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Old 05-14-2019, 11:37 AM
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My mother, who is in her 70's, shoots a 9mm pistol fairly well. We go target shooting together, including plinking at steel targets at distances from 10 to 25 yards. I recently bought a Henry lever action carbine in 38 special / .357 magnum. My mom likes shooting it, and she finds it easier to hit the targets compared to her pistol, but doesn't like the lever action. Now she wants a semi-auto rifle for target shooting and to keep in our "safe room" which is a storage room next to her weaving studio where we currently keep an extra 9mm handgun.

My mom doesn't have a strong understanding of how powerful various calibers are, but I think I have good grasp of the power and ballistics differences between 22 LR, 22 mag, 9mm and .223. Those are the calibers that I think are affordable for target shooting. Mom wants a rifle with a wooden stock that looks like a hunting rifle, so the ugly Ruger PC9 Carbine and any kind of military-looking AR are out.

Are .22 LR rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? I have heard that .22 LR tends to ricochet more than some other calibers. It would be easy to find a .22 LR rifle with a wooden stock such as a Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin 60. .22 LR is pretty weak for self defense I know, but from a rifle at close range chances are it might be good enough, yeah?

Are .22 magnum rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? .22 magnum is high velocity...would segmenting or frangible bullets make 20 yard shooting at steel safe? The CZ 512 in .22 magnum seems like it might be a good choice.

Is the Chiappa M1-9 9mm Carbine reliable in 2019 or is it junk? Not many choices in a wooden stock 9mm rifle.

Or should I show her a Ruger Mini 14 in .223? I'm aware that the usual distance for shooting .223 at steel is 100 yards, but I see a type of frangible ammunition called XM556NT1 is available online for 40 cents a round plus shipping. Would that be safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? A Mini 14 would be the most powerful gun we own...but I know the recoil on the .223 is light.

It would be a shame to get something that we couldn't shoot at steel at about 20 yards, because that's what we like to do. My targets are AR500 3/8 inch steel. What do y'all think? Am I being totally ridiculous even considering recommending a .223 for my mom? Thanks for any advice!
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I have a semiauto 300wm for sale Haha, jk. .223 is super low recoil and cost is very low, .22lr isn't bad either, .22 magnum is going to be expensive in comparison, I'd stay away unless your looking to reach out further eventually, but might as well just go .223 at that point.
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Start her with a 10/22.
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I would consider the new Winchester Wildcat .22. It's very light (4 pounds). For a 70+ year old female, lighter is better.

It's also VERY EASY field strip and clean. You can also clean the bore from the breech end. It's also compatible 10/22 mags.

Granted it doesn't have a wood stock, but it definitely isn't intimidating like a military style carbine. It looks less threatening than a 10/22 IMHO.

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ruger carbine 9mil? or CZ scorpion. cheap to plink with vs 556/223 ammo
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M1 Carbine?

Use frangible ammo for shooting steel at close range. It may not be super cheap, but how many rounds are you going through a year?

22LR rifles are gobs of fun.

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A .22 for sure. For a majority of everyone since the beginning of time, it's their first gun for a reason. For defense, the Ruger 9mm would be great. Sure, a 5.56 is great at dropping bad guys, but not easy on the ears should you ever have to fire it without ear pro.
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Get her a .17 hmr, far more accrate and more fun to shoot.
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Let her shoot a bolt action 6.5 creedmoor..
High magnification scope.
See her shoot. Good ammo and shoot sub moa groups.

Mama shooting ragged hole groups at 100yds.
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Fightlight SCR in 223/556, very soft shooting due to the lighter weight BCG and canted downwards recoil spring (use a muzzle brake for even more control).

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Also, perhaps a PCC?
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Let her shoot a bolt action 6.5 creedmoor..
High magnification scope.
See her shoot. Good ammo and shoot sub moa groups.

Mama shooting ragged hole groups at 100yds.
This is not the kind of shooting that we do. Also, a high magnification scope would just be in the way in a home defense situation. Also, she doesn't want to deal with a bolt action or lever action; she wants a semi-auto. We might possibly try longer distance bench rest shooting someday with someone else's rifle, but that's something we would spend money on.
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Fightlight SCR in 223/556, very soft shooting due to the lighter weight BCG and canted downwards recoil spring (use a muzzle brake for even more control).

https://fightlite.com/scr-002t

Also, perhaps a PCC?
I've heard good things about the Fightlight SCR, and I know you can use a wooden Remington 1100 buttstock with it. It's too bad they don't offer a wooden forend for the SCR.
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I've heard good things about the Fightlight SCR, and I know you can use a wooden Remington 1100 buttstock with it. It's too bad they don't offer a wooden forend for the SCR.
I was going to suggest this as well. But it's NOT a drop in part. You have to do some bubbaing to the stock to get it to fit. You'll see the synthetic stock that Fightlite uses has been bubbaed as well if you look.

