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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hotSAUCE, May 9, 2013.

  1. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    looking for a rifle and/or pistol

    something cheap to shoot at the range, what do you recommend? Something cheap to purchase also (the firearm)
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    Marlin 795
     
  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Heritage rough rider revolver
     
  5. udoggie

    udoggie Washington Co, Or. Member

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    Browning Buckmark for a pistol, or of course the ever popular Ruger 10/22 rifle.

    Currently, you'll spend about as much for ammo as you will for the firearm, sigh.

    UD
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    get the ammo before you get a gun.Gun no good without ammo,and .22 is hard to find these days.
    the gun ? what is your budget? 'cheap' means nothing,varies with the individual.
     
  7. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Ruger is king of the .22s and for good reason. Get a single six, 10/22 or mkII. I have all three and would not sell any of them. DO not waste your time with a rough rider, get a used single six for just a little bit more. You will thank me later.
     
  8. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    $500

    Yes good point about the ammo. Same thing happened when I bought my shield; had no ammo for weeks :(
     
  9. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If I were looking for a 500.00 fun gun,i'd find a used Ruger MK2 pistol with a long barrel,and put a scope on it for some long range plinking.One of the 'Hunter' series guns I think they are called.I enjoy knocking pieces of 'stuff' around at the 100-150 yard berms with a scoped handgun.
     
  10. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    A Smith and Wesson (Walther made) M&P22 is fun. I love mine.
     
  11. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing wrong at all with the Ruger Mark III series of .22 pistols. However, once you have one you'll probably wind up like all the rest of us- tricking it out with aftermarket internal parts to lighten the trigger pull. I'd suggest going to your local gun store and handling some if at all possible.
     
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    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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  13. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I love my SR22 and the wife shoots P22. Both have functioned flawlessly with hundreds of rounds of whatever is cheap ammo.
     
  14. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  15. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I have both the Browning Buckmark and the M&P22. The buckmark is more accurate for me, but they are both great fun to shoot.

    For a rifle, get a bolt action 22 such as a Savage Mark II. It will make you slow down and make the ammo last longer.
     
  16. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Now, if you want some fun and a sense of accomplishment. Get yourself an old used High-Standard with a good bore. I bought an old ugly Dura-matic years ago. Soaked the metal and removed what little was left of the Blueing and used some of that clay hardener stuff to replace the missing bits of bakelite on the grip. Did a cool custom paint job on the grip and left the rest bare metal. Really looked cool. Then I just replaced the springs and firing pin. Shot great and noooobody had one like it.
     
  17. safooma

    safooma Oregon Member

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    Ruger single six--reliable and quality that will outlast you. Also economical because it doesn't rip through ammo fast.

    Ruger MkII/III--fun, accurate and reliable--just a PITA to clean thoroughly.

    Henry lever action 22LR---FUN FUN FUN.
     
  18. carracer

    carracer Nampa, Idaho Active Member

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    Get an SR22 and a 10/22.
     
  19. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    gsg stg 44
     
  20. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Ruger 10/22 and M&P 22.

    I had the SR22, but sold it to get the M&P. M&P fits my hand a bunch better.

    You can get both of these for about $500.