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Old 09-15-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Ok so, ill be moving in with my dad in 2 weeks and he said he would take me to get my first gun soon after that. So my question is what gun should I get? I was thinking maybe a mosin nagant and a new stock for it, mossberg 100atr ,ruger 10/22 with a dragunov stock,s&w m&p 15-22, or an sks what do you guys think?
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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If this is to personal just pm me.
Isn't your dad a felon?
If so he cant be anywhere near a gun.

If i am wrong, yes it does happen

Then me personally and probably everyone after me, will suggest a 22.

Now a s&w 15-22 is great if you have the money for it. Personally i will always recommend the ruger 10/22.
Good accuracy out of the box, great semi auto for the price, and you can make it look like anything you want with all the after market stuff.
If you want more oomph, then a rossi single shot 243 would be a good place to start. Inexpensive ammo, little recoil, powerful enough to hunt deer, and i personally love the hell out of the round itself .
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If this is to personal just pm me.
Isn't your dad a felon?
I believe it is his step Dad that is a felon. His Dad just has the disadvantage of living in the city of Chicago. ROFL.
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If this is to personal just pm me.
Isn't your dad a felon?
If so he cant be anywhere near a gun.

If i am wrong, yes it does happen

Then me personally and probably everyone after me, will suggest a 22.

Now a s&w 15-22 is great if you have the money for it. Personally i will always recommend the ruger 10/22.
Good accuracy out of the box, great semi auto for the price, and you can make it look like anything you want with all the after market stuff.
If you want more oomph, then a rossi single shot 243 would be a good place to start. Inexpensive ammo, little recoil, powerful enough to hunt deer, and i personally love the hell out of the round itself .
My step dad is a felon not my real dad.
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Yep, just like Butters says, [prepares to die] start with a .22. You have a much better chance of shooting the larger calibers well if you get your mechanics down first. A .22 will let you concentrate on form and muscle memory without the distraction of anticipated recoil...

But...if you have the means (financially and legally), the M91/30 comes highly recommended...

If and when you move to a handgun, I'd start with a revolver first. Shooting a wheelgun in DA and getting proficient at it is a HUGE advantage when you step into a semi-auto...
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My step dad is a felon not my real dad.
My bad man.
Still. 22 then a 22 then a 22
And then a 22 MAGNUM OH YEEEAAAAHHHH!!
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Ruger 10/22. Period! Tons of mods you can do to it, easy to work on, I was shooting 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards with my sons last weekend. He does have a nice scope on it and that's all. It flawless, fun and cheap
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Get a .22 and a lot of ammo. It is a great way to learn to shoot without flinching or killing your pocketbook. The skills you learn cheaply will apply to centerfire rifles when it is time to move up.
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Why a .22lr over a mosin nagant? Besides the fact there's less recoil and ammo's cheaper.
Also why do you guys suggest a 10/22 over an m&p 15-22? I was considering the s&w because when I shot an ar-15 I liked it so much and decided I could get a .22 that looks like it than in about a year I would be familiar with the platform and buy one later.
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