GUN bolt or autoloader best for a first gun?

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  1. bigman7903

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    i'm turning 18 in about a month and i would love to get a plinker for myself, but i dont know whether or not bolt or autoloader would be best. i am by no means new to the sport i've been shooting since i was 14-15 years old but never really cleaned or dissasebled the rifles after the day was done. I'm looking into a .22 or .17hmr rifle about $200-$250.

    also is a tube magazine or standard box magazine better for accuracy, i have no idea

    any help would be great thanks
     
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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Get a ruger 10/22 it's in your price range and has a large aftermarket
     
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  4. bigman7903

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    my dad has one and i found the stock very uncomfortable, i'm shaped goofy and have really large hands
     
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    There are several different stocks to chose from.
     
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    I doubt a tube or box magazine is going to affect accuracy though I guess one may feed more reliably than the other, though I've never heard of people having problems with either :dunno:
     
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    i was looking into the marlin auto loader w/ the tube mag but i've never used one or seen on to tell you the truth. i just want something accurate and not necessarily cheap but budget wise, i dont make much, and i want some thing fun but easy to maintain
     
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    I'd seriously look at the 10/22 and fit a different stock. The accesories aren't expensive at all and the 10/22's are dead reliable. This was the 1st gun I purchased and it happened to be the day after I turned 18.

    I don't think I'll ever sell mine.
     
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    My friend has a marlin .22 and he really likes it, it's fairly accurate too. :dunno:
     
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    I would def. go autoloader, they are just more fun to shoot -> more shooting
     
  11. jamgunner

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    cant go wrong with a 10/22. we have one thats old as hell but still shoots great. 30 round banna clip makes for even more fun.
     
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    the 10/22 uses magazines, not clips.
     
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    I'd rather teach someone on a bolt action. A good 77/22 is nothing to laugh at. It teaches the shooter to make his shots count iMO.
     
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    I have a bolt action .22

    sucks due to how slow you shoot...
     
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    I dunno about you, but I can cycle a bolt action pretty fast.

    When you're first learning how to shoot, you don't really need to be doing any speed-shooting.
     
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    Well yes, I can cycle it pretty fast as well.

    but id still rather have a auto .22
     
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    I agree with going with a bolt. I love my semi-auto, but I find myself lazy when I shoot it. I have 9 more shots, why should I try to hit it the first time :o With my dad's bolt .22's, I make my shots count, and usually end up hitting what I am aiming at in the first 2 shots.
    I must say, pulling off 10 shots as fast as you can pull the trigger is pretty fun though :bigthumb:
     
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    :werd:

    They also make for good practice if you hunt with a bolt action, or plan to use a bolt action alot.
     
  20. jamgunner

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    way to call me out considering they mean the same fucking thing :bigthumb:
     
  21. SS109

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    I would choose something similar to what you want to use in a centerfire. I grew up with .22 autoloaders so I prefer to use a centerfire autoloader for hunting and target shooting.
    If I have to use a bolt action, I will sometimes forget to chamber a new round.
     
  22. TwoGuns

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    Please refrain from owning this n00b as the clip/magazine discussion is brought up in almost every gun thread on OT ever made.
     
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    No they don't noob
     
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    if you want an auto go wtih a 10/22 if you want a bolt go with a .17hmr. for 179.99 you can get a savage wtih a bull barrel chambered in .17hmr. both guns are a blast to shoot.
     
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