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Old May 4, 2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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What do you plink with?

Just wonder what type of guns/caliber you guys use when you just feel like squeezing off a few rounds.

Or what you use when you are sitting on the back porch shooting at a pop can from 150 yards
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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most of my time is spent with my RRA ar-15 that i handload for but do love my .22's.
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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Anything I feel like pulling out of the cabinet.

Might be .22

Might be .223

Might be 7.62x39

Might be .300 Savage

Might be .30-06

Might be .38 Special

Might be .357 Magnum

Might be .41 Magnum

Might be 9mm

Might be .32-20

Might be .25-20

Might be .44 Special

Might be .45 ACP

Might be .32 Long


Or it might be all of them at once!
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:16 AM   #4
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10/22, AK, m1 carbine, garand, FAL, it all depends on how much of my paycheck i want to spend that week! i would say most of the time though the 10/22 AK and m1 carbine
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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since i don't want to start a new topic right after this one.. what do you think about this

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=167487566

think i could snatch it for 50 bucks. unless ofc you guys decide to bid
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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I plink with most of my guns, but two I seldom go to the range without are the Reminton 788 (.223), and Savage (.243).
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Old May 4, 2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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I don't enjoy shooting for the sake of shooting. I shoot to sight-in, develop loads or kill something. So, "plinking" to me is whatever gun needs my attention for one of those reasons.
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Old May 4, 2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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Teirst, in regards to the auction, the price is good. But, you'll probably have to add $20 shipping and $20 FFL, for a gun that can be had new at $99 if you get lucky on a sale.
As for plinking, 10/22, Marlin lever in 357 or Weatherby in 223. All fun, not much recoil, acceptable money waste.
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Old May 4, 2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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ya i just noticed the shipping + FFL fee

50 for gun
30 for shipping
30 for ffl
= more then a new gun

ANYWAYS, always interesting to find out what peopel go-to gun/caliber is for just shooting around.
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Old May 4, 2010, 11:07 AM   #10
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plink

Two guns most commonly.
At the range for the odd rock or piece of paper on the 100 yard berm, S&W Model 10 more often than not. I rarely plink with a rifle.
At home, behind the house, one of those large caliber PCP airguns - a .45 - with some .457 lead round balls or some 200 grain LSWCs swaged up to .458.
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Old May 4, 2010, 11:27 AM   #11
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Usually take several: (I reload) Remington 550-1 22LR, Marlin Bolt 782 22 mag, Winchester 92 32wcf, Winchester Model 70 (pre 64) in 270, Ruger Mark I 22LR, Ruger SP101 38/357, Ruger Blackhawk 38/357, Colt SSA Buntline 45 Colt. I have a lot of old Winchester Levers so I'll sub in 38-40, 32-20, 45-70, 40-65 and 38-56. My wife and kids shoot them all.
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Old May 4, 2010, 11:33 AM   #12
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Savage Model-12BVSS in .243 or Ruger-77V .223 two tone.
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Old May 4, 2010, 11:57 AM   #13
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Marlin Model 975, cheap accurate and fun, now if only there were some bigger mags, or I had more of them!
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Old May 4, 2010, 01:30 PM   #14
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AK47 or the Kalashnikov as you may call it.
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Old May 4, 2010, 01:41 PM   #15
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One of several .22 long rifles that I have. Be it a long gun, or pistol the little .22 is inexpensive to shoot and provides hours of entertainment for very little money. Trigger time is trigger time. I find my centerfire trips to be much more productive if I've been practicing with the rimfires. It also gets my Mrs out to the range more often. She enjoys shooting the .22s as well, although I'm slowly, but surely getting her interested in trying a .223. As it is we spend quite a bit of time shooting .22LR on the 100 yard range. More of a challenge especially with open sights.
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Old May 4, 2010, 01:56 PM   #16
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My Ruger 10/22 charger gets a lot of use. So does my MkII Target. All my guns get shot regularly though.
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Old May 4, 2010, 01:59 PM   #17
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The .22 is out front

The .22's are always my favorite to plink with. Trips to the range up north will include a few shots from the 9mm or the .40 but most of the time is with the .22's so the better question is which 22 is my favorite. :-)
Tough but:
#1 I think is the Remington 597VTR (AR styled 597) with a red-dot scope, this thing is fun fun fun.
#2 is the Beretta NEOS pistol (smith 22A comes up right behind it)
#3 is my Marlin 982SS - a bolt action .22 magnum with fiber optic sights. This thing destroys pop-cans (tip first add water - hehe). The 22Mag is an awesome cartridge.
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Old May 4, 2010, 02:45 PM   #18
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.177 air rifle. Haven't shot my eye out yet.

I put a couple tins of pellets through it year, for a cheepish Gamo, it holds up well.
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Old May 4, 2010, 02:48 PM   #19
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Though I haven't done any real "plinking" since I was a kid, 10/22 and MK II pistol at the range.

I do miss the days of just being able to walk around in the woods, shooting at whatever seemed lead-defficient at the time.

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Or what you use when you are sitting on the back porch shooting at a pop can from 150 yards
Lucky Bastard. I live across the street from a mall. Which has a police station in it, so no shooting for me.
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Old May 4, 2010, 03:20 PM   #20
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henry .22lr
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Old May 4, 2010, 06:05 PM   #21
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I haven't done any real "plinking" since I was a kid

I do miss the days of just being able to walk around in the woods, shooting at whatever seemed lead-defficient at the time.
Same here on both points. If I had my druthers, I'd have me a back porch with which I could simply relax in a chair and pop off at whatever I wanted, not needing to worry about what was hit. Back to reality, though. If I happen to find myself wandering through the Hiawatha National Forest or somewhere similar, I'll probably be carrying my GSG-5 and Ruger RST-6. Or maybe a Ruger 10/22 and a Taurus PT-22. You can simply bet it's going to be a pair of .22s, though. Nothing more fun than that for walking and plinking.
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Old May 4, 2010, 06:18 PM   #22
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my SIG 522 has paid for itself by now

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Old May 4, 2010, 07:37 PM   #23
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Just about every thing I have. I reload so I am always trying something out, which keeps leading into other things. Lately I been playing around with the 06. When I first got it I made up my deer round a 165 grain Nosler Partition, then I got some Hornady 110 V-Max and gave them a try. I reallyliked them so I got some more and got more serious. Now I got 200 Laupa case's, and 250 Barnes 165 grain solids. I dont even know why just figured they would be nice to have, so has soon as I get a few powders picked out I guess I will start working that up. I will say for not having this rifle very long I been really pleased with the Nosler 165 grain Partition's for whitetail. I had it for three years and have taken three nice buck's, and let a few walk either to small or could not get the placement in time. The last one on the scale went I believe 186. All I could see was him looking at me from the neck up at about 200 yards. Shot him in the base of the neck. Went down so fast almost missed it. Real big deer, but not the biggest rack for a eight pointer. Nice but nothing to brag about except the size of the body. That was a real long shot for around here most are under 100 yards. Guess I would rather have good luck then no luck.

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Old May 4, 2010, 07:48 PM   #24
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Old May 4, 2010, 07:58 PM   #25
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Gsg-5 carbine and Ruger Vaquero for just plain fun. I practice with my XD9, CW9, LCP and 442 which I have for self defense. However, they are fun to shoot too.
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