New hunter/ gun owner

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by nts93, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. nts93

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    Good evening,
    I’m new to hunting this year and fresh into guns/bows. I purchased a crossbow and have been getting familiar with it but would like to get a .22 for small game. Do I have to go through a background check and a waiting period for a .22 and a muzzled loader?

    Thanks for any help! Just would like to know the process I have ahead of me.
     
  2. Rasher

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    If you buy the .22 from a retailer then yes, private sale no. On the Muzzleloader from a retailer I wanna say you dont but I guess it depends on WHO you buy it from, I bought my last one right from CVA no paperwork and they mailed it right to me, and again if you buy one from a private person then no for sure.
     

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    Ruger 10-22 is a great squirrel gun


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  4. nts93

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    hats the one I was looking at. Glad to hear it’s a good gun!
     
  5. nts93

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    It seems like it’s a lot harder to find private sales now that there’s no where to advertise and gabraltors shut down so there’s no gun shows there anymore
     
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    The ATF Bureau does not consider a muzzle loader a firearm. You just have to be 18 to buy one. However some Thompson Center muzzle loaders that have interchangeable barrels and can be turned into a rifle will need a 4473 form filled out and then a background check.
     
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  7. Rasher

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    Hey 93, mgo has threads dedicated to handgun, long gun and ammo, all for sale. Might just find what your looking for.
     
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    Thanks for that I didn’t know about that website. I’m checking it out now
     
  9. shaffe48b

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    You only need a background on the 22 and at least for me it's never take too long right in store and you leave with the gun within the hour. I wouldn't worry about it. Look at the used rack for good deals.
     
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