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Old 09-19-2012, 9:12 PM
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.22 rifles make great trainer rifles for shooting the higher calibers. They have LE sniper and MIL sniper matches for .22 rifles. I love mine. Mostly shoot at 100yards but really want to take it to 200.
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my dad is like that. thinks im a ***** for having a .22lr

i say if you have to ask why you just dont get it
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LOVE .22's. Idiots that think like that probably only have one or two guns. When you have more guns than you do years on this earth like me, you're bound to have several .22's.
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Yeah, any caliber you can shoot until you're bored for $20 just doesn't count, right? I honestly don't care what people think. I have 3 22s currently. 2 10/22s, one of which was my first gun and is over 30 years old. In my opinion, everyone should at least own 1 .22 and those that don't are just missing out.

When I want to spend money, make noise and actually draw some interest at the range I have plenty of other choices. In fact, I'm probably overcompensating.
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if someone thinks its just a toy, ask them to take a round from it in the chest.
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I think I have around 24 .22 rifles, and 9 or so pistols. I usually take my 45-70 too, so IF anyone says something (and I don't remember anyone downgrading my .22s) I have the 45-70 to jar their jaws. Most of my 6 (7?) 10-22s are highly modified, and usually attract friendly comments.
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How do you guys get over the stigma? How do you measure your "little 22" against the bigger center fire calibers even just in your own head? Is it 'just a toy' to you too, or do you think of it differently?

Nothing is going to stop me from shooting and enjoying the hell out of my 22s. But I can't shake the feeling I'm somehow viewed as inferior for doing so. What about you, and how do you deal with it?
I get over it by shooting groups with my Mk 3 target model that are half the size, at twice the distance, of other people at the range shooting their center fire 'combat' pistols. I end up feeling smarter than the average person at the pistol range. I can afford to shoot more and improve faster than if I was shooting a 9mm or a 45.

No doubt some gun owners try to use a larger caliber firearms as a d*ck extension. Same thing applies to cars, motorcycles, etc.
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ive introduced friends of mine to the world of shooting and even converted a couple of anti gun people i know thanks to the mighty .22lr.

greatest round ever.
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22lr's are fun to shoot. All my glocks, sigs and kimber have 22 conversion kits. I gave my daughter a beretta neos and got her a carbine kit which she loves.
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I love my 22s. I don't feel there is any stigma. It makes for good cheap plinking or practice. I've gotten one person who was vehemently opposed to owning a firearm buy her first gun after a day at the range with a tacticool 22 rifle I owned. Right now I have a SR22 pistol and a Marlin bolt action. Planning on buying a 10/22 for my birthday today for a range plinker.

That said they are not really meant to perform centerfire jobs. I sleep with a SR9 not an SR22 in my bedside holster. If the S ever hits the F I'm grabbing my AR15 not a 10/22. But if there's a coyote on the property I'm sure a 10/22 would be perfect for that situation.
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I gave my dad so much sh*t for getting a .22lr and a I just drosed a 22 Monday. Needless to say the tables have turned.

But when we shot my dads 10/22 I'd shoot my Saiga 308 and be pretty jealous that he just bought 500 rounds for $20 and I got 20 rounds for 20 bucks.
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Good stuff guys. I particularly appreciate the comments coming from those who 'used' to scoff at the 22lr.

One other comment; someone mentioned they make great trainers. Totally agreed.

But I wonder if that's part of the 'stigma': if you shoot a 22lr then you're a beginner and you haven't yet graduated on to bigger calibers.

You and I know that's stupid, but none the less I get the feeling that's part of what turns people off; they see them as a 'beginner's tool'.
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But I wonder if that's part of the 'stigma': if you shoot a 22lr then you're a beginner and you haven't yet graduated on to bigger calibers.

You and I know that's stupid, but none the less I get the feeling that's part of what turns people off; they see them as a 'beginner's tool'.
That's what I was trying to get to with my life stage point.

Many do see it as a beginners tool and want to shoot bigger calibers.

There then becomes a point when you have shot a lot of big calibers and realize that big bangs, flashes and recoil are not everything. Then they can respect the 22LR for the amazing round it is.

If someones stuck in the big bangs, flashes and recoil stage of their life then there is no point to try to sway them, but someday they will awaken to the realization.
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Roger that. Makes sense.
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But I wonder if that's part of the 'stigma': if you shoot a 22lr then you're a beginner and you haven't yet graduated on to bigger calibers.

You and I know that's stupid, but none the less I get the feeling that's part of what turns people off; they see them as a 'beginner's tool'.
My grandfather taught me to shoot with an old single shot .22lr rifle when I was 5 years old. I'm 24 now and he's 82 and we BOTH still shoot that old .22 when we get out to the range. No shame in shooting a .22lr, it makes sense from an economic and practical viewpoint. Cheap ammo, accurate, readily available cartridge, low recoil, etc. What's to not like?
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I have plenty of larger caliber rifles but I shoot my air rifles the most followed closely by my .22LR rifles, distantly followed by my centerfires. I have more fun shooting my .22LR rifles at 100-300Y than my centerfire rifles inside of 300Y. The centerfires only really get interesting for me at 500+ yards.

