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Originally posted by donwhite
The first firearm I ever owned was a Ruger Standard short barrel. Bought it in 1956, in Mississippi. $37.50.
Fantastically accurate. A friend of mine - a dead eye shot - could hit 10 out of 10 time after time on a 1000 inch range, seated and using a sandbag.
Why do you think the Ruger 77 is so pricey? Surely the Winchester is not made in China and the Ruger in Connecticut?
[edit on 8/18/2006 by donwhite]
posted by Desert Dawg
I bought a 10-22 in 1968 . . a trouble free pleasant shooting little gun . . it can do better than I can. As thee price of the Ruger goes, it may be up there to allow a good discount. Wally World carries the basic wooden stock blued model at $473.24.
I understand Connecticut is an expensive state to live in. Wages are probably higher and for sure US citizens can't work for the extremely small wages that Chinese do.
Winchester is using the "World-Wide Sourcing" as a bragging point and that's probably good marketing, but to me it's an indicator to be cautious. [Edited by Don W]
I have a small home machine shop, lathe, mill etc. and so far the Chinese alloys I've tried to machine make nothing better than a good door stop. I have no problem with Japan, Poland, Taiwan, England, Israel and Germany.
Ruger moved part of it's manufacturing to Prescott, Arizona. I would not be surprised to see the remainder of the factory move out here as well. Taxes etc. are more favorable than they are in Connecticut . . Prescott with it's over 5000' altitude has a nice climate to live in. Nice town as well.
For those who noted that Winchester closed it doors a short time back, they're open again. Browning bought the company and operate it under the well respected Winchester name. I hope they do it proud. Since Browning also has a well respected name, I expect they will.” [Edited by Don W]
Water! Which has the most water, Bridgeport or Prescott? I live in Jacksonville FL. All of our “city” water comes from wells. The St. Johns river is too dirty to drink from. A great aquifer covers a lot of SE GA and most of North FL. When I was first here - 1966 - wells were 350 feet deep. Today, the wells are 750 feet deep and there are 2 X as many as before. Plus, “blocking” wells are now being drilled along the Atlantic coast to prevent saline water from seeping into the falling aquifer. We are limited to watering our lawns 2 X a week. It’s going to get much worse before it gets better. If it ever does.
posted by Mirthful Me
The M82 was a sweet rifle . . the new Kimber 22 should be just as nice . . I usually tap my 22 rims with my trusty Ruger 10/22 with a Mannlicher stock . . I have a soft spot for my Browning BL-22 . . Definitely a throwback rifle, but many a prairie dog has met their end with my boyhood friend. They are inexpensive, have almost no recoil or noise - still wear hearing protection though - and the ammo is priced so that you can actually pull the trigger an not wince. I occasionally
run into someone who scoffs at the cartridge . . “ [Edited by
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
While I usually tap all my 22 rims with my trusty Ruger 10/22 with a Mannlicher stock, I have a soft spot for my definitely a throwback rifle, but many a prairie dog has met their end with my boyhood friend, a Browning BL22.
The 22 LR rifle is a shooter's mainstay, and should probably be their first rifle. They are inexpensive, have almost no recoil or noise (still wear hearing protection though) and the ammo is priced so that you can actually pull the trigger an not wince. I occasionally run into someone who scoffs at the cartridge, and I typically find that they aren't much of a shot at all.
Originally posted by donwhite
Lastly, many years ago - say in the 1980s, I read that more people were killed by .22s than any other caliber handgun. It may not be an engine block breaker but it can be deadly.