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View Poll Results: What should my first firearm be?
Ruger 10/22 15 15.00%
Remington 597 25 25.00%
SKS 34 34.00%
CZ 858 10 10.00%
Others (Please specify and explain) 16 16.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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What Should My First Firearm Be?

So, I'm anticipating the arrival of my restricted firearm license. I am planning to use my firearms for target practice only. What should my first firearm ideally be?

My plan is to get a .22 rifle, or something cheap I can shoot all day long and learn about shooting. Later on, I when I learn enough and have enough money, I want to get a real bolt action rifle, like the Remington 700.

I still haven't given up on the idea of WWII firearms, but that will have to wait. I need a core rifle that is affordable enough for start with, so I can shoot for more than 5 mins at the range.

My budget is flexible, but I rather stay under $400 or so. If I spend anymore, I might as well go right to a bolt action with a bigger caliper.

Right now, I'm considering:

1. Ruger 10/22 (variations of)
2. Remington 597
3. SKS
4. CZ 858

Your thoughts? If you have other suggestions I'm open to them.
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Ruger 10/22 would be my pick. This has so many mod options that i think you would not get tired of. I own 2 myself and built them up in different ways and continue to have fun with them.

The gun itself is reliable, cheap and fun to shoot.
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SKS. Dirt cheap gun, dirt cheap ammo. Rugged and reliable. You can drop-kick it, run it over with your car and it'll still work. Looks good too.
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SKS was my first rifle... just get a Russian one and not one of those POS Chinese crap
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Non compound Bow and arrow, or maybe a laser tag gun.
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get the ruger for your first firearm... then move up from there to more powerfull stuff. the .22 is best for target shooting (and cheapest)
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i'd say pick up a russian SKS, and when it comes time to, unload it and pick up something a bit more fun with a larger calibre.
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SKS is cheap as hell for ammo and they are actually accurate enough to use for a little deer gun
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