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Posted: 7/17/2002 3:42:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2002 3:59:14 PM EST by ARgurl]
Im a newbie, and I honestly know next to nothing about guns, because I just recently got into shooting. But anyways, I would like to buy a .22 for starters, and I was wondering what type of .22 you guys would recommend to a beginner?? I would really appreciate any suggestions!! Thank you!
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 3:51:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2002 3:53:05 PM EST by Marksman762]
ARgurl, I've handled everything from Rugers to Marlins, Savage and Remington, and out of all the rounds I've put through them I like the Savages best. The semi-autos cost about $100, and are very accurate and reliable. Their bolt rifles, for a little more, are pure works of art and probably the best for a new shooter to learn from. The most popular is the Ruger 10/22, and it works very well, but for the money, I say go with a Savage Arms of your choice. The nice thing about the Rugers though, is that there is a TON of aftermarket parts out there to customize it to your liking. You can turn a $200 rifle into a $1,000 rifle, easy.
Hope I helped!
-Marksman
www.savagearms.com
www.remington.com
www.ruger-firearms.com
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 3:55:58 PM EST
Welcome aboard, SheBOG!
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 3:56:30 PM EST
You could do far worse than take the Marksman's advice as offered.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 3:57:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Welcome aboard, SheBOG!



AWWWWWWWWW schit !
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:00:08 PM EST
Just picked me up one of those beautiful wood stock Calico's with a 100 rnd mag at a gun show in AZ for $380....great shape too
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:02:05 PM EST
Ruger 10-22
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:08:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
Welcome aboard, SheBOG!



Although I find the term "sheBOG" to be EXCRUCIATINGLY FUNNY, I think she is legit =)

Soon she will start hanging-out w/ Tatjana and they will rule this place via estrogen...OUCH.

Anyway, As far a good rifle? Ruger 10/22

And as far as a good semi-auto pistol, try a Ruger Mark 2 on for size.

Both are extremely fun and reliable =)
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:27:27 PM EST
Ruger 10/22 Rifle
OR
Ruger MKII Pistol

Have both, love both.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:29:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 4:39:41 PM EST
As others have said, both the Ruger MkII (and 22/45) are fine handguns, and the 10/22 is an even finer rifle. On the other hand, the founder of the company that produces them was in large part responsible for the 10 round magazine limitation we all have to live with.

The browning buckmark (pistol) is just as good a weapon as its Ruger competitor, and is cheaper to boot. As for rifles, check Savage out (as another poster mentioned) or take a look at the Remington 597.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 5:17:38 PM EST
I have a ruger 77/22 (.22 bolt action) with a laminated stock and heavy barrel. Shoots between .5-1" at 50 yards, but it will probably do better with a trigger upgrade and different ammo. If you want an accurate semi auto out of the box, buy a Remington 597 for about $130 or, better yet, a Thompson-Center .22 Classsic. If you want a semi auto that you can upgrade to be extremely accurate, buy a 10/22. The Kimber models are great top of the line bolt actions also.

check out www.rimfirecentral.com
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 5:31:22 PM EST
Thank you for your suggestions everyone! I really appreciate this!
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:09:20 PM EST
If you are looking for some thing in the 100-200 dollar range I would go with a 10/22 or a 77/22. However, if the sky is the limit, I would get an Anchultz.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:20:20 PM EST
Pistol - Mk II

Rifle - 10/22

Both manufactured by Ruger.

Then you can buy a suppressor and really have some fun.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:42:36 PM EST
ARgurl,

Beside the Ruger 10/22 being very reliable, it is short and lightweight - these two things make it very useful for a woman to actually use and carry. Aftermarket parts and "add-ons" make it fun to own as you can customize it to your tase or needs. It gets a premium price, but retains resale value.

Although the Ruger MK-II handgun is just as reliable, in my experience teaching women to shoot, it is somewhat heavy for long sessions at the range. Carrying it would be cumbersome. The Browning Buckmark, being lighter and having controls that don't break fingernails, [No flame! It is a common complaint with the Ruger!] seems to lend itself well to use by women. The Walther P-22 is very sweet if you want to have a .22 to train with that has the controls and handling characteristics of a "combat handgun". The ones that I have seen are very accurate as well.

Mario

"Gurls Rewl!" or as a buddy of mine says, " Chicks are cool."
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 10:47:56 PM EST

Seeing how it's your first weapon. I would get a bolt action and learn all the gun safety rules before buying a semi-auto.



