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Again I ask, can you remember this far back, and this time you are probably remembering a bit further back than when you got your first handgun since most people start off with rifles....

What was your first rifle?(Not the first one you ever shot, but the first one you ever owned.)
The first rifle that I ever actually owned was my Ruger 10/22. I still own it after many years of shooting, thousands and thousands of rounds of ammo. Heck now my son is shooting, and for a while there my daughter was shooting it too (then she discovered boys).

But that was the first one I ever owned, the good old Ruger 10/22 standard version.

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Glenn B;)
 

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My first rifle was a Yugo (I believe) SKS. I got it from a buddy while in the service.

I couldn't take it home with me. I was stationed in Ft. Stewart, GA when I got out and the Olympics were in Atlanta that year. They started 3 days after I left. Due to security, the airlines were not allowing ANY checked firearms during that period (in Atlanta). I was anxious to get home so I didn't try that hard to bring it back. I sold it to another buddy and picked up another once I was home.
 

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First rifle.........

My dad gave me a little single shot lever action .22 when I turned 7. I honestly can't remember the make. I sure wish I knew now ect............ I traded or sold that before I realized that you can never replace a 'first' anything.
 

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I traded or sold that before I realized that you can never replace a 'first' anything.
This is a tough lessen to learn, but one that we all learn sooner or later when we miss that special something that we got rid of The good thing is that for as long as we can remember, we have the memory of it, at least until muddled middle aged memory syndrome kicks in!;)
 

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My first rifle was also my first shotgun. When I was four, my grandfather passed away, but before he did, he gave me his Savage 410 over and under (22 on top, 410 below) single shot. It is still a great little rabbit, squirrel, and quail gun, and I dearly treasure it!
 

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Man, this is embarrassing, but I can't remember exactly. The first rifle I can remember buying was my AR-15, but I have also had a 10-22 for a very long time as well. I also bought an H&K Model 91 and a Valmet 76 right around the same time early on, but am pretty sure they were after the AR-15. But to be able to tell you which one was actually first, I just can't do.
 

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HAH! I was just responding to another thread in this forum and remember what my first rifle was.

It was a Ruger .44 mag carbine. I bought it right around the same time I got the S&W Model 29, because I thought it would be handy to have a handgun and a rifle both shooting the same caliber.

Brain don't fail me now......
 

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Muddled Middle Aged Memory Syndrome.......it sucks don't it, but then when you actually remember something - isn't it a good thing!
 

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The first one I bought with my OWN $

Was a Mossberg M44US .22LR trainer that I bought at a Government Surplus Auction for $20 (0 paperwork = give $, take rifle, Leave... the GOOD ol' Days:D ) This was a LONG time before the CMP started selling them at $90 a pop:p :dgrin:
I've probably shot at least 20,000 rounds through that ol' target rifle. Lot of GUN for the Buck;)
 

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AK-47

I just started getting into firearms since earlier of this year. Now I'm hooked. My first rifle was an SAR-1 Romanian AK-47 variant. It's a 7.62X39. My favorite rifle.
 

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Winchester M67 single shot bolt .22lr

It was and is amazingly accurate. LIke .25" groups at 50 yds, with Eley Tenex. ammo. I gave it to my nephew, when he turned 13, back in 1971. He still has it.
 

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my first rifle was my 1022 ruger that, with the help of my best friend ,was turned into a great looking tack driver. my father in law tried to give me a 303 british rfle about 25 yrs ago but i didn't take it. looking back now i wish i had of. oh well hind sight is always 20/20.
 

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The first rifle I ever owned was a Winchester model 1895, 30 army
(30-40 Krag cal.) I purchased it from my uncle for $35.00 when I was 13 years old. [60 years ago] I still have the rifle and it is as good as new. It has a very low serial number. I have hunted elk, deer, bear, dall sheep, and moose over the years from Washington, Alaska, and Kentucky. Last week I purchased a new box of ammo for this season. (NO IT'S NOT FOR SALE)
 

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Not counting antiques and black powder, a Mini 14.
 
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My first rifle.

Alright, who said most people start with a rifle? At 18 I had my dad sign for my first gun which was a .380 ACP Hi-Point handgun, nothing special but cheap because it was stamped out. Now, you think I'd have a rifle for my second gun, right? Well No... Still 18 I bought a Mossberg Mavrick Model 88. I've hunted deer with it and once almost "hunted" a buzzard flying over head (hey, it seemed like a good idea at the time). I've killed a four point with it and you can tell I've played alot of online games from the two consequtives shots I fired as it ran away from me. The first one hit, the second one was just say... "In general direction". That first deer was the day I learned NOT to forget my knife. I had to shoot the poor deer in the head because I shot it in the ass-end and hit the spine and it was trying to get up with the front two legs.
Alright alright. Back to the subject. I bought my first rifle while I was still 18... Well [bleep]... I just bought it Monday 29th. Anyway, my first and only rifle is a Romanian AK47 (WASR-10 I believe) it fires 7.69x39 rounds and it packs a hell of a punch with very little recoil.
So now I have three of a kind. What should I get next to have four of a kind? A semi-auto submachine gun? Hell, a revolver would work too...
 
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