GUN Alrite guys need some advice on a target rifle...

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  1. I-Beat-Old-People

    I-Beat-Old-People OT Supporter

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    So i grew up shooting guns my whole life. up until about 2 years ago when i joined the military, yeah i know its pathetic i used to shoot more guns as a civilian. but anyways, i went to national rifle meets/competitions all 4 years of high school and im looking to get back into it, im stationed overseas right now so buying a gun here is not going to happen, i should be rotating back permanently in about a year. looking for a nice target rifle, cheap ammo, maybe use it for popping some gophers, I still got my shotguns for deer hunting so im not worried bout that. i was thinking a savage .17 HMR? ive always wanted one, what else is out there. budget is of little consequence.
     
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    barrett m107?
     
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    I-Beat-Old-People OT Supporter

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    i go shooting every weekend, i need something with atleast somewat affordable ammo.

    edit: used to go shooting every weekend, and plan on it again, its what i miss most about the states.
     
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    I-Beat-Old-People OT Supporter

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    lol thats not a target rifle silly
     
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    I-Beat-Old-People OT Supporter

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    i guess everyones too obsessed with their ghey ar 15s.
     
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    how bout a 10/22 ?

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    pick up a 10/22 and customize the shit out of it
     
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    custom 10/22
    remington 700
    savage 10fp

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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    +1 on this. My BIL has a 10/22 he did a ton of shit too and its a fun little tack driver.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i love mine:

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    5 shot group @ 25 yards:

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    just whoring through :io:
     
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    A .223 rifle and a reloading setup? :dunno:
     
  13. I-Beat-Old-People

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    i can use my familys reloading stuff. but yeah a 10/22 seems alrite, last time i checked around all i could find was alotta mass produced ones.
     
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    The great beauty of the 10/22 (or AR15, for that matter, since you seem to have such distaste for them) is that you can buy a "standard" rifle or carbine, then basically remove everything except the receiver, and build it back up the way you want it, for whatever purpose you like, with all new parts.

    So you could easily build a 10/22 target rifle. Or a 10/22 plinker. Or a 10/22 MBR "trainer."
    Likewise with AR's--you could build a target rig, or a CQB rig, or a cheap plinker, or even a gamer rig (ask Yar about that last, and no I don't mean "gamer" as a perjorative here).
     
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    I-Beat-Old-People OT Supporter

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    its not that i dislike them, ive just shot so many, and everytime i used to go to a range, everyone had one, its no doubt a great gun, but i just dont enjoy shooting them as much as i used too. i get bored easily and ive been debating what to get back into, target shooting, skeet shooting or both. i dont think ill have time to be serious about both so for now i gotta pick one, i am deploying within the next few months though so ill have alotta time in the sand to think about it.
     
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    I don't see a reason not to get your 3 basic guns, a .22 (10/22) a center fire target rifle (remington 700 or savage 10fp) and a shotgun (around here remington 870 seems to be popular). Then you have all of your possible intrests covered.
     
  17. I'd say 10/22 and build the hell out of it.
     
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    My stock 10/22 gets submoa at 250yd off hand. :dunno:
     
  19. Did JoeCool teach you how to shoot?
     
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    I taught him.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I love my savage 22lr, I'd say go for a 22. A 17 would work too, the ammo would be costlier, the ballistics might be slightly better, but if budget is no issue you could just buy both I bought my savage 22 for about 130 out the door at walmart.

    I know blasphemy against the 10/22, but there is something about having a nice bolt action 22 that's hard to beat.
     
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    What kind of "target shooting" are you talking about, and what discipline were the "national shoots/competitions" that you participated in?
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Lots of 10/22 sack riding here. If you really want accuracy you'd be better off buying a nice bolt .22 that shoots great out of the box. I have a 10/22 and I love it, but it didn't shoot that well until after I spent $300 on it in parts. :rofl:
     
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    Make/model for this bolt action 22? I'm in a market for one.
     
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    CZ something or the other is supposed to be pretty good. :o
     

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