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January 17, 2013, 02:39 AM
Hi there,
I just put a ruger 10/22 carbine on laybuy (will have it paid in 3 weeks)
I plan to put a 4x32 scope (Tasco world class), sling and bipod on it.

I also have a LED Lenser P7 that will be mounted to the scope.

I plan to use it for bunnies and possums.

BTW I am from New Zealand.

January 17, 2013, 08:18 AM
Congrats, and welcome to the forum!

The 10/22 is an excellent little rifle. I own a Marlin model 60 with a little Tasco scope as well(like a 10/22, but with a tube magazine) and I love it to death. Let us know what you think of it when you get it. Cheers!

January 17, 2013, 04:13 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I own 10-22s as well. I haven't scoped them yet, but will with the Nikon rimfire scopes when the time comes.

So, All Blacks fan?

January 17, 2013, 05:38 PM
Have fun and welcome to TFL.

January 17, 2013, 06:06 PM
Hi man. I am from New Zealand originally. 10/22 is a good rifle. I bought one a couple of weeks ago. Where in NZ are you from? I am from Hawkes Bay?

January 17, 2013, 07:20 PM
Hi there, thanks for the welcome, I am from Canterbury but do a lot of hunting round Wanganui.
All Blacks.. well I think I can say I am the only 38 year old NZ male who has not watched a game of rugby with the all blacks.
When we won the world cup I was in the garage, rebuilding a heater for my ford anglia!

I cant wait for the 10/22, my other .22 is a Brno b/a with a supressor and laser.
(I know its all a bit tacticool but its what I have got).

Also run some other rifles too. mainly shoot deer (red, fallow and sambar), ducks and geese and rabbits

January 17, 2013, 07:26 PM
Welcome to all our fur dinkum friends from the Deeeeep South! -from the state of Utah!

January 18, 2013, 11:54 AM
welcome aboard.

Nice choice. My buddy has a 10/22 with cheapie 4x scope on it that kicks butt. He put a bull barrel on it and he can routinely out shoot me against clay pigeon targets at 70 yards.

I've seen him hit chipmunks as well from 40, so.... Your rabbits are very doable.

January 23, 2013, 03:26 PM
Hahaha I got some cash, now I have 2 Ruger 10/22s..
A carbine AND a takedown


January 23, 2013, 03:52 PM
At least it's not for cats. Heard about the "Cats to Go" debacle the other day.

Welcome aboard. Got a 10/22 bullpup myself. Still haven't shot it.

Dr Big Bird PhD
January 23, 2013, 06:42 PM
I need a 10/22. Need something to bring for the girl when we go shootin'

January 24, 2013, 12:26 AM
Hello NZ. I am glad to hear you folks in NZ can still own firearms. I thought most of once was part of the British Empire had pretty much put a ban on that practice.

Welcome to the forum.

January 24, 2013, 01:57 AM
We can own pretty much any time of firearm, you just need the appropriate type of licence.

I'm from the Waikato but am in Christchurch studying, this year.
Seems to be a few kiwis on here.

Possum shooting has got to be the best type of shooting/hunting to be had in NZ, sure you will have a lot of fun.

January 24, 2013, 04:41 AM

I too am in chch.. beers one night?

Te Anau
January 24, 2013, 01:09 PM
Not a Kiwi,but Welcome!

Carne Frio
January 24, 2013, 01:43 PM
Welcome. Here are some possum recipes for you::D

January 24, 2013, 02:52 PM
I just pluck the fur.. up to $100/kg at the moment

As for cookin em..
Get a stone, put it in the pot, add carrots, onions, salt and pepper, etc. Add a possum and some water.. Simmer.

When you can put your fork into the stone, eat it and throw the possum away!

January 25, 2013, 05:03 PM
Sounds good mate.
I've only been in chch for a week and sadly had to leave my guns at home.

That possum recipe is much the same a a Pukeko recipe apart from a brick instead of stone.

Te Anau,

How did you get your user name?
I assumed you were a Kiwi, with Te Anau being a place down at the bottom of NZ?

January 26, 2013, 02:12 AM
the felixx nickname is an old one from when I lived in Wanganui
What part of chch are you in? I am in casebrook. I work in Rangiora. What do you do for a living?
Drop me a text 0275 BOATED about catching up.