What was your first rimfire?

Discussion in 'Small Bore' started by CartridgeGuy, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. CartridgeGuy

    CartridgeGuy Active Member

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    Let's here it guys and gals! What was the gun that you cut your teeth on?

    Mine was a Winchester Model 1890 22 short. I sure miss it.
     
  2. B540Glenn

    B540Glenn Active Member

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    The first one I shot was my Dad's Remington (not that he actively taught me how to shoot). The first one I owned was a Ruger 10/22.

    The first one my son shot was a Cricket.
     

  3. Irish Setter

    Irish Setter Well-Known Member

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    That would be a Springfield Model 82 bolt action single shot 22 short, long, or long rifle. I still have the gun (it's about 70 years old). For the 40 years that I have owned it, it has always been a straight shooter.
     
  4. wwb

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    The old Winchester single-shot bolt action Model 67

    You had to pull the cocking knob/hammer to the rear manually, and the safety was a sheet-metal "wing" with a slot that allowed the hammer to fall. When the "wing" was vertical, the slot wasn't aligned with a pin on the hammer, so it couldn't fall.

    Cartridge guy, my Graddad had a Model 1890, but not the gallery gun; it shot only long rifles (longs, maybe... shorts always jammed). When he died, my Grandmother gave it to one of my cousins, who promptly neglected it to death. I've never forgiven him for that. I, however, got Granddad's 1873 rifle... produced in 1886, full octagon barrel, .44 WCF (.44-40 for the non-Winchester Collectors out there). It's been almost 40 years now - I've still got it, and have taken a couple deer with it.
     
  5. Papadoodles

    Papadoodles Super Member

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    First one I ever shot was my Dad's Winchester Model 62 pump.

    My first was a Remington Nylon Model 66 - bought it when they first came out and still have it.

    For my Grandson I bought a Rogue River Chipmunk single shot when he was seven. He has outgrown it now and shoots a Ruger 10/22.

    .22's are fun!!!
     
  6. pigeonhunter

    pigeonhunter Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting for mine! (It's being shipped)
     
  7. 43 2N

    43 2N Member

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    Lever action Nylon 76.I still can't talk my dad into selling it to me.The first one I owned was a 10/22.
     
  8. Anonymous

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    A Remington 514 single shot. It is still one of the most accurate 22s I've owned.
     
  9. pigeonhunter

    pigeonhunter Well-Known Member

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    Just picked it up last Tuesday.

    Savage 93R GLV in .22 Win Mag.

    Can't wait to try it out.

    But the gun I cut my teeth was my 12 gauge 391 Urika. My favorite gun.
     
  10. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    a sears bolt action. it was the second gun i had ever fired in my life 8)
     
  11. timbertoes

    timbertoes Well-Known Member

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    all righty, Chips :)

    Sears Bolt action here too...."Model 1" I think. no magazine, single shot.
     
  12. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    i dont remember what model mine is... i'll have to go check. mine is the one that holds 13 lr rounds. it's loaded into the buttstock.
     
  13. timbertoes

    timbertoes Well-Known Member

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    maybe yours was made by a real gun maker, seeing as how it loads through the stock, like a browning semi-auto :)
     
  14. timbertoes

    timbertoes Well-Known Member

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    PigoenHunter, see if you can get some PMC Predator rounds for your .22wmr. I think they are nice, and would make a good varmint bullet, but they are a little slower than some other wmr rounds. 1900fps I think.
     
  15. timbertoes

    timbertoes Well-Known Member

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    thank goodness, I just posting-graduated from a low life
    ".17 cal" status :eek: :eek:
     
  16. chips

    chips Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: What was your first rimfire?

    no, it'd definately a sears. i'll get around to checking the model number in a little while.
     
  17. gwp4ever

    gwp4ever Super Member

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    The first .22 I ever shot was an old Winchester single shot. The first I owned was a 10/22.
     
  18. HunterJon

    HunterJon Active Member

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    Savage Model 93R17-FV, 17HMR with a bull bbl. The think is accurate as hell and flat shooting. I zeroed it at 50 yards. and It hits at the exact same point of aim at 130 yards.
     
  19. clayshooter25/25

    clayshooter25/25 Well-Known Member

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    Marlin Model 60 bought today at Wal-Mart.
     
  20. grimel

    grimel Well-Known Member

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    My first 22 (and 3rd gun) was a single shot lever action Savage. It was one HEAVY single shot for a 10yr old. Traded it for a Win 190 (jamamatic sold to my uncle who had an aluminum shell carrier machined to replace the POS plastic one). Then came a Marlin M60. A 10/22, another 10/22. Currently, I'm 22lr less. A LH Savage 93 is on my list.