Do you have a favorite? I must admit a fondness for the .22 rifle. Many of us learned to shoot using one, I did. And with the price of ammo heading up I'm thinking of adding another .22 to the fold. I have now have the three. The J.C. Higgins (Marlin) bolt that I learned on a Marlin 60 and a BL22. If you have a favorite, I'd like to hear about it.
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February 29, 2008, 01:00 AM
That would be my CZ 452 Lux. Wonderfully accurate with iron sights, and as well made a gun as I've yet owned.
Of course, my 1966 Sears bolt .22 is a sentimental favorite, but it shoots pretty poorly.
February 29, 2008, 01:10 AM
Ive got ,and had , a million. but right now, I would have to say my fave is a remmy 241, semi auto, take down model, that shoots shorts only!!! it is just so freakin cool, next would have to be a remmy speedmaster, similar rifle, but fires all 3 22 carts interchaneably. Bigger , and not take down though.
accuracy on both, with open sights, is just sick...
February 29, 2008, 01:21 AM
CZ453 American. I've got a sweet piece of glass on top of it, bless my poor eyes, and a good sling.
It's my training rifle. With the sling, I can use it for position shooting. It's a tack driver, so I know that whatever I see on the target, be it good or bad, it's all my doing. It's a no-excuses rifle.
February 29, 2008, 01:23 AM
The only one I own right now is a 10/22 which was my first gun.
February 29, 2008, 01:37 AM
Tough call. The ones I usually reach for are my Nylon 66 and Marlin 39A.
Since, however, you've got a bolt, an auto, and a lever I suggest you look into a 572 pump. A neat feature is that the design & ergonomics closely match an 870, esp. with the old style, no comb stock. The old style stock is great for iron sights, the new style w/comb is good for a scope.
February 29, 2008, 01:47 AM
I sure like my Henry. What isn't to love about a lever action .22? I dare you to think of one, and I will not be persuaded! :)
It's fun and swinging that lever every time is a blast. But I was thinking about picking up a 452... but can't really justify another $300 for a .22.....
February 29, 2008, 01:53 AM
I like the Browning SA-22, also known as the Browning semiautomatic. It was one of Browning's last designs. Very compact, reliable action. Bottom eject is unusual (and can toss hot brass down your shirt sleeve if you're not careful) but actuating bar can be used by right / left handers without trouble. Accurate, even though it's a take-down design.
February 29, 2008, 02:13 AM
After cycling the action on a model 52 Winchester, everything else was a disappointment. Now have six 52's and counting.....
The thing is more than 40 years old (made prior to 1968, not sure how many years prior), but it's still accurate. It's also nearly a full sized rifle, which works a lot better for me than child-sized .22's. The only major mechanical issue with it is that dry firing has messed up the chamber a little bit, which sometimes make extraction of rounds difficult.
February 29, 2008, 03:16 AM
Browning ATD-22 takedown semi-auto. Sweet handling and ambi features good for a lefty like myself.
February 29, 2008, 03:19 AM
I am a 10/22 fan, though I have a couple of different .22's that I enjoy shooting just as much. Still, if I had to pick just one, it would be a 10/22.
February 29, 2008, 04:22 AM
Ithaca 72 lever-action
February 29, 2008, 08:03 AM
It's a toss-up between the Winchester 52D and the Remington 40-x. Both came from CMP North Store. Both have nice triggers and super accuracy. I guess I'd go with the Remington 40-x, because it's easy to mount a "normal" scope.
February 29, 2008, 08:35 AM
I have a number of 22 rifles. As mentioned, the Winchester 52D or Remie 40x are excellent. Both are pretty expensive but very good. They are intended for benchrest shooting and competition.
With the models you have listed, I would probably buy a CZ 452 or 453 as a first choice for overall value for the money. Folks love these rifles. I have one. Talking to a guy the other day that has four of them in 22 (2), 22WMR, and 17HMR. They are just hard to beat for the price. Take a look at one in a store.
What else is around was is available? Anything Anshutz. New Weatherby Mark XXII (bolt action) is very good. Savage is making the Mark II Classic with a walnut stock which I really want to see in person. Remington is selling a Model 547 this year which is a higher end 22 rifle (relative to Remington) and I would guess is comparable to the discontinued Model 541-S or 541-T. Both of these are excellent sporter rifles. Foks love these!
There are the Cooper and Kimbers also if you are willing to pay the price.
The Remington 547 is next on my purchase list. But if you want a quality 22 rifle that is accurate out of the box, I would go with the CZ 452 or 453. You will be happy with it and you won't be spending the big bucks for a 22 rifle.
February 29, 2008, 09:58 AM
My favorite is my CZ 513 (Basic). Good rifle. Next would be my winchester 67a, followed by me WZ48.
February 29, 2008, 10:15 AM
I always love how everyone always tell people to go get a 10/22 when they ask about a .22 but when you ask what peoples favorite 22 are very few say 10/22.
My favortie .22 is my Remington 572 fieldmaster. Its accurate, easy enough to totally tear down, cycles everything(shorts,long,lr,subs, anything), Now worries of jambs. I mainly use the primer only super quiet stuff. Its quieter than a pellet gun and I get 17 shots as fast as I can rack the slide
February 29, 2008, 10:23 AM
Right now, I have 2 of the .22LR long guns...
An OLD Marlin 99, a $20 pawnshop rescue. Every 5 or 6 thousand rounds, I'll pull the action out, swish it around in a bucket of Min-Spir, let dry and put back into the stock.
