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Old 07-10-2011, 05:01 AM   #1
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This is my first post here. I am getting a first gun in the very near future, and I am considering either of the aforementioned rifles. I will be using it for target shooting. What are your opinions?

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Old 07-10-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
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Personally...both. Neither are expensive rifles to acquire and the ammo for each is relatively inexpensive, at least the surplus commie stuff for the Mosin. The 10/22 is a hoot to plink with especially if you have limited access to an outdoor range. The Mosin shoots a heavier round but is still a fun plinker yet can reach out a bit longer than the Ruger...my next rifle purchase will probably be a Mosin

BTW, welcome to the forum. Many of our newer members find it helpful to post in the Intro thread...lets folks get to know a bit about you and may get some additional replies to your post. Lots of 10/22 and Mosin owners round these parts...

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basically you're asking us to compare apples to carrots.here we go. if i only had one gun it would be a 22. if i were to get one now and another later i'd get the 22 first. a 22 will always be more versatile, easier to shoot, cheaper to shoot, and kick less. specificly the 1022 is one of the most adaptable and upgradable guns to be had.flip side. the moisin is probably the most reliable machine since the wheel. they've worked in every extreme from russian winters to 'nam monsoons. right now long russian thurty is cheap but one stroke of the obamapen can change that.

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Should I buy a Mo-ped, or a tractor trailer? Depends on what you want to do with it. As he said up there, totally different weapons, with different uses. You are NOT going to fire that M/N on a 50 ft indoor range, and you are not going to shoot that 10-22 at 400 meters.

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Hello,

This is my first post here. I am getting a first gun in the very near future, and I am considering either of the aforementioned rifles. I will be using it for target shooting. What are your opinions?

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Get the Ruger and learn the basics of rifle shooting with a nice .22. Ultra cheap ammo and no recoil to speak off.

Tough to master trigger control for a newbie with the buck and roar of a MN. You can graduate to center fire when you have the basics solid.
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If I was only going to buy one or the other, I would get the Ruger.

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If you're going to be limited to indoor ranges then I would choose the Ruger 10/22. If you can go to outdoor ranges I would choose the Mosin Nagant. Now that's just me, but in your case I would go with the Ruger 10/22 first to learn the basics of shooting, and then consider moving up to the Mosin Nagant. The Mosin Nagant's are also very cheap to own so you shouldn't have any trouble finding one. If you have the money I'd personally get both .

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Your question is like asking"I want to play golf with one club.Should it be a putter or a driver?' Buy the 10/22

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10/22..............no-brainer!

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EVERYONE should have a 10-22 in their arms room. It is a good, reliable, reasonably accurate, easily accessorized, American made rifle. Ammunition will be available long after the Mosin ammo has dried up. The Mosin can kick like the proverbial mule and is not a good choice for a first gun.

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