Girlfriends first time out.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    As the "topic" suggests, I took my girl out shooting today.
    It actually kind of surprised me that she was so okay with going and she was the one who asked me to go instead of the other way around.

    The other thing that really surprised me is that she never hesitated to load the magazine her self nor to fire the rifle, well was one "hesitation" but it was only that I had to shoot first and that was it. Right after my magazine was empty she took her spot on the firing line and had a blast.

    I'm thinking I've got her hooked on shooting too. We were using some hollow point and shooting small water filled bottles and every time she hit them you could see the smile from ear to ear while the bottle either flew into the air or popped its top.

    Talking to her on the way home, she said shes thinking about getting a scope for her rifle since when she used our buddy's rifle+she was able to get hits on the bottles easier.

    (she was using the XT-22R and our buddy's rifle is the Remington 597 as for the scope, I'm not sure on the model or anything. Just know it's a 3-9x40. Distance was about 25yards or so)
     
  2. firedawg60

    firedawg60 New Member

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    Good deal. But have some money, I could see this getting expensive!! lol
     

  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Haha well that wouldn't really buy me to much.
    Before I bought her this little rifle she didn't even like being around any type of firearms at all. After shooting some rounds off she seems to of warmed up to the idea of me buying another one in a larger caliber. So from not liking hem being in the same house to almost suggesting I buy another one....I can live with that change. Haha
     
  4. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    It could be that she is in love with you and that she has ulterior motives, like a diamond and a date. Now that will be expensive! Shooting is much, much less expensive than marriage.

    You definitely sound like you found a keeper!

    Next, see if she likes the idea of hunting...Maybe a combined Colorado Elk hunt and wedding...
     
  5. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Man.....I think I'd ask her if she would like a ring out something fun/useful since I have this weird hint of not spending money on something that in essence is just going to sit there, but also think I could pony up the money just to see the smile on her face.

    I do agree with you there, even before shooting I found her to be a keeper. After sending some rounds down range, having a blast doing so and her sound like she wants something a bit bigger and with a scope, I know for sure she's one I those girl that you rarely find.

    For a wedding, I don't think we'd go for a hunt. Least not for Colorado elk since we live up in Canada. Still looking forward to taking her out gopher shooting though. Haha
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    With a camo dress, and a certain celebrity personality on a tv show! :)

    I wish I'd have done a big fat redneck wedding. Instead we went to the jp and later cut the cake with a buck knife.
     
  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I don't see why you'd need to "go larger" than a 22 in a rifle. Perhaps go to semi-auto like a 10/22. Even cheaper would be another Marlin...the 795. You can get those for $100 after the $25 mail-in rebate these days. If the point is fun plinking...

    If you want a bigger bang, how about going to a full-size 9mm pistol?
     
  8. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Part of the reason is just to go out plinking and have fun spending time together. As of right now she has a bolt action and I've got a semi-auto (mossberg 702 plinkster) but the other reason I'd like something abit larger is to go out coyote hunting so figure a good .223 is all I'd need and found one I'm thinking about picking up next month or so.

    I actual thought about getting a handgun already, been looking at a Glock 17 or a hi-cap because their cheaper. But only issues with that is I'd not only have to upgrade my firearms license, but here in Canada we can only legally discharge a handgun/AR platform rifle in a legally recognized range. You also need to fill out paper work every time you transport the firearm, even if it's just going to the local gun smith.
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Oh, I've gotcha. The Ruger Mini-14 is pretty good for plinking and simple varmint hunting. I decided on an AR for that duty, but that's because I needed that arm to pull double duty...the second duty being protection against the type of firearms laws you've got in Canada.
     
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  10. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I thought abou getting a mini-14 but heir a little high for me. I'm thinking about picking up the Stevens model 200 by savage.
    Bub yeah, the gun laws here are fairly stupid.
     
  11. primer

    primer New Member

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    I brought home a marlin camp 9 from the local gun show, not sure of what my wifes reaction would be. After several minutes of looking it over she said "oh yeah, that's my new gun". I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
     
  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Haha I'd rather her take claim of the gun and still be able to send a few rounds down range every now and again then have her freak out and tell me to get rid of it. But my girl seems to like the look of the tamer shotgun from H&R rifles.

    Gonna let her know I'm grabbing that savage first though haha