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Well this was the first BD since I have been married (about 17 years worth) that the wife went out and got me anything to do with guns! :DShe (I think on the urging of my son) got me a $100 gift certificate at the local gun shop.:D The guy is a crook, bit it was my wife's (and son's) thoughts that count! As it is though, I can use a some suggestions.
NOW THE QUESTION IS WHAT SHOULD I GET
Sure I know a hundred will not go far, especially at this particular shop, but I am going to add another $100 to $150 before tax. I already have a Ruger 10/22 and was figuring on another, maybe in SS but am also open to suggestions. Rifles, pistols and revolvers are all being considered - but please limit the suggestions to firearms in .22 caliber (rimfire) THANKS

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You know, Glenn, I was thinking about getting a tricked out trigger group for one or both of my 10/22s. That might be $100 well spent. My stainless one has a real hard, gritty trigger, so I would do that one first. But there goes my excuse when I miss a squirrel......
 

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I am kind of more interested in a whole gun, but I will keep it in mind. My 10/22 is old and beat up and right now I am sort of leaning toward a new one for the number one and only male heir to my fortune (since the one and only older female heir wants nothing to do with guns anymore). I know it is my BD money, but if I buy a gun for him to shoot it is really technically mine until he is old enough to get it as a gift - and it is all my enjoyment seeing him shoot it (that is why I am asking about 22s). Still I might be tempted to get something else in .22 other than a Ruger 10/22 - who knows what - I am open to those suggestions, keep em coming... Thanks
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Hmm, well they are kind of pricey, I think, but I believe if I happen to stumble on one of those Hammerli Trailside .22 pistols, I may have to take it home with me.

If you do decided to get a stainless 10/22, the ONLY place I could find one that had a nice stock on it (not the flat one that has "RUGER" imprinted on it) was at Walmart.
 

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I can get one with wood for about $229, or one with plastic for about $199 at this dealer. I don't know if it is the flat plastic stock with Ruger on it or not when it comes to the synthtic, but I would probably get the wood stock anyhow.

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Yeah, I like the look of wood better myself, but the reason I wanted a 10/22 stainless was because I didn't want to have to worry about it out in the weather. Plastic just seemed to fit this mindframe a little better to me. Just something about a dent in wood that makes my eyes get drawn to it all of the time.....
 

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That plastic works a lot better in differnt weather conditions too, supposedly the wood stocks change in size more due to such things as humidity and more adversely effect accuracy. I am not so concerned about that, though I will admit I do not like the look of dings all that much. Yet there is a good side to dings in wood (small ones anyhow). Small dings in wood look like a sign of use or of age, and they are sort of expected to be seen on any well loved firearm with a wood stock and can amount to some good memories. It kind of shows that the firearm was used a lot, while at the same time cared for alot - if for nothing other than the dings are small ones. Plastic may take the knocks better and react better to the weather - but it kind of loses that nostalgic feeling for me. Then again it looks really cool, like the 'shooter of the future' kind of thing; but heck when you ding plastic a bit, it looks like poop - there is ittle or no character to to a ing in plastic. As far as I am concerned it could never look like a piece of well cared for ALBEIT well worn or well used wood (and I can always refinish the wood if I need to). Yet I am not totally against getting a gun with plastic, afterall that is the more modern thing and it does have its benefits such as price, better weather adaptibility, cool looks, etc. I am just not sure they outweigh those of wood. That is why I am asklng for suggestions.

By the way, I am eating all of this up to help me make up my mind. Gotta love it all.

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Glenn Bartley said:
I can get one with wood for about $229, or one with plastic for about $199 at this dealer. I don't know if it is the flat plastic stock with Ruger on it or not when it comes to the synthtic, but I would probably get the wood stock anyhow.

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Those are 10/22 prices?!?! :eek:

I'd buy a box of .22 rounds, get the left over cash, and go to another store to get another 10/22. They run $129/wood, $179 SS/synthetic in this area. And we have suprisingly high prices overall. That's highway robbery!


I would also look into a Walther P22 if I were you. They are a fun little plinking gun. Run around $225 for the 3.5" barrel.
 

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You know, Glenn, I was thinking about getting a tricked out trigger group for one or both of my 10/22s. That might be $100 well spent. My stainless one has a real hard, gritty trigger, so I would do that one first. But there goes my excuse when I miss a squirrel......

Have you done any upgrades at all for the trigger?

If not, you can get the Volquartzen upgrade kit for about $30. It comes with lighter springs, a competition hammer, and shimms. It takes less than 20 minutes to replace the parts and makes a HUGE difference. Just adding that package brought my trigger pull down to 1.72#.
 

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They run $129/wood, $179 SS/synthetic in this area.
The prices I quoted were both for the SS 10/22 - one with a wood stock $229, the other with synthetic $199 - heck this is NY:( . Those are about right for the prices back here on those two - at least in my area. A regular Blued 10/22 with wood stock goes for about $129 to $139.

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Glenn B;)
 
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