40th Year 10/22. After 5,000 rounds, this thing is still hardly even broken in.
February 29, 2008, 10:27 AM
im a huge fan of the remington nylons. they are light, dont require alot (any?) maintance, are a full sized gun, accurate, and tons of fun to shoot.
hands down my favorite!
February 29, 2008, 10:36 AM
CZ 452 Lux.
It is the last firearm I would part with.
February 29, 2008, 11:09 AM
Winchester Model 63.
I still have a soft spot for blued steel and Walnut wood.
February 29, 2008, 11:28 AM
Stainless 10/22T model is my current favorite. Browning ATD is a close 2nd.
Still holds accuracy to minute of golf ball at 100 yards
February 29, 2008, 11:46 AM
Mossberg 144 LS
February 29, 2008, 11:50 AM
I learned to shoot with my father's Browning BL-22 lever-action .22 rifle. He still has it despite my constant beggin for it. :) It's a fantastic little rifle. Very accurate, gorgeous wood and metal, smooth lever action, etc. They're very pricey for new ones these days so I'm sure it's got some value seeing as it's probably 30+ years old.
February 29, 2008, 12:30 PM
39A Mountie. Might be my favorite rifle period.
February 29, 2008, 12:38 PM
I'm going to go hi-tech on regolith's suggestion,
Stevens Model 87a.
Made around the same time as yours, the same way, but semiauto.
Best .22 i've ever shot hands down. Select fire between single shot and semiauto.
You can shoot then end of a soda can out at 100 yards.
But thats definitely my humble opinion.
February 29, 2008, 12:46 PM
My dearly beloved, sorely missed Pietta PPS-50 with a 50 round drum. Italian workmanship manifested in a state of art. Beautiful wood. Nicely inspired from the original Russian PPSh. Very accurate. Lots of fun. Great conversation piece.
To the jerk that stole it. I am still looking for you...
February 29, 2008, 12:50 PM
I sold it when I was struggling at school and have regretted selling it since. I have a Marlin 39m mountie that is a fun and accurate skwerl killi' machine...
February 29, 2008, 12:52 PM
Win 74 which I still have, Win 69 that I grew up shooting, and Marlin 39A which I'm in the process of buying each of my 4 grandkids one.
February 29, 2008, 01:09 PM
Diesel83- that pps looks like it was made on a stevens receiver.
same shape and safety.
either way that is awesome.
February 29, 2008, 01:20 PM
FunderB, the PPS-50 was the sweetest, most fun rifle I have ever owned. I worked in a gun shop during college and it certainly was the prettiest girl at the dance. The Italian workmanship was very nice. My walnut stock was pretty. Not cheap birch. If they brought it back, I'd buy it. Here's a close up photo of the Pietta PPS-50 drum magazine.
February 29, 2008, 01:27 PM
Winchester 63... but I don't own one :( My great uncle had one he used to hunt possum, but it went to the other side of the family when he passed. I bought a Taurus replica, but it's not the same.
Of the ones I do have, my T/C Classic .22 is probably my favorite. Accurate, reliable, fits me well, nice looking... what's not to like?
February 29, 2008, 02:03 PM
A .22 lr of Swiss K31 with barrel from Hämmerli. I friend of my has one and I shoot with it. Now try to get one here.
They have exactly size and weight of a K31 and shoot .22lr.
Quite hard to find but I've time...
February 29, 2008, 02:07 PM
February 29, 2008, 02:10 PM
Damn! I want that PPS ruski thing lookalike!
Up until now i was dreaming of an american180.
But this is way cooler!
(Does it convert o full auto by any chance?)
cheers from germany
February 29, 2008, 02:14 PM
I own, and have owned several .22 rifles, but my all time favorite is a Winchester model 63. Although I really drool over the Browning and older Winchester lever guns.
February 29, 2008, 02:19 PM
My favorite .22 rifle is a Marlin model 60 that I've owned since new (28 years). It has taught all my kids to shoot and to this day is as acccurate as it was brand new. I couldn't even guess how many thousands of rounds have been shot through it. I have a Ruger 10/22 that is pretty nice, but it can't hold a candle to the Marlin 60.
February 29, 2008, 02:29 PM
Yes, Mp7, diesen PPS-50 gewher is sehr schoen. It had everything going for it. Looks, a military je ne sais quoi, accuracy, craftmanship. Sadly, they fetch up to $800 US and have become true collector's items when the intent was to create a line of nicely made "fun guns".
The original PPSh-41 changed the course of the Eastern Front. Whole tactics were developed around the crude, yet effective "burp gun".
The Pietta PPS-50 allowed the average gun owner to experience history without the expense and the preclusions of the U.S. National Firearms Act of 1934 (BATF paperwork notwithstanding). Of course, in Germany it's a whole other set of issues..
Some companies have altered the gun for full auto:
February 29, 2008, 02:32 PM
My favorite is my Marlin 60 like PAPACHUCK's. Mine was purchased for me by my Grandfather in 1970. I was 2 years old. Grandpa read an article that said rifles would start to be made with plastic stocks and wood will soon go away. He ran out and bought it for me so I would have a rifle with a wood stock.
I can take out an M&M at 50 yards with the iron sights.
February 29, 2008, 02:41 PM
My favorite 22LR gun is my Browning Buckmark rifle. It has the bull barrel with no open sights, scope only gun. Great balance and superb accuracy. The buckmark design is hard to beat in fit, form, and function.
