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Old 03-09-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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Thankyou Cane, enjoy the beautiful weather down there, its kinda gloomy here right now with rain and snow still on the ground.

haha we are like 10 mins away form eachother workinprogess, kinda wild. Well I just confirmed my purchase of a Savage 26700 MKIIF 22LR AT!

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:27 AM   #12
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My first rifle was a Ruger 10/22, but if you want to do long range shooting with the same gun you will probably want to look at something a little more powerful.

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Small world.

Not sure if you know this or not but there is an outdoor range on Dequindre between 21 and 23 mile. I'm not exactly positive of the street but it's near a 7-11.


edit: Just found it on google maps. It's just North of Hamlin on Dequindre, East side of the road.

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Go with a bolt action 22lr CZ, RUger, ect.....

This will give you hours upon hours of practice for the price of 30 minutes with even a 223. I say stay away from semiautomatics as you tend to shoot faster. When beginning you want to concentrate on the fundamentals like breathing, trigger control, sight picture and safety. Spray and pray is not good to learn with.

Plus once you get hooked on rimfires centerfires are just for making more noise and burning more powder.

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if u can learn to use a .22 and get accurate with it u can be accurate with any firearm and a cheap caliber for long range shooting is a 17hmr the .223 rifles are expensive and ammo isnt real cheap and all you would need for a .22 scope is a 3-9x32 but a 17hmr for long range you need a 6-8x40 or a 6-24x40

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Go with a bolt action 22lr CZ, RUger, ect.....

This will give you hours upon hours of practice for the price of 30 minutes with even a 223. I say stay away from semiautomatics as you tend to shoot faster. When beginning you want to concentrate on the fundamentals like breathing, trigger control, sight picture and safety. Spray and pray is not good to learn with.

Plus once you get hooked on rimfires centerfires are just for making more noise and burning more powder.
i agree a 22lr is the way to go for a first firearm. easy to learn the basics. in shooting, form and technique are everything. i enjoy shooting centerfire but i would say 85% of my time is spent shooting 22lr. a 22lr due to lack of any real recoil makes it easier to detect problems with flinch and trigger control.
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I decided to not go with a ruger for my first rifle cause they are so expensive, im on a semi tight budget right now, and I have heard good things about savage firearms. Probably not suitable for the experienced gunner, but I figure I'll work my way up. I dont wanna "jump the gun" on my shooting hobby.

and I did not know about that range, good to know, thanks workinprogress.

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yea I was sorta thinking that might be a good move. I have shot a .22 before but only one time at boyscout camp at age 12, but considering I haven't shot nething but a bb gun since then the .22 is probably the best choice. I have heard Ruger makes a solid .22 rifle. any thoughts?
Ruger makes quite a few solid .22s but the gun to learn fundamentals on is not their semi-auto 10-22. Too much of a temptation for newbies to keep janking the trigger.

Get a decent Savage or Marlin bolt action .22 (used is fine) with a reasonably priced rimfire specific scope (regular scopes are paralax adjusted for 150-175 yards and not suitable for normal rimfire ranges). Go sit at the 50 yard range bench and shoot at tiny targets until you get good. After you master breath and trigger control then start shooting offhand, prone and sitting. Rimfire ammo is cheap and plentiful, have at it...
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