posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 07:41 PM
This whole topic breaks down like this.
How skilled are you with any rifle?
How much money are you looking to invest?
What will the rifle be used for.
As a general all around rifle, a 22lr would be best choice by far.
Cheap ammo that's availible anywhere.
Flat shooter, long range, power.
For a seasoned shooter, a 30-06 would be a good choice.
Long range, great power, accurate, ammo readily availb.e.
For extreme shooters, extreme long range situations, a CheyTac M-200CIV is the only way to go.
Easy to shoot, incredible range, extreme power, civilian availble on this model only, accurate out to 1500 yards.
Ammo is expensive, and not readily availble, however if you can afford the rifle, and handle it, then you can afford the ammo.
As for practice, an airgun is indespensible.
Far greater accuracy than that of most rifles, by the untrained shooter.
Dirt cheap ammo, no recoil, legal by anyone to own, and the best way to get someone ready for a 22Lr.
By the way, you do not need a firearms license to own an airgun over 500fps, unless state law requires it.
Illinois residents such as myself cannot purchase any airgun over 700fps to date through online transactons, however several stores still carry
airguns here, 1,000fps and beyond.