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Old 03-18-2019, 10:39 AM
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My wife and I have been casual rimfire shooters most of our adult lives. Now approaching retirement, we have been contemplating participating in fun matches like Steel or Rimfire Challenge. Mostly for travel and comraderie. We think it would be fun to say “hey look, there’s a match in Idaho” (we live in Mississippi).

What I really wanted to ask the folks here if it would be ethical or practical if we build one set of weapons for both to use in the start up.

I had in mind building up the 1022 we have now and acquire a 2245 for a build. Both with a reflex sight, I read the C- more is popular.

Your comments, opinions, and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:01 PM
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What I really wanted to ask the folks here if it would be ethical or practical if we build one set of weapons for both to use in the start up.
Of course! It just means taking turns on the firing line.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:32 PM
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Go for it!!! I bet you will each want your own firearm when all said and done though.
I have Family in Pasqaguola {spelling} Uncle was a ship builder. Good Luck!
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Thank you both for the encouragement
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:40 PM
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Anytime a couple can share a hobby or activity it is a major plus. Go for it. Eventually you will each get your own but sharing is great. Be proud if she out shoots you.
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Well, first of all, the two of you should be shooting our March fun match in this forum.. 😉

If you both like the gun or guns you have now, the only reasons I can see not to share would be different sight settings for each shooter (my wife and I clash on this) and the possibility of a single relay in some matches. Quite a few of the matches I shoot are set up this way.

One of the clubs I belong to has a husband and wife duo that compete against each other, other than some mild trash talking when she wins (pretty funny) it goes well. They each have their own rifles.
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I see a lot of families sharing firearms for matches.

A word of advise, get lots of magazines (10 minimum) for each gun. That way you can shoot back to back without reloading.

My wife and I are unable to share guns due to differences in our vision, so we each have our own, plus the mentioned "lots of magazines". We have tons of fun.
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I know this is an old thread but thought I would throw in my thoughts.....

Wife an I both shoot. She had never shot a gun until we got together even though she is a real farm girl.

We have shot real muzzle loaders for years and some rim fire. She got a cancer diagnosis two years ago and at the time I had just purchased a Ruger 10/22 LVT. I had restocked it with a B&C stock and added a Kidd 1.5 lb. single stage trigger along with a Leupold VX2 6-18x with target turrets and fine duplex.

One day, just a few days before she started chemo I was shooting on our range and she asked if she could shoot it, I said sure, have at it. She did and looked at me and said "I want this gun." I said no its mine but I will get you one. That was her start with rimfires. Got her the same gun with the same setup. Got everything lined up and we tested ammo and thank God CCI SV shot lights out from her gun. I say this because when we shoot she burns through at least 4 boxes of ammo every time.….

I guess my point is, get each of you a set of guns. That way there is no switching off and particularly since your wife may well need different dimensions in her rifle stock then you do. Its worth it to get her fit. She will shoot and like it better.

Oh, yea..... She beat the Lymphoma. Two years out this month and she is cancer free and shooting up a storm.

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