For handguns my .22 Ruger Mk3 and S&W 617 get probably 4-5x more rounds through them in a year of use than all my centerfire handguns combined.

If you .22LR shooters think you get mocked at the range now try showing up with a very high end air rifle and start shooting tiny groups at 50-100Y or further. You'll either get extremely interested people asking a bunch of questions or you'll get the absolute best "you paid how much?!?" looks you've ever seen.
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I hate 22's. My SW 422 is wore out and doesnt shoot anymore. My SW617 is so accurate it is boring. My GSG is too 1911 like. My 10/22 is just another pretty face in the safe. My Volquartsen is not here yet. Damn 22's.
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Before I ever owned a firearm I was out on a four wheeling trip at Fordyce and some of the guys brought their guns. There was an xdm40 and a .22lr revolver. All I heard was the pew pew pew from the revolver and the big bang from the xdm. The guy asked if I wanted to shoot his revolver and I kind of laughed and was like "nah, I'll wait to shoot the other one. It's louder"

I now own a buckmark and mkiii. Love .22's
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I happen to collect and shoot .22lr more than anything else. You'll get the look from the guys who think anything less than a .308 is childs play. When I go to the range or shoot with friends they're usually blasting away with their AR's and AK's and barely able to hit paper while I'm hitting the 1" shoot-n-c pasters with consecutive rounds from my .22's.

I enjoy giving them "the look" when we go up to change or check targets and they realize theirs looks like a bunch of birdshot all over the paper and i can cover mine with a quarter.

I learned to shoot on a .22 and those fundamentals transfer over to larger caliber guns. I'd rather be able to hit what I'm aiming at consecutively and accurately than just blast away with a larger round.
This is it exactly! A hit with a .22 is still a hit, while a miss with a .308 is still a miss...
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No Stigma. Anyone who sees you smiling with a .22 secretly wishes they could get their ammo for your price.
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Hahahaa! I went to visit a buddy who moved far away, and out of an SKS, AR, 9mm pistols galore, AND more... the rifle EVERYBODY LOVED was my 10/22 as it was the only thing that was driving nectarines (as no tacks were present) around. Dead-on-without-fail! I LOVE my 10/22!
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I love my 10/22........... I sho0t it more then any other gun that I own now.

Its relatively inexpensive to shoot, and is a blast using. I can sit and shoot 20.00 worth of ammo and enjoy the day.

Who cares what other people think, half the people at the range on any given day have .22s it seems anyway now, and with the cost of .223 or .308 etc etc the way it is, they either have gotten smart with their wallets or don't have anything to prove.





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Really?

I pay 30 cents for a single round of bargain .45 ACP

But I'd be impressed and believe it at the range.
I pay 39¢ per 45acp, but that's not relevant to the statement he made. Ten .22lr is definitely more than $0.10, and at least for most, closer to $0.30

Figuring a brick of 525 costs $19, that's 3.6¢/round. Even bargain bricks rarely dip below $15, which is still 2.8¢/round

I'd also like to know where you're getting a 525 brick for under $6


And if it was just exaggeration, I still understand the underlying sentiment. 22 is much more cost effective
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When I was younger used to love .22s because I could rapid fire and still be accuarate. Now that I am older when I go shooting with my friends that have never shot before I always bring my dads mp15 22 to introduce them to shooting an show them the basics. Even when my family and I go to our local indoor range the firing range in northridge we usually bring the mp15 22 and buy a tennis ball and set it back as far as it can go and shoot at it. .22s are very fun still and it's hard to beat a box of 525 for around $20.
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I would not worry much about stigma.
Have fun and show it. Fun breaks down most barriers.
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I never thought I would need a 22, and I might have been one that was not too friendly with it.
But, guess what? I love my 22/45 now. I had it for a couple of month now, and I have gone through about 1300rounds and still want to shoot more. I'm going to try frog lube on my 22.

Have fun, and screw the "stigma"
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Don't EVEN get involved with airguns if this bugs you, say airguns around most shooters and they look at you like you just got you nuts cut off.
I shoot a little bit of everything(22's and airguns included) because I LIKE to shoot them. Other peoples opinions don't matter much to me.
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I love my 22s. Shoot them with pride and smile as your can sit there all day long for $20. I guess I am oblivious since I was not aware of any stigma associated with spending $ on 22s and having fun shooting them.
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This is so much more fun than its big brother and soooo much cheaper. I have 5.56 uppers too but this thing is a blast. Have many clalibers in all kinds of rifles and handguns but a .22 has always been my favorite. This one is my Sons but I am assembling my own AR22 for myself right now.
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M CZ455 shoots better than most of those other bigboy guns on the range.
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One other comment; someone mentioned they make great trainers. Totally agreed.

But I wonder if that's part of the 'stigma': if you shoot a 22lr then you're a beginner and you haven't yet graduated on to bigger calibers.

