Today is 10/22
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1. What is your your first memory of ...
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October 22nd, 2013 08:12 PM
Today is 10/22
Today is 10/22. In honor of that...I ask these questions (answer one or all if you'd like):
1. What is your your first memory of shooting a 10/22?
2. What is your best memory with a 10/22?
3. Why do you love the 10/22 so much?
For me...my first memory of shooting a 10/22 was a year ago (I'm 41 yrs old) when my family met up in Missouri for my dad's 80th birthday celebration on the Lake of the Ozarks. We all brought our guns...went shooting at an outdoor range. My brother brought his. Good times...I was hooked.
My best memory with a 10/22 was the day I my first one for my son and I...the Takedown model. And to go along with that was the first day we had it at the range. My son is 9 and we talk about this day for a long time...went through the 4 safety rules of handling a firearm until he knew them by heart. What a blast that day was. The other trips to the range have been fun, but nothing quite like that maiden voyage.
What about you?
Happy 10/22 Day!
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October 22nd, 2013 09:20 PM
October 22nd, 2013 09:31 PM
My first was a liberty model bought in 1976.
My favorite was a sport model with its walnut sporter stock. It was pretty to look at and had the same look as my full sized guns. Not a boys rifle, but a mans gun. I bought that one in the early 80s. DR
October 22nd, 2013 11:03 PM
I love my 10/22 and wouldn't mind having a few more. My first memory is shooting it on Christmas with about a foot of snow on the ground. Today it serves as my rabbit and squirrel gun. you just cant beat a 10/22 they are reliable, incredibly accurate, and cheap (used to be) to shoot. 080.jpg
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October 23rd, 2013 03:18 PM
Got my first one for my tenth birthday. My father took me out on the plains to familiarize me with it. From then on, it was my nearly-constant companion growing up in Wyoming. The 10/22 is an indispensable weapon to this day.
October 23rd, 2013 03:30 PM
I guess this 10/22 post was yesterday and I missed out.
I'm a big 10/22 fan. Been building my own for years...ever since I got into silhouette matches.
1. What is your your first memory of shooting a 10/22? How smooth
2. What is your best memory with a 10/22? Ending up in a shoot off for first place in a silhouette match for highest score on the low end. LOL!
3. Why do you love the 10/22 so much? Difficult to put into words, but as to the question......I've been shooting 10/22s going on twenty years. I'm guessing you'd have to know the quality of 10/22s back in the day.
October 24th, 2013 01:59 AM
1. What is your your first memory of shooting a 10/22? > Going out into the woods with my Dad & brother to sight in my 9th Birthday Birthday Gift
2. What is your best memory with a 10/22? > My Dad & Mom handing me that oblong box on my 9th Birthday & then ..... watching my Brother's facial expression
3. Why do you love the 10/22 so much? > see #1 & #2
October 24th, 2013 02:39 AM
Well, it struck me last night as I was shooting a Tac 22 match at my club, that I was shooting a 10/22... how fitting!
I got into the 10/22 late, so my "first memory" of my own 10/22 was the first one I bought about 9 years ago. But as a gun-savvy kid, when the 10/22 made its debut, I was acutely aware that Ruger priced it at $54.50, almost exactly one half the price of the .44 carbine which sold for $108 at the time!
Perhaps my 'best' memory with a 10/22 was making Rifleman (and high score for the weekend) at an Appleseed event a couple of years ago using that first 10/22 with some light mods.
I 'love' the 10/22 because it is easily customized and adapted to many different roles. I now own five of 'em; one (the first) for target shooting; one is nicely customized for field work; one is my 'steel' gun for the Tac 22 matches; one is set up as a "Liberty Training Rifle" for Appleseed matches and fun; and the last is a first-year-of-production gun that I tripped over and I'm just keeping as-is.
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October 24th, 2013 04:19 AM
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