Today I became a true American

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Double Maduro

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Yeah, well it feels like it anyway.

I was born and raised in Missouri. Was in the Army from 66-68.

I have worked fairly steadily, paid my taxes, been a good citizen all my life.

So what makes me a true American today.

Well, I bought my first 10/22 today. I have been looking for a while and stumbled across a nice used one in a gun shop today, $175 out the door.
#236-933xx, the web-site says it is a 93 model, it looks a lot better than the pictures ( I may take some better ones in a few days, or I may not).

I bought a Tasco 3-9x40 and a set of Millet rings for it. Now all I have to do is shoot it. Probably tomorrow.


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When my wife said she didn't know why I needed a new gun, she knows I have wanted one and even kicked in $100 on it for my birthday present, I told her it is Un-American not to own a 10/22. She laughed and said she understood (she doesn't really, but it makes me happy and that makes her happy).


DM
 

Double Maduro

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mattsbox99":i4toabu8 said:
Congrats!

I hope thats not a little target practice material also in the photo!


No, the nice older lady across the street gave that to my wife for her birthday and I didn't notice it until I got ready to post the picture, I'm excited you know, :oops: .

DM
 
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Have fun, the best thing about a 10/22 is after you've gone through a box or two of ammo you don't get that burning feeling in your wallet pocket. :)

Welcome to the group, the only thing better than owning a 10/22 is owning two..... You probably better not tell your wife that, for a awhile.
 

contender

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They say that there are approximately 80 million gun owners out there. With only a few million 10/22's out,, and many of us owning 2 or more,,, I'd say a LOT of gun owners aren't quite American enough yet,,,!
Congrats on a new (great) gun!
 

toysoldier

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Looks like I won't ever be a "true American", unless Ruger accomodates the 10% of the population that shoots left-handed. :( I'd love to have a southpaw 10/22, but till they make one, I'll just have to stick with my chicom copy of the Browning. It's prettier anyway, and all walnut and steel---no aluminum or plastic. :wink:
 

slowhand

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Toy soldier,I shoot wrong handed also.Have had at least 10 different 10-22's.Still have two customs that i built up.Never have I had a case hit me in the head.If they're tuned right they throw more forward than back.Have gotten a few in the crook of my elbow though.Burns like heck.Still gotta shoot em though.Slow
 
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Well, here's our very own Double Maduro, totin' that fancy new 10/22, which happens to be a very good shooter!

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Heliman, Double Maduro, and I, met at the range for another great night of shooting. Can't wait for the next time!

WAYNO.
 

Double Maduro

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Wayno, Heliman,

I had a great time, thanks for inviting me.

Thanks for letting me shoot your fine weapons, I hadn't fired a .44 Magnum in over 40 years and had never fired a .45 colt before. I liked them both.

I am especially glad that you liked my .41Mag, it was my friend Dick's favorite handgun, and I know it would have thrilled him to know you liked it too.

Heliman, I really liked your 7 shot .45 BH. :lol:

Between Wayno's spotting scope and Heliman's math skills, we got the 10/22 dialed in pretty good. Thanks guys.

Wayno, I think you should have your camera checked out, I know I'm better looking than that. :roll:

I had a great time, and am looking forward to the next time. Thanks again.

DM
 
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DM, you are welcome anytime.......the more the merrier.......just means we have more guns to shoot! 8)

We had a great time, and I was thrilled to meet another forum member. :) Can't wait till next Tuesday. Thanks again for the great time!

Dave :wink:
 

toysoldier

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slowhand":2f3auipn said:
Toy soldier,I shoot wrong handed also.Have had at least 10 different 10-22's.Still have two customs that i built up.Never have I had a case hit me in the head.If they're tuned right they throw more forward than back.Have gotten a few in the crook of my elbow though.Burns like heck.Still gotta shoot em though.Slow

I won't shoot a gun where the action opens in my face. The risk is slight, but it's still there. And I'm getting more stubborn about this as I mature into a full-fledged curmudgeon. If they don't see the need to make a gun I can shoot safely, I don't neet to shoot their gun.
 
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