Six O'clock Tactical
February 29, 2008, 02:46 PM
remington 510 sportmaster. The henry is also a favorite...
February 29, 2008, 02:51 PM
My Winchester 69A I got from my father.
February 29, 2008, 03:03 PM
I sold it when I was struggling at school and have regretted selling it since. I have a Marlin 39m mountie that is a fun and accurate skwerl killi' machine...
+1 Love my 46B
February 29, 2008, 04:05 PM
Tough call, but probably my Remington 541T. Have it set up with a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-10X40 adjustable objective scope with fine cross hairs. Great at the range, great on squirrels.
February 29, 2008, 04:18 PM
My CZ 513. I have a 452 and I shoot it better and it has a much better trigger, but the 513 goes where ever I go. Don't why I like it so much. Maybe because I got it before the 452.
Papachuk, I just got through fixing up a rifle identical to yours for a friend. Good shooting gun once we got the front sight tightened up a bit.
February 29, 2008, 04:19 PM
Impossible to say. Often the last one I bought which this month is a Winchester 60A mixmaster; nice barrel, possibly a model 59 bolt and an aftermarket stock. Since I haven't shot that one yet, I'll fall back on the model 61 acquired near the end of last year.
February 29, 2008, 04:28 PM
My favorite .22 lr used to be an Anschutz Super Match 54...until I bought a Volquartsen Superlite. Now I have pack-all-day field gun that thinks (and shoots like) it's a NCAA Smallbore Match rifle. I've been at this shooting game a l-o-n-g time (+40 years). I've never seen anything like it!
February 29, 2008, 04:34 PM
Favorite? Hard to say. My dad's Savage model 3 he got for Xmas 1930, or may Ruger 10-22 I got for xmas 1973. Maybe the 1950 vintage marlin 39a...
February 29, 2008, 04:38 PM
Very difficult question cause I don't want the other 22's to hear me ;)
but..... the old dog trey, J.C. Higgins Mod 41 (aka Marlin 101) single shot has to be my sentimental favorite. But........ I just got this M69 Romanian Trainer that is simply amazing @ the range!.... (shhhhhhh)...and then there is.....ummmmmm... and........ oh well, I just plain love em all! Ya gotta love most every rimfire, they're simple, inexpensive (to shoot) and just plain fun!
February 29, 2008, 04:46 PM
Remington 512. Simply a great shooter with design lines that are classically beautiful.
February 29, 2008, 04:47 PM
February 29, 2008, 05:01 PM
I always love how everyone always tell people to go get a 10/22 when they ask about a .22 but when you ask what peoples favorite 22 are very few say 10/22.
Well mine is the 10/22. I've three of them, including the latest I picked up a couple of days ago.
I don't care for the standard carbine, I prefer the Delux Sporter (DSP) (2) and the Wally World special (1), but only because I think they look better.
I've got a Marlin 39a that I very seldom shoot, a Remington 597 that after very limited action seems pretty good, and an old Stevens 46 bolt action.
Remington 550-1 that my Dad gave me a few years back. His Father gave it to him in 1947 I believe. Very accurate and will shoot shorts & longs.
TCB in TN
February 29, 2008, 06:00 PM
39A Mountie. Might be my favorite rifle period.
I would have a hard time arguing with this post!
February 29, 2008, 10:11 PM
Has to be my Ruger M77/22, Target Grey and laminated stock. Most accurate rifle I've ever shot. :D Just scary accurate......:)
I've shot as many as 6 clay pidgeons, at 200 yard. In a row with out a miss.:)
Make me look like a better shot than I really am......:)
February 29, 2008, 10:20 PM
Marlin glenfield 60 .22lr coon slayin machine:evil:
winchester 9422 .22mag Squirrel worts nightmare:D
and last but certinly not least stevens 72 crackshot sparrows terror:)
all are acurate and and are true too there discriptions.
February 29, 2008, 10:32 PM
My favorite would have to be the Springfield bolt action that my Grandfather gave me. It's an exact replica of a Springfield 30-06 military rifle, but chambered for .22LR. Original peep site. Shoots straighter than any .22 I've ever shot.
February 29, 2008, 10:35 PM
Current favorite = GSG-5
February 29, 2008, 10:35 PM
Easy answer to this one.
Glenfield Marlin Model 60. 28 years old and still kicking. All original parts and is a great little shooter. It will be my grandsons second rifle.
March 1, 2008, 01:16 AM
Speaking of .22's you got to love Remington. I requested an owners manual for my 572. I got a vintage manual in the mail today. I am not sure how old it is but it isnt a new one. It was back when they would tell you exactly how to totally tear down your gun to fix it. Now I have an old maunal to go with my 40+ year old rifle.
The 788 manual was just a copy. That was kind of a bummer.
March 1, 2008, 01:28 AM
Remington 37 "Rangemaster" is my favorite
March 1, 2008, 03:48 AM
CZ452 Mannlicher...I don't remember ever shooting my 10/22 since I got the CZ.
March 1, 2008, 07:18 PM
Kimber .22 Hunter, A fine trigger, and excellent accuracy.
March 1, 2008, 07:38 PM
My favorite is this J.C. Higgins. model 42.It's a great shooter, and probly one of the nicest looking .22 rifles I've ever seen.My dad got it for Christmas from his dad in the early 60's when he was about 12 or so, as his first gun.My dad did all the stock refinishing, checkering, glass bedding, and white line spacers himself some time in the 80's for fun.It was given to me in for Christmas of 2001 before I left for the navy.The gun itself is just a cheapo Sear's plinker, but the family history of it, plus the awesome looks (especially for a 22), make it priceles to me now that he has passed on last Thanksgving.It really is a very accurate shooter though, so it's not ALL looks and sentiment I like it for....
