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Old July 29, 2012, 02:57 AM   #1
Maverick88_Ruger1022
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Ruger 1022 or Maverick Model 88 for first gun!

Hello this is my first post on this forum.

My name is Nick and I am looking to invest in my first rifle.

I have never shot a firearm before. And don't really have the facilities locally to test either tool. Other than holding them...

I would like advice deciding on a first gun.

My decision has come down to the 1022 and the model 88

Pro's and cons of both?

I like the inexpensiveness of 22lr ammo.

But should i sleep better with a shotgun?

25rd mags on Ruger 1022

VS 8 rounds of 00 buck in maverick model 88?

This would be primarily for home defense. at a distance of 10 feet.

The 22 would be nice because i could go plinking in the country.

Thank you for any help!
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Old July 29, 2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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Model 88

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...91&tx=87&ty=31


Ruger 1022
http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl...87&tx=85&ty=68
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Old July 29, 2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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Get the Maverick.

Or both.
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Old July 29, 2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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Two totally different firearms, for two totally different purposes.
If home defense at +-10 feet is your goal, the Maverick or a good pistol is what you want.
If you want to plink and learn how to shoot, get the 10/22.
You really should get both and cover both bases.
Now to pistols...........
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Old July 29, 2012, 08:53 AM   #5
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This would be primarily for home defense. at a distance of 10 feet
This makes me vote for the shotgun
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Old July 29, 2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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. . . .This would be primarily for home defense. at a distance of 10 feet. . . .
For defense, I'd definitely go with the shotgun.
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Old July 30, 2012, 02:38 AM   #7
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Thank you for all of the responses!


Why would a shotgun be better than 25 rds of semi auto with no pumping?

Also what would the spread be for buckshot and for bird shot at 10 feet?

I would imagine almost nothing.

How well would bird shot work at that distance?

I would like maximum spread across the hall way...
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Old July 30, 2012, 05:35 AM   #8
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In .22 lr, a CCI Velocitor fires a 40 grain bullet at 1435 fps.

A .22 lr CCI Mini Mag fires a 40 grain bullet at 1235 fps.

A typical 2 3/4" load of #4 buckshot, generally recommended as the minimum 12 gauge load for self defense, fires twenty-seven .24 caliber 20.7 grain pellets at a velocity of 1325 fps.

A typical 2 3/4" load of #1 buckshot, often recommended for self defense, fires sixteen .30 caliber 40.5 grain pellets at about 1250 fps.

A typical 2 3/4" load load of 00 buckshot, likely the most common choice for self defense, delivers nine .33 caliber 53.8 grain pellets also at a velocity of 1325 fps.

A typical 2 3/4" 1 oz shotgun slug is about .729 caliber or a bit less, weighs 437.5 grains, and moves along at about 1680 fps.

Shot spread varies greatly depending on individual shotgun, choke, and load. However, a spread of one inch per yard is a good starting estimate. Inside of a house, the pattern is likely to be smaller than your hand.

Birdshot is generally considered unsuitable for self defense since it tends to create shallow wounds.
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