View Full Version : The lowly 22
02-28-2012, 07:05 PM
So how many still own a 22 rifle? In this day and age it seems like the larger calibers or flat shooting long range calibers are all the rage. But I don't know of any gun thats more fun to shoot. Practice with it is cheap and it's capable of putting plenty of meat on the table. My favorite 22 rifle is a nylon 66 and I love to take it squirrel hunting. Only head shots and thats sporting. 50-75 yds when there's no leaves on the trees ain't easy.
02-28-2012, 08:49 PM
After 37 years my very first gun, a .22, gets used for all sorts of things, and one ofe them, the most enjoyable, is seeing how well my old eyes can sight in on a target and create a tiny hole in something no bigger than a quarter.
I still like horsepower, under my azz, and in my guns, but the .22's I have are still well used.
the remington nylons are classic. a guy used to come to the gun shows here with dozens of them...all pricey.
but I like the old remingtons. the 5-series. like the 550, the targetmaster, the speedmaster, etc.
walmut stock, long barrel, beade front sight.... they'll last forever.
02-28-2012, 09:38 PM
I got a Marlin Model 60?, tube loader. Fun to shoot. I have thought about 10/22 with a scope.
I was reading about .17, looks like a flat shooter. But .22 is just so cheap. It the price that really attracts me. Plus rapid shots are fun too.
03-06-2012, 09:00 PM
I am getting pulled back into 22s big time right now with Lil W shooting more and more. Truth be told, I don't know which one of us is enjoying the little rimfire more!
Judge Roy Bean
03-06-2012, 09:52 PM
Oh yeahhh, I have the Nylon 66 and a Winchester Model 77 with a cheap Bushnell scope. Also have a Sig Sauer Model 1911 .22 for the girls. I don't know who has more fun with them the girls or me, we have spurts where we will go through 1500 rounds on a weekend.
03-06-2012, 10:07 PM
I had a Nylon66 back in the day. I should have kept it.
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