March 1, 2008, 07:58 PM
I have many .22s and this factory scoped, 1953, model 63 Winchester is my favorite. It has pretty wood and pretty blue and never seems to misfunction.
March 2, 2008, 08:16 AM
I've got a Marlin 39a that I very seldom shoot,
I have one too, and it shoots like a champ. I am of the opinion that a better .22 lever action rifle has never been made. I think my 10/22 is more versatile overall, particularly in terms of being a tinkerers gun, but the 39A is my close second. Emotionally, my model 1906 Winchester pump rifle is my favorite, as it is the first gun I ever bought, period. I think I was 10 or something, and my dad took me to this old guys house and I bought it. It's pretty beat up, but it's still a fun plinker that I shoot fairly often. Thats one gun I will never sell. Realistically, my rifle had a long, rough life before I even bought it to compare fairly with my 10/22's or my 39A, and I can't say that I would pick that specific model over either one anyway.
So, in the end, it comes back to the 10/22 for me.
March 2, 2008, 08:46 AM
Favorite, 10/22 as it is the most fun to shoot. Most accurate is my CZ.
March 2, 2008, 09:07 AM
My Polish WZ48 training rifle. It's amazing how much fun I can have with a tack driving single shot rifle. Using shorts, it's nearly silent. So much fun. In fact, my wife pestered me until I gave it to her, so I really need another one. :)
March 2, 2008, 01:07 PM
Ruger Stainless/Syntheic 10/22
Durable, Inexpensive, and it WORKS~! :scrutiny: ;) :D
March 2, 2008, 02:07 PM
Remington 582. My father's, with a 4x scope, dead accurate even with junk ammo. I'm currently looking for another for myself since he still uses his after 30 years.
March 2, 2008, 02:42 PM
Emotionally my Remington 581LH. It was my first gun in 1967. It still will cut 1/2" at 50yds.
Second would be my Walther KKJ, just a very sleek european styled sportster.
Third is my Marlin 39A. As stated before, no finer lever-action .22 has ever been made!
March 2, 2008, 03:05 PM
My new winchester 9422.
March 2, 2008, 04:13 PM
don't think I ever met a .22lr rifle I didn't like but from what I own it's
#1 Marlin 39A
#2 Marlin 60
March 2, 2008, 04:22 PM
Remington 511-x. My father gave it to me when he bought himself a Ruger 77/22. I think many times he wished he would have given me the 77/22 because I could out shoot him with it any day of the week.
March 2, 2008, 04:40 PM
CZ-452 Special (same as Trainer, it's a Lux model with a beech wood stock). My fiancee gave it to me as a graduation present, and wow I just love it. Incredibly accurate iron sights, smooth bolt action, and a very nice trigger. Instant love. :)
March 6, 2008, 01:56 AM
hee hee hee X-15 1" 10 shot 100 yard groups
March 6, 2008, 09:43 AM
Everyone loves the .22's
well at least i do
i will never have them all
so you just keep at it 30 - 40
by now i like them a lot
i dont know how many i have
52's - kkj - marlins etc
several winchesters and rugers
some early german and even a mauser 98 copy
training rifle and a 98 conversion unit
which is a full barrel liner etc
still looking for the springfield 22 setup
there is never and end of the 22's
you can collect them forever
and the when you can't find one
there are the list of
22 pistols to work on
MY FAVORITE 2 ARE
beleive it or not
1. TC Contender with a Match Bull Bellum
20" Barrel and Unertl 6X small game scope
Custom Walnut Stock
2. ar15 .22 conversion with
a custom 1-16 twist barrel
dedicated to the conversion
us army sub caliber device
also has a wood stock set i
got years ago somewhere
March 6, 2008, 12:15 PM
It's been great to get the varied responses to the .22 rifle question. You have opened my eyes to more possibilities, thanks. Nice to know that these great little rifles have a solid group of fans. There's a gun show in town last weekend of the month, I'll be keeping my eye out for a new rifle.
March 6, 2008, 01:10 PM
Of my three .22 rifles, a Marlin 39A, a Ruger 10/22, and a Marlin model 60, I'd probably have to go with the 39A as my absolute favorite, but it's the model 60 that gets taken to the range the most.
March 6, 2008, 01:20 PM
My Marlin Mod 60SS. Very accurate, fun to shoot. Goes to the range with me almost every trip. I topped with a BSA 'Sweet 22' scope. Gophers beware! ;-)
March 6, 2008, 01:38 PM
I haven't shot a 22 in like 20 years - I picked up a Polish Wz48 Trainer so that I could get better at my Swiss K31 bolt action rifle and I think I'm in love :D
March 6, 2008, 02:59 PM
May 26, 2009, 06:39 PM
I have a dozen, from 52B sporter, Mossy 352Kb, New Haven, Marlin 60s, to 39A's.
The 1958 Mossberg is as accurate as the 52B, and the SS Mod 60 Marlin is nearly as good.
But I often shoot P-Dogs off a portable bench with sandbags, and nothing else works as well at the 60.
I use a late 80's Japanese Bushnell 12X and BKL 6 lug mounts...makes a world of difference. I have kills at 230-244 yards this season.
