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Old 05-26-2008, 10:35 AM
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I just bought my first pistol and I want to get a rifle next. I'm not a huge fan of the .22, but I am open to anything. I don't know too much about rifles so any help is appreciated.

Any suggestions?
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Even though you are not a big fan of the .22, I am still going to suggest you get one. They are an excellent way to master the fundamentals of marksmanship and practice is cheap. I recently purchased a 500 round box of Federal .22 ammunition for about $11. In addition to all this they are just plane fun to shoot. My personal favorite .22 rifle is the Ruger 10/22. I have not priced them in quite some time, but I would think you could probably pick one up for a little under $200. That's my personal opinion, for what it's worth. Best of luck to you and happy shooting.
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10/22 all the way!

I'm a huge fan of the 22lr, I can afford to shoot it. A miss with a 300win mag is not nearly as good as a hit with a 22lr. The only way to assure you get hits is to shoot the weapon allot, compare one box of 20 300win mag to 550+ of 22lr at the same cost.
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll probably will get one.

I'm not a hunter, nor do I want to be. I just want to be able to get one hell of a rifle.
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I would recommend you get a 10/22, BUT an good inexpensive rifle is a Mosin. you can ususally find them for about $100 bucks. Its a good solid rifle and is easy to clean and maintain for beginners. Its a large caliber so just be careful.
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Even though you are not a big fan of the .22, I am still going to suggest you get one. They are an excellent way to master the fundamentals of marksmanship and practice is cheap. I recently purchased a 500 round box of Federal .22 ammunition for about $11. In addition to all this they are just plane fun to shoot.
Not sure I could come up with a better sales pitch, but its probably the most accurate one not to mention a logical first step! I have one in both pistol and rifle and I swear to god I have put so many rounds through them I cant believe they still work!!! Its not a reliable fight stopper against a man, its not a good choice for stopping a charging Cape Buffalo but it will do so many jobs so well and so cheaply you just cant afford to not have one in your collection, I dont care who you are.
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Default .22 LR is a good starting point.

Like it was said by everybody above it's a great starting point. Now as far as a Hi-Power rifle .308 Winchester (more common) or .243 winchester (lower recoil) or in lever action .30-30 Winchester. The mosin nagant-mentioned above is a great rifle but without a recoil pad it's a shoulder killer for sure!


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I would go for a bolt or lever action .22 LR

I find that when you have a bolt gun you tend to take your time to shoot slower and more accurately for a beginner and you appreciate each round.

That being said if you want a semi auto the Ruger 10/22 is numero uno in my book.
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I'm going too recommend the AK.
Choose your caliber, but kids are proficient after only 30 min. training.
Bar none, easiest rifle too learn, maintain, and handle.
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=100938882

A WASR in .22LR. This gives you the best of both worlds: a way to familiarize yourself with the most widely used military weapon in the world and shoot it cheaply.
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