good first gun

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 1bullet2kills, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. 1bullet2kills

    1bullet2kills New Member

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    what is a good type of rifle for beginners?
     
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  2. YoungGunWill

    YoungGunWill New Member

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    What are you going to use this rifle for? Plinking? Hunting? Home defense? Beginning for competitions?
     

  3. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I got my six year old daughter a bolt action single shot .22 Chipmunk. Nice little rifle, quite accurate, fit her well.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Those little Cricket 22's are great for kids starting out. Grown up kids starting out I think would do well with a 22 first too. It allows one to learn about aiming and handling while not having to deal with recoil. and the ammo is dirt cheap so you can shoot a lot for 15-20 bucks.
     
  5. 1bullet2kills

    1bullet2kills New Member

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    i just knida want a rifle to practice on my aim, and i want it to be easy to keep in good condition.
     
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I decent bolt action rimfire in 22lr. End of story I don't care if YOU think the 22lr is a weak round or you don't want to feel like a sissy shooting one. I tell you what. That little 22 will provide you with more hours of shooting fun than any centerfire can plus there is no recoil so that means you can shoot all day and not worry about recoil affecting your shooting.

    Personally I have more rimfires than centerfires and I shoot them more as well... They are just plane fun to shoot.

    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/finder/

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/980S.asp

    The almost $900 club ($700 - $900)

    http://www.browning.com/products/ca...n-accurate-rimfire-smallgame-hunting-22-rifle

    If you want to drop some coin. The $900+ club

    http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/markxxii

    http://www.cooperfirearms.com/

    http://jga.anschuetz-sport.com/index.php5?menu=106&sprache=1

    http://www.remingtoncustom.com/Rimfire.aspx
     
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  7. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Totally in agreeance. ;)
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Another vote for a bolt action .22 rifle. You can spend as little as $100, or as much as you have in your savings account. They are simple to maintain, accurate, and dependable. They have obvious limits of range and power- but what does not? You would not try to haul a 5th wheel camper with a Ford Escort. Ammunition is cheap enough that you can shoot a LOT. 20 rounds of .308 sells for about the same as 550 rounds of .22 LR ammo.
     
  9. jbd

    jbd New Member

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    Yep the best way to start out .22 rifle. You will have a great time for cheap and lots of practice for cheap as stated above.
     
  10. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    You could do this in many back yards with an air rifle. Personally, i have lots of fun with my .177 air rifle, but i'd rather be shooting a .22. When i was younger, i GREATLY enjoyed plinking with my Marlin model 60 .22 semi-automatic. If this is your first rifle EVER, a bolt-action .22 would probably be the simplest option.
     
  11. rugermatt

    rugermatt New Member

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    i would get a ruger 10/22. it's a semi auto and is the most popular .22 rifle. there is countless upgrades and if as reliable as they come. you can spend any where from about $200 to ?? there are many different models. mine is the stamdard version and i shoot it more than any other gun i own.
     
  12. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    While I like shooting my 10/22s, I think a bolt action .22LR is his best bet if the purpose is plinking and hunting. Starting with a bolt action will make you a better shot. That's because you learn to make the 1st shot count. You can't simply pull the trigger again if your aim is off-you have to cycle the action.
     
  13. 1bullet2kills

    1bullet2kills New Member

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    thanks for all the info guys! i'll definetly get myself a bolt-action rifle now. :D