May 26, 2009, 06:44 PM
May 26, 2009, 06:46 PM
If you have a favorite, I'd like to hear about it.
Two that I no longer own: Marlin 39A Golden Mountie & Remington 541-S ........only to have them back!
May 26, 2009, 06:58 PM
Learned shooting rifle on a Henry Lever Action. Subsequently picked up an Anschutz 1710 D KL, the most beautiful and meticulously made rifle I have EVER laid my eyes on.
Later acquired a CZ 452 Lux for about the 1/3 of the price of the Anschutz and it shot just as well!
For their respective purposes and $$$ classes, I wouldn't trade these three for any other .22 out there.
May 26, 2009, 07:03 PM
Marlin 39, Marlin 995, Browning take down model.
May 26, 2009, 07:05 PM
Marlin 880 Squirrel
May 26, 2009, 07:06 PM
Rem. nyon 66. Many a thousand rds. Only fails on cheap ammo.and that rarely.
May 26, 2009, 07:15 PM
Marlin 39A. It's accurate, fun to shoot and just looks good.
May 26, 2009, 08:41 PM
I finally took my "new" Marlin 39A out to the range on Memorial Day.
I picked it up used in a little local shoppe year before last and have just never had time to take it out.
It has a cheap, low-end Bushnell scope. When I asked the guys at the shoppe if they'd remove it, they laughed -- "we'd have to charge you extra for the labor!"
So I left it on. Figured I'd give it one try.
Took it to the range Monday and, after I finished doing some pistol work at 30 yards, I changed the target and brought out the 39A. May as well check the scope while the target is too close to miss.
The first three shots fit inside a quarter-sized circle. Standing. Offhand (unsupported). While tired. Oh, and those three holes just happened to be at Point-of-Aim.
I moved the target out to 50 yards and then 75 before it got too dark. Before I left, I was picking and shooting orange clay fragments off the berm.
Never messed with the scope adjustments.
It's not as light as my little Savage or the 10/22, but it does its job. I was watching for any of the "typical" problems (like extractor stuff), but it runs like silk.
Cheap scope and all.
May 26, 2009, 08:43 PM
I love my Savage MK II. It just feels right in my hands and shoots the ammo that it likes (it is pretty picky) into sub 1/4" groups at 25 and sub 1/2" groups at 50yds all day long.
May 26, 2009, 08:44 PM
Just bought it this year an it is fun..
May 26, 2009, 08:52 PM
My Remmington 512 Sportsmaster with a 25 inch barrell built in the mid 1950's.
Current fave is my newest acquisition -- Remington 552 Speedmaster.
May 26, 2009, 08:59 PM
CZ 452 of course....what else? For the money the most accurate 22lr on the market.
May 26, 2009, 09:15 PM
Bought it for $5.00 from a guy, who bought it from a guy, who...mis-assembled the bolt. Hee, hee, hee :D
Took me a while to figure out the trigger/hold thing, then I realized my Sig Trailside has the same feature. What a rifle!
May 27, 2009, 01:19 AM
Well, of the ones I own, it's a tossup between the sentimental favorite, my first rifle, a Remington 514. There's something about taking the shot, lowering the gun, flipping the bolt back, watching the brass spin through the air, poking in the next round.
My all time favorite though, doesn't belong to me, it's my uncle's Marlin 39. It was the first real rifle that I ever shot.
May 27, 2009, 01:34 AM
My Henry Lever action is by far the .22 rifle I have the most fun shooting followed by my Father's Marlin Model 80. It is the rifle I learned to shoot on and it makes me think of my Pop when I shoot it.
May 27, 2009, 01:40 AM
Favorite would be a close call between a nice Win 52, Rem 40x, Anschutz 54 action, and maybe a Suhl. Favorite I own would be my CZ 452 Varmint. The Marlin 39 would be up there as well as a CZ 511.
Tim the student
May 27, 2009, 01:45 AM
My new Mossberg M44 US. Has some history behind it, and it's scary accurate.
May 27, 2009, 03:25 AM
Kind of Blued
May 27, 2009, 03:29 AM
Sadly, I only have the one, but I'm rather smitten with it. It's a Savage Mk II.
I also have a bunch of rifles from the CMP. They include the Kimber 82G, Winchester 52D, Remington 40X, Remington 513T, H&R M12, and the Mossberg 44US. They are all fun to shoot, but my favorites are the Winchester 52D and the Remington 40X rifles mainly because of the superior triggers. With the way ammo prices are I'm soooo glad I put the money into getting so many rimfires!!
May 27, 2009, 07:53 PM
I like the savage pictured above, quite an accurate rifle. Personally, I just own a 10/22, but I'm going out tomorrow to shoot my dad's old Winchester 290, so I'll see how I like that.
I just read somewhere that some of these prefer the hollow point .22 rounds to the ball rounds, and this was the case with my friend's Colt pistol that shot .22 LR ammo - jammed with Remington Thunderbolt, didn't jam with Golden Bullet. I'll have to see what the case with this is, and maybe tomorrow I can pick a favorite of the .22's based on how well it shoots, what kind of ammo (or how cheap the ammo is) that it can shoot, and maybe a little for the looks (I like the tube-feed and I also like bolt-action rifles).
May 27, 2009, 09:53 PM
Remington mod. 121 Fieldmaster, pump .22. Over 10k rounds and still cuts shamrocks at 50 feet!
