First Firearm

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by RaidenArmstrong, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. RaidenArmstrong

    RaidenArmstrong New Member

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    Hi,
    would it be better to Buy a rifle or revolver for a first firearm?
    (I was thinking about the Anschutz 1710 DHB or the Smith and Wesson 617)
    Thanks,:)
     
  2. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    My opinion is buy a .22 rifle such as the Marlin 60 or Ruger 10/22 for your first firearm. You'll have a lot of fun shooting those and learn a lot about guns in the process. Plus, they're cheap to shoot.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    IIRC the Anschutz is a .22.

    Excellent choice if you can afford it.:):)

    Of course the S&W 617 is a superb choice is also a top of the line weapon.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Much lower chance you will shoot yourself in the foot with a rifle. Just sayin'.
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Start with the rifle; easier to learn to steady your sights when you have a longer barrel and sight radius. You will probably have quicker success with the rifle and less chance of losing interest in shooting.

    I still have my first .22 rifle; got it in 1977 for Christmas (did not put out any human eyes, just squirrels').
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I agree w/Orange, and the right to keep and arm bears.
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Armed bear-on-bear pit fights? Winner gets shaved and mailed to Oprah? Sounds good, maybe some pay-per-view?
    :D
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO ARM BEARS :p:p:p