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ruger 22lr.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by poppeye, Oct 17, 2008.

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  1. poppeye

    poppeye Member

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    help I am wondering if I should get a 10/22 or a mark I, II, or III. I want a pistol cause there small and pretty fun to shoot.:) but i can get a 10/?22 at my walmart for $193.73 thats good isn't it? How much is a mark pistol? Do you have any for sale?

    Ps. I would use it for squirrel hunting and just A.T.M. "Anything That Moves."
     
  2. Larry E

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    Pistols are fun to shoot, but for hunting you'd probably do better with a 10/22 unless you're a really good pistol shot - unlike me. :eek:
     
  3. Marcus L.

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    I used to have a MKIII Hunter. It was one heck of a .22lr pistol, but after a while I determined that I simply didn't need a .22lr pistol unless I wanted it for plinking. Pistols are "usually" best for close range defense, and the .22lr isn't adequate for that, and rimfires tend to experience a lot of failures to fire with ammo. When hunting, the .22lr is intended for small game which are small targets and a rifle is much better for taking small game for eating. You can shoot coyotes and stray dogs with the .22lr, but you need a little more precision in your hits for it to be effective which is better out of a rifle. I guess if you just want to pop animals for fun it isn't bad. If you want to hunt though, I would recommend something like the Marlin 60 in stainless. If you ever plan on eating anything you hunt, or just want to be humane, you want the precision that a rifle will give you to take game more effectively.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    poppeye

    For hunting, paper punching, or just plain old plinking, the 10/22 is hard to beat. My own, which I purchased new 30 years ago, is still one of the most accurate and reliable .22LR autoloaders I have ever owned. Over the years, it has shown a marked preference for CCI MiniMags and Wolf Match Target ammo. And if you want to personalize, accurize, or accessorize your rifle, the 10/22 can offer you more modifications from mild to wild than just about any other .22LR rifle out there.
     
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    The .22 won't be good for "Anything that moves". Deer, for example, should never be hunted with a .22But I see you have a 12 gauge stevens, for bigger stuff.

    I have a 10/22, it's my main target practice gun, and I intend to buy a ruger mark for my next gun.
    Do you already have a rifle, or a handgun?
    If you already have a good .22 rifle, but not a handgun, I'd say get the handgun.
     
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    Everybody should own at least one of each.
     
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