May 27, 2009, 09:57 PM
An old Remy model 552~! ;)
May 28, 2009, 01:30 PM
Although I dearly love my old Marlin 39M, and it'd be the about very last thing I'd ever part with, when I just wanna go plinking for grins and relaxation one of my Rossi M62 pumps is most often what goes to the club with me.
Nostalgia probably has a good deal to do with that. The very first "real" gun I can remember firing was a Winchester pump (probably a 62) at the shooting gallery that used to be on the pier at Santa Cruz when I was a boy of about 5 or 6. I don't think anything has ever thrilled me more than that first "clang".
Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 28, 2009, 02:19 PM
If I've posted in this thread before I can't find it, so I'll throw this out - In order:
I've got other mundane ones, but those are my favs.
I had a pristine Taurus 63 semi-auto (Win 63 clone), and it was nicely made, but I'm a scope kinda guy, and couldn't scope it easily, so it sold. I was fairly unimpressed with the T/C Classic, accuracy-wise, even though it was a nicely finished rifle - it was sold. Also had a Henry H003 pump which was a hoot and very accurate, but the finish was crappy so it had to go. Also had a Rem 572 Fieldmaster pump, and it was pretty good, but the bbl was too long, so it had to go. When my ship comes in, an Anschutz 54 will be in the cards.
May 28, 2009, 02:51 PM
No brainer for me, the 1968 Marlin Golden 39A....my first rifle and man, I wish I still had it!
May 28, 2009, 04:14 PM
I just bought it at lunch today. All ways wanted a 10/22 with a Manlicher stock found one today with full stock lamainted cheap simmons scope stainless rifle sling $279.
May 28, 2009, 04:18 PM
My fav is the Marlin 60. I had a Marlin/Glenfield handed down from gramps and that thing was a champ. It shot way better than I could and was deadnutz reliable. I miss it ... and I want another one. :(
May 28, 2009, 04:37 PM
10-22 in camo,with a 30 round clip,best 90 cents worth of bullets spent.....and makes me smile.:evil:
May 28, 2009, 04:49 PM
May 28, 2009, 04:56 PM
absolute no brainer marlin 60 all the way.
and can't forget about the 9422
May 29, 2009, 02:59 PM
For years I would have said my 10/22
heres a new one on this thread my favorite is my litle mossberg model 402 palimino its lever action and tube fed but it dosnt have a hammer i didnt mind iron sites but i put a scope on for long range targets
June 2, 2009, 09:47 AM
... is my favorite. Just a well balanced, good shooting, pleasant little rifle. Glad I bought it.
Tim the student
June 2, 2009, 10:53 AM
What'd you pay for that, over $600 at least? I paid $175 for mine and I got the dressed up version
I have a blowgun with genuine Inca engraving that will do that that cost me $5. You guys got ripped off.
Seriously though, what does it matter what another member pays for a gun if they are happy with it? They earned it, they can spend it as they see fit.
June 2, 2009, 11:27 AM
i got my new one in 2008 arond christmas time it's a savage MARK II-G with AccuTrigger it's only $226 and with a scope on it to me there is nothing better :)
June 2, 2009, 12:18 PM
CZ 452 American... for the optics rifle
CZ 452 Lux... for the open sight rifle
CZ 452 Silhouette... My daughters compitition silhouette rifle, scoped.
June 2, 2009, 03:22 PM
CZ 453 Varmint - Bolt action
Marlin Mod 60 - Semiautomatic
Marlin Mod 39 - Lever action
June 2, 2009, 09:08 PM
I like this little Rossi
With it I shot the squirrels from the barn 130 yards laser ranged.
I have been trying to get a 1897 Marlin relined to shoot as well but no luck yet, sent it off again.
June 2, 2009, 09:13 PM
No way I could choose a favorite. I have a lot of .22lr's and there is no way I could ever pick a favorite, I love them all equally.
June 2, 2009, 09:42 PM
June 3, 2009, 12:10 AM
My Browning BL22 for 20 somthin years until the 17M2 came along.
June 3, 2009, 04:40 AM
GSG-5. This sucker is accurate and fun.
June 3, 2009, 04:50 AM
My favorite rifle I own is my .22 Henry Golden Boy with a Lyman Tang sight. I have shot it so many more times than I have any other gun.
June 3, 2009, 10:05 AM
Here are my top three. Couldn't choose just one. This is in no certain order.
Winchester 9422 made in 1976.
Winchester 75 Target, this rifle has a 28" tapered heavy barrel and is all metal and wood. made in 1948
Remington M540XR Target this rifle has a 26" heavy barrel. It sports a Redfield Palma rear sight and a Redfield Olympic front sight. Made in 1980.
June 3, 2009, 10:18 AM
Mine is a Savage MkII BV topped by a 2.5-7X Weaver scope. The laminated stock and heavy barrel look sharp. Very accurate, nice heft, feels and shoots like a "real" rifle. And I got a pair of 10-rd spare magazines for a good price. And being a bolt action, it doesn't burn through ammo nearly as fast as my Remington 552 has a tendency to do. Those durn semiautos!
I have owned several .22's but the one that is always loaded and ready is my first one, a Remington 511. Got it new in 1945.
