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Old 07-27-2010, 05:25 AM   #1
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what is a good type of rifle for beginners?

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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What are you going to use this rifle for? Plinking? Hunting? Home defense? Beginning for competitions?

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I got my six year old daughter a bolt action single shot .22 Chipmunk. Nice little rifle, quite accurate, fit her well.

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Those little Cricket 22's are great for kids starting out. Grown up kids starting out I think would do well with a 22 first too. It allows one to learn about aiming and handling while not having to deal with recoil. and the ammo is dirt cheap so you can shoot a lot for 15-20 bucks.

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i just knida want a rifle to practice on my aim, and i want it to be easy to keep in good condition.

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I decent bolt action rimfire in 22lr. End of story I don't care if YOU think the 22lr is a weak round or you don't want to feel like a sissy shooting one. I tell you what. That little 22 will provide you with more hours of shooting fun than any centerfire can plus there is no recoil so that means you can shoot all day and not worry about recoil affecting your shooting.

Personally I have more rimfires than centerfires and I shoot them more as well... They are just plane fun to shoot.

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/finder/

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/980S.asp

The almost $900 club ($700 - $900)

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/family.asp?webflag_=021B&catalog_=B&content=bolt-action-accurate-rimfire-smallgame-hunting-22-rifle

If you want to drop some coin. The $900+ club

http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/markxxii

http://www.cooperfirearms.com/

http://jga.anschuetz-sport.com/index.php5?menu=106&sprache=1

http://www.remingtoncustom.com/Rimfire.aspx

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I decent bolt action rimfire in 22lr. End of story I don't care if YOU think the 22lr is a weak round or you don't want to feel like a sissy shooting one. I tell you what. That little 22 will provide you with more hours of shooting fun than any centerfire can plus there is no recoil so that means you can shoot all day and not worry about recoil affecting your shooting.

Personally I have more rimfires than centerfires and I shoot them more as well... They are just plane fun to shoot.

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Another vote for a bolt action .22 rifle. You can spend as little as $100, or as much as you have in your savings account. They are simple to maintain, accurate, and dependable. They have obvious limits of range and power- but what does not? You would not try to haul a 5th wheel camper with a Ford Escort. Ammunition is cheap enough that you can shoot a LOT. 20 rounds of .308 sells for about the same as 550 rounds of .22 LR ammo.

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Yep the best way to start out .22 rifle. You will have a great time for cheap and lots of practice for cheap as stated above.

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You could do this in many back yards with an air rifle. Personally, i have lots of fun with my .177 air rifle, but i'd rather be shooting a .22. When i was younger, i GREATLY enjoyed plinking with my Marlin model 60 .22 semi-automatic. If this is your first rifle EVER, a bolt-action .22 would probably be the simplest option.
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