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Old February 18, 2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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Favorite non .22 plinking rifle?

By plinking I just mean hitting cans, steel plates. Old appliances etc.

For me as far as enjoyment it's the mosin nagant. However the cleaning and rifle weight involved tends to leave It shelved most the time.
I live out in the country with thousands of acres to one side so I can go down and shoot
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Old February 18, 2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Sks and marlin .17hmr
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Old February 18, 2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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I have two centerfires that I enjoy plinking with. A Savage Axis in .223 and a 16" AR. With the softer recoil and lower cost to make the ammo than larger calibers, they are the ones I grab for fun. The Axis when I still want accuracy, and the AR when pure fun is the only goal.
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Old February 18, 2014, 02:58 PM   #4
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I'm with Jay24bal.....An AR is the way to go.....relatively inexpensive to shoot compared to most other center fire rifles.....the 223/5.56 versions any way.
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Old February 18, 2014, 03:04 PM   #5
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1894 32-40 long barrel. Far and away the funnest plinking rifle I ever owned. It must be a she gun. As its bullet behavior can change down range in the blink of an eye. Besides the cost of buying 22s is more expensive than reloading for that 32-40. As I'm lucky. If I can burn up a box of shells in a days shooting. There is another retired gent like myself who shoots a 38-55 at my club range. When together we compete against each other ringing metal at 100 yards. Who ever misses first buys coffee and roll at the club house. By last Fall we were about neck & neck in pulling out our wallets for the years coffee & roll shooting matches. Anyhow. Just a couple old geezers having fun. Now you know the rest of the story why I call it my "funnest plinking rifle."
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Old February 18, 2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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Henry Golden Boy .17 HMR
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Old February 18, 2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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My Universal M1 Carbine and 1:7 twist Stevens 200 .243 Win, I've got short and long range plinking covered.
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:01 PM   #8
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I have an ar15 but as I use it for semi long range I don't really want to run any Tula through it.

I am thinking of buying a an74 just for cheap blasting but you still have to clean the darn thing
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:08 PM   #9
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.22 cal spring powered pellet rifle.
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:14 PM   #10
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I prefer my Savage 17hmr to my Ruger 10/22. I started with my 10/22, but if I had it to do over, I would have started with a bolt action 22, but I still would have expanded to the 17.
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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17HMR or 38 specials either from a lever action.
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all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple
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Old February 18, 2014, 10:19 PM   #12
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Old February 18, 2014, 10:25 PM   #13
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Lever action .357 is a lot of fun. .223 bolt action with a ridiculous scope is also a lot of fun for 100 yard nickel size target competitions with your shooting buddy.
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Old February 19, 2014, 01:30 AM   #14
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Marlin 882SS - .22 WMR
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Old February 19, 2014, 02:59 AM   #15
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Friend's Hi point carbine with red dot.
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Old February 19, 2014, 05:45 AM   #16
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Marlin Cowboy 45 Colt lever gun...sweet.
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Old February 19, 2014, 09:24 AM   #17
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Ruger 77/22 Hornet.
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Old February 19, 2014, 09:31 AM   #18
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Old February 19, 2014, 10:49 AM   #19
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Old February 19, 2014, 02:35 PM   #20
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Old February 19, 2014, 02:37 PM   #21
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Mosin Nagant.
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Old February 19, 2014, 03:59 PM   #22
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Marlin 1893 in .30-30...

I load round balls with a few grains of Red Dot and plink away...Cheap, and accurate to 60 yards...

Quiet and deadly medicine for varmints in the garden also...
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Old February 19, 2014, 07:43 PM   #23
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AR-15, Mini-14, 2 Mosin Nagants, Hi-Point 9mm Carbine with cheap BSA red dot optic. Super accurate and reliable btw. Working up loads for my 30-06's and 223's. Since I have around 6000rds of 22lr I still shoot one of my 5 22's just about every trip to my range. Hell I still like shooting my Daisy 1000 pellet rifle. Its killed enough squirrel to be legit in my opinion. I like shooting all my guns. I don't own any safe queens.
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Old February 19, 2014, 07:50 PM   #24
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My buddies M1 Carbine.

Of the rifles I own, it goes to my Daewoo DR200
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Old February 19, 2014, 08:33 PM   #25
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Rossi 92 .357 magnum. I can load .38 specials cheaper than .22's and the gun is fun to shoot for me and my 11 year old son.
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