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Old 07-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default Help me pick a rifle :)

Forget about brand, I haven't even picked a platform yet!

A friend was supposed to get me in on the AR15 customized lower group buy last year, but he screwed it up Found a RR AR15 I really liked at a brand new FFL last Christmas, but the timing wasn't right... Beginning to think AR15 and I don't belong together.

Co-Worker of a friend suggested I look really hard at the PTR, he likes it better than the AR or AK. Not sure I totally understand what he did in the Marines, but my friend said he talks about long range sniper work.

Don't have a real purpose in mind, not a hunter, but could see me looking for some longer range target shooting.

While at Cabela's tonight, I really liked the feel of a Ruger 10/22 they had... Why do I think I'm going to end up with two rifles?

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Old 07-24-2012, 03:38 AM   #2
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If its just for punching holes in paper I'd start with the ruger 10/22. Highly accurate and reliable and ammo doesn't get any cheaper. I bring my 10/22 with me every time I go to the range.

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Cant go wrong with a 10/22 for simple pleasure shooting.

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The Ruger 10/22 is a great little rifle. I'd start with it and then someday get something in a larger caliber.

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Longer range? Such as up to 600 yards!? 20" AR.

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This isn't a choice between the 10/22 and something with a little more umph, the 10/22 is coming home irrespective of the bigger platform Just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on the spot last night.

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This isn't a choice between the 10/22 and something with a little more umph, the 10/22 is coming home irrespective of the bigger platform Just couldn't bring myself to spend the money on the spot last night.
No THAT's a proper attitude dude!
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For long range target shooting I would recommend a bolt action rifle. There are several cartridges to choose from, so that's another discussion. I like cartridges with a lot of versatility in reloads and are also readily available on the retail market. In my opinion the .308 Winchester fits those requirements. Savage Arms offers several bolt guns in this chambering and their accu-trigger is sweet.

If you like the Ruger 10/22...buy it. I own several 22lr rifles and pistols, and shoot them the most.

Best of luck.

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ummm, borrowed my FIL's .32 WS awhile ago. Taking it with me this weekend to shoot, when I get to try out the PTR. Have no idea how well the Winchester shoots, but I know he used to hunt with it.

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Considered a pretty obsolete cartrdige these days, but, I am a fan of it. It's a .30-30 with some weight behind it!

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