Not sure if the OP wants to deal with that.

An SCR based rifle is going to be more expensive than a mini-14, but you're getting into a whole universe of customization and performance. That may or may not be a good thing

If I had the time I'd be starting a wooden accessory store for the SCR. Lots of market out there.
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Ruger 10/22

Browning SA22 semi auto.

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I would get the Browning or the Remington. I'm sure she'll let you or the grandkids borrow them.
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My mother, who is in her 70's, shoots a 9mm pistol fairly well. We go target shooting together, including plinking at steel targets at distances from 10 to 25 yards. I recently bought a Henry lever action carbine in 38 special / .357 magnum. My mom likes shooting it, and she finds it easier to hit the targets compared to her pistol, but doesn't like the lever action. Now she wants a semi-auto rifle for target shooting and to keep in our "safe room" which is a storage room next to her weaving studio where we currently keep an extra 9mm handgun.

My mom doesn't have a strong understanding of how powerful various calibers are, but I think I have good grasp of the power and ballistics differences between 22 LR, 22 mag, 9mm and .223. Those are the calibers that I think are affordable for target shooting. Mom wants a rifle with a wooden stock that looks like a hunting rifle, so the ugly Ruger PC9 Carbine and any kind of military-looking AR are out.
Get over the looks. And you probably mean PC Carbine. Get the camo version with the new handguard.

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Are .22 LR rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? I have heard that .22 LR tends to ricochet more than some other calibers. It would be easy to find a .22 LR rifle with a wooden stock such as a Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin 60. .22 LR is pretty weak for self defense I know, but from a rifle at close range chances are it might be good enough, yeah?
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Are .22 magnum rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? .22 magnum is high velocity...would segmenting or frangible bullets make 20 yard shooting at steel safe? The CZ 512 in .22 magnum seems like it might be a good choice.

Is the Chiappa M1-9 9mm Carbine reliable in 2019 or is it junk? Not many choices in a wooden stock 9mm rifle.

Or should I show her a Ruger Mini 14 in .223? I'm aware that the usual distance for shooting .223 at steel is 100 yards, but I see a type of frangible ammunition called XM556NT1 is available online for 40 cents a round plus shipping. Would that be safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? A Mini 14 would be the most powerful gun we own...but I know the recoil on the .223 is light.

It would be a shame to get something that we couldn't shoot at steel at about 20 yards, because that's what we like to do. My targets are AR500 3/8 inch steel. What do y'all think? Am I being totally ridiculous even considering recommending a .223 for my mom? Thanks for any advice!
You don't want to be shooting a 3000 fps bullet at steel only 20 yards away. You'll be getting fragments everywhere.
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Nobody mentioned the Marlin Camp 9

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M1 Carbine


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5.5 lb weight, no recoil. Pleasure to just hold.

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First off, that is awesome that your mom enjoys and is interested in a rifle. I've been trying to get my mom to go for years lol

The 10/22 is definitely capable at 20 yards. I used to shoot my 10/22 out to 50 yards with no issues.

But since she has a 9mm already, I would have her go with the Ruger PC Carbine. One caliber, really easy to shoot, and effective at 50 yards. Plus has a cool take down feature
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That Marlin camp 9 looks nice. Anyone making a wood stock yet for the PC Carbine? If so that's how I'd go
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That Marlin camp 9 looks nice. Anyone making a wood stock yet for the PC Carbine? If so that's how I'd go
The PC Carbine would be a slam dunk purchase if it could be had with a wood stock.
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The PC Carbine would be a slam dunk purchase if it could be had with a wood stock.
Buy her a 10/22. Buy yourself a PC Carbine, go shooting a few times with her and watch that pc carbine migrate into her safe.
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22 on steel is a blast. Steel needs to have a down angle to reduce how much returns back at the shooter....


the browning 22 is awesome
https://www.gunsamerica.com/99859679...-Take-down.htm


the Ruger 10/22 is an easy decision too


9mm rifle - the marlin camp 9 is a great choice

if you can, ask around in her area... meet up with others who have different guns to see what she is comfortable operating and shooting
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Camp 9 has a stout trigger.
Would probably require work for older fingers.
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There's a reason the Ruger 10/22 is so highly recommended: it's simple, it's pretty accurate, and it just plain works. I started with a Savage 22LR rifle, which is more accurate, but I still bring the Ruger to every range trip because it's the one gun that everyone enjoys - no matter the skill level.

