First Rifle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CMike, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. CMike
    Offline

    CMike Zionist, proud to be

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    8,900
    Thanks Received:
    1,116
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Ratings:
    +1,408
    I have am pretty proficient with handguns, and I have some experience with a shotgun.

    However, I have no experience with a rifle. I don't think I even ever shot one.

    What would you guys suggest for a rifle type gun? I don't hunt.

    My use would be for fun.
     
  2. Sunni Man
    Offline

    Sunni Man Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    40,001
    Thanks Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    1,860
    Location:
    Patriotic American Muslim
    Ratings:
    +12,443
    Start out with a .22 cal.

    The ammo is cheap.

    Great gun for shooting varmits.

    And plinking cans can be alot of fun. :cool:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Ernie S.
    Offline

    Ernie S. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    33,649
    Thanks Received:
    7,710
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Ratings:
    +12,381
    No! Buy yourself a .460 Weatherby magnum. If you still like rifles after shooting 20 rounds out of that, then buy a .22
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  4. Swagger
    Offline

    Swagger Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    12,149
    Thanks Received:
    2,003
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    European Far Right
    Ratings:
    +5,505
    Get yourself something like .22 Savage. It won't break the bank, the ammunition's cheap and the recoil's very low compared to a full-bore rifle. In short, it's a good entry level weapon. And as Sunni Man said, plinking cans or taking small game is good practice, not to mention fun.
     
  5. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    Pellet rifles are cheaper yet. Well, they can be expensive too but almost as fun.
     
  6. Swagger
    Offline

    Swagger Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    12,149
    Thanks Received:
    2,003
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    European Far Right
    Ratings:
    +5,505
    Only the single-shot variety that you cock by breaking over your knee. Pellet guns that are more advanced than that (such as CO2 or pre-charged pneumatics) are often more expensive than a mid-range rimfire. Besides, I prefer to have a piece of brass ping from the breech on cocking, instead of having to break a comparatively weaker pellet gun (ballistically speaking) over your knee. Hang the expense and go for the .22 rimfire, CMike.
     
  7. Mr. H.
    Offline

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    44,104
    Thanks Received:
    9,264
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    A warm place with no memory.
    Ratings:
    +15,387
    I've got a Winchester Model 63 that belonged to my pop. It holds 10 rounds that are fed thru the buttstock. Semi auto and no cocking.
    Cockless buttstock of a gun.
     
  8. Ernie S.
    Offline

    Ernie S. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    33,649
    Thanks Received:
    7,710
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Ratings:
    +12,381
    Get a MAN'S gun, for Christ's sake!
     
  9. HUGGY
    Offline

    HUGGY I Post Because I Care Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    33,727
    Thanks Received:
    3,805
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Seattle, in a run down motel
    Ratings:
    +6,285
    I agree with most on this thread. I'll go one farther and suggest a single shot bolt action with a decent scope. That was my first firearm at 9 years old. It'll teach you the importance of making every shot count.
     
  10. Moonglow
    Offline

    Moonglow Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    81,422
    Thanks Received:
    7,981
    Trophy Points:
    1,870
    Location:
    sw mizzouri
    Ratings:
    +29,287
    Browning 22
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

heavy bench rest percussion rifle