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Old 11-03-2019, 09:11 PM
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S&W 15-22 is my list.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:25 AM
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My 10-22 and my Dad's Sears JC Higgins.
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Honestly, I only have two that I feel are "essential":

1. Pop's old New Haven 251c semi auto carbine (My "do-all" .22)

2. Remington 572 Pump (Finest squirrel gun I own)

Honorable mention:
1. 10/22 International, because it's mighty pretty, I've always wanted one, and SWMBO gave it to me for our anniversary.

2. SA-22. Enough said.

3. Henry H001M 22 WMR carbine. It's my "possum in the chicken house" gun, otherwise it just hangs on the wall.

4. Norinco JW-15. My $100 squirrel rifle by the time I got a scope, front sight, and new stock for it. It's super accurate (I got lucky) and best of all, it will actually feed .22 shorts from the magazine!

These last four rifles I could honestly live without. I don't need them, and don't use them much. Mostly just for plinking around the farm. On the other hand, Pop's old Mossberg is a cheaper gun but one of the most accurate stock semi-auto 22's I've ever seen. It wears a little Bushnell 1.5x4.5 scope and is deadly farther than I care to guess. The Remington, with it's little Weaver K2.5, shoots whatever you feed it minute of squirrel head and that suits me right down to the ground.

I have a yen for a CZ American in .17 hmr, but finances prohibit it currently. And to be honest, I really don't have a use for it. If I shoot varmints past 100 yards, I'll use my "crow rifle": Ruger M77 25-06. Now that is an essential rifle. It's guaranteed groundhog deadly out to 300 yards.

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:53 PM
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Up to a certain point in my life I had just one 22 rifle. So, in truth, I would consider one the "essential" number to own. Which one depends on your own tastes.

That said, when I think about which of my current 22's I simply would not part with, so I guess I can call that "essential"... but it's still not 20 of them! LOL

Winchester 9422 - I have a few lever guns, but the Winnie is the sweetest
Ruger 10/22 - The first one I built myself with a bull-barrel and decent scope
J.C. Higgins Model 30 - Just like my Dad's rifle I grew up learning to shoot

I suppose I should think about adding another bolt-action (don't have one at the moment). Problem is, my son is a lefty so I feel compelled to buy both a RH and LH model when I do... and... well... there's still quite a few wish-list items ahead of that.
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Not so much a particular rifle, but a type of rifle,,,

Not so much a particular rifle, but a type of rifle,,,
I believe that a quality bolt-action single-shot is essential.

I own quality semi's, bolts, and other repeaters,,,
But I always gravitate back to my Henry Acu-Bolt for pleasure plinking.

It's the rifle that I use to introduce newbies to shooting.

I have that rifle dialed in to hit a 1/2" spot at 50 yards,,,
I put three rounds on that spot to show the newbies that it is possible.

That way they have confidence in the rifle they are shooting,,,
They know it's the indian and not the arrow that is missing the mark

Any gun past that single-shot is purely the preference of the shooter,,,
If they decide they want a tricked out rifle they should get one,,,
But they will know that they really don't "need" it,,,
A quality single-shot will get the job done.

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Old 11-06-2019, 03:46 PM
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Problem is, my son is a lefty so I feel compelled to buy both a RH and LH model when I do... and... well... there's still quite a few wish-list items ahead of that.
Go ahead and get the RH bolt gun. This will broaden your son's abilities, and make him a better shooter. As a lefty shooter of many years I still do not own a left hand bolt gun and am not suffering to badly for it.

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If I had to pick one that own it would have to be the Remington 572. Shoots shorts, long, and LR. Accurate, easy to load and to shoot. Run the pump action and soon you've got down follow up shots without coming off the sights/scope.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:50 PM
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Go ahead and get the RH bolt gun. This will broaden your son's abilities, and make him a better shooter. As a lefty shooter of many years I still do not own a left hand bolt gun and am not suffering to badly for it.

John
He's fully grown and been happily shooting lefty with lever guns and semis for a lot of years now. When I said I'd feel compelled to buy us each one it would be to round both our "essentials". Takes two even if they're both RH's. So, might as well get him one designed for what he's designed for. LOL
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Rem 597-22 with VQ carbon fiber tension wrapped barrel, threaded.
CZ 452 UL 22 both with Leupold glass and both are my main tree rats, coon, and fox killers.

Both have kill pix displayed and since Sophia is wrapping xmas gifts and sharpening and charging up her wand... no pix.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:00 AM
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my fav single shot bolt action is my model 765 pioneer by H&R but sadly the bolt snapped on me a few years ago and I lost the bolt when I moved and trying to find another bolt for it is a needle in a haystack
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A fine target rifle such as a 40X, Win 52 or Anni and a 39A.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:29 AM
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Hands down...for me, CZ513 Basic/Farmer. I can do it all with this one rimfire.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:58 AM
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Late to this party - no one mentioned the Marlin 56 for lever gun



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