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Old 03-01-2011, 03:39 AM   #796
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Thanks for the info, Stromdog. I'm going to order one soon.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #797
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That is a fine rifle. He looks proud as he should be. Please dont take this wrong it is just an honest question. Is a range the only place you can shoot?
I'm not even talking hunting really but just walking in the woods and shooting pine cones or making an old can jump up by shooting just underneath it. Thats what I always liked about a .22 and to be honest I think my kids would be bored with paper.

Can killing is tons of fun. We save all the pop, dog food....whatever cans we can around the house. Some we fill with water others we take a sharpie and put targets on. Plastic pop bottles are good too. My son and I have a game, who ever can hit the cap on the pop bottle first wins...the looser gets to make dinner.

If you can't do a .22 where you live perhaps a good BB/Pelet gun...Pelet is better they don't bounce. They are great cheap practice, and the better ones are very accurate.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:13 AM   #798
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Thanks for the info, Stromdog. I'm going to order one soon.
Hope you enjoy it! I think the waiting time was 2 or 3 months.

I'll post up some more pics and a firing report on it in a few weeks, when it's finished.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:11 AM   #799
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That is a fine rifle. He looks proud as he should be. Please dont take this wrong it is just an honest question. Is a range the only place you can shoot?
I'm not even talking hunting really but just walking in the woods and shooting pine cones or making an old can jump up by shooting just underneath it. Thats what I always liked about a .22 and to be honest I think my kids would be bored with paper.
For now the range is it, this spring we'll go to Idaho where he and his cousin can go walking on the farm like proper kids. This suburbian life isn't very conducive to raising kids with some degree of freedom to roam.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:31 AM   #800
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I just picked one of these up a few months ago.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:03 PM   #801
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:17 PM   #802
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Shooting cans is a favorite with us. We get different colored plastic bottles and fill them with water. I call a color and my boy has one shot to hit or its my turn.
An article I read years ago talked about biodegradable targets. Mostly like crackers, lolli pops, Ice cubes and Toast cut into shapes. It makes good since and you dont have trash to clean up. Charcoal briquets would be great on a snowy hill side. Some of the new clay pigeons biodegrade in rain. Balloons are good stuff if they can swing in the wind.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #803
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Of course we all know Ground squirrels are the best biodegradable targets ever.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:56 AM   #804
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Sweet little plinker, the boy loved it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #805
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Sweet little plinker, the boy loved it.
I'll bet he did!!!

Sometimes I can't remember last week, but I can still remember where I was standing when Dad said "you clean it, I'l yours now"

My Dad gave me the little Whinchester '02 in this pic when I was twelve, that would have been 1966. My Grandfather bought it new in the 20's for about $6 and passed it along to Dad. I don't know how many tree rats and ground squirrels met their demise in the avocado orchard due to that little sucker. . . Hmm, just thinking right now that it's almost 100 years old.



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Old 03-04-2011, 09:09 PM   #806
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This made me the proudest kid in town. In 1975 we owned some apartments and had a renter pop called Dirty Al. When he moved out pop backed up the pickup and started shoveling filth from the floor. There was at least a foot thick layer of beer cans and garbage covering the floors. Guess what was under it all. There was nothing else but trash, Al left no forwarding address.
This is a Remington Targetmaster.We have no idea who did the carving in the stock but it is quite nice. I have killed countless rabbits(including my first one) and groundsquirrels with it. It was really to long for me when I was a kid but pop told me (you'll grow into it). I learned to shoot it really well as single shots do that for ya. I have made several shots over the years with it that left my dad shaking his head while watching through the scope. I hope my daughter will someday love it too.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #807
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almost a week without a word. Is everybody out shootin' ?
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:04 AM   #808
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No-I'm out getting more .22s

Here's my first Winchester-a Model 75 from 1941, I believe. I'm not sure if it was a military-used rifle or not, but it is in very good,well-cared-for condition, with a small engraved plate on the heel of the stock with some previous owner's name.




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Old 03-13-2011, 04:21 AM   #809
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Here's another-a Harrington and Richardson Model 65 Reising.22 rifle. I believe this one to be a military trainer, designed to mimic the size and weight of the M1 Garand. The front sight is a close copy of the Garand, giving a very close copy of the Garand sight picture. This rifle has an odd method of cocking, which I understand is similar to how the Reising SMGs of WW2 were cocked (both of these were designed by the same man). You have to stick your finger in the deep slot cut in the forearm to work the actuating rod for the bolt. Here's a few pics:



That's a 10-shot magazine laying there.

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #810
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almost a week without a word. Is everybody out shootin' ?
I went to the range yesterday with my new Ruger SR9c and ran 200 rounds through it. After that, I rented the Ruger Mark II the range provides for classes. They were out of ammo (must buy their ammo to use on their guns) but they said since it was just a 22, I could go buy whatever brand to use on it.

Ten minutes later I was back in the lane with a brick of 525 rounds. A few hours later, I left with an empty box of ammo, a blister on my thumb from reloading and a huge smile on my face! I've got to get one of those!

BTW, the range guy estimated the rental gun has had over a half million rounds through it!

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