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Old 01-06-2013, 00:32   #1
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Supplementing range time with rimfire

With all the drama about gun control and the subsequent panic, seems ammo and guns are just gone, again. Although I have a nice stash of both ammo and guns, I challenge the wisdom of burning through that premium ammo without having an idea of when it can be replaced. Not willing to sacrifice my favorite hobby I've had to get a little creative. Enter the .22LR.

Before all this last craze I've owned a Ruger MKIII and 10/22 but they were kind of an after thought in my gun collection. Something to pop turtles with occasionally. Of recent, I've developed an itch for shooting the .22 because it's much cheaper and generally more plentiful. I have 7000 rounds plus another 4200 inbound. Considering that, I bought a Single Six and have really been enjoying shooting it. Since I've rediscovered the .22LR, I've also ordered a Smith and Wesson 617, which I should have Tuesday. They will make a nice addition to the MKIII and 10/22.

I'm really excited about being able to shoot quality guns for so cheap. I can still work on my shooting skills as well as have a bunch of fun on the cheap. I think I'm going to really enjoy these little .22 blasters. I've got a mess of milk jugs and pop bottles saved for a nice day.

I hope .22 comes back on the scene soon.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:43   #2
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Too many people waste money and ammo but shooting too much. IMHO 75% of you shooting practice should be in dry fire drills, followed by live fire with .22lr and then no more than say 50 rds of pd ammo for practice.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:15   #3
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I have to agree with you. I ALWAYS enjoy shooting my 22's
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Old 01-06-2013, 15:41   #4
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If you haven't already you should consider going to Appleseed. It will teach you some very good rifle marksmanship skills and history they teach is particularly relevant today.

www.appleseedinfo.org
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:13   #5
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Rimfires are very fun indeed. I plan to pick up one or two more this year as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:31   #6
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I am planning to attend an Appleseed this year, hopefully. I hear they are really fun.
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I have a Smith and Wesson M&P15-22 and an AA kit for my G22. all of the mags fit in my gear and the controls are almost identical to the real deal. I enjoy shooting my .22s.
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Old 01-07-2013, 16:44   #8
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Too many people waste money and ammo but shooting too much. IMHO 75% of you shooting practice should be in dry fire drills, followed by live fire with .22lr and then no more than say 50 rds of pd ammo for practice.
Most Olympic shooters do about 50-50 dry and live fire.

Mental imaging has also been shown to be effective practice.

posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 18:59   #9
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I really like my M&P 15-22 and Ruger SR22.

I've got a fair bit of .22LR stashed away. But, gosh... I can't find any for sale ANYWHERE these days.
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