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Old 01-18-2011, 10:35 AM
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from what i can tell everyone and theyre mom is gonna be packing a 10/22 and a couple 1000 rounds of ammo, mostly stingers, if tshtf.

whats that mean to me. ill be able to pick up 10/22's and 1000's of rounds of ammo from the corpses of couch commando's in the streets and in the woods.

should be plenty of people who died after being shot with a .22, killed theyre assailant, and ran somewhere to hole up and die, to loot as well. im guessing there is a 50/50 chance that they will have a 10/22 as well. and possibly armor vests without the actual armor plates.
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Used for small game hunting. Do you really want to try and eat a squirrel that was shot by a 30-06? Do you really want to use a 30-06 round for a squirrel?
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Come lookin for my 10/22 and you will be my dinner..
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Once again ha ha ha ha

Anyone who thinks one gun does it is fooling themselves ha ha ha ha . I have all of them and am planning on using all of them. That said? I have more .22 lr stocked away and that is probably what Ill have left after all the bad guys are dead. Ill be using my 30-06 and .223 until it runs out. Then its my 1000 rounds of high velocity .22 rounds then its shotguns and cheap .22. If that runs out ? Ill throw stones like everyone else. I mean any one can see that having a weapon is only as good as the ammuniton supply to feed it. Trust me you wont be running around the woods picking up anyones dropped guns. Chances are if they are dead? they ran out of ammo. Kingfish
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I like couch commandos they read then they spout. lol
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Thanks for the advice (?), however I believe I'll keep my 10/22. And my 22/45. And my thousands of rounds of 22LR. Squirrels will fear my .22. All others get a bigger caliber.
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im talking about the people who plan on only haveing a .22.
and the ones who tell others if they can only have one gun it should be a .22.

i plan on keeping my .22 and the 1000's of rounds i have for it.
but if i get down to just .22 ammo, that means ive shot up 1000's of rounds of .223, .308, .270, .45acp, 20 and 12 and .410.
god willing id run outta .22 ammo first, it would mean im shooting rabbits and squirels for dinner and not 2 legged coyotes.

oh and, i dont think ive ever been threatened to be cannabalized before. i think this thread is going in the right direction.
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im talking about the people who plan on only haveing a .22.
and the ones who tell others if they can only have one gun it should be a .22.

i plan on keeping my .22 and the 1000's of rounds i have for it.
but if i get down to just .22 ammo, that means ive shot up 1000's of rounds of .223, .308, .270, .45acp, 20 and 12 and .410.
god willing id run outta .22 ammo first, it would mean im shooting rabbits and squirels for dinner and not 2 legged coyotes.

oh and, i dont think ive ever been threatened to be cannabalized before. i think this thread is going in the right direction.

I don't see why so many people talk lightly of a .22 caliber weapon. It is one of the most vicious and deadliest rounds ever seen. But I'll just tell you feller. If you wearing stinky britches, I'm not going to come around you anyway.
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I think the only way you will find a 10/22 on a corpes is to create the corpse. Otherwise, the one who did will beat you to it.

The 10/22 opens so many different options. It's much quieter then a 30-06 and does less damage to the meat of a small animal. You can hump a few more rounds per pound. Bet this has been said before.
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Come lookin for my 10/22 and you will be my dinner..
I'll bring the BBQ sauce Dave.

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I am only a couch potato in the winter come spring we are planting.. No matter what caliber you are shooting, I am ducking.. I will than of course return fire most probably much heavier than recieved..

If some one is just starting with a small budget.. A 10-22 and 2 bricks is a nice place to start..

always fun with a 22 thread..
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I'll bring the BBQ sauce Dave.

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LOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

Sounds like a dinner date to me!!!!
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it better be good bbq sauce.

It is one of the most vicious and deadliest rounds ever seen.
the above is excactly what im talking about.

impossible scenario, but here goes. for some reason im not going to fathom
you have to be shot in the chest. but you get to chose what your shot with.
would you pick A. a .22lr, B. a 9mm, C. a 7.62/39.
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Even I who defend it so often have to agree. Nope not the most deadly. The correct term to describe a .22 lr. is the most versatile. .22 have been used to kill more different animals then any other cartridge in (modern rifles). Shotguns run a very close second.

