sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Sound advice! Except I will never store a bolt separate from a rifle. Back when we owned a shooting facility, I'd be a rich man if I had a dollar for every time a customer would ask for their range fees back because they stored the bolt for their rifle separately and they brought the rifle but left the bolt at home. I also see a lot of folks looking to buy a bolt for Granpa's or Dad's old 22 because the original was lost or accidentally thrown away. I keep everything locked in a safe with the bolts stored (uncocked) and in the rifle. That way if anything happens to me at least the firearms are complete. My family may have a hard time figuring out what original & spare parts go to what in my parts boxes though. I'm in the process of organizing, labeling, and documenting all that too just in case something ever happens.The Deacon wrote:Been away from buy new rifles for far too long to give brand advice. I will say that, IMHO, the best "first rifle" is a bolt action with a clip, rather than a tubular magazine. Unlike most pumps, levers, and semi-autos where you have to peer into a small ejection port, a bolt action makes it easy to inspect the chamber to be certain the gun is not loaded. The bolt can also be removed and stored separately for additional safety at home.
bdblue wrote:You realize that ammunition is not available anymore?
Where I live there is none available. Stores no longer reserve a spot for it on their shelves. I don't know where it's all going- if people are still hoarding it, someday there might be a lot of it dumped on the market when people decide they really need the money.
Take a look at second hand models too- there's an abundance out there at every price point, with the added bonus that it's really really hard to shoot out the rifling of a .22!ryguy76 wrote:Thanks for the recommendations, fellas. Surprised to see so many responses, but did kinda figure this wouldn't be a terrible place to ask such questions.
After reading more, and thinking on it, here's where I'm at.
I have lots of expensive hobbies and this needs to be somewhat low key on the radar in order to get buy-in from my wife. I have hobbies that are akin to buying the 10/22 and then dumping much more $$ into it to customize and optimize it. That scares me. I know what it's like and it never seems "done" once you start researching what's available. Naturally, I'd like to steer clear of that model for that reason alone.
The CZ, in Canada, seems to be double the cost of the other decent Plinkers I've been looking at. I don't want to dole out the money for a CZ and find out it doesn't really grab me as much as I am hoping it will.
Something that's ready to go out of the box with solid accuracy (going bolt for this reason alone), and a decent price point, is what I'm looking at. After much reading, and weighing pros vs cons on various models that fit the bill, It's leaving me with the Savage Mark II series. I'll likely go with a heavy barrel model. What I can't find much info on is whether the packages scopes are worth the added price, or just buy the rifle and add on my own scope choice.
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