Trainer Rifle: Ruger 10/22 or PC?

Trainer Rifle: Ruger 10/22 or PC?

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    Trainer Rifle: Ruger 10/22 or PC?

    I have a handgun range on my property with steel targets; it's not suitable for traditional rifles, but I would like to do some run-and-gun type rifle training, so I'm trying to decide between a Ruger 10/22 (because the ammo is cheap) or a Ruger PC (because the power/recoil is a bit closer to rifle calibers than a .22lr rifle). Thoughts?

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    Nobody needs a reason to have a 10/22. Theyre just too fun. PCs are pretty sweet too. Do you reload in that caliber? If not, Id start with the 10/22 and save room for the PC in the near future.

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    In my limited experience shooting steel I've found it's much more fun banging on those plates with a centerfire than a rimfire. That said I can't think of anyone that has regretted buying a 10-22.
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    If you're talking AR substitute, I'd run my AR with the CMMG conversion in it.
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    I have both and Id go 10/22 simply because the PC is a pain to clean.
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    I've got a Ruger PC and 5 10/22s. I say start with the .22, get familiar with running and gunning (get some training, please!) and then step up to centerfire carbines.
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    PC gets my vote if you can only buy one, you can load for it if you need to and if you need to you can use it in a defensive roll more adequately. The gun guy in me says you should by both.

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    I'll be the odd man out and say the the M&P 15-22! Mine is extremely reliable (S&W .22 AR mags are much better IMO) more so than my 10-22 that I used to have. The 15-22 controls are like a standard AR so it makes sense for run & gun competition! Good luck!
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    I'd go with a 10/22, especially if you're just learning. They're a cheaper to run, can be customized to no end, will help you learn all you need to know at a low price.

    Then, I'd go with Airslot's suggestion. Get a moderately priced AR and get a CMMG .22LR conversion kit. I love mine.
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    I don't know of anyone who regretted buying a 10/22. There is a reason it's the most popular .22 rifle and comes in ton of different flavors. They are a blast to shoot and don't put as much ding in the wallet for ammo.
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    As has been said, the 10/22 is endlessly customizable, costs less to run, suppressors for it are cheaper too. I'd recommend you look for a deal on a takedown model. I spent a good bit of time waiting and looking and got the 10/22 Takedown Model 11125 is SS for a song BNIB on Gunbroker. When it came into my LGS they asked why I didn't buy it from them, all I said was look at the receipt.



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    Quote Originally Posted by airslot View Post
    If you're talking AR substitute, I'd run my AR with the CMMG conversion in it.
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    Or a dedicated AR in .22LR or a AR15 in PC caliber IF you want to get the most out of practice sessions. An AR15 in 9mm actually has more recoil than a .223 due to bolt mass. They make excellent trainers. It never hurts to stay with the same platform, especially when working with ARs due to the offset.
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