For small game the .22 has no equal in that you dont fill the little animal with bird shot and the shells are far more economical . I get as much of a charge reading the other side of the argument where guys state they can make head shots on squirrels with their 308 M1-A. That one just cracks me up. Yup Ill just waste a good 75 cent man stopper on 1 pound squirrel.

Im fortunate to live in a state where there is ample cover all around me. I can use any of my guns to hunt with even the 9mm hand gun will take down a deer from tree stand at 10 feet. I have them many times walk right under my tree. Shotguns are a favorite here and many counties will not allow rifles as in southern Michigan where its shotgun only for deer hunting. But that ok because you rarely get a shot here over 75 yards and most times they are much closer. My brother in law uses a 300 win mag. He is nuts as he has never had to shoot one more than 75 yards away with it. A 30-30 or 30-06 would do just as good.

But why buy a Ruger 10/22?

The answer is so simple it screams. It is the most versatile rifle on the planet.

#1They can be used for small game rating 10 for all aspects
#2 WITH THE PROPER AMMUNITION can be used for taking medium game like deer rating 7
#3 with the proper ammunition can be used as a light assault weapon for defense. rating 5 to 6 in my opinion.
#4 allows the carrying of more ammo then any other round. rating 10
#5 accurate enough rating 8 to 9 depending on the barrel and year

in short the reason to have one is they can send a lot of pretty nasty projectiles down range in a hurry, have tons of aftermarket parts for them including huge magazines and bipods,suppressors etc. They are the poor mans assault weapon. And before someone attacks that last statement I would never grab one as my first choice to do battle with. Only as a last resort in a special situation. That situation has been planned for. My Ruger will sit in may cache next to an ammo can with 1000 CCI rounds. If the day ever comes when I have to leave my farm and try to hack it out in bush with no hope of resupply that is the day I will take that rifle and no other. If that day comes it wont really matter what I have Ill probably die. With no water,food, hope of resupply your weapon will be your least most important item in your backpack. Kingfish
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If the streets and woods are going to be filled with desperate armed people, it's not just the .22 owners who will be found dead. It doesn't matter what you are carrying if someone picks you off to raid your corpse.

Yeah, yeah, I know. The bad guys bullets always miss, but our bullets always hit. Nice fantasy, but the real world doesn't work that way.
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If the streets and woods are going to be filled with desperate armed people, it's not just the .22 owners who will be found dead. It doesn't matter what you are carrying if someone picks you off to raid your corpse.

Yeah, yeah, I know. The bad guys bullets always miss, but our bullets always hit. Nice fantasy, but the real world doesn't work that way.

There you go...

I seem to think "the Woods" will quickly be a very dangerous place with everyone bugging out at a moments notice.
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The 10/22 is the chevy small block of firearms. They are common as dirt and can be customized to taste. Accurate and reliable. Cheap to train with and perfect for small critters. Although I wouldn't want to use it as a defensive weapon, if someone was rattling off a 10/22 in your direction, would you seek cover or stand there?
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Hmmmm.....I'd go one step further, and opt for a .22 magnum bolt action (I have a Marlin 882S, sitting alongside my 10/22 in the safe). Ammo can be had with velocities of upwards to 2200 fps, as well as lower velocity rounds for small game, up to and including deer-sized critters.

Granted, ammo is much higher than .22 long rifle, but at that, much cheaper and quieter than .223 and up (I have a T/C Encore pistol with 15 inch barrel in .22-250, and you talk about loud? Whoa!)

Just a thought. Even though I have a .22, I wouldn't feel complete without that .22 magnum.

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Very good point, Parson Julabee Jones. The 22 magnum is a very good round.

Come to think of it there is a used Ruger 10/22magnum at my favorite shop, I think it was selling for $550 though..
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