Rediscovering Rimfire

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by dbuck47, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. dbuck47

    dbuck47

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    This weekend I filled my pocket with.22 LR, hung the old .22 rifle over my forearm bird hunter style, and took a little walk on the old homestead, shooting at inanimate targets of opportunity. I enjoyed a little plinking, rediscovering what got me started shooting in the first place!
     
  2. arnold ziffle

    arnold ziffle aka dingle

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    Pete Perfection Previously Pete perfection

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    I always shoot my 10/22 in the desert. I start every session with it. Shoot my other Firearms in between and then end with a long 22 session. Plinking anything that gets in my way.
     
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    I take my stainless single 6 with me whenever I’m out on the 4 wheeler or wandering out in the woods. I love .22
     
  6. securitysix

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    Man what fun those days were. A couple rifles a couple fishing poles, a couple of friends and head to the river for a whole day of cheap good clean fun. Those days are long gone in this area. But the memories are still vivid.
    Thanks for the reminder. Glad you enjoyed your day !
     
  7. El Pistolero

    El Pistolero bene vivere Silver Member

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    I rediscovered the pleasure of .22 LR rimfire while shooting my Glock 44 two weeks ago.
     
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    OP, I gotta say that you definitely have it going on... with the turmoil and strife we’re all feeling lately, your post is a breath of fresh air....thanks
     
  9. Syclone0538

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    I've started playing with .22 again too, both in my search for something relatively quiet, and I'm planning on doing an Appleseed some day.
     
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    My S&W MP 15-22 is about as fun as it gets
     
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    I have an MP5 chambered in .22 that is a blast to shoot. Even my TX22 is way fun!
     
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    Yes, it is. However, hang a suppressor off it and it gets even funner!

    I have as many .22’s as I do every other caliber combined. It’s just a great, fun and inexpensive round.
     
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  13. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    Can confirm. :( :)
     
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  14. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

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    I had mine taken away as a kid. Took my Glenfield to the local bridge outside of town over a fork of a river which was a common destination for many. Saw two crossed black sticks below and shot them but they didn't move. Kept trying, but gave up preferring to shoot dirt clauds on the bank.

    Pretty soon, the phone company showed up. I didn't miss those
    "sticks" at all, in fact stitched those phone lines up pretty good. They knew my Dad and that was it. Eventually got it back. One of the phone men is still living and reminds me of that day now and then. Loved my 22 then and now 45 years later, still love and prefer them.
     
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    What a great idea dbuck47

    Plenty of 22 ammo around my local shops... time to get out there and enjoy me some 22 again.
    The problem i have is, which ones do i want to take out to shoot. I got lots of 22 rifles AND pistols.
     
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    'Brought a smile to my face you did :)

    Like yourself and many others, it was a .22 rifle that introduced me to shooting. In my case it was a Stevens Favorite with a case hardened receiver and half round/half octagonal barrel, a well made and great little single shot rifle to learn on and begin my firearm journey with.

    Having traded off the Steven's Favorite many years ago and finally moving to a state that allows NFA devices it was the idea of a suppressor that returned my interest in the .22lr cartridge, and although I have yet to acquire a .22 rifle I own a good number of .22 handguns to use as suppressor hosts. I've been eyeing the T/CR22 rifle and will probably own one and others as time goes by.

    Happy plinking :D
     
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    22LR is just a hoot to shoot. Adding a suppressor makes it even better.
     
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    Sounds like a great day, my turn is coming soon.
     
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    As a kid I was out with a buddy at his family farm, shooting birds and plinking. We were next to the railroad tracks when I saw a starling on a utility wire. I took a shot with my Marlin 39a missed the bird but put a neat hole right through the cable the bird was perched on. Turned out it was a communication cable for the rail road. My friend said a neighbor was questioned by an investigator from the rail road about anyone shooting in the area. Neighbor knew it was my buddy and I but did not rat us out. I dodged a bullet on that one, just like the bird did.
     
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    Oh lord, I'm so glad it arrived much earlier for me. But its good to read that the fun is still there no matter at what age.
     
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