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Old 06-22-2016, 01:40 PM   #21
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why bother to own it? if you don't own it, you wont be grabbing it and running with it. you can have 2k tied up in 4-5 rifles, none of them properly set up, and thus, not worth a hoot, or you have have 2k in one that's superbly set up. can't carry more than one, so wy have one that's just half assed? no .22 unit, no silencer, no long range option, no luminous sights, doesn't fire the GI rd, etc. there was a time, when they were $100, that they made a decent vehicle gun, given 150 gr sp's for elk or steel cored ball (8c per rd) for use vs vehicles, but at $350 for the rifle and 20c per rd (and no steel core) meh.
 
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:42 PM   #22
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people who can't be bothered to own at least their own $200 .22 autorifle aint worth saving. They wont be able to utilized an SkS or AK and in fact, will just be liabilities. Put a silencer on their 22 rifle (takes 5 minutes) and load it with subsonic .22lr ammo and they might be able to do something besides ruin everyone's hearing, everyone's night adapted vision, run off all the game, and reveal your location to every enemy within a mile or more.
 
Old 06-22-2016, 01:46 PM   #23
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I've had them for a LOT of years. I didn't drop $350:00+ for them. And,given the long time shooting them;they're kind of " instinctive shooters" for me...And I have a lot of ammo-of the " canned goods " types you mentioned... I'm not one to dump a tool that still works well for me. If I ran across a deal(preferably private) on something more recent, I'd swoop&scoop. In the meantime, what I have I keep.... And use.
 
 
Old 06-22-2016, 01:54 PM   #24
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I've got a few .22's as well...an all weather 10/22 and a couple of bolt actions (those old CZ trainers that used to wholesale under $75.00...I gave $160.00 for the pair and a few bricks of ammo back in the mid 1990's.... If I were to do the quick&dirty " silence is golden " thing,it'd be the bolt guns just because of their accuracy and (surprisingly!good triggers...some experiments involving oil filters,straight lawn mower mufflers and other implements may have been Improvised. If such an experiment did happen,it was possibly satisfactory...
I do agree with you on the utility of a quiet semi auto .22lr carbine... Fewer hand and arm motions to potentially give away a position.
 
Old 06-22-2016, 02:03 PM   #25
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I own a bunch because I like them. Period. No justification needed.
 
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