Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Rimfire

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rufus, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    930
    For some reason I keep coming back to rimfire. Not for hunting or defensive purposes, just for the joy of shooting. Can't really put my finger on why. It's not the lower cost, lack or recoil, or availability of centerfire guns (I have way more of them). Nope, they just are the most fun to shoot IMHO.

    Like a fool, I've sold/traded too many good rimfire guns over the years. Now I want them back. All of 'em!

    No such luck. :bawling:

    Give me a decent rifle and/or pistol, a brick of good 'ol .22LR, and some golfballs and I'm a happy guy. My wife says I'm a cheap date. I must be getting old!
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    85
    I too am a huge fan of rimfires. I love my centerfires, shooting them & reloading for them.
    The rimfire is where I get my most joy. That's why when I'm not here at this forum I'm at RFC.

    If you haven't checked them out, you should! :thumbup: RimfireCentral.com - Rimfire Community!
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    930
    RFC is responsible for my addiction! ;)
     
  4. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

    Messages:
    800
    Likes Received:
    109
    I love shooting the .22lr. I get I do the rapid fire like they do in he movies and I am able to keep it on target. Cheap fun and great for training. Builds muscle memory well. Plus you can get your spouse and children into shooting without worrying about the recoil. I too have traded away my rim fire guns and man I miss them alot. Luckily my buddy has a bunch of them so I can get my fix when needed :)
     
  5. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    364
    Hang tight, Rufus - in my version of Heaven you get your old guns and dogs back! :thumbup:
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    5,495
    I love .22s. If I could only have one caliber that would be it.
     
    Nwcid, chemist, rufus and 3 others like this.
  7. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,305
    Likes Received:
    801
    I'd have to agree. 10/22, Browning Buckmark, and I'd love to have a dedicated 22 upper for my AR. Just the most fun to shoot and cheap enough to shoot often.
     
  8. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    627
    My Buckmark now goes with me to every visit to the range, even if I do not plan to shoot it.

    Just found out about the Savage 22LR Tactical Rifle and put it on my "want" list :)
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,593
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    Some people make fun of how much I shoot .22's but I like it too. I like it cause they are fun, but also because of the lower cost and noise (especially with silencers). I put in way more trigger time because of that which makes me a better shooter in the long run. About 25% of my collection is .22's.
     
  10. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    930
    I'm embarrassed to admit this is currently my only .22, but I have big plans. :thumbup:

    Let's see pictures of your rimfires or links to the one's on the want list...
     
  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,593
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    How about a Winchester 1903, Winchester Model 1903 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Try finding ammo for this :(

    DSC_0062.jpg

    How about something a little more modern, CMMG upper with Spikes lower.

    DSC_0004-4.jpg

    Something a little quieter, Ruger 77/22 with Gemtech OB2

    DSC06840.jpg

    Something a little cooler, Kimber 1911/22 with Gemtech OB2

    DSC04443.jpg

    Those are a few of my favorites.


    I for got to add belt fed is always a plus too,

    DSC_0090.jpg


    .
     
    rufus and (deleted member) like this.
  12. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    930
    Oh yeah!

    I "had" a 77/22 like that in WMR, minus the can, that I sold here. My "one" NWF transaction. That Model 1903 is sweet.
     
  13. bulzeye

    bulzeye scappoose Member

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    21
    i love mine. right out of the box shot .5 moa at 50yds prone with a bipod and no rear bag

    2011-08-18212529.jpg
     
    rufus and (deleted member) like this.
  14. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    169
    Dang,didn't know about that Savage Tactical rifle .! kewl !!!
    I take 2 or 3 rimfires to the range every trip,and they all get some trigger time.cheap and fun to shoot,and the kids love 'em.
     
  15. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

    Messages:
    415
    Likes Received:
    76
    Can't have a rimfire thread without mentioning the Ruger 10/22 and 22/45.

    Both are just lovely firearms and the 10/22 has so many options for modifications that its impossible to not own a couple if not many.