Any "plinkers" in the house?Submitted by Jefferson on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 19:33
I have recently been able to devote a little more time to certain hobbies that I love. One of those being long range (paper) target shooting. Unfortunately I'm laid up, so it's been more tinkering and researching than actual range time.
With the economy the way it is, the 22 long rifle has made a comeback, and it is much cheaper to practice with ammo that costs .3-.4 cents a round, compared to .30 to $1.50+ per round. Many people are getting "conversion kits" that allow their favorite rifle or pistol to shoot 22lr, so that they can have the same weight and feel when they practice, but spend much less money for way more practice time.
Also the 22lr is a very common round that could come in handy if you were in a situation where you had to take small game to eat, or even barter the ammo.
I wanted to turn you onto a website that has re-sparked my interest in 22's and has taught me a lot. It is a great community where people are very willing to share what they know. (it kind of reminds me of the DP in a way)
Finding this website has allowed me to take an old "impulse buy" 22 I bought and then hated because the trigger was junk and no fun to shoot, and then turn it into a pretty nice piece of equipment for just a few bucks and the WEALTH of information I learned from this site.
You may have an old 22 laying around collecting dust. If you are wanting to get restore it or learn more about rimfire rifles, then this is the place.
I'm planning to restore an old 22 from the 50's that was a gift to a family member, and this site will teach me everything I need to know to get the job done. I'm also doing some work on friends' rifles as well. I especially enjoy restoring the wood stocks.
Hope you get as much use out of it as I have.
Here are some pictures of similar stocks I am working to refinish.