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gun question

hey everyone,

I am trying to find a .22 for my wife who wants to start hunting and shooting.  She knows what she wants too, a pink laminate thumbhole stock.  i know it easy to get one for a 10/22 but with her just learning a bolt rifle would be much safer.  i know savage makes one but in a youth model and its too short for her.  any suggestions on a factory made rifle or at least an after market stock that wont cost more than the gun itself?

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Have you thought about a .243

Have you thought about a .243 if she is going to hunt?  The .243 is a mild recoil rifle and you can hunt with it.  The .22 would only be suitable for small game, but you could hunt some big game with the .243.

I did a quick google and couldn't find a pink one.  Knowing women, if your wife wants a pink one you better get her a pink one.  Good luck.

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I'ld get her the 10/22 with

I'ld get her the 10/22 with the color of her choice.  You have to figure that she is an adult and should be able to control herself to where it shouldn't matter weather it is a semi-automatic or a bolt action, and you can't go wrong with that little Ruger either.  The nice thing is that if she decides that she doesn't like shooting or small game hunting and the rifle starts to gather dust you can always replace the stock with a different color for yourself. 

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I agree with Critter and you

I agree with Critter and you can just put one shot in it at a time.  I do disagree with changing the stock.  What' s wrong with pink?  Anyone can shoot a rifle but it takes a real man to shoot a pink one!Dancing

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Pink

You asked the question, "What's wrong with pink"?  I sure hope nothing is wrong with pink.  You ain't gonna believe this but way back in 1965, I bought my first car, a 1960 "pink" Rambler American.  I drove away on my honeymoon in that little pink car.  And now for the past 30+ years, I have been driving a "pink" cadillac.  Yep, my wife sells Mary Kay Cosmetics and has kept us in a new, free, pink Caddy every two years.  When people make fun of me for driving "pink" or ask me how I could possibly drive pink, I usually just get mad and hit em with my purse.

Hey, I've actually looked at those little pink rifles..... and to be honest, I've wondered who would ever own one.

But on the bright side, my wife makes enough money to help support my hunting habit.  Not too many jobs a woman can make a six figure income every year.  How else would an old, retired school teacher like me go hunting in Africa.

Let's hear it for Pink!!!

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Your bed or the dog house?

Unless you're real comfortable sleeping with the pot licker, get your wife the gun she wants.  The 10/22 is a sound, reliable rifle; the .22 easy, fun and cheap to learn with; easily safe enough with the right instruction & the pink can be covered with camo tape.

When my boss & household god wanted to get into bird hunting, she wanted an over/under.  I bought her a sweet little Beretta semi auto thinking it would be a lot easier to use & learn with (this logic was supported by a couple of semi-pro shotgun shooters & a shooting instructor).  After spending a few nights with a labrador sticking her nose in my ear, I learned: (1) her logic & my logic weren't exactly the same; (2) she couldn't care one flying flip what my expert buddies thought; (3) my expert buddies refused to accept any blame; and (4) my dog needed to brush her teeth more often.

Trust me - get her the pink .22!

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Hal that is too funny and the

Hal that is too funny and the advice is sound.  We all learn the hard way unless we are willing to take the advice of those that have been there before.

 

 

 

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thanks for all the help

thanks for all the help people.  also looking for a decent reloading starter kit that isnt 700 bucks.  any suggestions

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For a starting reloading kit

For a starting reloading kit you should be able to find one for around $300-$400 that should get you everything that you need.  All the online catalog companies such as Cablea's, Bass Pro, Midway, and Natchez Shooters Supplies carry them.  My preference is RCBS but Horandy, Lyman make a good starter kit as well.  They will all include a press, powder measure, powder scale, reloading book, and some small tools to get you started.  If you buy it from a local dealer they may even throw in a set of dies and a shell holder to get you started. 

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I purchased a RCBS kit to get

I purchased a RCBS kit to get started and it was around $300.  You will need a couple of things that don't come with the kit such as a powder trinkler and you'll need a good bench but you can do it all well under your budget. 

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First of all, Hal's post is

First of all, Hal's post is about as funny as it gets. I am no where near married yet so let me tell you guys... I am taking notes from you crafty old veterans. I think critter is right... go with the 10/22. That is a sweet little gun that is about as customizable as it gets. I love mine.

As far as the reloading set up... My grandpa gave us his RCBS Rock Chucker and it works great and is like 30 years old. You can get the same set up new for like 300 bucks. I saw a deal in an ad from one of the big chains that had it for like 275 or something. That is a pretty good deal. Some of the online stores are also offering free shipping on all kinds of gear right now... atleast they were yesterday on cyber monday. You are going to love reloading. It is a blast and you can take a lot of pride in using ammunition that you worked up to take your animals with. Its like making your own arrows as a bow hunter. I don't see golfers making their own golf clubs...

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