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Jyruiz
10-18-2009, 5:19 PM
Ruger 10/22 but you guys probably already know that from looking at the picture. Got 9 more days till I pickup my AR-15.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35479&d=1255915068

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35480&d=1255915081

sevensix2x51
10-18-2009, 5:20 PM
that, right there, is the best first rifle you could possibly get.

imho

kudos! :thumbsup:

trykp
10-18-2009, 6:24 PM
sweet setup! my first real rifle was a .17 hmr.

btw.. this is rimfire, not centerfire! haha :)

bballwizard05
10-18-2009, 6:27 PM
he just got ahead of himself with the AR on the way. Very nice, I have one of these from 1976, they are awesome and last forever.

sevensix2x51
10-18-2009, 6:29 PM
he just got ahead of himself with the AR on the way. Very nice, I have one of these from 1976, they are awesome and last forever.

yeah, i shot mine for 8 years before i was old enough to buy another rifle.... but still, its a good first gun.
i think the op will find .223 really expensive as compared to the .22, and will learn the basics with the ruger..

series8217
10-18-2009, 6:33 PM
Nice! My first rifle was a stainless 10/22 as well. They're a lot of fun. It's great to shoot all day every weekend and still have some money left for rent ;-)

Have you put an aftermarket trigger kit in it yet? They're a massive improvement over the factory parts.

Jyruiz
10-18-2009, 6:39 PM
Nice! My first rifle was a stainless 10/22 as well. They're a lot of fun. It's great to shoot all day every weekend and still have some money left for rent ;-)

Have you put an aftermarket trigger kit in it yet? They're a massive improvement over the factory parts.

I have heard about it, just have not looked into it yet.

DREADNOUGHT78
10-18-2009, 6:42 PM
Nice start! You are definately heading in the right direction!

bruceflinch
10-18-2009, 9:05 PM
Congrat's! :)

rsandovaljr
10-18-2009, 9:24 PM
Best LR ever. Fun to put on accesories too. Lots of parts and cool stuff on the web.

johnthomas
10-18-2009, 10:09 PM
Congratulations on you gun's. Please, please remember, anytime you pick up your weapon clear it. If you hand it to someone, clear it.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNLOADED WEAPON, if you approach all weapons in this manner, you and everyone around you will stay safe. jt

Jpach
10-18-2009, 11:05 PM
As others have said, great choice on the 10/22. It wasnt my first real gun but once I found the one at my grandpas, I took it home and have been blasting with it ever since. Its awesome for rabbit shooting, especially with 25rd mags ;).

And congrats on the AR as well. Give us a range report of both rifles ASAP!

ty423
10-18-2009, 11:08 PM
I think if you take off the front band off it increases accuracy right away. Something about it that messes with the barrel. I think they said the older models didn't use to have them. Read into before you do it just to be sure. I never tested it if it did but just took it off soon as I got mine.

G-Man WC
10-19-2009, 12:17 AM
Congrats. Get out there and kill some paper! -g

sevensix2x51
10-19-2009, 3:40 AM
I think if you take off the front band off it increases accuracy right away. Something about it that messes with the barrel. I think they said the older models didn't use to have them. Read into before you do it just to be sure. I never tested it if it did but just took it off soon as I got mine.

the old 10/22 -rifle- didnt have them. the old 10/22 -carbine- has had them for as long as i can remember. i have one of each. they are equally accurate. i would leave the band on, its there for a reason.

Jyruiz
10-19-2009, 6:50 AM
Congratulations on you gun's. Please, please remember, anytime you pick up your weapon clear it. If you hand it to someone, clear it.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN UNLOADED WEAPON, if you approach all weapons in this manner, you and everyone around you will stay safe. jt

Will do, thanks.

ponderosa
10-19-2009, 7:15 AM
10/22's are great, serve you a lifetime, as another poster mentioned his from '76, mine was made in '73 and it still functions flawlessly. Way to go on the AR next too. It is good to have 'em all.