Link Posted: 7/18/2002 8:37:55 AM EST
Thanks a bunch everyone!! Youre giving great suggestions, and you're all helping me out a lot too.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 10:13:44 AM EST
Also look into the Anschutz 1451. It only costs about $350 and is a great rifle. You can out aperture sights on and have a great 50 ft. target rifle or use a scope and have an excellent plinking/huntin rifle. There was a review of the gun in guns & ammo about 2 or 3 issues ago. Anschutz labels it a "junior" rifle but the guns & ammo still reccomended the rifle very highly to everyone.

www.championshooters.com/shop-cgi/webc.cgi/index-ssl.html
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 10:45:51 AM EST
I would recommend the 10/22. Very versatile. Endless supply of parts. From the plain setup to the exotic such as the one I had below. This is actually a 10/22 clone that is no longer produced. An AMT Lightning that was converted to full automatic before 1986 and registered with the ATF. Also shown with Gemtech Predator silencer attached. I made a bracket for a laser underneath the barrel that is activated by a button in the grip.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 1:43:40 PM EST
Ruger 10/22 for rifle.

Browning Buckmark for handgun.

The ruger handgun isn't worth the dough IMO.

Link Posted: 7/18/2002 3:36:34 PM EST
Make sure you look at the remington speedmaster and field master.......two of the best 22 rifles made today......there are MANY good ones out there I`ve had most of them.....if you want cheap.....buy cheap.....if you want good....10-22 or marlin......someone said anschutz....excellent.....lots of real good old mossbergs out there.......but....at least check out those remingtons.......
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 4:56:52 PM EST
I know you asked this question about 24 hrs ago,but for my 2 cents: I bought a Marlin tubular magazine .22(Glenfield)awhile ago at a Walmart for $89, and a 3-9 Tasco scope for $25...it drives tacks...the best 100 yd chuck getter I've owned...and no noise to alert the neighbors.( I could use my .243 and vaporize'em, but what's the point)You don't have to spend big bucks to enjoy shooting.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 4:58:38 PM EST
I know you asked this question about 24 hrs ago,but for my 2 cents: I bought a Marlin tubular magazine .22(Glenfield)awhile ago at a Walmart for $89, and a 3-9 Tasco scope for $25...it drives tacks...the best 100 yd chuck getter I've owned...and no noise to alert the neighbors.( I could use my .243 and vaporize'em, but what's the point)You don't have to spend big bucks to enjoy shooting.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 6:19:56 AM EST
You'll love playing with the Ruger 10/22!

You can customize it to your personal tastes/style.

Than, when your ready. Go for one of these!

Volquartsen Custom Deluxe .22 Magnum

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Link Posted: 7/19/2002 7:00:20 PM EST
Ruger 77/22s are very nice well made rifles. The heavy barreled version is very accurate.

CZ .22s are beautiful rifles and can be had for a decent price and are very accurate also.

If you have never owned a gun before stick with a bolt action at first, till you learn the ropes. If you must get a SA then the Ruger 10/22 is hands down the best.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 7:15:18 PM EST
Well, I can't reccommend a rifle (don't have one yet, I'm in the process of aquiring parts for an A2 AR-15), but I've got the Ruger 22/45 (aka 'P-512') pistol... Very good gun, designed to 'imitate' the Colt .45 (aka M1911, one of the more popular large-size handguns) in terms of button positions and hold. I'm another newbie, and it's been a good (and quite accurate) target pistol...
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 7:23:14 PM EST
remington mod '34 is my favriote
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 7:34:56 PM EST
Ruger 10-22
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 8:41:01 PM EST
Agree on the 10/22///MKII.
However look at a S&W 22a or a Taurus Model 94 if you want to try a wheelgun. If you really want to go cheap on a long gun look for a New England Arms Handi Rifle in .22 or .22mag, less than $150 if you can find one. Yeah it's a single shot but if you put it in the right place, it only takes one.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 8:50:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lckydevl:

Seeing how it's your first weapon. I would get a bolt action and learn all the gun safety rules before buying a semi-auto.



I've got to agree with Lckydevl here. Learning to shoot safely and correctly is the key. A single shot or magazine fed bolt action will be the safest and simplest to learn on. After all it will be her 1st gun, not the last.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 9:32:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 9:37:54 PM EST by sniper1az]
Don't get sucked into the Ruger crap . If you have to have an autoloader , get the Remington from Wall-Mart as it most likely have the best price . But I would recommend the CZ .22 bolt rifle . Been thinking of getting one myself. It is the best deal in a rimfire for what you get in accuracy and reliability. It has a bolt design that equals the Kimber or Anschutz. And you can get a birch wood stocked one all day long for $189 . And you won't cuss up a storm when you disassemble it for cleaning like a 10/22. I know as I've tired of working on a friends . Glad when he sold it . My son has a Mk.II pistol . Another POS to work on . If Bill Ruger assembled all weapons with push pins , why in the hell don't they fit like those on an AR ?
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