if you’re willing to pay a premium for it, the Picuda is an excellent choice.

Magnum Research PiCuda Graphite Pistol MLP22BN 22LR

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The Picuda barrel consisted of a steel liner surrounded by graphite with the grain, or strands of graphite, running parallel to the bore. The goal was to produce a rigid barrel that would release heat as quickly as possible. It also reduced overall weight.
The receiver and Weaver scope mount were machined as one piece. Not only was it asthetically pleasing, but it also proved stronger and more precise than a bolt-on mount. The anodized finish proved highly scuff resistant.

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