GUN Good .22 rifle for beginner?

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  1. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    what is a good rifle for a beginner? something not to expensive but relatively nice, or even maybe a .223, but i think they are more money. thanks guys. this will just be used for targets and not for hunting
     
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    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    A .223 rifle will be more expensive and the ammo will also be more expensive for it.

    I'd suggest a 10/22 as it's a pretty simple .22 to operate and there are lot of aftermarket parts you can buy for it.
     
  3. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    is that a ruger? or just the ammo configuration? any particular make?
     
  4. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Ruger 10/22.

    The best buy is actually the "Wal Mart Special" which is a 22" stainless model with a checkered stock, produced only for Wal Mart. $214 is a helluva deal.


    www.rimfirecentral.com
     
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    Not sure if the stainless is better or not, but I got the blued model, wood stocked 10/22 for around $180 from a local gun store and the wal-mart around me had the same rifle.
     
  6. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    any idea what that rifle is called?
     
  7. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    is it bolt action?
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    There is no particular name for it. It's just a 22" barreled, stainless Ruger 10-22. There aren't really any others like it. Easy to find, and most Wal Mart stores have a couple in stock. All 10-22s are semiauto.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I definitely prefer the stainless since my 10-22 gets carried around A LOT and I don't have to worry about bluing wearing off.
     
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    nope, semi-auto
     
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    RUGER k22 i think, bolt action stainless all weather with a cool composite stock and sling attachment. (non swivel though)
     
  12. Tornado6

    Tornado6 When the wind set down in funnel form and pulled y

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    We got a Savage Mk II bolt action .22 from Wally World for $110, tax included. It even came with a horrible little scope that was never mounted. My son shoots it, and sometimes my boyfriend carries it into the woods when I've got his 20 gauge. It works just fine for plinking, and it is light as a feather.
     
  13. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    i'll take a look at that
     
  14. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    wow thats pretty cheap. i'll see if the walmart in canada has those
     
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    I got my 10/22 at a local pawn shop for 100 bucks out the door.

    If you are going to go .22, the Ruger 10/22 is like the Chevy of rifles. They are great guns out of the box and the aftermarket for them is ungodly. You can keep it stock and it's accurate and fun to shoot, or you can go nuts and build up a $2000 custom match gun if you so choose.
     
  16. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    yah thats a pretty good idea as well. i'll take a look at some local shops. i might buy it in the states just because i'm sure they have more of them :)
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Who actually shoots matches with a 10/22? I don't believe I've ever seen this.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    You probably just didn't recognize them since they're so insanely modded at the steel matches :cool:
     
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    Basically the only thing stock on those rifles is the reciever and you can even buy aftermarket ones of those too. People do use them for steel comps though.
     
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    marlin 980s. Mine owns n00bs. It was like 280 hurr.
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    I prefer the 10-22 over other .22 rifles like the Marlin & Browning. (I own all three.)
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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  23. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    well it sounds like the 10/22 is a pretty popular rifle around here. i'll look into that one as well as the rest suggested
     
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    sirmark HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    get a .22 chipmunk :big grin:
     
  25. highwaystreets

    highwaystreets thats like choosing what bullet your going to get

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    i assume this is some sort of childs rifle?
     

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