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Big initial heads up: I'm in Canada, and would prefer relevant advice. Keep in mind that a lot of firearms are restricted or prohibited here that aren't in the US or elsewhere, and the licensing is a fair bit different too.
So, I'm going to be moving out to the middle of nowhere in a few weeks (yay Yellowknife!), and this coupled with a well-paying job means I want to start taking up target shooting. Ever since shooting in the military, I've always really enjoyed it. Now I finally have the means and place to do it.
For starters, I'm going to take all the appropriate firearms safety courses. I'm well-versed enough in them from my time in the military, but I could certainly use a refresher and besides, it's pretty much a requirement to get a license here in Canada anyway. Once I find the local range, and get my license sorted out, I'm looking to purchase my first rifle.
All the (basic) research I've done points me towards a .22 to start off with. They're cheap, good starters, and a decent rifle is accurate enough I hear. Can anyone confirm or refute this, or perhaps have better suggestions? The accuracy is my biggest concern; I know there's no way I'll enjoy it if there's no sense of skill or accuracy. If a 22 is the way to go, can anyone suggest some better makes of rifles or ammunition to begin with? Unfortunately, I have no idea what kind of availability I'll have in Yellowknife, but if I have some ideas before I get up there, it'll help.