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Old 01-01-2003, 03:05 PM
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As a newbie to rimfire carbines, I would ask if the Rugers I see in Wally World are any good? There is one with a fairly long barrel in stainless steel for $205.00 and a standard 10/22 for $159.95. I have the Ruger .44 mag. that I use for deer hunting and it is a nice brush gun but I have nothing in a .22 lr rifle. I'm not interested in being able to light kitchen matches at 1000 yards but it would be nice to pop a squirel or two at 50 to 100 feet. I would like to have your input on what power scope to use. As you can see, I am filled with questions. Much more that I have room for here. How would you reccommend a young fellow (64) like me find out about this type of shooting?
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Old 01-01-2003, 04:15 PM
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find out by reading this forum..... For what you need.... Sounds like a Simmons 3-9 or fixed 4 on a standard carbine. Go for the blued if you plan on replacing bbl... Some guys spend extra money for the look, but I don't. Hope this helps.... P.S. go to scopes forum for more info on scopes.
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Old 01-01-2003, 09:02 PM
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10/22

Thanks 1st,
Good advice! I will post what ever action I take.
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Old 01-01-2003, 09:15 PM
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That 22 inch barreled Wal Mart exclusive rifle you mentioned is a pretty nice toy. I love mine, even though now it doesn't have the remotest resemblence to its original form.

Ron
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:27 AM
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I wouldn't get a .22LR with a 22'' barrel. At least not for hunting. Much research(not by me) has shown that most 22LR ammo meets maximum velocity in the first 16" of barrel. Just my $.03

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Old 01-06-2003, 09:05 AM
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Yep, but under 50 yards it doesn't make a pennies worth of difference. I have a 16.5 GM SS fluted for those 100 yard shots
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:10 AM
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I'd guess barrel length is all a matter of personal preference...

To me, anything under 20 inches is pretty much jack handle material... Or if you're into gardening, they make a fair tomato stake...

For practical purposes the average person couldn't tell the difference. For aesthetic purposes, to me, at least.... the short ones are just plain butt ugly.... so much in fact, I'd be ashamed to take one out in public.



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Old 01-07-2003, 02:09 AM
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for 50 to 100 feet, use a red dot site...
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Old 01-07-2003, 05:35 PM
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Lol, Antlurz. Your barrel makes it look like a tank barrel..... It's a .22, not a howitzer.

P.S. My next barrel will be a Lija 21" I just need the 400 bucks first.
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Old 02-03-2003, 05:36 PM
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I just bought the standard one that wally world has for 159. I bought it at academy instead. My trip to the range today: 200 rounds of federal lightning. 25 and 50 yards very accurate with the iron sights. 100 yards, not so good, but I wear bifocals and did hit the center of the target a few times. There was a wind from my back. some stovepipes, about 5 or 6. I did use Hoppes on the barrel and wiped a little break free on the action before I went to the range. A piece of the wood stock by the ejection port broke off. It was a small piece. I glued it back on and it looks good so far. My question to the pros out there....Should I get a scope for this rifle? If I do will I be able to shoot ok at 100 yards?The iron sights are fine for 50 with nice tight groups. At 100 it was really spread out. Thanks, John
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:54 PM
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I would say most definatly if you plan on hitting anything. Squirrels and rabbits are small targets and a scope, even a straight 4x will help. Right now iv'e got a tasco world class 2-8 on mine and when i just want to burn ammo into soup cans i switch to my simmons red dot. To hit anything consistantly at 100 yards with a .22 I need a scope, and it makes putting a slug into a squirrels ear at 50yards a whole lot easier.
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