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:
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?
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.
Mosin. You can get one for like $90.
Not a .22, but you won't complain when you see the muzzle flash.
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 .
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.
Isn't 7.62 ammo more expensive than .22?
Originally Posted by Phrost
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?
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.
I found this for the .303: http://froogle.gunbroker.com/Auction...?Item=75110522
Again, should I worry about scopes at this point?
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.