GUN Rifle for a beginner?

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  1. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I've never been into firearms until now. I honestly think I could spend all day at the range

    What's a decent rifle to get started with?
     
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    ruger 10/22
     
  3. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    price range? strictly for target shooting?

    10/22, sks, mosin are all cheap to buy, ammo prices vary, all fine target plinkers, sks and mosin could be used for hunting.
     
  6. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    I guess target for now. I think I'd almost find it relaxing.
     
  7. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Oh and I've never priced a rifle, so what price range are we talking here?
     
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    basic 10/22, $200, ammo is dirt cheap, sks $90-250 depending on model and condition average price for nice one $150ish, ammo prices fluctuate, $125-150 a case of 1000rds. Mosin $80, ammo 880rd's $60-70. hipoint carbine $175, ammo depends on what caliber but pretty cheap.

    Want something nice? savage bolt gun around $400, ammo $15 a box for good stuff. AR15 $6-800 ammo about $140 a case for cheap stuff.
     
  9. Didact

    Didact I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Jesus, I just bought a glock for just under $400... those are great prices in comparison! haha
     
  10. WiLL

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    Rifles is so broad. If this is only for hitting a target at the range, then you have to decide on the caliber.

    What about shooting is relaxing? Some enough the power behind the trigger pull, others like putting 10 rounds through a single hole. What is yours?

    If you want something very accurate and cheap to shoot, a 10/22 would be it. The aftermarket is HUGE. I own a few other rifles including a few ARs and a Mosin M44, and I still think my 10/22 is on top of my favorite to shoot.

    If you enjoy the power, a .222LR isnt going to satisfy that. A Mosin M44 is a HUGE hitter and is cheap to boot. 7.62 x 54r is a huge round, and is cheap when you buy surplus. I just think its looks ugly as hell :o
     
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    my first rifle was a bushmaster 16" HBAR AR-15 carbine.

    before that i had only shot daisy and crossman pump BB guns.
     
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    i`ve been realy thinking of building an AR in .22
     
  13. t1h

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    is a ruger 10/22 a rifle that can be bought new at almost any sporting goods/gun store?
     
  14. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    yeah even walmart has them
     
  15. t1h

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    :cool: I'm getting an M1 Garand, but my dad said I should get a 22 rifle for target shooting since the ammo is cheaper then what the Garand uses. Guess i'll pick up a ruger 10/22 sometime too
     
  16. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Get a 10/22 for now. There are a TON of mods for it.
     
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    kind of what I am thinking of doing I got a remington 30-06 as my first rifle (yet to be shot) but I will probably pick up a 22 just because it is so much cheaper to put ammo through them.
     
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    Id say for absolute cheapness of ammo, a Ruger 10/22. (ammo is about .02 a round or less)

    But then again you can get a mosin for Under $100 with an excellent bore and has been refinished by the armory to look like almost new. And at about .10 a round if you buy the mildly corrosive Hungarian stuff its pretty cheap.

    SKS and AK would be fun to own although ammunition prices have jumped to .20 a round

    If you are not too used to shooting, Id have to say go with the 10/22 at first, so you can get used to it. Then go to the bigger, more powerful guns.
     
  19. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    10/22 for now but you will get bored of it fast then you get a mosin. :bigthumb:
     
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    my 10/22 will be off wait on the 16th :bigthumb: got it for $213 including DROS and tax.

    now i just need to get a rail, some rings and a scope :coold:

    p.s. its the first gun ive ever owned and its great
     
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    10/22, because then you really could spend all day at the range, and it wouldn't cost you that much money.
     

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