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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    In college one summer, I lived on a huge farm rent free and was working for the government on a cotton pest research program. The farmer told me to hunt for meat, not a problem. I lived off rabbits, mostly, and spent about 5 bucks a week on groceries. It really helped out. I was SO broke, I didn't buy shotgun ammo, too expensive at about 3 dollars a box. I used my .22s, mostly the Mossberg M152 we discussed earlier. .22 ammo was, at most, 50 cents a box, penny a round. I could afford that and in fact had quite a few stashed from sales.

    .22 is the one caliber I couldn't live without, though I can now afford shotgun shells.


    A penny a round?

    I have to admit... I can remember 39 cent gasoline, but 50 cents a box .22s???
    Five rounds = 1 Hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatViews View Post
    A penny a round?

    I have to admit... I can remember 39 cent gasoline, but 50 cents a box .22s???
    Yep, I remember those days, around 1970 where I paid 49 cents for a box of Mastercraft .22 long rifle ammo from the local Coast to Coast hardware store. Of course there was state sales tax of a few pennies. Gas for my Corvair ran 39.9 cents a gallon. And I was paid 50 cents an hour as a stockboy at the Department store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Mine was an Ithaca single shot saddle gun that I got for Christmas in 8th grade. I sold it about a year ago. The first one that I fired was my grandfather's Model 1906 when I was maybe 8 years old. I still have that one.
    I still have my Ithaca 49

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    First one was the Ithaca m49 single shot saddle gun as well still have it .

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    My first .22 was my hand-me-down Remington M-12 take-down pump that has taught several generations of my family how to shoot. I still own it after nearly 60 years and I will pass it down to my grandson one day.

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    Yes, but then again, I only just bought it in 2015.

    Now, if you're talking about the first .22 I ever fired, then that would be my father's Winchester 62.

    Unfortunately, while my dad owned quite a few guns, I seldom got to shoot them because he was more into hunting than target shooting, and while I was initially interested in joining him, when I was finally ready to accompany him on a hunting trip at Age 12, my mother insisted that if I shot a deer then I had to help skin/gut it, and after seeing my dad skin/gut a deer I promptly lost all interest.
    Heck, I lost all interest in shooting until 2015 when I bought my first pistol for self-defense, and rediscovered it while watching videos on YouTube in attempt to pick the right gun for me. Ultimately, I chose the Walther PPK/S because it fit my hand very well, was easy to field strip, and my grandfather was a huge fan of James Bond, so I remembered it from watching movies with him. The Walther PPK/S was available in .22LR, so that was my first .22 pistol, and it also served as a trainer for my Smith & Wesson PPK/S in .380 ACP, which has sharp recoil being straight blowback, and at the time .380 ACP could be hard to find in stores.
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    My first .22 was a Harrington & Richards bolt action single shot rifle I inherited from my older brother in 1957.

    At Reynolds Hardware a 50 rd. box .22 LR was .43 cents and a box of .22 shorts were .38 cents.

    The gun was much more accurate than me until I learned proper sight alignment, and then it was a master squirrel slayer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatViews View Post
    A penny a round?

    I have to admit... I can remember 39 cent gasoline, but 50 cents a box .22s???

    Gas at that time was 24.9 cents a gallon in Texas when we finally got a self service station. It was 10 cents higher at the full service.
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    A favorite uncle gave me his Savage Stevens .22/.410 over and under when I was 10. It had the nylon stock and forearm, and a side button selector for which barrel was to be shot. It was a little on the heavy side, and the .22 barrel didn't have the best alignment with the firing pin, as I had a fair amount of failures to fire the .22. I like catching a tree full of birds in the evenings. I think my best kill shot with the .410 was 12 black birds!

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