Re: What was the first .22 you actually owned?
My first .22 was a bolt action single shot Stevens (used gun I paid $10.00 for in 1959). I was 14 years old at the time. I could lay on my belly on my dads front porch and strike a kitchen match without knocking it over about 60 feet away. I was a damn good shot when I was a kid. I walked through the woods one mile to school every day and carried my .22 so I could hunt going and comming. I had a place to hide it near the old water tower next to the school. Life was really good back in the fifties.