Thursday, September 21, 2006

Firing Line

I borrowed my grandfather's Win. 69 .22 rifle yesterday. This is a great rifle. Here are the specs:
24 inch barrel
10 round detachable box magazine. I also have a five round .22 short magazine.
Peep sight
Bolt action

I do not no what year it was made, but it is a pre A model. This rifle is of far better quality than my new Ruger 10/22. It is also has greater accuracy. This is the rifle I learned to shoot with. I then purchased a 10/22 because I wanted a semi-auto that I could customize to my liking. For some reason, the Winchester is a lot more enjoyable to shoot. I do not think that I will be shooting the 10/22 until I can get some of these sights.

Now, I just need to get a lever action and a pump action .22 to complete my battery...and a .22 auto pistol...maybe a good used Ruger MkII...

I shoot the .22 the most because it is the cheapest of all of the calibers. At about 2 cents a shot, compared to 50 cents a shot for my .30-30. The only thing that approaches the cost effectiveness is the 12 gauge shotgun, at $3.50 for a box of 25. I do not reload yet, but I am working on getting the equipment. Being a broke student sucks.

2 Comments:

Blogger Twycross said...

"Being a broke student sucks."

I hear yah on that. What kind of groups were you getting?

10:41 PM  
Blogger The Student Shooter said...

I think I was shooting about 1/2 inch or groups with Win. XPert .22 from Walmart with it at about 30 ft. Keep in mind this is open sights, bulk .22 ammo, and standing, unsupported. Not phenomenal, one-ragged-hole shooting, but pretty good. On the plus side, I live out in the middle of nowwhere, so I can shoot whenever and whatever I want. I also ordered a set of those Tech-SIGHTS for my 10/22 by snail mail, can't wait for those to arrive.

Feel free to send me an AR-15, or something. Or even a .50BMG.

Also, I blogged yesterday, but it disappeared somehow. Time to go straighten it out...

5:30 PM  

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