I’ve finally been issued with my licence. Should arrive in the mail any day now.
The firearms are a Ruger American 0.22 and Adler B220 pistol grip.
I’m actually a bit of a newbie so looking for accessory ideas. You can probably tell by the firearms I’m not looking to spend a million bucks. Will be heading to a range as soon as they open just to get all the safety and marksmanship stuff bedded down before I go out of town to hunt rabbits cats and foxes (or soft drink bottles if there are none to be found).
So what should I be thinking about scope wise for the rifle and is there anything that’s handy to have on the shotgun?
In terms of accessories, ammo! Especially for the 22, see what it likes, will be different for 25m to 50m (22LR accuracy questions).
I found that B220 sights work fine. You can always get a cheap red dot, I tend to stick to Vortex Crossfire II. However, sights on B220 are pretty good. Also, found that B220 is not particularly picky about ammo. Some eject with a lot more excitement than others, but much of a muchness.
For Ruger, there are a few links above. However, some come with a rail, some don’t. In case yours didn’t - not all rings will fit the grove/dovetail on the gun. At least this is what I found. So if you don’t have the rail included, personally, I would get go to a shop, get them to find the right rings and then shop for the scope. Rings will dictate the tube diameter for the scope. If you have the rail, pick a scope, then find some cheap rings.
Not with recoil.
Rabbits and foxes use full choke to get tighter patterns out further.
Slugs use open/cylinder choke or improved cylinder choke, will depend on the slug, but most factory slugs prefer I/C choke.
My 2c for what its worth anyway
Long day… after a six day week at the hospital… I meant to ask if muzzle brakes help?
I see Beaton firearms sell a few mods… Looks easy to double the price of a $550 shotgun but I’m fairly keen on the magazine extension engraved with “I survived the Chy-na virus and all I got was a lousy rejection letter from WAPOL”