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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #16
 
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There are where it's at!

I shoot competition games every other Sundays...so usually the day before I go shooting my .22. I've noticed that when I skip it my shooting is not as good. As stated rimfires are great practice guns for virtually any discipline. And you can shoot all day long for like 10 bucks!

I got a mark II with 10" barrel with a trigger job. With open sights at 50' I'm under 2"...I had a scope on it and with it I was under 1" at 50'.

I just got a Charger (that's where the scope went). I'm doing a trigger job as we speak, I'm hoping to be done by the week-end...and will report promptly!

Next is probably going to be a 22/45...too many guns...too little time...why handguns are so addictive I just don't get it !



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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:18 AM   #17
 
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I betrayed Ruger...I got a Beretta U22 Neos 6" inox...I just could not turn it down...it looks too damn weird not to have it! Besides it's a good gun with a crappy trigger and I love the challenge of making a mediocre triggered gun into a 1000-buck exotic competitor!

I will put a red dot on it and leave the scope (2-6X) for the Charger. I'll use he Neos as my off-hand pistol, the Charger I will use exclusively with the bi-pod, and the mark II 10" is going to be my sand-bag one.
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I've got more rimfires than I care to admit here. Pound for pound the most fun for my $$$
Easy to buy, tweak and feed. From Ruger MkII-III to the great American success story 1022 to the older classics,to the 77/22mag, rimfire is my gun of choice. Not that I don't own my share of centerfires.
Rimfires will surely gain in popularity with the present outrageous price escalation on shooting related goods.

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One thing that disturbs me reading on the different Boards, is all the people that are new to guns wanting to get a high powered gun to start out with. I shot the .22 Rimfire a long time before I moved up to higher calibers. IMHO the .22 is the best gun there is for anyone new to guns to start with. If you can handle and shoot them proficiently, you won't have any problem moving up to the higher calibers.

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KP97DC, I'll echo your thoughts about starting with a 22 and add .... even when you have been playing with guns for 50 years, 22s are still the most fun! I'd much rather shoot a brick of 22s than a box of center fires. Seems the older I get, the less I enjoy the big magnums and the more I enjoy 22s.
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One thing that disturbs me reading on the different Boards, is all the people that are new to guns wanting to get a high powered gun to start out with. I shot the .22 Rimfire a long time before I moved up to higher calibers. IMHO the .22 is the best gun there is for anyone new to guns to start with. If you can handle and shoot them proficiently, you won't have any problem moving up to the higher calibers.
I agree. I think the smartest move anyone new to firearms can make is to have the first purchase be a high quality .22. A good .22 pistol and rifle will be the guns that you buy and enjoy shooting for the rest of your life while other larger calibers come and go. One nice option for those who are looking at handguns are the .22 conversion kits. If I were new to firearms and was sure I wanted a Glock, 1911, CZ, etc I would would wait to get the one in the centerfire caliber I wanted until I could also afford the best .22 conversion kit available for it.
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As a recreational activity some friends and I regularly introduce newbies of both genders and all descriptions to shooting. It's our ammo, grounds, guns and targets. We use two bolts, one pump, a Rem 552, three 1022's and an old Marlin single shot bolt 101 Crown Prince. The rimfire is less sinister looking and sounding and frankly more fun for any newbie.
We've never had a complaint yet.
It's always fun to dispel the ignorant myths about firearms. Rimfires serve that purpose quite well.

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+1 on starting with rimfires and you can fill in all the reasons: low recoil, decreased shooting expense, accuracy, etc. There are probably a million stories of newbies starting with loudenboomers, getting a severe case of flinchitis and losing interest in shooting only to regain that interest when they are introduced to rimfires. When I decided to start shooting (actually, it was relearn to shoot) after a very long lay-off, I started with rimfires. It was a while before I started shooting centerfires. Most of my rounds downrange are still .22 lr. I shoot for fun and my rimfires a fun, accurate shooters. They all have one inaccurate part, but I'm working on the upgrade of that part.
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New shooters today were raised on TV , Movies , and video games . I was taught by an old-timer that didn,t have patience for lousy shooting habits.Shooting is not an exercise to make noise , the idea is to hit what you aim at . He'd be the first to praise you when you did well , and the first to put you in place when you got cocky. With .22s I got all the practice I needed not to be on his bad side . .22s are my favorite for teaching my nieces and nephews . Also if you're trying to convert anti-gunners it's not so intimidating. It's suprising how much fun they have .

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any 22 is a great load to start but after building my first 10-17 im looking for a 200 yd range to see what can be done with these little and cheep loads no way can i shoot 200 rds out of my .270 on a sat
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sarge i dont even want to think of the pain !!!400 rounds in a day?
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No matter what guns I bring to shoot, there's always a 22 among them.
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I really enjoy shooting my rimfire. 10/22. It is so nice to shoot. My shoulder doesn't hurt after a day of shooting like it does with my 270. Besides I can afford to shoot 1000 rounds a day and it only costs about the same as 50 rounds through my GP 100. Can't beat it. A good day of squirrel hunting is fun anyways.
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I just enjoy shooting period. Admittedly, these days I shoot rimfires more due to costs. 15 years ago when I was single, I had more disposable income to indulge in the shooting sports and did quite a bit of reloading. Since I had zillions of my homemade rds for 9mm, .45ACP, 40SW, 10mm, .38./.357, I rarely shot my .22s.

Now with the job, family, and mortgage, I have neither time for reloading or a lot money to spend on components and factory ammo. Luckily, there's always the trusty .22lr to fall back on. My Single-Six and 22/45 are the most fired guns I have these days, although I still break out the .45ACP and 10mm Colts every now and then.
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