June 3, 2009, 11:39 AM
i like my 10/22
June 3, 2009, 07:56 PM
June 3, 2009, 08:25 PM
I can't pick a favorite.I can say that I've never met a .22 rifle that I didn't like.tom.:)
June 3, 2009, 08:34 PM
My Stevens Model 87D has no equal in my collection. It is my favorite and holds the most sentimental value. It was my Grandparents only gun...my Grandmother (whom I was very close to and passed away about 2.5yrs ago) used it to kill a bull. She had a bit of trouble with a neighbor's bull getting in the garden and warned him that should it ever happen again, she would shoot it. The next time it returned, she shouldered the .22LR and shot his testicles out from under him. The bull was found dead later that afternoon near a local stream. The rifle has been very accurate and reasonably reliable, and despite it being the gun of least value in my collection it holds the most meaning and is the most valuable to me. How many bulls have you killed with yours? :neener:
June 3, 2009, 08:46 PM
Personally on my current list the GSG5 makes the top.
Overall nothing in numbers and accessories beats the 10/22!
June 3, 2009, 08:46 PM
I really like my Remington Nylon 77 .... but my -favorite- is my Winchester 72A. That one was my dads ... now it's mine. First gun I ever shot ... 50 years ago.
June 3, 2009, 09:21 PM
weatherby XXII. Very well made and the trigger is unbelievable.
sighting in the new scope
June 3, 2009, 09:24 PM
I like it even more than the Remington 581-S bolt action, which was my first gun.
June 3, 2009, 09:41 PM
Marlin 39a, Dad bought it for me in 1952. Next is my Winchester 52 Repro.
I've shot Marlin, Winchester, Browning and Remington. All make good 22 rifles. But out of all those, I still prefer my 10/22.
June 6, 2009, 09:27 AM
My vote goes to my Marlin 39A.
It was my first gun. I bought it from my brother when I was 15 yrs old. Now, I'm 57yrs old, and it's still a lot of fun and accurate.
June 7, 2009, 03:28 AM
Got it 2 1/2 years ago at a gun show for $160. Beautiful condition with walnut wood and the original rear sight present...adjustable for windage and elevation. Shoots accurately. I put an olive drab sling on to finish off the "military look." Didn't want a scope. Just sold it to a wonderful gun loving nephew on a trade. I hated to see it go but I really like the nephew and he has wanted this gun since he first saw it. I really like the nephew but he also gave me 2000 rounds of factory 9mm for it. He got it cheap a couple years ago.
June 7, 2009, 03:47 AM
Savage Mark II .22 LR with extended clip, synth stock, and bolt to boot! traded my father-in-law a really nice dagger for it.
June 7, 2009, 02:21 PM
For family plinking I recently bought three 22 LRs...
CZ 452 Pappa Bear
Marlin 925R Mama Bear
Savage Mark II Baby Bear
All three are very accurate.
The Savage is by far the lightest of the bunch, very accurate great for a kid. Seems a little too light for my tastes.
The Marlin 925R is very accurate, feels substantial. I did encounter some FTE issues (as I did with the Savage) using Wally World Federals. Overall a very good rifle.
The CZ is my personal favorite. Nice wood stock, adjustable iron sights and adjustable trigger. Very tight bore, in fact my new cleaning kit rod barely fits through the chamber. I love this rifle.
June 7, 2009, 03:59 PM
any winchester pump "gallery" rifle, 1890 or later. don't own one; probably never will. therefore a rossi-taurus clone.
my .22 rifle... a nylon 66.
June 7, 2009, 04:08 PM
I really liked the 10/22 Rugers until I shot a Thompson .22 Classic. Accurate, reliable, and hansome. A Classic.
June 7, 2009, 06:48 PM
Yet another 10.22 vote coming.
Then again, my pop's marlin lever could be the sweetest ever.
June 8, 2009, 01:37 AM
A neat little short-stroke (2-inch) .22 pump. Exposed hammer, tack driver with the stock open sights, although I am considering a tang mounted peep. Just flat out fun and deadly on red squirrels with Aguila Colibri ammo.
June 8, 2009, 04:14 AM
model 52's both sporter and target, and I also like the little Browning autoloader
June 8, 2009, 01:16 PM
if I could afford one "luxury rifle" it might just be the Winchester Model 52. It's barrel has more steel to it than anything built in Detroit since the 70's. What a fantastic instrument!
June 8, 2009, 09:17 PM
My favorite .22 rifle is the Remington 34. It is a bolt action sporter with a tubular magazine. I have more expensive and more accurate rifles, but my first rifle, and still my favorite, was a model 34 that was given to me by my father for Christmas about 40 years after his father gave it to him for Christmas.
Besides, I really like a tubular magazine, both for function and for appearance. Although the model 34 was originally sold (for $12.95) as a boy's' rifle, it is big enough and heavy enough to be surprisingly accurate. I like the looks, how it handles, and especially the total absence of any plastic. It even has a metal butt plate. A better trigger would be nice, and maybe better sights, but otherwise I would not change a thing.
June 8, 2009, 11:14 PM
I've got several, but most don't see much use. The favorite is a TC Contender carbine with the 21" match barrel. Always puts 'em where I want 'em. In charge of backyard wildlife management.
Other favorites are a TC Classic and a Rem. 597 when it isn't acting up. Love the feel of the Remington. I've got a Ruger 77/22 that I've never warmed up to.
Also have a Marlin 39M that looks mint and shoots straight but jams easily. Needs a trip back to the factory, I suspect.
A Marlin 60 will probably be next if I buy another.
June 11, 2009, 08:02 AM
I guess my favorite is this one:
June 11, 2009, 10:55 AM
A Winchester 69A, because it was the first gun I ever shot. My dad bought it new and cut it down to fit me (I was 11). I've restocked it and still have it.
A Kengs 522 because it is hard to believe that a rifle so inexpensive could be so accurate.
