GUN Starter .22?

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  1. The Cable Guy

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    Whats a good .22 rifle to start off with? I'm thinking something semi-auto with decent magazine capacity.
     
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    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    I started off with a bolt .22lr.
     
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    My first gun was a 10/22. Get the stainless barrel so you don't have to worry about being outside in the rain with it. :)
     
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    Both great rifles.

    There are 11ty million aftermarket parts for the 10/22 if you want something you can customize.
     
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    The 10/22 is the Chevy 350 of guns.
     
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    I've heard 10/22s are really cheap, can anyone give me an average price?
     
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    160-200 new
     
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    I think I paid $220, but mine was the stainless model with the synthetic stock, and had a longer barrel iirc. I found them for a huge range in prices depending on where I called.
     
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    If you can find one a romanian m1969 is a good rifle, they used to be real cheap, the only problem is that they only have a 5 round magazine. But it is a very accuret rifle.
     
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    10/22 was my first rifle as well. Fun and CHEAP to shoot. 1,000 rounds for under $30 easily. You can customize the hell out of them, and it's still reliable if you do your part.

    The first time I took mine shooting I put 600-700 rounds through it and had only 2 problems. I "FTL", and once the mag dropped out. Mag was probably my fault, FTL I have no idea. I jsut pulled it out and kept going the rest of the day.
     
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    ruger 10/22 /thread
     
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    My 10/22 had a trigger problem when I got it. We went out to shoot it the weekend after I bought the damn thing and the trigger didn't release the firing pin. Pull the slide back and pull the unfired bullet out and it wasn't a problem. Putting that same bullet into the mag the next time yielded no problems. Luckily my boyfriend had just replaced his trigger assembly in HIS 10/22 so we replaced mine to test it, and sure enough, no problems at all. I called Ruger and told them what occurred and how we troubleshot it. My new trigger assembly arrived within 4 days. :cool:
     
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    marlin 60/795

    cheaper, and more accurate out-of-box than the 10/22.
     
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    Id go with a 10/22. I have a stainless/synth. Its a great plinker. I picked mine up for 240$ with another mag.
     
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    If Remington 597's are still cheaper than 10/22's, I'd probably go with that. Mine was very accurate right out of the box with the stock sights.
     
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    Marlin 60! Got mine local for $120, brand new.

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