bought my first .22 today!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by blackhawk51, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    So today I decided that I wanted to have a gun to shoot with at the range that was not going to empty my wallet every time I got the itch to shoot. So after reading around, I decided to go pick this up...
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    Savage Mark II .22LR, sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures.

    Just figured I would share my purchase with you fellow .22 owners!
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Awesome!! Nothing like a nice 22 for some fun shooting all afternoon. I'm also a big fan of the bolt action. Can we expect a range report in the near future?
     

  3. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    You bet! should hopefully be going to shoot sometime this week/weekend and I can't wait!
     
  4. kenhesr

    kenhesr New Member

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    Great rifle! Good choice!
     
  5. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    Thank you! I actually decided which rifle I wanted by using this forum, I read about what was out there and the pro's and con's of each and then decided on one that was in my price range. I really like the bolt action, it will force me to take my time on each shot
     
  6. FreedomFighter69

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    I did the same thing today ! Was looking for a Bolt action 22 LR, but the store I went to only had Savage in a bolt action and the bolts were stiff and choppy. Really tight and too many steps just to get it to open and close! I wound up leaving with a Ruger 10/22, soft case, 100ct box of Mini-Mags, spare magazine, and some touch-up blue for $270.00 ! I'll be going back to Delaware in the future for more. Next time I'll drive down to Dover. It seems the farther south you go in DE, the more inventory and better the deals you get. Today I was up in New Castle County. Anyways sorry for getting off track and Good Luck with your new Long Gun !!
     
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  7. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    thanks! I looked at the ruger's also, but they were just out of my price range
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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    Buy some cheap ammo till you are use to the gun, then move up in qaulity. Congrats on your new rifle!
     
  9. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    yeah im probably going to buy a case of the cheap stuff from wal-mart this weekend and go have a day at the range
     
  10. FreedomFighter69

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    True, with a bolt, you can use Cyclones and Thunderbolts and not have any problems besides a dirty bore. Im probably gonna wind up getting a bolt action anyway. It's a shame the one the store had was so stiff and choppy, it was really a good looking rifle. Dammit I want a Marlin 981-T !!
     
  11. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    Looking at this website literally made me go buy this gun! haha I loved the thought of spending a day at the range while barely spending any money.
     
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  13. FreedomFighter69

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    Maybe the one I picked up was so tight and choppy because it was stainless ??
    I do notice that with bolt action rifles blued ones have smoother operating bolts than stainless ones. Anyone else find this true or am I just nuts ??
     
  14. kenhesr

    kenhesr New Member

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    No, you could still be nuts, but I think you are right-on about the stainless!:D

    I noticed that bare stainless seems to gall more than blued or chrome plated steel, which makes sense. My Ruger Red Label was galling in the pivot, regular gun oil, even with teflon didn't help much. Then an oldtimer put me onto this stuff.

    Birchwood Casey Cleaning Supplies bc rig stainless steel lube 1.5oz t - www.Outdoor-Sports-Store.com

    It cured my problem. I like it for my 1911 stainless slides too, just about any contact point in stainless.

    Good Call! Ken
     
  15. FreedomFighter69

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    I guess I better take my Lithium now ! :D
    The companies could probably polish the bolt on them to make them more slick, instead of a brushed stainless bolt a hi-gloss one .
    What do you think ? {And yes I know you still think im nuts !!} :D
     
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  17. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    That's a nice looking set-up Blackhawk. Enjoy.
     
  18. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    Thanks I appreciate it. I wanted to add the bipod because I want to be able to practice my marksmanship and from what I read a bipod is a good aid.
     
  19. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I do loves bolt action .22s...even though I don't have one. I have lever action and semi auto:eek:

    Congrats on the new gun:)
     
  20. blackhawk51

    blackhawk51 New Member

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    thank you!