Old guy shoots .22 rifle, great experience.

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by chubcobear, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    After over 40 years of no rifle shooting (lots of pistol, shotgun experience) , I went out and shot my new Savage Mark 2 .22LR today at the local Game & Fish Shooting Range. Last time I fired rifles was military service (60-68) and have not had such a good time shooting in years. This is great stuff. Waiting on a scope I ordered, but iron sights shooting was great fun even for an old guy like me. I think I am into this.
  2. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    I know what you mean. The Savage MKII rifle with their new trigger and heavy barrel is great. I have two, one blue and one stainless, and may have room for a third one this summer. Great fun !

  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Way to go Bear, and the Savage is a great rifle. There is a bunch of Old Guys here that get together weather permitting and go through a lot of .22 rim fire. Between all of us we pretty well cover the selection of rifles as long as they are blued steel and wood. Got one Old Guy that insists on bring his black plastic GSG but we just kid him a lot. :D

    Take some pictures the next time as we all enjoy looking at other shooters good times.
  4. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    It is addicting! Glad you enjoyed your self. Have fun and keep the lead flying!:)
  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    i bet u buy more! we would like to see some pictures of your targets to see how ya did, have a blast
  6. chubcobear

    chubcobear New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    Thank you all. I have no accu-trigger but I find the trigger pull crisp at about 5-6 lbs I think. Will the Savage non accu-trigger work into a softer pull with time and use? It's fine for me as is, but I am just curious. Looking forward to getting new scope for it. Thanks.
  7. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    I too have a Savage 93 BTV in .17 and my son has the Savage Mark 11 BTV in .22 caliber. They are awesome. Bet you find more room in your closet. I think they are awesome! Both have the accu trigger set up. As far as you adjusting the one you are presently shooting,I am not sure :)
  8. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Ya chub.....
    me kinda too.....like you, hardly ever shoot long guns anymore,
    although I have many fine ones that are a pleasure to fire.
    And many with optics, very expensive optics.......
    I still prefer open/iron sights. Maybe it stems from my love
    of 'cowboy' SA revolvers, or the fact that I grew up shooting
    a lot when I was a child, and we didn't have many options
    for optics. :dontknow:
    Or simply the 'fear' of aging and blessed that my eyesight
    is still good, that I must prove to myself that I still can.
    I can say that open sights is not an option for any of us
    [a shooting club] when we meet for 1000yd 20cal/50cal comp,
    even the young hot-to-trots we have..........optics a must,
    otherwise impossible !!!
    I do, though, on most of mine, when optional, leave the iron sights
    intact, so I can use them if wanted.
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