You and I know that's stupid, but none the less I get the feeling that's part of what turns people off; they see them as a 'beginner's tool'.


http://www.6mmbr.com/rimfiretactical.html

These guys are not beginners.
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Hey guys. I have a secret love (a passion maybe even) for 22lrs. I can list the reasons why, but I think in this company I'd be wasting time; I'm pretty sure we 'get it'. But for some reason, it almost feels like a dirtly little secret, ya know? Case in point:

I recently went in to a local gun store and bought a bare bones 10/22. I plan to build it up to my tastes, tune it to drive nails and generally just turn it into one fine shooting machine. But I couldn't shake the sense of scorn from other customers in the shop. I'm a middle aged man of fairly large stature who yes, was in there buying a 10/22. No its not for my son, or my niece, or my grandma... its for me. Yes, it shoots a real caliber, no its not a toy and yes it is a real gun. I left the store almost feeling sheepish.

How do you guys get over the stigma? How do you measure your "little 22" against the bigger center fire calibers even just in your own head? Is it 'just a toy' to you too, or do you think of it differently?

Nothing is going to stop me from shooting and enjoying the hell out of my 22s. But I can't shake the feeling I'm somehow viewed as inferior for doing so. What about you, and how do you deal with it?
If someone looks at me funny for buying a 22lr I look back at them and say "hey, I don't need to compensate for penis size..."

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I LOVE my 10/22! I have plenty of rifles in larger (and certainly more expensive to shoot) calibers, but still thoroughly enjoy shooting my .22. Cheap to shoot, great for new shooters, what's not to love? Kinda nice turning someone loose on it with a box of ammo and not having to worry about how much they go through!
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A couple of ancedotal things that happened recently. I was at the pistol range with my Heritage Rough Rider shooting .22WMR rounds at a 6" square plate @ 50 yds and hitting it 5 out of 6 rounds. The guy next to me was shooting a 9mm at a man size target 7 yards out. He was getting 10-12" groups. He came over and asked me what I was shooting and how far away the target was. When I told him he couldn't believe it. So I reloaded the revolver and handed it to him and told him to give it a try. He looked at the revolver like it was beneath him to shoot it. Well he hit the plate 4 out of 6 trys and wanted to know where he could buy one.

Another was I was shooting @ 100yds with my Marlin .22WMR rifle and my Savage .17HMR. A couple of guys next to me were blasting away at 50yds with their ARs. They asked what I was shooting and said "Oh" and we all continued to shoot. 30 minutes later we all retrieved our targets and as I arrived back at my bench they asked to see how I was shooting. Both the Marlin and Savage were around 1" groups of 5 shots. They seemed a little bewildered. I asked to see their targets and they just said they needed more practice and weren't shooting seriously. Really?

I have no predjudice against any caliber, even pellet rifles but some folks think that if it don't make a big bang it ain't worth having. They don't know what they are missing. I could care less what others think of my .22lr, .22WMR and .17HMR firearms. I'll shoot against any of those big boys out to 100yds any day. Besides, it ain't the arrow that's accuracte, its the Indian.
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i shoot at a small indoor range open to the public. there is absolutely no relationship between how expensive the gun is, or how heavy the caliber is, and how well the guy shoots. it's obvious to me that a lot of these guys should get themselves a 22 and learn how to shoot.

i'm perfectly happy to burn a hole with a 22 while the guy in the next lane sprays all over the paper with his fancy gun.

if you can shoot it, ain't no shame in it.
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I am in my 50's and I too enjoy shooting a .22LR more than any other caliber. It costs less to shoot, has less recoil and has less muzzle blast than a centerfire cartridge. Also, I don't have to pick up my brass. I like a .22LR so much that I have invested in quality firearms in that cartridge. I own a .22LR Anschutz sporter, and a Smith & Wesson Model 41. Both of those guns are very accurate and expensive. I have killed coyotes, wild dogs, badgers all every kind of smaller animal with my .22 Anschutz.

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.22 is something you come back to.It just makes sense.

Expensive .22 Match ammo is still cheap compared to most centerfire ammo.
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22LR in a AR platform is a bit weird to me. Otherwise, I know of no stigma associated with 22LR pistols or rifles.
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Its not a stigma, or maybe an interesting one.

Since there is no smaller caliber to start out, i dont mean BBgun, .22 IS considered a childs gun. The general idea is to graduate to higher calibers, so buying one as an adult seems a bit sheepish --even though those now-grown kids still have their one or two .22's lurking somewhere.

But an interesting things happens. About, i dont know, every 10 years the .22 gets rediscovered as a potent weapon and then the fads, trends, queues, whatever you call it start up again. Sometimes the .22 popularity gets supplanted by something else but eventually its .22 here we go again.

Lately its trendy to buy new (or more) .22s so its hard to say who is really being sheepish since all ages grab them. If it is in any way a stigma thats a throwback to a time when graduating to bigger guns was the thing and its nothing to worry about. Too, a new or young shooter automatically thinks big and so he laughs at your purchase but he didnt grow up with all that i said so just plain ignore him--or i should say ignore your own feelings about it.

Im 58 and still buying .22s. I dont even have a preference, i like them in all forms. You see that im looking for a Beretta currently and have long shelved any sheepish feeling, it doesnt even occur to me but i do understand what you meant.
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