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Old October 30th, 2019, 11:10 PM   #16
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So did you get a chance to try out the rifle ?



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Old October 31st, 2019, 07:20 AM   #17
 
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*Shoot*, not yet. Believe it or not, I've never shot a 10/22, including this one. I've owned other .22 rifles, but I suspect I saved the best for last.

Today and part of tomorrow it's raining cats and dogs, but maybe on Friday, but for sure by Saturday when good weather returns. Today, I plan to learn to take it down and clean it.
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Glad to see that you picked it up yesterday. Looking forward to your thoughts after the first range trip.
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Old December 8th, 2019, 08:11 PM   #19
 
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Been away from this thread since October.

Not intentional, just busy.

Loving this 10/22.

It's hanging right over there
on the pull up bar in the door
where I did 10 earlier. More tmw.

Intend to buy an EC9s to join it. I'll get back to you re that.

But for now, I'm going into the kitchen to eat fried chicken.
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... And yes, yes, just holding it, looking, dare I say ... fondle? ...
"Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons. The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man the monarch of all he surveys. It realizes the ancient dream of the Jovian thunderbolt, and as such it is the embodiment of personal power. For this reason it exercises a curious influence over the minds of most men, and in its best examples it constitutes an object of affection unmatched by any other inanimate object."

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Old December 9th, 2019, 10:39 AM   #21
 
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What a great quote! I've never read that before, but -- as usual -- he's right. What a great man Jeff Cooper was.
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Old December 9th, 2019, 07:25 PM   #22
 
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I am glad you got everything straightened out and got your rifle.
The shorter LOP is better than a too long LOP and as you stated extra clothing will take up some length.
Good times and good shooting!
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Old December 11th, 2019, 06:49 PM   #23
 
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Dwarren, thanks for the well wishes. I agree about a short LOP being better than too long. The short didn't work for me at 5'9", even with winter clothing, which is why I put the standard OEM stock on it. Even with winter padding, it just feels better.
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Old December 25th, 2019, 07:41 PM   #24
 
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A 10/22 rifle in .22 LR

One more. I hope this is ok

I wanted this rifle when I was, what ?, 15?

I didn't get it then. But I've got it now at 69.

It's got a sling on it. Pics? I'll get back to you.

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Old December 29th, 2019, 07:48 PM   #25
 
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Question

What if someone -- man or woman --
approached you on New Years Eve and asked --

"What's the best .22 rifle?"

What would you say?
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congrats on "getting" the 10/22 ... you say compact? Not sure i've seen a compact 10/22, will need to surf for some 411 on this model ...

I was in Maine once, beautiful state ... however the one bumper sticker i seenmore than once was this and I quote ...

"OK, you've seen it now get the hell out" ... made me laugh the first time i saw it ...
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Glad you were finally able to get it!
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What if someone -- man or woman --
approached you on New Years Eve and asked --

"What's the best .22 rifle?"

What would you say?
I would say, everyone should own a 10/22.
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What if someone -- man or woman --
approached you on New Years Eve and asked --

"What's the best .22 rifle?"

What would you say?
I still have a toss up between the 10/22 and the Marlin 60 for semi's. Bolt actions .22's are another story, they're are so many good ones you can't choose.

The Marlin has less available aftermarket parts, but has a microgrooved barrel, and greater capacity, has the magazine always with it, but they're a little finicky as well. Harder to takedown and clean well, and need tuning to run perfect. If you re-assemble it with the hammer forward or don't slide the bolt back, you will bend the extractor which is a spring steel wire basically, and it won't run. The factory bolt/charging handles need to be polished, and keep grit and powder out of the chamber.

The more I get into 10/22's and mods, the more I like them. They seem to be a little more picky on ammo depending on which magazine I choose. Takedown is easier, cleaning is easier, and in general I think more user friendly except no last shot hold open and the bolt lock can take a while to get used to.
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