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Old 12-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #31
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I like it cause it's cheap but prefer it because of the soft (no) recoil and low sound. I do have my big calibers that I like to shoot from time to time.
I'm gonna stop you right there, you just said an AR-15 is a high-powered rifle. It is obvious you don't know anything about guns and I shall ignore anything you say from this point on.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:08 AM   #32
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Really? U work the action with your support hand? Doesnt the bolt hit ur face? Lol
Nope.I tend to shoot off a rest. I find it way more comfortable to let go of the for end with my right hand, and work the bolt. I only found this out recently when I got my 1st LH bolt action.

And, I beg to differ that you don't need hearing protection with a 22. You certainly do. Unless you're already mostly deaf and/or don't care about your hearing. My grandfather went mostly deaf, it sucks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #33
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i was plinking at the pistol bay area shooting gallery this weekend and i had my .22 conversions laid out. a bunch of the serious shooters came over from the other side asking about them and then realized they were .22's. oh man i love seeing these WTF reactions from people. its priceless.

i grew up playing video games which is why i like the black rifles over the traditional sporting wood. my first gun was a Saiga 12, then an AR15, and finally my first 10/22 rimfire. After that I got 10 more rimfires and havent bought a centefire rifle since.

i take out 8-10 of my .22 conversions at a time and just leave the Saiga 12 and AR at home.

its just fun and cheap to shoot.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:14 PM   #34
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I am in my 50s and cant let go of my 22s they are what got me started in firearms its more than the cost, you dont go plinking with a large calliber gun. you may go to the range and fire off a box maybe . but if you go plinking its in the woods with your 22 with lots of ammo. they are just fun to shoot. my first 22 was a HR 999 and I would love to find that gun again, I have 4 grandsons that I will be teaching firearms to very soon. the other reason 22s are popular is like my daughter in law who hates guns doesnt consider 22s a threat like a 9mil or 357 . therefor she is more likely to let me teach my grandson with my 22 . I know a 22 is a serious weapon but to a lot of people they dont count as a GUN . most people start with a 22 . and I think most like me still have their first 22
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If I had all the money in the world and never worried about the cost of ammunition I would still shoot .22’s.

They’re comfortable to shoot and not very noisy. Firing a few rounds through my 30-30 and before long I get a little tired of getting kicked in the shoulder. Thanks to a decent magazine loader I can easily blow through 100 or so rounds of .45 but after awhile that gets tiresome even without the hassle of loading magazines by hand.

.22’s just don’t wear me out. Plus they’re just easier to get on target. Part of becoming proficient is confidence. I’m having to relearn a lot after not shooting for many years and getting discouraged it can become easy to just accept good enough. It has helped highlight some of my bad habits while reinforcing the fact that I could be a good shot with enough practice.
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