Winchester Model 72-22

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by randommj, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. randommj

    randommj New Member

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    my dad let me borrow his .22 for a plinking club that a few of my friends are in, where do these stack up? about how old is this? it says long and long whats that mean? any other info could be great, are there scopes that I could attach without making it permanent? needless to say, Im a crazy nOOb:eek:

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    Thanks guys

    Miles
     
  2. randommj

    randommj New Member

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    is this a decent plinking gun? whats its range with iron sights?

    any input is welcome

    Miles
     
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  3. randommj

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    not too bad for my first time at a shooting range, (the far right wasnt me) (pic was from 25 yards)

    I did find our how blind I am in my right (shooting) eye, at 50 yards, I couldn't even see the small targets to shoot at them, any remedy for this? is shooting lefty the only option?

    Miles
     
  4. Missileman

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    Miles: That's a nice little Winchester, made between the late 1930s to the late 1950s. I believe it is designed for .22 short, long, or long rifle cartridges--what you probably shot were .22 LR (long rifle) which is most common and available in the bulk boxes. This can be a fairly valuable .22 depending on condition, i.e. can go over $500++. I'm not sure if scope mounts are available for it--you may not want to modify it if it is in original, nice condition--just shot it with the factory iron sights.
    Nice gun--enjoy and be safe!
     
  5. randommj

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    hey thanks for the info! I had no idea that it could be worth so much, I wont mod it because its not mine to mod, its dads, Im looking into a mosin of some kind

    thanks again for the info!

    Miles