Start her off with a Ruger 10/22, and then if she likes it (which she will), she can graduate to a Mini 14. Both will serve her well!

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Going to potentiality go against the grain here and suggest a non-converted Saiga. It's potentially confusable for a hunting rifle, you can find it in.223 if you're stuck on a smaller caliber but you could also stick with the classic 7.62x39, which doesn't really recoil that hard, but you can add a compensator if necessary. What I'm not sure about is shooting steel at 25 yards. I suppose it would depend what kind. Hanging from a chain?



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It'll also actually stop someone if they break into your mom's house and she can get to the safe room (.22s have a pretty high failure rate).


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centerfire rifles damage steel inside of 100 yards- its all about velocity...
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My mother, who is in her 70's, shoots a 9mm pistol fairly well. We go target shooting together, including plinking at steel targets at distances from 10 to 25 yards. I recently bought a Henry lever action carbine in 38 special / .357 magnum. My mom likes shooting it, and she finds it easier to hit the targets compared to her pistol, but doesn't like the lever action. Now she wants a semi-auto rifle for target shooting and to keep in our "safe room" which is a storage room next to her weaving studio where we currently keep an extra 9mm handgun.

My mom doesn't have a strong understanding of how powerful various calibers are, but I think I have good grasp of the power and ballistics differences between 22 LR, 22 mag, 9mm and .223. Those are the calibers that I think are affordable for target shooting. Mom wants a rifle with a wooden stock that looks like a hunting rifle, so the ugly Ruger PC9 Carbine and any kind of military-looking AR are out.

Are .22 LR rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? I have heard that .22 LR tends to ricochet more than some other calibers. It would be easy to find a .22 LR rifle with a wooden stock such as a Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin 60. .22 LR is pretty weak for self defense I know, but from a rifle at close range chances are it might be good enough, yeah?

Are .22 magnum rifles safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? .22 magnum is high velocity...would segmenting or frangible bullets make 20 yard shooting at steel safe? The CZ 512 in .22 magnum seems like it might be a good choice.

Is the Chiappa M1-9 9mm Carbine reliable in 2019 or is it junk? Not many choices in a wooden stock 9mm rifle.

Or should I show her a Ruger Mini 14 in .223? I'm aware that the usual distance for shooting .223 at steel is 100 yards, but I see a type of frangible ammunition called XM556NT1 is available online for 40 cents a round plus shipping. Would that be safe for plinking steel at 20 yards? A Mini 14 would be the most powerful gun we own...but I know the recoil on the .223 is light.

It would be a shame to get something that we couldn't shoot at steel at about 20 yards, because that's what we like to do. My targets are AR500 3/8 inch steel. What do y'all think? Am I being totally ridiculous even considering recommending a .223 for my mom? Thanks for any advice!
I would go with a tube fed magazine 22 like the Marlin 60. It should be fine on steel "gongs" at 20 yards and the tube is easier to load than box type magazines. I don't know if it takes shorts but at 20 yds they'd be fine.

The Browning SL22 was mentioned and that's a good choice too. Dropping the rounds in through the side of the stock and reinserting, locking the tube spring can be a bit of a challenge.
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I've heard good things about the Fightlight SCR, and I know you can use a wooden Remington 1100 buttstock with it. It's too bad they don't offer a wooden forend for the SCR.
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+1 here, but since she is a bit older put a nice Nikon rimfire scope on it. That's what my wife shoots. Its lights out on 2.5" steel at 50 yards.
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Thanks for all the replies folks! I'll point her towards a .22 lr rifle for now and see how she does.
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My 74 year old mom built a AR off a Stag lower and PSA upper. Her go to home defense is a Remington 870 with Magpul furniture. I went that route since she's 5'2" and it didn't fit her in stock configuration.
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OP, I would go with an AR any caliber you think she can handle, with a collapsible stock
the beauty of the collapsible stock is you can adjust it to fit any size body which makes it an enjoyable experience for the person shooting the gun.
I taught my wife and kids off of that platform.
My wife is smallish and when I taught my kids thye could not shoot any rifle comfortably other than the AR, unless they were on a bench
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OP, I would go with an AR any caliber you think she can handle, with a collapsible stock
the beauty of the collapsible stock is you can adjust it to fit any size body which makes it an enjoyable experience for the person shooting the gun.
Not in California, unless you put a cockamamie grip wrap on it. It's hard enough for gun people to use those much less a newbie. Take all the spacers out of a Ruger and it probably fits short people well enough.
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