Which gift would you take?


May 28, 2008, 01:36 PM
If you were told you were to be given one of these 4 semi-automatic rimfire rifles for free which would you chose?

Ruger 10/22-T .22LR w/20" Bull Barrel

Savage Model 64 BTV .22LR w/20.5" Match Barrel

Remington Model 597 LS HB .22LR w/20" Bull Barrel

Thompson Center R55 Benchmark .22LR w/18" Bull Barrel

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May 28, 2008, 01:39 PM
Either the Ruger or the TC.

May 28, 2008, 01:40 PM
The Thomson Center. just cause

May 28, 2008, 01:52 PM

May 28, 2008, 01:56 PM
Ruger or TC

May 28, 2008, 01:57 PM
I'd take the Ruger.

May 28, 2008, 02:00 PM
I have 2 rugers so the TC

May 28, 2008, 02:03 PM
i like the TC

May 28, 2008, 02:03 PM

May 28, 2008, 02:10 PM

May 28, 2008, 02:17 PM
Ruger all the way. But I guess it all depends, would you ever want to upgrade any components? If so, go Ruger. If not, pick which ever one you think looks better, as I'm sure they're all equally plinkable.

May 28, 2008, 02:31 PM
I have a standard Ruger. I've had a Remington 597. Haven't had the other 2, but I'd say the Ruger would be a good choice.

May 28, 2008, 02:40 PM
Already have 2 Rugers. I would pick the TC. But since you are giving them away I'll take what ever is in the box.

May 28, 2008, 02:41 PM
Take the TC

May 28, 2008, 02:43 PM
Definately Ruger or T/C.

The Ruger magazine design is better.

The T/C is very likely a higher grade gun, and maybe more accurate.


May 28, 2008, 02:43 PM
TC. I like the looks better.

May 28, 2008, 02:44 PM
It wouldn't matter to me if it was a gift.

My dad has given me two NEF shot guns that I hold very close. A gun as a gift is just that.

May 28, 2008, 03:08 PM
the ruger

May 28, 2008, 03:14 PM
Also the Ruger.

May 28, 2008, 03:37 PM
Ruger 10/22T hands down!!!

May 28, 2008, 04:09 PM
The 10/22 T is what I'd pick - the TC would be my second choice. My stainless 10/22T model has served me well for the last several years. With the price of ammo these days I'll be leaning on it even more.

May 28, 2008, 04:19 PM
TC. or savage

May 28, 2008, 04:45 PM
Ruger. No love for $700 hot-rod 10/22s, but that's a nice-looking (and nice-shooting, I imagine) rifle bone stock, and there are a thousand aftermarket parts you can add on here and there to your liking.

Have a 64, and while it shoots great, it's just a plain-jane $100 utility rifle - seeing it in a pretty laminated stock just looks wrong.
Also have a 597, and the accuracy isn't anything to go nuts over. Adequate, but not "wow."

No experience with TCs, but it just looks funny to me. :p

May 28, 2008, 05:04 PM
I'd take the 10/22. But I'm a hot-rodder at heart.

May 28, 2008, 05:08 PM
The Savage would be my choice.

May 28, 2008, 05:08 PM
just give me the receiver, bolt and trigger group........I've got a extra Green Mountain Barrel in MACH 2 that needs a home...... looks nice with a Hogue overmold...


May 28, 2008, 05:09 PM
Thompson Center

May 28, 2008, 05:23 PM
the savage

May 28, 2008, 06:03 PM
Ruger or Savage

May 28, 2008, 06:18 PM
I'm thinking about it, but I know I don't like the 10/22.

I'm no help. Sorry.


May 28, 2008, 06:21 PM
TC or savage.

May 29, 2008, 01:00 PM
I'm goin' for the Ruger 10/22T in stainless. :)


May 29, 2008, 02:09 PM
I'd pick the Remy 597. The TC would be my second choice because it's different and probably a higher end gun than the other 3, but I don't know how reliable they are or how they perform "out of the box".

On the other hand my Remington 597 has been a great rifle.

May 29, 2008, 04:01 PM
too bad GSG5 is not in the choices..Ruger looks good though..

May 29, 2008, 04:12 PM
I'd take the Corvette. Another stupid If you could.............

Der Verge
May 29, 2008, 05:24 PM
I had a Ruger 10-22T. UNBELIEVABLE how accurate it was. Also, reliability is unmatched. It is a 10-22. The only negative is, the trigger SUCKS. It is better than a regular -22, but still will need help. Great gun though. My recommendation.

May 29, 2008, 05:29 PM
I would take the TC, I have heard that they are very good reliable guns and very accurate also, the biggest selling point to me is the stock, I just love the way it looks, and it should also be very comfortable.

May 29, 2008, 06:12 PM
The TC.

Ruger still doesn't trust us peasants with full capacity magazines, so buy used or buy something else.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
May 29, 2008, 06:16 PM

1. T/C first
2. then Remington and Savage tied.
4. Distant 4th - Ruger

Hard to believe that anyone would choose any of those over the Thompson, but let alone a Ruger. :barf:

May 29, 2008, 07:16 PM
Another stupid If you could.............
Hey numbnut, stick it where the sun don't shine. It's not a hypothetical, I'm confronted with chosing one of them. Don't know squat about them and wanted to see what people had to say about them.

Next time keep it zipped so you don't make yourself look like an ass again. ;)

May 29, 2008, 08:07 PM
Ruger for me, more accessories.

Snapping Twig
May 30, 2008, 02:34 AM
Hey BlackSky :)

I bought my 10/22 in 1972 and it's still a tack driver w/o any issues whatsoever. I Finally gave in and bought a scope (old eyes) and now it's even better. I shot it at the Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club (across from Steven's Creek Reservoir) and amazed one of the regulars with a specialized BR .22, to say he was shocked was an understatement.


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