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  1. Ronstar

    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Ruger American in .223, with Vortex 3-12 power scope.

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    takes AR style magazines.

    Maybe I'll shoot for 1st time tomorrow. If I like it and its not too loud, I will sell my Ruger 10-22, as I dont feel like owning more than 2 guns.
     
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    .22 caliber is a lot cheaper to shoot than .223.
     
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    Sweet.
     
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    ~ Nice .. .
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I know. But i was getting bored with it, wanted an upgrade. And i think bolt action is koool. :)
     
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    Nice rifle, but it will be substantially louder than your 22. I recommend keeping both rifles. It’s not a sin to have more than 2 guns.

    A 22 is great for short range inexpensive plinking. Your new rifle will give you very good accuracy at extended ranges. You should be able to shoot 1 inch groups with ease at 100 yards with your new 223. Ammo for it will be much more expensive, though.

    So keep them both.
     
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    Actually, a good compromise would be to do what I did, and buy an actual AR-15.

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    For under $200 you can buy a conversion kit like this. And what it does is let you fire .22LR rounds in an M-16. I first used one when I was in the Marines, as that is what we used whenever we ran the "tire house". And it lets you practice shooting and using the sights of an AR-15 or M-16 at a fraction of the cost. And just change the bolt and you are back to firing 5.56mm ammunition. The only requirement is that a rifle accept a standard M-16 bolt carrier.

     
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    Waht did you pay for that and what are you looking to get for your .22?
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Paid less than MSRP. Sold 22 for $100.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Thing shoots great so far. Very little recoil.
     
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    I'm a big Ruger fan. Solid quality. And the American series are very nice. My 223 launcher is an AR. I prefer semi autos. But a Ruger American is tempting.
     
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    If your point of reference is your 10-22, it's gonna be wayyyyy loud!
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    .223 semi auto will just go through ammo too quick.

    bolt action helps me focus on being patient.
     
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    Semi autos use no more ammo than a bolt action.One trigger pull fires one round. The benefit is that if you miss, a bolt action makes you take the weapon off your shoulder. That means you must re-acquire the target, reset a good stock weld, go through the whole aiming process. It takes a lot of time. A semi-auto lets's you readjust your aim point instantly without any of that.
     
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    I didn’t know you were into guns. Shows my biases hold me back on actually getting to know someone. I’m going to have to work on that.

    I like the gun though. Give us some feedback on how it goes.
     
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    Bolt actions are also the most accurate action. They’re actually a great pick. I prefer levers but they’re not the most accurate. My most accurate gun I have is .338 Lapua in a bolt. I can hit constantly up to 1500 yards with that one. But I still love my levers.
     
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    Semi autos are awesome for fast follow ups.
     
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    Joe knows Well-Known Member

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    Ruger makes the best wheel guns in my opinion. I’m not a huge fan of their semi autos
     
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    The .223 is a .22 caliber
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No need to move gun from shoulder with a bolt action, if it had a magazine. If your good like Jack Reacher, u can even keep eye on target. :)
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    .223 costs 10x as much as 22LR.

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    Joe knows Well-Known Member

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    You worded it correctly. You should join the Full30 forum if you’re into guns.
     
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    No one would confuse a 223 round with a 22 LR round. Hit a person with 22 LR round in the arm at 400 meters (which is almost impossible), and he'll probably treat it with Bactine. Hit a person in the arm at 400 meters with a 223 round and the shattered bone fragments will probably travel to his heart and kill him.
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Every gun forum i have ever seen is waaaay too political for me.
     
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    The .223 really is an amazing round though. It’s a tack driver. One of the best rounds for coyotes I have ever ran across.
     

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