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Old 04-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Value of a 22?

How useful is it to have a 22 rifle in your collection of guns for survival purposes? Maybe a Ruger 10/22, for example.

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being absolutely essential and 1 being a complete waste of money. What do you think?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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10.


A .22 kept Chris McCandless alive for a while. Then he decided to eat berries.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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X3. Even now I use my 22 more than anything else.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
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its a 10

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You can buy a million rounds (literally) super cheap and what else can kill small game without wasting any meat?
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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well i would defiantly say it a 10 i have seen a guy shoot a deer in the eye once and kill it with a 22... was a hell of a shot... im not saying to take it after a bear or a moose but for the sika deer of ak and all small game it is a great option.
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At least a 9, probably a 10. The best for small game (aside from trapping), ammo is still ridiculously affordable and plentiful, only thing that might compete would be a high end airgun, and those aren't semi auto up to 30 rounds. Yeah, it has to be a 10. x6 or x7 or whatever.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Agreed for all the previously stated reasons, Plus, A Grizzly bear has been killed with a .22 (documented) I wouldn't bet my future on it being duplicated any time soon. Even a cheap .22 is small game accurate.You can carry 500 rounds of .22 as easy as 50 rounds of most centerfire handgun ammo. I still have the first .22 I ever bought, a single shot Montgomery Ward, I paid $13 for it new. I've owned a couple hundred guns of all types, but I've hung on to the cheap .22 and I currently own 8 .22's. They are relatively quiet, cheap to feed, in most cases light enough to carry all day. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

PS One of them is a 10/22.

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:17 AM   #9
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If I could only have ONE gun, I have a high chance of picking the .22. With the .410 coming in a close second.

I should build up a .22 and post some pictures...
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If I could only have ONE gun, I have a high chance of picking the .22. With the .410 coming in a close second.

I should build up a .22 and post some pictures...
I've got one of those Savage 24f over/under 20g/22lr camp guns. Close.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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If I could only have ONE gun, I have a high chance of picking the .22. With the .410 coming in a close second.

I should build up a .22 and post some pictures...
I would also include a pistol with the rifle. Rimfire allows you a lot of trigger time for the dollar. Shooting is a perishable skill and rimfire is a great way to help hone your skills.
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.22 all the way...

If I could have only one single caliber gun...It would be a .22 for all the reasons already stated...

If it could be a multi caliber I would go for a .22/.410 combo, it gives you a muliple of options for ammo/use and allows you to carry the most ammo for their size and weight...
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CRUEL IRONY!

So in the 5-10 minutes it took me to write this post on Saturday and wait for a few replies, I lost my chance at the Sportsman's Warehouse sale. They were selling a synthetic stock Ruger 10/22 with fiber optic sights for $200, normally $230. I had gone in Friday and almost impulse bought it, but I try not to impulse buy. They had 4 in stock. I went home, came back in the early afternoon to think about it, and decided to think about it some more. I then started this thread, thinking that you all would be able to help me make up my mind. After reading the first two posts, I was convinced and headed back. THE GUY IN FRONT OF ME just bought the last one. Bitterness.

I didn't want to say anything on the thread because they said they might get more in their shipment today, but alas, it was not meant to be. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a big loss. I can wait until they get a new shipment, but it will be after the sale. I'll probably still buy a few 25 rd mags since they are on sale as well.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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Good plan, you can never have too many magazines, I wish FAL mags were cheaper, I'd have a hundred.

Did you happen to ask about their other stores? If they are participating in the sale, maybe they have some left, worth a try.

My 10/22 has a full size (1" tube ) Redfield Widefield scope on it, big field of view and great light gathering, really good for fast target acquisition and shooting.
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Good plan, you can never have too many magazines, I wish FAL mags were cheaper, I'd have a hundred.

Did you happen to ask about their other stores? If they are participating in the sale, maybe they have some left, worth a try.

My 10/22 has a full size (1" tube ) Redfield Widefield scope on it, big field of view and great light gathering, really good for fast target acquisition and shooting.

Wasilla Store is out.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #16
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Sportmans usually will take a rain check on sale items. Stocked up on some cheap 556 that way.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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Sportmans usually will take a rain check on sale items. Stocked up on some cheap 556 that way.
Not this time. It specifically says no rainchecks, and the guy at the counter confirmed.
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I try not to walk in Sporty's or ANY gun store... my wallet thanks me

Hmm, or Lowe's, AIH, SBS too. Walk in for a lb of screws and walk out with $400 of stuff...
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I try not to walk in Sporty's or ANY gun store... my wallet thanks me

Hmm, or Lowe's, AIH, SBS too. Walk in for a lb of screws and walk out with $400 of stuff...
I hear you. Rarely do I regret passing up an impulse buy, but I think this might be one of those times.
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I've got one of those Savage 24f over/under 20g/22lr camp guns. Close.
I've got the 24 in 30-30 / 20 gauge.

I've got a springfield M6 22 / 410. Got it years ago new for less than $200. Thanks to the preppers movement, they've gone up in price big time.

Speaking of 10/22's, anyone else notice the breakdown version the Ruger guy had at the ANC sportsman show?

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I had a Savage 24 in .22/20 gauge, refinished the stock, turned out very nice, in a moment of dazzling brilliance I traded it for a case of 16 gauge shotgun shells.
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I had a Savage 24 in .22/20 gauge, refinished the stock, turned out very nice, in a moment of dazzling brilliance I traded it for a case of 16 gauge shotgun shells.
That is probably one of the best survival rifles available...enough snoot with a slug and accurate with the .22 on the cheap. Added storage on-gun was a nice feature. I too sold mine off cheap before I realized it`s worth.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #23
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Savage 24's on GunBroker prices are north of $400, ouch.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #24
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As has been said, the .22 is invaluable. Its the cheapest, most widely available caliber known to man it seems.

Plus, its just dang fun to shoot!
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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speaking of .22's. has anybody been able to find one of the new 10/22 takedown's? been thinking about picking one up.

http://www.ruger.com/products/1022Ta.../features.html
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