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Old 01-01-2012, 04:43 AM   #11
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I was intrested in buying a .22 for christmas but I bought a 30-30 instead but next year im going to get a .22 mp5 that jjust looks awesomefor about $400

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I was intrested in buying a .22 for christmas but I bought a 30-30 instead but next year im going to get a .22 mp5 that jjust looks awesomefor about $400
I won't lie, a .22 cal MP5 would be pretty sweet to have. Just don't hink I'd ever be able to get that up here it Canada.
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Some things couldn't be better with anything BUT a .22

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Some things couldn't be better with anything BUT a .22
Looks great man
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Default 22's Are Good for Many Things

Consider these uses for a 22:

Target Shooting
Silhouette Shooting
Plinking at Cans
Plinking at Bottles
Ground Squirrel Control
Rabbit Hunting
Pack Gun

To name a few.

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1) Training-especially weapons orientation and familiarization. A great
caliber to help the gun-shy, or newbies to overcome their misgivings
and phobias.


2) Target-incredible fun, very inexpensive to shoot. An afternoon
plinking usually won't run more than 20$ in ammo, but 40$ to
60$ shooting binges are epic.


3) Practice- many like to use a 22LR which is very similar
to their larger bore hunting rifle to hone their marksmanship
in the off season

4) Fun for the whole family-women and children are attracted
by the ease of use, and family shooting competitions are
great-

5) Hunting-Even medium size game can be taken while preserving
the integrity of the hide and the meat.

6) Pest Control-Everything from mice to raccoons, porcupines, and
skunks.

7) Pack gun-makes a very viable lightweight alternative for
a good stalker who's a fair shot.


IMHO, a good .22 rifle and pistol are at the core of any decent

gun collection. (as in "shooting" guns, not actual collectibles)

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I shoot .22 for three reasons.....

1) They are cheap

2) They are cheap

3) They are cheap

Oh and they are fun.

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squirrel, rabbit, coon hunters ussualy carry one. It test your skill more than a shotgun. Great for training someone the basics of shooting cheap.

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I would have to agree with Paladin201.
You can literately shoot 10 times as much as you could with .223 bullets.

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Ya im convinced about my next gun being the mp5 .22 but I still love my marlin 30-30 http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=RCxAiQKYYzQ
Click on it if you wanna see me target practicing in the desert

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