A BSA Martini International, because it is so well made.
A Winchester reproduction 52 Sporter, just because it's really nice. I just wish it were the real thing. ;)
A Winchester 52C, because it is the real thing.
June 11, 2009, 11:49 AM
Stevens favorite, first rifle I ever shot. My grandfather got it when he was a lad in the 1920's.
Of course when my grandfather offered it to me in my 20's I was in the stupid if it ain't an auto it ain't worth having phase and missed out on a great family heirloom.
June 11, 2009, 01:29 PM
Mine is an older Rem Nylon 66. Many K rounds and still super accurate. Many prairie dogs could attest to it, if they can speak from the hereafter.
June 11, 2009, 02:52 PM
I have a 10/22, fun plinker. But, my go to .22 after all these years is still a 47 year old Remington M512X bolt gun I got new for my 9th birthday. It's 1.5 moa accurate with bulk Federal on a windless day at 100 yards. It's finish is a little beat up, but still shoots.
June 11, 2009, 06:54 PM
All henry is , is a d-- toy
June 11, 2009, 06:55 PM
This one's pretty good too...
June 11, 2009, 07:06 PM
I'm still working with the old Schuetzen rifle - it's getting downright scary accurate, or I am with it. The picture99839
99841 is bad but that's a 30 inch very heavy full octagon barrel so the rifle is up around 13 pounds.
This 10/22 is one I put together back when the first heavy replacement barrels came out. My first attempt at stock carving, and I never really liked my work all that much but the rifle shoots every shot into the same hole.
My wife and I have been having a lot of fun rediscovering all the .22's around here. We shot up over 300 rounds between us today. I brought out my two Model 39's to try after not firing either one for over ten years. Both still awesome, both built in the early 1950's.
June 11, 2009, 07:19 PM
had a Remmy Nylon 77 (mag-fed, also called a Mohawk 10c), what a great rifle. Still the only gun ever given to me; pawned by a 'friend' while in his care. I may look for one to console myself someday, Cabella's had the tube version for aboout $250 a few months ago...
June 11, 2009, 07:28 PM
Mine is my 1947 Remmy 550-1.
June 11, 2009, 11:58 PM
winchester model 290 rifle and mk.III hunter pistol
August 22, 2009, 03:04 AM
My vote would have to go to the Nylon 66. I bought one about 44 years ago and it still works great. I got it from a distant relative who was hard up for cash. Gave him $30 for it. It was pratically new, still had the round 66 sticker on the stock. They were selling for $65-$75 new at the time. It has never failed, and I used to fire it as fast as possible just to see if I could make it misfeed. Never happened. I've seen many at gun shows for $250-$300 and they looked like garbage compared to mine. Mine will never be sold for any price. I know Marlin and 10/22 have excellent records and I'm sure I would be happy with either one. But, you have to have owned a 66 to truly appreciate it.
August 22, 2009, 07:31 AM
Don't pick a favorite until you have tried a Favorite!
August 22, 2009, 09:17 AM
about this rifle. You are simply teasing a Favorite style lover like me. I want to know more. That does not appear to be an original Favorite, although I do not know much, and it does not appear to be one of the 1970s models or the 30G. So, I am willing to beg. Let us know what you have there and the history. I love the engraving on the frame.
August 22, 2009, 12:02 PM
Mine would be my dad's Remington 41 followed by the Winchester .06 he found in an old grainery he was tearing down.
August 22, 2009, 01:24 PM
August 22, 2009, 01:54 PM
August 22, 2009, 03:40 PM
The gun is 30G take down model with an octagon barrel. It is a Savage made by Lakewood Arms in Canada. I sent the barrel to Florida where Rogar stripped off all of the foolish warnings and lawyer stuff and replaced it with "22 LR". The barrel was crowned and done to a "Python" blue.
Dale Woody of Packwood Washington (see Gun Fancy on the web) did the engraving. I had a Marbel's aperture sight mounted on it. They are adjustable for windage and elevation. It is drilled and tapped for a scope and I have been considering a Malcomb period scope or a small weaver 2 or 4X, but I dont think so.
I put a hi vis sight on it which some people disagree with but I love. It is very accurate.
August 22, 2009, 03:53 PM
So for me I learned to shoot on my Dad's Marlin 60 and I like it lots. However I have a Remington bolt that I inherited from my Granddad and I love the bolt action. But my favorite .22lr is a 10/22 because I am in an over accessorizing phase.
August 24, 2009, 03:23 AM
The only 22's I currently own happen to be my favorites and won my heart. One is a custom package based off the 10/22 receiver and trigger group. I can't have a Walther WA2000 so this is the next best thing-- IWB's SG2000. This covers my semi-automatic .22LR selection.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/3063649831_3f41902221.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/impulselabs/3063649831/sizes/o/in/set-72157611763867721/)http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/3063651065_2d5ce8542c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/impulselabs/3063651065/sizes/l/in/set-72157611763867721/)
Okay...that's not a real Walther,but this one is is:
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Walther KKM GX-1 UIT 50m free rifle. (haven't photographed it with all the crazy free rifle accessories yet. It gets quite crazy). I just refinished it and have yet to take it to the range for testing, although the factory 10-shot target is quite impressive (.180" c-t-c). This covers my bolt-action selection!
August 24, 2009, 03:48 AM
Hmmm.... Wow... no one even mentioned... oh wait... I keep forgetting, I'm the only one on the planet that has a new Browning T-bolt.