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Old 06-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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now if my end goal is to learn to shoot then start trying to get into shooting comps, what would i need.
The AppleSeed shoots are the best starting point.

An excellent overview of Appleseed is by Massad Ayoob and I would start there. You can shoot with just the .22lr for quite a while and meet many people interested in the shooting sports. They will also be able to show you many variations as well as let you shoot some of their equipment. This becomes very handy when you decide to go beyond the .22lr in that you are far more likely to make good purchase decisions once you have tried various guns.
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An AR-15 is an extremely important weapon to have in the arsenal, right? But the first rifle someone would own?

Well, actually, that's the first rifle I'm hoping to own, so what the heck. Go for it! A little more scratch than a 10/22, though...
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A little more scratch than a 10/22, though...
I'll bet you actually meant a - lot - more, as in two to five times as much. Then there is the ammunition cost at four to ten times, per pull of the trigger.
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I'll bet you actually meant a - lot - more, as in two to five times as much. Then there is the ammunition cost at four to ten times, per pull of the trigger.
Plus, both the .22lr and the .223 are calibers you could easily have 10,000 of and still feel a little light.

At about $300 for a 10/22 and $1200+ for an AR, you're right. If one looks REALLY hard and watches their pennies, one can build their own AR for under $800. After mags and ammo, you're over a grand, though, easy!
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I made my buy and went with the 22 ruger. I'm not totaly happy with its look but I think I will have fun buying things to change that. When I looked up all the different things u can change I was sold. I plan on going shoooting this Friday.
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I made my buy and went with the 22 ruger. I'm not totaly happy with its look but I think I will have fun buying things to change that. When I looked up all the different things u can change I was sold. I plan on going shoooting this Friday.
DO remember to shoot close to a thousand rounds, or more, before deciding on what you want to change.
Many people will begin changing things they do not need to.

I have one that I put more than thirty thousand rounds (over twenty five years) through before I decided to upgrade it.
I also have another one (stainless version) that is - not - modofied and I shoot it at least as much as the modified one.
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I made my buy and went with the 22 ruger. I'm not totaly happy with its look
See, ya shoulda bought the Henry....
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