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Any "plinkers" in the house?

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.
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php

Here are some pictures of similar stocks I am working to refinish.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x469/hoytcanon/035RFC.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x469/hoytcanon/0312.jpg



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wooooo....

ahhhhh.... gorgeous laminate stocks!

of you're interested in long range shooting, like '1000yard right out the box accurate' longrange shooting masters, please check out Gun Werks, out of Burlington, Wyonming:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Gunwerks/videos
http://www.gunwerks.com/

.22 or not, whatever the caliber, the shooting fundamentals are the same, as you know. and, their YouTube page is practically a long range shooting university. really a good database of info.

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I try to get to the range once a week

but it does get expensive. I take my .22 pistol with me for when I run out of .45 or .308 and am not ready to leave. It certainly isnt as fun, but it is still shooting!
If you haven't heard of it, http://www.ammoman.com has great deals on ammo, always shipped free to your door, and they have a rewards program where you can save up "points" and cash them in on subsequent orders.
I too have recently started customizing my own firearms. I enjoy refinishing, like gun blueing and dura-coat finishes.

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Eric @

ammoman has been the only one I have used for bulk. He generally has the best prices.
The other guys might offer 4.99 flat rate shipping, but when all is said and done it is still more expensive than ammoman.

Have you tried "ammoseek?" It is a listing of the currently available ammo from all sorts of stores. You just put in caliber, and it will do a search based on whatever criteria you put in.
http://ammoseek.com/

I like how it breaks down into price per round.

Bought my son one for his 8th birthday

He is a great shot already as he has been shooting scoped and non scoped pellet and bb guns forever.

I love the 10/22 as well but for my larger calibers I don't (personally) think you could ever train correctly using the wrong round that you will end up fighting with.

The kick from a 22 compared to the 223 308 7.62x39 and others are very apples and oranges.

I do agree though that they are great to plink with as well as a survival rifle with a billion uses including being extremely inexpensive to practive with and shoot.

I can say that having a 22 is great practice reloading quickly, fast shot placement and so forth and just in general great to get to know the rifle more.

I think each caliber needs to be shot and trained with consistantly to be able to know the rifle.

It would be like practicing bowling with a 8lb ball then when the big match comes you go to your 16lb, sure it is the same principal but something is just "off".

BTW GREAT FORUM

a ton of solid information there for all us rimfire lovers!!

love the stocks man, all we have on my sons right now though is the carbon fiber thumbhole from... forgot the brand but I got it for super cheap so I couldn't pass it up. Shoots straight.

Also don't forget for all rimfire lovers to check out

http://www.appleseedinfo.org/

If you are new to shooting in general the Appleseed Shoot is perfect for you as well as seasoned shooters alike. Bring the whole family and you might be surprised how close an Appleseed shoot might be to you.

You can earn your rifleman patch as well btw.

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Hoping to do

an appleseed shoot someday. I listened to the founder on AJ's show one day, and he tells the story of the spark of the revolution in a way that puts you right on the sidelines.

And yes, I agree that you will NEVER get the same "training" as you would with the real thing, but basic trajectory, muscle memory, and holster practice could always use improvement. I have a 1911 22lr that fits in the same holster as my real one, but I haven't got the opportunity to try it out yet.

I also just had a 10/22 custom built for me, and I am kind of kicking myself for not doing it myself. I usually work on my own stuff.

Yes Pistol conversions indeed work well with 22lr

I agree with pistols though, pistol kick and muscle memory are much easier ( for me ) with varying pistol calibers compared to a rifle anyday.

I don't have any 22 conversions for any of my pistols BUT have a couple 22 pistols that I love shooting. I think when SHTF I will be with a 22lr over my other rifles especially on the move.

Besides the 5.45x39 the .22lr is my favorite round then in 3rd is the 7.62x54r for the svt and mosin.

I too love cheap ammo and get rifles to compliment that. I think the 22lr shooting inexpensiveness rubbed off on my rifle buying.

I love my ak74 for instance and getting bulk ammo for 1/4 the cost of similar sized rounds.

I think the .22lr and 5.45x39 would be the perfect one two ammo pack-a-punch and easy to pack out with.

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Not sure but I think the term "Plinking"

Came about at the same time Remington started to sell the "Nylon 66" Semi auto 22LR. What a fantastic rifle for the day. It felt like shooting a BB gun. We used to "Scoot" cans across the ranch yard without a miss and empty the tubular magazine in short order. Plink,Plink,Plink!

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Didn't know

that.

I just got a matching pair of these
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products...

For my stepdad and I, and for my nephews to play with who are coming to visit from Italy this summer. They are pretty stoked as they don't get to do that kind of stuff where they live. Plus is makes my liberal older sister twitch a little, when her boys are allowed to "be boys."

Fixing to do some trigger and bolt work on them to get them smoothed out.

These Ruger chargers are pretty accurate for what they are.

I love the shape of the stock

If you are into wood here is a dealer I have traded with for years. Quality wood from these guys.

http://www.calicohardwoods.com/

Here's a little "plinker" if you have two rugers!,Lol.

http://www.tacticalinc.com/gatling-gun-kit-p-571.html

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Wow

Those wood blanks are incredible. I don't have anything fancy enough to warrant the use of that, but If I ever build another bench rifle, I will certainly bookmark.
Funny you provided that other link. I've been shopping those guys for the last couple of days looking to maybe get some upgrades for these chargers. I might get that crank handle so the kids can play machine gun w/ the 22's.

Thx for the info.

I'm pretty sure

This kit is for 10-22 rifles, but I had to share, Back in the day there was another company that made similar gatling kits to fit two AK47,SKS or AR formats. I have used the SKS format before. Pretty friggen fun! No need for sites. The dust tells you what you are hitting,Lol.

Here is another pretty cool toy they started to recently sell,Got a Glock or 1911 pistol?,Just pull the slide off and..., Lol.

http://www.mechtechsys.com/

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Thanks for the link above. I

Thanks for the link above. I have model23, subcompacts so this wouldn't work for me, unless I get another Glock. I've always loved this set up, to be able to take a pistol and make a nice rifle

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You are welcome Ira

How have you been my friend? I saw your comment about having the world record for misdemeanors,Lol. Not funny, but you have to see a little humor when you stand back and think about it. I am proud of you man.

The cool thing about this kit is that you only need one gun to make two. The carbine kit will increase pressures and velocities of the round making it much more accurate up to 150 yards. So throw the pistol in your belt holster and sling the carbine kit over your shoulder,switch in seconds. They are a bit pricy though. Give it a bit and they will come down in price.

You know what? I didn't check to see if this was an option for this kit or not, A glock 10MM and this kit would be the cats ass. It should get velocities close to 3000FPS in the longer Carbine barrel. That is pretty flat shooting up to 150 yards. Consider the 10MM when you buy the glock. Anything with a shorter casing or bigger caliber and you will have to "lob" in in there. Lol.

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I love the chargers

Those are amazing little pistols!

Matching pair? love it man.

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Yeah

I figure if you run out of ammo you can always club them over the head with it....;)
Comes with a bipod for that price which is pretty sweet.