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Old 11-20-2012, 02:10 AM   #31
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To me I like the heaviness of a 223 just because its bigger but a 22 is the best if your just having fun with it

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #32
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For a first 22LR the Marlin Model 60 is the best option. You just sight it in and start shooting. There isn't much you can do to a model 60 that will be improvement. The dovetail scope mount leaves a lot to be desired. The aftermarket stocks suck.

After you have embarrassed a bunch of people with tacti-cool weapons. A 10/22 is in order. You don't need to do much to a 10/22. Replace the recoil buffer to get rid of that awful clack and mount a decent scope on the 10/22. I don't see how the bull barrels help very much. Out of the box a 10/22 will hit a squirrel in the head. I don't hunt ants so more accuracy isn't needed.


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