.22LR/.308/.177air rifle

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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by sbd3927 » 06 Aug 2015, 7:58 pm

tom604 wrote:red dot,,,,,tight bush,,,try it, you will love it :lol: :lol: i sound like a drug pusher :lol: :
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... more like a pimp :lol:
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Title_II » 07 Aug 2015, 1:35 am

Get a clay launcher and shoot trap with it. Lots of fun.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Bosbefok » 08 Aug 2015, 9:03 am

Based on the .22/.308/.177. You need a minimum of three more rifles.

A o/u trap shotgun for clays, birds and scrub work.

You also need a lever action in something like 44mag/45LC/45-70 for feeling like a cowboy. They are heaps of fun and good for most hunting which takes place under 150m.

The last rifle you need is to fill the gap betwee .22 and .308. A .223/22-250/.243/25-06 etc for longer distance varminting.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Title_II » 08 Aug 2015, 9:23 am

Bosbefok wrote:Based on the .22/.308/.177. You need a minimum of three more rifles.


You guys are rough! :lol:

I know it doesn't translate, but here in the US it goes as follows:

1. .22
2. Handgun
(2.1 - BUG preferred as well)
3. Rifle
(3.1 - Autoloading mag fed rifle preferred, so two is ideal)
4. Shotgun of any reasonable type, lowest priority.

You need a minimum of 4 to 6 guns to be a responsible American man.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by sandgroperbill » 08 Aug 2015, 10:03 am

Shotgun lowest priority?

Oh. Of course. You guys are upside down being on the wrong side of the world and all.

*turns list upside down*

Better, but now the .22 is out of place...

*brings .22 to top of list with shotgun*

Now we're making progress...
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Title_II » 08 Aug 2015, 1:07 pm

bentaz wrote:
Title_II wrote:4. Shotgun of any reasonable type, lowest priority.

Don't listen to this dribble, manliness is counted in shotguns, they are of the highest priority.


Hey. You saw I said ALL are mandatory, right?

Do you have all four, including a handgun? If not, then don't give me any grief ;)

As for you Limeys by historical banishment, here are your "manliness" guns. No homo.

http://manlyexcellence.com/2011/06/21/t ... azy-einar/

Read it.

Learn it.

Live it.

;)

I think you will like # 10:

The SMLE was the other great weapon of the Modern British Empire (The Brown Bess musket being the first). Several MILLION Short Magazine Lee Enfields in .303 caliber are still spread across the Earth, waiting to be used to evolve the species by killing the weak.

The Smelly, as it is called by those who love it, can also be had in .308 from the Indians at the Ishapore Arsenal. There are still several billion rounds of .303 surplus out there, however, and it is still loaded by modern manufacturers. Karamojo Bell was such a testosterone laden bastard he used to hunt ELEPHANT with one. Forget .470 Nitro Express and .375 Holland & Holland Magnum. This was a warrior par excellence.

The Smelly is still the fastest bolt action out there, and a trained soldier (All Brits have Viking blood in their veins, either from the Norse, or those lesser Danes, but probably both) can fire just about a round a second in volley fire, and easily a round every five seconds aimed. It’s an ugly stick with a barrel on it, and a bayonet lug that mounts either a spike big enough to crucify someone, or a blade the size of a small sword. The front end of a SMLE is the bad end of a SMLE. You want to be on the good end, behind it.

It was used in WWI by Brits, Canadians, Aussies, Kiwis, some Americans and various allies. It slaughtered Turks and Germans. In WWII, it slaughtered more Germans and Italians. Okay, maybe bragging about dead Italians isn’t so great, but it also killed Sicilians. And killing Germans definitely is a mark of manliness, because they also carry strong Viking genes. It was used in Burma, Malaysia and throughout the Pacific against the Imperial Japanese. It has won many wars.

Best of all, with so many still out there, the prices are quite reasonable, and spare parts are plentiful. Of course, the Smelly doesn’t break down much, so you shouldn’t need spare parts, except the safety lever, and why would a real warrior worry about the safety? If you shoot someone, it’s because you intended to and they deserved to die. If you can’t find a Smelly near you, you may also carry a Lee-Enfield #4 Mk 1 and feel just as manly, it being the final offpsring of the line.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Vati » 12 Aug 2015, 10:05 am

bentaz wrote:Nope I have no hand guns (pretty sure the law states that only crims are aloud to own them here) but I've shot plenty of them over the years.


Bit off topic but you just reminded me of it... Did you catch that article a while ago of the drug dealer who was caught with a pistol and in his defence argued that he needed it for self defence due to the dangerous nature of his "work" and the people he has to associate with as part of being a drug dealer.

And they bought it :crazy:

I can't find the article but I swear I'm not making it up.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Walt68 » 12 Aug 2015, 10:20 am

12 gauge for its versatility, then you have all bases covered with the firearms you have.
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Post by Seconds » 13 Aug 2015, 1:20 pm

Vati wrote:And they bought it :crazy:


It's amazing the crap some criminals get away with, and that regular citizens get done for :(
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Doz » 06 Sep 2015, 9:22 pm

Thanks all for your thoughtful advice, I purchased an Akkar Churchill 30" 12gauge to add to my collection.

Im still on the hunt for a mid ranged rifle between the .22LR and my .308. At this stage warmed towards the 22-250, but may change.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Baronvonrort » 06 Sep 2015, 9:36 pm

Doz wrote:
Im still on the hunt for a mid ranged rifle between the .22LR and my .308. At this stage warmed towards the 22-250, but may change.


22-250 or .223

I would be warming towards the 22-250 as well.nothing wrong with a .223,tough choice.
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Post by Doz » 07 Sep 2015, 12:59 pm

Baronvonrort wrote:
Doz wrote:
Im still on the hunt for a mid ranged rifle between the .22LR and my .308. At this stage warmed towards the 22-250, but may change.


22-250 or .223

I would be warming towards the 22-250 as well.nothing wrong with a .223,tough choice.


All my research suggests regarding "factory ammo" (that I can afford mind you), the .223 doesn't drop an animal like a 22-250 does. I am getting into reloading brass shortly, so I quite possibly might purchase a .223 after the 22-250 in future and see if I can tailor a reload for it to keep up, don't know.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Heckler303 » 07 Sep 2015, 6:05 pm

North East wrote:.30-30, bugger all recoil, easy to get ammo, very good for close in work....they are a winner....but I prefer more grunt. The .30-30 will take deer.




^ Unless of course you want something that isn't low pressure, 200-300m range max and doesn't come in so many highly overrated lever actions.

Try a .222 magnum or a 223. Both are excellent calibres that can take rabbit, kangaroo, wallaby (for tassies) and birds of many sizes. Both also have little recoil and come in lots of different rifle brands, plus handloading for both is pretty cheap.
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Re: .22LR/.308/.177air rifle

Post by Brute » 08 Sep 2015, 1:48 pm

Heckler303 wrote:
North East wrote:.30-30, bugger all recoil, easy to get ammo, very good for close in work....they are a winner....but I prefer more grunt. The .30-30 will take deer.


^ Unless of course you want something that isn't low pressure, 200-300m range max and doesn't come in so many highly overrated lever actions.


Horses for courses.

If you're culling pigs in scrub or something like that a 30-30 lever is pretty perfect.

Other choices that'll do the job too obviously, not just the 30-30 but it has plenty of applications.
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