GUN Cheap rifle for shooting range?

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  1. GregFarz78

    GregFarz78 New Member

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    there's a gun show coming up here next weekend don't really want to spend more than $200 buddy of mine has a mosin nagant m91 I shot it a few times doesn't seem bad for the price and I like the wwII era rifles :dunno: anything else I should consider?
     
  2. What do you want to do with it? Do you want something you can practice accurate shooting with, or do you just want to sling lead downrange? If you want something to practice with, I strongly recommend something in .22lr.
     
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    pick up a used .22
     
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    I'd much rather have a 22 than a Mosin, personally.
     
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    Use your friend's Mosin when you want a fireball. Get a .22 for cheap fun and practice.
     
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    ruger 10/22 Can get one brand new for your price range, can afford to shoot the ever loving shit out of it to develop good shooting skills. In the future if you want to make it a tac driver or tacticool the after market is there for it.
     
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    Hi-Point 995
     
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    10/22, do it.



    Combo breaker.
     
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    10/22 Great little gun. Super accurate as the .22LR Cartridge is initially a quite accurate round.
     
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    Ugh, is there ANY comparable alternative to the 10/22?
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Depends what you want. Remington 597 might be a little more accurate out of the box, but the 10/22 has a lot more aftermarket. If you want a tack driver out of the box you should probably look into a bolt action .22lr. That said the 10/22 has pretty much everything one could want for a first gun.

    -Cheap to buy
    -Cheap to feed
    -Reasonably accurate out of the box
    -Can be made a tack driver w/ some modifications
    -Good platform to learn various parts of a firearm and how they all work together

    And way more fun as a first gun as opposed to a bolt action, sometimes as a noob you just want to mag dump and it's pretty fun with the 10/22. After you learn good shooting techniques it's fine to move on to a bolt action to get some more accuracy, or with $150 and some elbow grease you can make the 10/22 a 0.5MOA rifle (at 50 yards). It was my first gun (and many others') and continues to be my most used gun.
     
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    I was thinking of getting a 22 pistol for my wife actually something for her to learn on but I didn't expect so many responses to get a 22 rifle :eek3: Maybe I'll look into it ammo would be cheap probably, my friend has a hard time finding ammo for his mosin sometimes. I still kinda want the mosin though just b/c I'm a fan of the wwII era :hs: I'll probably end up getting both
     
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    If you want a .22 pistol, get a Ruger MkIII 22/45 - for most of the same reasons. It's a cheap pistol, reliable, good aftermarket, and cheap to feed.
     
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    Nice :cool: she shot a glock 19 and a xd 40 and thought they were too powerful :rofl:
     
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    :ugh: Huh?
     
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    yea the marlin model 60 is a .22 and can be picked up at walmart or any sporting goods store for a pretty reasonable price, a few of us have them on here. Its a tube loader not a magzine loader like the 10/22.
     
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    You said cheap ... 10/22 is the way to go. Rifle is inexpensive and ammo is inexpensive, but it's a fun rifle so you get a lot of bang for the buck.

    As for ammo for the mosin, 7.62x54 is fairly easy to find and cheap as hell still.
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Russian_1980_s_7.62x54R_FMJ.html
     
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    I think I'm going to pick one of these up around Christmas time :coold:
     
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    :dunno: thats what he tells me maybe b/c he lives in NY though
     
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    .22's are fun. I cant wait to pick up a GSG5 to compliment my .22 AR kit and .22 rifle. plus you can accidently shoot someone and it wont even break the skin :bowdown:
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    :werd: Me and my friends play army with our 10/22s, it just bounces off it's so weak.
     
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    Some reason that doesn't sound safe to do with m44's...

    I just picked up a mosin nagant m44. Gave up my .17hmr. Really didn't like the lack of punch. Great for skill & technique shooting, however I like something that kicks back.
     

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