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Shooting often?

I was considering buying a .22 AR style rifle to do some plinking, my only question is, do you think that shooting only a .22 will help my shooting? it may seem somewhat dumb but I'm thinking that since theres no recoil from a .22 that I wont be able to shoot accurately when using a rifle that has recoil. I may also be thinking way too far into this but I'm just curious as to your opinions on the matter.

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Re: Shooting often?

The AR style 22 rifle will definitely help improve your shooting, especially the shooting of centerfire AR type rifles. You should still practice with what your going to hunt with or use for self defense, but a 22 is a great economical training firearm and also is just a heck of a lot of fun.
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Yes, 22 shooting is an excellent way of improving your shooting....even shooting a bb gun can help steady your aim and reduce jumping at recoil.

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Unless you have a good supply of 22 lr built up then i would work on that before buying a 22 lr practice gun. Why drop several hundred on a gun you are going to struggle

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Re: Shooting often?

Set up a target and dry fire any gun you have. It helps a TON. Plus you can do it, at night, in your house, in your underwear, while watching tv. haha

I set up a makeshift "range" in my basement complete with my sandbags and my accuracy has gone through the roof.

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Re: Shooting often?

I bought one of those single pump Diana/Finebauwerk air guns to practice with in the basement. Got one of the fancy Daisy single stroke pellet pistols for practice too. The pistol weighs almost as much as my competition pistols and helped a great deal.
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Thanks for the input guys I appreciate it.

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Hi zimm, can you give use details on the daisy single stroke pistol.
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you should keep the muzzle pointed down and it won't go thru the roof ! Ha! Ha!
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Re: Shooting often?

Shooting a 22 is the best thing you can do to improve your shooting.
Go to the range with a buddy sometime who only shoots his 300 win mag once a year. (Like the majority of deer hunters). When he's not looking slip a snap cap or dummy round in his magazine. Watch how bad he fliches when the gun goes click. Most people have a flinch and don't even know it. Lots of practice with a 22 is the best way to condition your self not to do it.
Besides, I just think the ar platform 22's are a blast.

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