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    May want to learn riflery- recommendations?

    I'm interested in learning riflery, pretty much just for target shooting. I think my best bet would be to get a decent .22 rifle and try to visit ranges wherever I can. I actually found a 50yd indoor range in my neighborhood, and I'm sure there's farther ranges when I can actually hit something at that short range.

    I've been trying to look for and price different items. For instance, I came across this:

    http://froogle.gunbroker.com/Auction...?Item=75086203


    But I am always open to suggestion and recommendations. I don't have much of a budget for things.

    Also, for Kein Haar or Don, do you guys happen to know the legality of owning/transporting/etc. a rifle in the NW suburbs of Chicago, or where I could check that out?

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    I've got an excellent Ruger .22. Accurate, lightweight, and a great starter gun. I'm not sure what kind, I think it's similar to this one but I don't really know, it's stored away and I'd have to find the gun before I could tell you more. :D

    If you want to be a man, though, find a 1950s Mauser and a bigass range. Insane recoil + bolt action + fucking loud + bayonet = mawwnly.

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    Mosin. You can get one for like $90.

    Not a .22, but you won't complain when you see the muzzle flash.

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    Don't think you'll run into any problems with rifles in the northwest suburbs.
    Last edited by Nid; 7/01/2007 12:14pm at .

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    Ruger has a variety of good affordable 22s. If you want a cheap. good, heavier caliber rifle I would suggest a Lee Enfield in the 303 caliber. Mark III, Mark V, or number 4 or 5. All are variations on the lee enfield design that served the British army from WWI through the Korean war, the ammunition is cheap and you can get one for under $200. However if you decide to by one, bring along someone who can evaluate the weapon to make sure it isn't in bad shape. Some people buy SKS's instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    Mosin. You can get one for like $90.

    Not a .22, but you won't complain when you see the muzzle flash.
    Isn't 7.62 ammo more expensive than .22?

    Came across this listing for one: http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/products_id/502

    If I'm starting out, should I bother getting a scope yet, or just learn to fire with the sights?

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    7.62 is more expensive then .22, any form of ammo is.

    I have never known anyone who has owned a Mosin-Nagant M-44 whereas the other two types I mentioned come with rave reviews.

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    Check your PMs.

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    I found this for the .303: http://froogle.gunbroker.com/Auction...?Item=75110522

    Again, should I worry about scopes at this point?

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    Yes 7.62x54mm ammo is more expensive than .22.

    No, you should not buy a scope. Learn how to shoot with iron sights like a real man before using a scope.

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