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Do you own a .22?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bogie, Apr 13, 2008.

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Do you own a .22?

  1. Yup, a .22 Rifle.

    126 vote(s)
    21.5%
  2. Yup, a .22 Handgun.

    47 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Yup, both!

    386 vote(s)
    66.0%
  4. I just shoot centerfire.

    26 vote(s)
    4.4%
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  1. bogie

    bogie Member

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    One of the greatest tools available for teaching new shooters is the .22 rimfire. I -cringe- every time I hear about a prospective shooter who gets handed Bubba's .44 magnum for their first experience.

    You need one.
     
  2. rainbowbob

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    Yup...both. I haven't been shooting all that long. A .22 rifle and a .22 handgun were the perfect way for me to become familiar with the basics of shooting inexpensively. I now shoot my .38 mostly, but hope to use the .22s to introduce other new shooters.
     
  3. BridgeWalker

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    Got both, they are essential, especially because of the cost of centerfire.

    But, the first handgun I ever fired was a friends .357mag Blackhawk. Loved it, don't regret it a minute. I guess maybe I handled it ok because I'd been shooting 12 gauge in trap for a while, but some people just like the bigger stuff, for the first time and every time thereafter.
     
  4. Billll

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    And if not, then why not?
     
  5. .cheese.

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    of course I own a .22. DUH!
     
  6. Acheron

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    No, but I should.
     
  7. Slugless

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    A bunch of them, actually. I bought 6 .22 rifles last fall.

    They're all I've been shooting lately.
     
  8. thumbody

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    It's not IF, it's how many!
     
  10. bogie

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    Okayfine - is this "the nit picking board?" If I could do it, I'd change the poll to "do you own at least one," okay?
     
  11. bensdad

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    I currently own 10 (I think):

    2 Marlin mod. 60s
    1 Henry Lever
    1 Henry Lever youth
    1 Marlin mod. 880
    1 Henry Minibolt

    1 S&W 22a
    1 Browning Buckmark
    1 Hi Standard HD Military
    1 Heritage Rough Rider

    Rimfire is the only realistic way for most of us to get serious trigger time. It's also, as others have said, the best way to introduce new shooters.
     
  12. tnieto2004

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    Of course! Both

    Bensdad,

    How do you like the 22A compared to the buckmark?
     
  13. 308win

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    Two bolts and a pump and one each revolver and pistol. And, I have always wanted a lever action and I have some spare cash soooo it may soon be six.
     
  14. XD-40 Shooter

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    Yup, I own a Ruger 22/45 and a Remington nylon 66, both are great shooters, lots of fun plinking, great training, and cheap to shoot!:D
     
  15. CajunBass

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    No, I do not own a 22.

    I own a dozen of them. :neener:
    (Which I know isn't near as many as some others have.)

    And can think of about a dozen or so more that I'd like to have. :D
     
  16. MaterDei

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    2 pistols, 1 Kimber 1911 conversion kit, 1 revolver, and 3 rifles.
     
  17. Ringer

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    .22s - I voted both.

    Current Inventoy
    Lever Action Rifle
    Semi Auto Rifle
    Pistol
    Glock 19 Conversion on the Way

    Missing/Needed
    Bolt Action Rifle
    Revolver
     
  18. alsaqr

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    "You need one."

    Indeed you do.

    Try to take a .22 along every time I shoot my muzzleloader or a rifle above .30 caliber. It helps to take a break after 5-10 rounds and shoot 10-20 rounds through the .22.
     
  19. bensdad

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    It's really a "Coke or Pepsi" thing. I have a reddot on the 22a and just irons on the Browning, so shooting them is quite different. The Browning is a little nicer - better fit and finish - more "solid." However, there's no denying the accuracy and reliability of the 22a. Also, the S&W was way cheaper. If I had to pick between the two, I'd take the Hi-Standard.
     
  20. Tommygunn

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    A.) Remington 550-1 semiauto .22 rifle that belonged to my father.

    B.) Winchester 9422 rifle I bought circa 1991.

    C.) Walther P22 semiauto handgun I bought last December.
     
  21. Macpherson

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    Yup, in my mind the .22 is some of the best cheap entertainment you can get, although it's not as cheap as it used to be :(

    Every American should have the opportunity to shoot .22 in some environment, whether school or boy scouts or whatever, I think we'd have a lot more gunnies that way :D
     
  22. 19-3Ben

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    A .22 bolt gun. The Marlin 981t.

    I don't have a .22 handgun yet but that's just because I have been filling other niches. It's the next niche to be filled though, and it will be filled with a Buckmark.

    Although I do really want a .357 levergun....ugh.
     
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    No collection is complete without a good .22LR, and by good, I do not mean expensive.

    Over time you should get a rifle or carbine, a handgun and a shotgun (smooth bore) in .22LR. They all have proper application.
     
  24. Funderb

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    definitely.
     
  25. Eightball

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    Got an old 10/22 for my rifle, and a SIG Mosquito (that is bug-free, I might add ;) ) for my pistol. If I find a good deal on a .22 revolver, I'll pick that up, and am going to start saving for a dedicated .22LR upper for my AR15.
     
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