Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: MUNSTER, IN.
Location: MUNSTER, IN.
Sportbike: Borrowed Ones
Years Riding: 11
How you found us: through SBN
18 is the cut off for buying long guns. It's kinda funny that if your under 21 you cant buy a hand gun but as long as your over 18 and got the money you could buy a .50BMG Barrett.
But anyway, you can get a foid card under 21 as long as a parent or legal gaurdian signs off on it, which in your case doesnt sound like it.
If you want to be under 300 dollars in my opinion you have about 3 choices. Either a .In a bolt action gun, either a used Ruger K77 or an Anshutz. These guns will be alone between 250-400. You still have to buy a scope though.
If that still is to high you want to be in Savage line-up.Savage makes the best .22lr under $250 in my opinion They have a MKII laminent model that is nice(in that price range) Yet again you still have to scope it out and I would say that will be a challenge there on a budget. Bushnell, Simmons. I'm not sure. I havent realy used scopes under $500 bucks.
The reason I recommend .22lr is because.....
1) Cost of ammo... you will be able to shot alot without breaking your bank. This is like getting seat time on a bike, if you cant shot alot you will not gain the skills needed to be a good shooter.
2) Ranges......unlike larger caliber rifles the .22lr can be shot in indoor ranges which usualy only allow handgun caliber only. Unless you want to go to JR shooting sports all the time and spend $30 just to walk on there rifle range.
Again, if you don't have a place to shot at how will you get better.
3) Accuracy............. .22LR is an extremely accurate round out to a certain distance. You will learn basic skills and be able to shot dime size groups with a .22lr. When your ready to go farther out than the .22 can take you you'll be raedy to shell out big money for a better gun. That's if you even enjoy shooting still...which leads me to my final point
4) Investment..... your gun is an investment. depending on how you treat it and what you have, guns do not depreciate that much unless you beat the shit out of them or just don't know how to keep up with it.(A real sniper would never negelct his rifle)
You may one day decide shooting is not for you and go to sell your rifle..... that's when this will come to play. Condition will be the diffrence between you Making money, Breaking even, or Loosing your ass off. With inflation and mfg. cost increasing every year a gun you buy today for $250, may cost $300 the next year.
Have I lost you yet or just confused you even more?
Arrogance has to be earned.
Serve, Protect and Break a ......
Last edited by Ofc. Ponch; 02-15-2004 at 02:20 AM.