Fixin' to get me a long gun!


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freewheeling
March 19, 2013, 08:55 PM
I think I joined this forum about 10 years ago looking for advice on handguns, and ended up getting a CZ 75B and a Kahr P9, both of which have served me well. I put some Tausch grips on the CZ and got a Milt Sparks IWB holster for it, and a little pocket holster for the Kahr, and then just never bought another firearm. I've collected some knives and such, but just started thinking that I might want to get a long gun, and haven't owned a rifle since I was about 18. At that time I was a fairly good marksman, and also had some military target training. I figured I'd stick with basics although want to maintain my mobility, so I was looking at a Ruger 10/22 Takedown as my first new-era rifle. I noticed that they're selling for about $400 or so, but there are also some going for around $600 and wondered if this might be the blued version with the flash suppressor?

Anyway, just so I'm not missing out on something are there any other suggestions along these line? I might like to eventually get an AR-15 but with the tulip-frenzy going on at the moment I can wait until things get a little more sane. I doubt that they'll pass a ban this time around. I plan to use the rifle for target plinking, and in the event things go south maybe self defense and/or small game. Anyway, just an intro weapon at this point. I like my handguns fine and don't plan on getting any more. Instead of another collectible knife I thought I'd get a rifle.

So, any thoughts? I gather CZ has some nice small caliber rifles. Anything that might be competitive with the Ruger?

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Doc7
March 19, 2013, 08:58 PM
In terms of semi-auto the 10/22, Marlin 60 (tube) and Marlin 795 (magazine) are the most popular players. CZs in .22LR that people talk about the most are the bolt action 452 and 455. Savage also makes quality 22s at these price points.

jstein650
March 19, 2013, 09:40 PM
Man, once you get into centerfire rifles, you'll never look back... My first interest in guns was definitely pistol/revolver. A fondness grows for centerfire rifles for sure, at least for me. Gotta have a rimfire, that just kinda goes without saying, so that probably would be a good place to start. Even so, a smallish good quality centerfire, say, .22 Hornet, .223., even a 22-250 or .243 will give you many happy days. CZ offers some nice rifles for sure, my standby is a Ruger M77 in .223 and I never tire of loading for it and blowing up water jugs or the occasional groundhog!
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TexasPatriot.308
March 19, 2013, 09:43 PM
lots or price range here....depends what you want, how much you want to spend and for now , is it available. for me a Ruger 10/22 and go from there.

show_me_2nd
March 20, 2013, 09:14 PM
I think I joined this forum about 10 years ago looking for advice on handguns, and ended up getting a CZ 75B and a Kahr P9, both of which have served me well. I put some Tausch grips on the CZ and got a Milt Sparks IWB holster for it, and a little pocket holster for the Kahr, and then just never bought another firearm. I've collected some knives and such, but just started thinking that I might want to get a long gun, and haven't owned a rifle since I was about 18. At that time I was a fairly good marksman, and also had some military target training. I figured I'd stick with basics although want to maintain my mobility, so I was looking at a Ruger 10/22 Takedown as my first new-era rifle. I noticed that they're selling for about $400 or so, but there are also some going for around $600 and wondered if this might be the blued version with the flash suppressor?

Anyway, just so I'm not missing out on something are there any other suggestions along these line? I might like to eventually get an AR-15 but with the tulip-frenzy going on at the moment I can wait until things get a little more sane. I doubt that they'll pass a ban this time around. I plan to use the rifle for target plinking, and in the event things go south maybe self defense and/or small game. Anyway, just an intro weapon at this point. I like my handguns fine and don't plan on getting any more. Instead of another collectible knife I thought I'd get a rifle.

So, any thoughts? I gather CZ has some nice small caliber rifles. Anything that might be competitive with the Ruger?
Savage .17 HMR rifles with varmint barrels, accutrigger included, are a lot of fun for the money. It is my first long gun and a great learning tool and very accurate right out of the box.

bamajoey
March 20, 2013, 10:06 PM
Fixin' to get me a long gun!

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I think I joined this forum about 10 years ago looking for advice on handguns, and ended up getting a CZ 75B and a Kahr P9, both of which have served me well. I put some Tausch grips on the CZ and got a Milt Sparks IWB holster for it, and a little pocket holster for the Kahr, and then just never bought another firearm. I've collected some knives and such, but just started thinking that I might want to get a long gun, and haven't owned a rifle since I was about 18. At that time I was a fairly good marksman, and also had some military target training. I figured I'd stick with basics although want to maintain my mobility, so I was looking at a Ruger 10/22 Takedown as my first new-era rifle. I noticed that they're selling for about $400 or so, but there are also some going for around $600 and wondered if this might be the blued version with the flash suppressor?

Anyway, just so I'm not missing out on something are there any other suggestions along these line? I might like to eventually get an AR-15 but with the tulip-frenzy going on at the moment I can wait until things get a little more sane. I doubt that they'll pass a ban this time around. I plan to use the rifle for target plinking, and in the event things go south maybe self defense and/or small game. Anyway, just an intro weapon at this point. I like my handguns fine and don't plan on getting any more. Instead of another collectible knife I thought I'd get a rifle.

So, any thoughts? I gather CZ has some nice small caliber rifles. Anything that might be competitive with the Ruger?

Everything that CZ has in small caliber will be more than competitive with the Rugers, and if you can find one it will be in the $400 neighborhood

jim243
March 20, 2013, 11:29 PM
The issue won't be what rifle to get both the CZ & Rugers will do fine for you, the question will be the availabity of ammo for whatever you get, but you know that since your are a shooter now. The only small bore ammo I have seen on the shelves is in 17 rimfire. Going to a centerfire a 204 would be a good first gun and may give you a chance to find ammo and shoot.

Those are the only two suggestions I can think of right now unless you are looking for a hunting rifle and then I would suggest a 243 (no supprise on that).

Either way good luck and stay safe.
Jim

freewheeling
March 21, 2013, 11:34 PM
Thanks for the advice, guys. Can't believe it's so hard to find .22 LR . I still have about 500 rounds that I bought for my CZ Kadet. I never even heard of .17 cal until now. They did have .22 Hornet when I was a kid, and I knew the .223 was a step-down used for the AR-15. The last military rifle I've touched was an M1 Carbine that I had for four years in military school, that I was so used to stripping and cleaning that I could do it in my sleep. Been quite awhile since I was into long guns, so it'll be an adventure.

ExAgoradzo
March 24, 2013, 12:09 AM
Any of the 22s named in #2 would be more than adequate for what you're saying.
The 17HMR (not Mach 2!) would also be great.
When you step into the center fire market, Id get a bolt .223 (a good one is still on my list).
Greg

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