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Old 10-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Whether your 8 or 80, everyone can have great time with a .22. The ammo is cheap, and you can spend an entire day at the range, and not kill your wallet.

Today I went out for a couple hours with my .22, and had a blast. I shot old silly string cans, split pencils, shot at an old swinging target, and a backyard terra-cotta clock that had broke.

So, the point of this thread is to have a place to put pictures of your great day with your .22. This includes shot targets, your favorite plinking gun, and whatever else may come with a good days of shooting.

I'll start:

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
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You should also tell the Make & MODEL of your favorite rifle/rifles, as fuzzy pics make it hard to tell what it is...lol

Remington Fieldmaster??

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You should also tell the Make & MODEL of your favorite rifle/rifles, as fuzzy pics make it hard to tell what it is...lol

Remington Fieldmaster??
Winchester Model 61. How 'bout you?
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I've had some sweet days recently with my grandchildren at the indoor range as they learned my .22's. I'm glad they like the sport since I've bought them all new pistols for Christmas and the New Year will bring lots of little-bitty bullets going downrange. Blueguns, I had a Winchester 61 until earlier this year when it got traded-in on a S&W 15-22. But I missed the feel of real steel in my hands and honest wood at my shoulder so I got myself a Henry Golden Boy as an early Christmas present. Our range is really too dark for decent photos but I'm going to try a new one after the first of the year and pictures should follow then, (if I can get my photos to transfer to this site! Not much joy up to now...).

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I've had some sweet days recently with my grandchildren at the indoor range as they learned my .22's. I'm glad they like the sport since I've bought them all new pistols for Christmas and the New Year will bring lots of little-bitty bullets going downrange. Blueguns, I had a Winchester 61 until earlier this year when it got traded-in on a S&W 15-22. But I missed the feel of real steel in my hands and honest wood at my shoulder so I got myself a Henry Golden Boy as an early Christmas present. Our range is really too dark for decent photos but I'm going to try a new one after the first of the year and pictures should follow then, (if I can get my photos to transfer to this site! Not much joy up to now...).
Traded a Model 61??!!! We can't be friends! Lol

In all seriousness congrats on the Golden Boy! And congrats on getting the grand kids out to the range! It seems like you will have 2 very happy grand kids this Christmas.
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I didn't really want to lose it, Blueguns; but while it was in reasonably good condition and shot well it needed someone to restore it and love it (like you I guess) and I needed a financial boost for that M&P 15-22. The Golden Boy shoots with amazing smoothness and I have always had a soft spot for lever guns. Thank you for the good words about the grandkids! While the two young ones (11 and 12) like shooting my rifles, they both are handgun freaks so the girl is getting a Whitney Wolverine (in PINK polymer) and her brother a Sig 1911-22 so he'll leave my 1911 alone (I hope!). Their eighteen-year-old brother will have to do with a Rock Island 1911 compact model in .45 ACP to unwrap. Don'tcha just love it when the stocking-stuffers are made by CCI and Federal? Makes the shopping easier too!

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I've always really been into 61s. My grandfather gave it to me as my first gun when I was young, so I've always been pretty attached to them.

I hear the S&W 15-22 is a great gun. How do you like yours?

It seems like Christmas in your home is going to be quite a good time. I think that's awesome that you buy those kind of things for your grandchildren. I'll never forget when my grandfather gave me my first gun, and I'm sure your grandchildren will not forget it either.

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Blueguns - "My grandfather gave it to me as my first gun when I was young, so I've always been pretty attached to them.
I hear the S&W 15-22 is a great gun. How do you like yours?"

My grandfather taught me to shoot when I was seven with a Springfield Stevens 87A semi-auto .22 that I still have and am restoring. I learned a lot from him and from this gun and I hope to be remembered the same way by my grandchildren.
I really like the S&W 15-22; it functions quickly and accurately and my right hand "remembers" the feel and placement of the controls from my Vietnam M-16. There are some makes of ammo that it doesn't like (Remington and some Winchester) and some it loves (CCI and Federal), but this seems to vary from gun to gun according to the 15-22 forums. I've tarted mine up with accessories, everything from a forward vertical grip to a sling mount on the "buffer-tube". The tac-light, the laser, the RDS or 3-12X40 scope all make it fun to mess with and might come in handy someday. I even load my magazines with 4/1 ball/tracer like we did in the Army just for the heck of it. (might just say that it needs high-velocity tracer to function reliably) It's no wood and steel classic lever or pump gun but it has it's value. I think you would probably like it as a plinker.

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I recognized that 61 right away because they used to have them at the shooting gallery at an amusement park I used to go to as a kid. They were chained to the counter and loaded with BB cap shorts.

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I'll be taking out a couple 22s this am to the range. Both will be the first time I'm shooting them personally. It was high time I got a few plinkers for us.

I had a ton of fun with my 22s as a kid, and want my son(and daughters) to have that same fun learning experience. My FIL has had a few that we've been teaching him on this year, both Ruger single sixes.
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I'll be test firing the old Winchester Model 60A that I recently restored. Everything looks good and seems to function well, but it doesn't mean I'm not nervous shooting it the first time in about 30yrs.
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Also taking out my new M&P 15-22 to get it sighted in. This should be big fun!

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