What's best for first gun?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Stoop14, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. grcsat

    grcsat Member

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    Stoop14

    Hi, there is a lot of really good advice given on this thread, however you never told us were in Canada you are going. Canada is a big place with a lot of different weather conditions and depending where you are will dictate what guns you can use to the best of thier ability and performance. ie Kamloops - you can use anything because of its semi desert climate. Churchill - super cold- true military semi is ok, civilian (like norinco) is no-no.your gun will not function properly, pump will not be reliable at all ,so only use bolt action . shot gun in churchill single shot break open is best.As for 22 any bolt action is ok,clip load -good ,tube load-bad.

    So where are you going?
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  2. LewiSS

    LewiSS New Member

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    I don't believe anyone has mentioned my favorite .22 rifle for both newbies and pros alike: the Henry lever action. I have had two (.22 and .17 HMR) and just love their quality and accuracy. I like the model that looks like the Winchester '92, but they also build a "traditional" Henry style in Brasslite. Both are outstanding, made in America, and good bargains. www.henryrepeating.com
  3. jblair

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    I am interested in a 22LR rifle as well to use with my son when we go to the range. I was looking at a Ruger 1140R which I believe is a variation of their 1022 platform. Is this correct and would this be a good choice for a starter 22?
  4. RustyBarrel111

    RustyBarrel111 New Member

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    I started with a .22lr. It's definetly the way to go. Mine was a bolt action, and that really helped to teach me the importance of "one shot, one kill". Once you get your discipline and accuracy down, I would graduate to something else.
  5. GSL

    GSL New Member

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    Dear Sirs,
    My first .22LR, was a Rem.513T
    with a Weaver T10x , and I learned
    to shoot it as a single shot.
    I bought it used for around 300.00
    plus the scope and rings.
    My cost was around 600.00 tops.
    That rifle could shoot quarters at 100yds.
    GSL.
  6. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

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    In my experience the 10/22 out of the box is fairly accurate, not something I'd want to go to competition with but it's good enough for beginners, it's fun a perfect gun for fun plinking, but as others said autoloaders might not be best to train up on.

    Currently I'm using a Ruger Mark III 22/45, and it's a blast. Probably more than it should be once I get that red dot scope mounted on it.
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