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Old 12-25-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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I woke up this morning to find that the fat man left me a brand-spanking new 10/22 under the tree. I didn't think I'd been good enough this year. Go figure.

It's box stock, blued, birch stock, so I won't bother positing pictures. But, if I were a soda can or a plastic milk jug, I'd be nervous right now. The GWP (Great White Plinker) is on the prowl

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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Congrats on your present! Now you'll catch the fever to modify it.

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No, I think it will stay pretty much stock for a while. Although.......the trigger leaves a little to be desired, and I need a scope.

Speaking of scopes, I'm pretty much an idiot when it comes to optics, mounts, and rings. I figure I'll just get a cheap Bushnell 3-9 x 32 from Midway. But I'm thoroughly confused about mounts and rings. Anyone have any specific recommendations on economical (er....cheap) 1 piece mounts and rings? Do I need "low", "medium", or "high" rings? Will any rings that are referred to as "Weaver style" work with any mount that is likewise classified?

Keep in mind that, for the time being anyway, this is purely a recreational rifle, so I probably don't need anything too elaborate.

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Congratulations. 10/22's are addicting. As far as the trigger goes, Stalkingbear is the man to see for a trigger job. Enjoy that rascal.

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The 10/22's are real nice. Fun and cheap to shoot. Enjoy.

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I got one, too, but it was no real surprise. Got the all-weather in stainless with synthetic stock, which I'm sure I'll change out.

Took it out to the north forty with an old scope I put on it and couldn't hit the broad side. Too cold to spend the time to properly sight in, but I just had to shoot the little dude.

I'm looking forward to spending a lot of days tinkering and customizing....and just shooting the living daylights out of her.

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Congratulations. 10/22's are addicting. As far as the trigger goes, Stalkingbear is the man to see for a trigger job. Enjoy that rascal.
I was gonna recommend the same thing. I've got a stock 10/22 that I plan on leaving that way. But at some point, I'm going to get another with a bull barrel for some target shooting, and the trigger group will go to Bear for a good working over.

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Took it out to the north forty with an old scope I put on it and couldn't hit the broad side. Too cold to spend the time to properly sight in, but I just had to shoot the little dude.
I wish I had a north forty to take mine out to. I'm going to have to wait for a weekend and some decent weather to take it out to a range.

What made me think I wanted a house in the 'burbs?
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Believe me, living in the country is great in many ways, but I miss the 'burbs often.....

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Congrats on the new rifle's folks. I'm sure you'll enjoy those 10/22's as much as everyone else enjoys theirs.

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