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Old 12-01-2011, 04:28 AM   #11
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heres a bad pic of my 10-22

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heres a bad pic of my 10-22
What kind of trigger is that? Also what scope is that?
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Look at a Henry Lever action. Good rifle and still made in the USA. Plus fun to shoot!
A knowledgable rifle shooter, familiar with quality .22 rifles would never buy a Henry, or recommend one... Now why would I say that? It's because most rifle shooters do not know enough about rifles to recommend a good one.

With most rifle owners, they read one magazine and automatically become an expert. If you don't have a great mentor, It takes years of experience to become a rifle expert, on your own.

Look at the Henry receiver, it's painted, very cheaply so. Take it apart and see how cheaply the lockwork is made.

If you want a bolt gun buy a Marlin if you want to buy something relatively cheap. If you want quallity, buy a CZ452.

If you want a semi-auto the Ruger 10/22 is probably the way to go. I bought the sporter model over 40 years ago and it is still soldiering on.

I try to buy quality in ever think I buy. In .22 rifles, I have Winchesters and Marlins, mainly. In Winchesters I have a Model 61, a Model 62A, a Model 63 and Model 52. If you know anyting about .22 rifles, those are the best you can get.

If you like Lever guns, I have several Marlin 39A's and two Winchesters. One Winchester lever gun is a Model 9422, and the other is a Model 9422M the .22 (WRFM) Magnum model.

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Default Excellent Beginner 22LR Rifle

I can't imagine a better entry level 22LR rifle than the Ruger 10/22. In particular the stainless version with synthetic stock. Inexpensive, available everywhere, reliable, reasonably accurate and the stainless/synthetic version can take a lot of neglect and not show it. If/when you feel like you're outgrowing the basic 10/22 there are zillions of upgrade parts available to turn it into anything from a show piece to a slick & racy target rifle.

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I'd say learn open sights first, then if ya want, mount a scope. Marlin 39A is a great rifle. Lots of fun. Everyone needs a Ruger 10/22. Bolt actions are also great. Shop around a bit, Pick em up, check em out. See what ya like.

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I'd say learn open sights first, then if ya want, mount a scope. Marlin 39A is a great rifle. Lots of fun. Everyone needs a Ruger 10/22. Bolt actions are also great. Shop around a bit, Pick em up, check em out. See what ya like.
Great advice. As to the henrys being junk-some are and some arent. The older ones arent.
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Here is a pic of my Anschütz 520 (CIL300). It`s the one in the front.

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+1 on the 10-22.
It is a great beginning firearm, reasonably accurate out of the box, fun to shoot, you can always upgrade to something more expensive in the future. BUT I guarantee, you will not get rid of the 10-22.
Learn to shoot with a coach, go to an Appleseed shoot, @ Project Appleseed Home. When you get proficient then maybe go to something different

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Here is a pic of my Anschütz 520 (CIL300). It`s the one in the front.

Of course, it's the one in the front. The one in the rear is a Browning (take down) .22 semi-Automatic rifle...

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+1 on the 10-22.
It is a great beginning firearm, reasonably accurate out of the box, fun to shoot, you can always upgrade to something more expensive in the future. BUT I guarantee, you will not get rid of the 10-22.
Learn to shoot with a coach, go to an Appleseed shoot, @ Project Appleseed Home. When you get proficient then maybe go to something different
Project Appleseed is good advice, inspite of the unusual name...

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