narrowing it down

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by frankie331978, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. frankie331978

    frankie331978 New Member

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    Today my parents and I went out to try to find a rifle for me. My Dad said I should probably get a rifle as he is familiar with them. I wanted a handgun but Dad said I wasn't ready for one yet. So we set out to Gander Mountain to take a look at what they had. Dad said I should stick with a .22 for now as he doesn't want me to hurt my shoulder with a shotgun. I have a pretty low pain tolerance so I think it's probably a good idea to stick with a .22, as my Dad suggested. He's always looking out for me, as good parents do for their children. ;)

    What we liked best was the Ruger 10 + 1 22 Long Rifle Heavy Stainless Barrel & Laminate Stock because my Dad and I figured for that price, it has to be a good gun. Does anyone have any experience with this gun?

    We only want to target shoot with the gun we buy as my Mom said I would probably feel bad if I ever shot any animals. I have a couple of toy poodles that would probably be upset with me if I ever brought home another animal, dead or alive. :D

    Anyway, my Dad and I are interested in what you all think. My fellow doctor friends want to go shooting with me so I hope to make a decision and purchase soon.

    I am very excited to hold such a powerful weapon in my hands.

    I have to go to sleep now. I'm up late and I'm trying to be so quiet so as not to wake my parents. We go to church pretty early on Sunday mornings so I better get some sleep.
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    Thats a nice bolt action but you would pay a lot less for a Ruger 10/22 semi auto rifle. They are alot of fun and you can either plink with the standard 10 round magazine or go get a 30 round magazine.
     

  3. frankie331978

    frankie331978 New Member

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    That's okay. I am a dermatologist and I have the money. And my Dad said he'd help me if I needed it.
     
  4. TimKS

    TimKS Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm sorry if I'm mis-reading this post, but my advise is to 'grow a pair' and buy the gun of your choice. ......one sentence, you sound like an eight year old, and then suddenly your a doctor..........? Is it necessary to take mommy & daddy along to buy a long gun? If you're an adult, act like one. :confused:
     
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  5. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Not sure you would be able to handle the power of the Ruger in .22lr. I would suggest the Daisy Red Ryder for starters and work up to the Airsoft G5 clone...then a .22.
     
  6. rice923

    rice923 New Member

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    ditto on the comment about "growing a pair." No offense or anything, but I'm assuming you are of a pretty significant age if you are a dermatologist. Now go choose the gun you want and let mom and dad go about their own business.
     
  7. Revolver-time

    Revolver-time New Member

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    This thread has to be a joke.
     
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  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'm a 'girl' and I shot a 20 guage shotgun and I thought it hurt. LOL I also shot Bear's Quigly and that hurt even worse. I'll stick with handguns and rifles........other than that darned Quigly.
     
  10. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    O ya, if your looking for a .22 get one you can have fun with, i recomend a savage stevens arms 22lr, semi auto, its fun and only cost around $150.
    Here is a quick vid of mine.




    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHb5TCPqMpo]‪SANY0051.AVI‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. Leathermarshmallow

    Leathermarshmallow New Member

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    I want to know how old you are? I have never met an eight year old dermatologist!
     
  12. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    His Dad was correct! You are not!
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    STOP being such meanies!

    22's are great guns to start with. My 3rd choice would be the Ruger 10/22. 2nd would be Marlin Model 60. 1st choice is what I have, Smith & Wesson AR15-22.
     
  14. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    For the money a S&W M&P 15 22 is good mine was 500$ and today I got a grip and shooters edge red dot there not on yet
     
  15. SmithKid308

    SmithKid308 New Member

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    What doctor needs help buying a .22 and money Mr. Doctor and live a little get a .308 or a 7.62x54 hey go big or go home