Which Cheap .22 Bolt Action ?


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cj42
March 24, 2009, 10:55 PM
Savage MARK II-F +trigger adjustment ,magazine fed, $129
- Shoots .22 LR only


Marlin 981T + Shoots shorts and LR .22,holds 17 -25 depending
- Price $ 188

I like being able to shoot long or shorts rounds and I don't have to buy spare mags but at the same its easier to unload mag fed. Anybody know which one is more accurate ? Or are they about the same ? I'm leaning towards the Marlin anyone have any other suggestions that are a little cheaper ? Thanks.

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doubs43
March 24, 2009, 11:18 PM
I'd suggest looking for a Remington Model 5. They can be found now for under $200 and the quality is far better than the price would suggest. They are also quite accurate and have an adjustable trigger.

Here are a couple of targets I've shot with one of mine at 75 and 100 yards.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i99/doubs43/Misc/CompositeSSBRemMod58-29-08.jpg

9mmepiphany
March 25, 2009, 12:31 AM
of the ones you are considering, i'd pick the savage as usually being more accurate.

my personal choice, if you can fine one, would be a Romainian M69 for it's outstanding accuracy and folding sights

Big Daddy Grim
March 25, 2009, 12:34 AM
The Marlin is a good gun but so is the Savage if it's just plinking I would go Savage the money you save will buy a load of .22

finfanatic
March 25, 2009, 09:05 AM
Personally, I like the tube magazine on the 981. Can't lose the mag that way.

Either are accurate "enough" unless you are trying to shoot match heads at 100 yards! :what:

Bearhands
March 25, 2009, 09:21 AM
don't have to buy spare mags:D I've always liked that feature. However...... I own, love and also suggest
looking for a Remington Model 5 (mine is a Zastava, same thing) It has a great "big rifle" feel and the bluing is just plain NICE.
and also:
a Romainian M69 for it's outstanding accuracy and folding sights shoots like a dream, though at times picky in the mag dept.

Though either one of your picks would be a good one.

Nowhere Man
March 25, 2009, 10:00 AM
Buy the Savage. It WILL shoot match heads at 100yrds! (stretch) You'll also like magazines better than a tube fed gun.


Dave

22-rimfire
March 25, 2009, 05:49 PM
I personally prefer the tubular magazine rifles. They don't have as nice a form as the clip fed type, but I find them much easier to load overall than detachable magazines. It is also nice that with certain rifles you can shoot shorts, longs and Long rifles without modification or jamming.

But the one you like best. Buy both. Always the answer.

Runningman
March 25, 2009, 09:01 PM
My CZ 452 Trainer and Remington Model Five Zastava is more accurate than my Marlin model 880 Squirrel HB and my Savage Mark II stainless synthetic.

cj42
March 25, 2009, 10:02 PM
Ok. I bought the Savage now where do I get some spare magazines and what is a good cheap scope? Walmart sell and cheapo's that might work ?

Nowhere Man
March 25, 2009, 10:17 PM
Doesn't WM sell extra mags?

Dave

woof
March 25, 2009, 11:09 PM
I got Mark II mags at Dick's at a decent price. I have a Simmons .22mag 4x scope on my Mark IIF (the whole rig was under $150). I bought it as a utility/barn gun, but I swear it groups as well at 50yds as my CZ452/Leupold at $600.

skoro
March 26, 2009, 12:08 AM
The Remington Model 5 is a heck of a lot of gun for the price. I believe it can still be found for under $200.

gvnwst
March 26, 2009, 12:20 AM
The savage. Mine is great, with match ammo it likes, minute of flower stem at 50yd.

garyhan
March 26, 2009, 12:22 AM
Winchester Wildcat. I got mine on sale for $99 (you probably can't do that well now). Shoots about 5/8" at 50 yds.

gary

rangerruck
March 26, 2009, 12:38 AM
the 981 will outshoot the savage and the remington, plus it will hold almost 25 shorts at one time. Also, an unbelievably accurate round in it, is the cci
22 short hollow point, simply amazing. If you don't like the stock , find an old 22mag tube fed marlin stock, in wood, walnut or laminate, and you will find it is even more accurate, and a beauty.

rangerruck
March 26, 2009, 12:43 AM
from midsouth, or optics planet; a Tasco golden antler series, air rifle rated, adult spring piston rated, with an adjustable AO down to 7 feet!!!! it is also a
3x9 power, is not too big, and comes with massive claw mounts. All this,
for about 50 bucks!!!! It is without a doubt, the best value in scopes, maybe ever made. they will come in a hard plastic blister pac, if bought in a box store;
gander mountain occasionally has them in stores.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/pmullineaux/opticsplanet_2009_401068623.gif

22-rimfire
March 26, 2009, 12:59 AM
Cj42, I have a Mark II also which I like very much. I prefer the 5-round mags. I have a extra 10, but I want a couple 5's. Think I'll check Dicks the next time I'm there. What do those Tasco's run $$?

rangerruck
March 26, 2009, 11:54 AM
I have seen them as cheap as 35 bucks in stores, in the hard blister pac, and comes with glasses and earmuffs sometimes!!!!! awesome.now ther are two versions of this scope, one does not have the adjustable objective-AO.
So don't get that one.

cj42
March 28, 2009, 10:49 AM
What model do I want to order ? And are there any cheap bipods that I can buy as well ? Thanks again guys.

The Tasco® Golden Antler® Series riflescopes boast a High Definition Coating (HDC™) on the lens surfaces and fully-coated optics for a brighter view. They're constructed to be waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof for reliable performance in the field.

Features

Model Number: DMGA4X32T

Field of View: 32 ft at 100 yds
Exit Pupil: 8 mm
Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
Focus Type: eyebell
Parallax Setting: 100 yds
Eye Relief: 3 in
Reticle Type: 30/30
Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Weight: 11 oz
Length: 12.75 in
Model Number: GA3940

Field of View: 41 - 15 ft ft at 100 yds
Exit Pupil: 13.3 mm at 3x; 4.4 mm at 9x
Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
Focus Type: eyebell
Parallax Setting: 100 yds
Eye Relief: 3 in
Reticle Type: 30/30
Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Weight: 13 oz
Length: 12.75 in
Model Number: GA2532CB

Field of View: 43 ft at 100 yds
Exit Pupil: 11.3 mm
Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
Focus Type: eyebell
Parallax Setting: 100 yds
Eye Relief: 3.2 in
Reticle Type: Crossbow
Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Weight: 10.1 oz
Length: 11.4 in
Model Number: GA3932AGD

Field of View: 39 ft - 13 ft at 100 yds
Exit Pupil: 10.6 mm at 3x; 3.6 mm at 9x
Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
Focus Type: eyebell
Parallax Setting: 100 yds
Eye Relief: 3 in
Reticle Type: 30/30
Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
Tube Diameter: 1 in
Weight: 12 oz
Length: 13.25 in

rangerruck
March 28, 2009, 01:25 PM
Dude above; check again, I do not see the letters AO, anywhere in those model numbers. Remember; they have two of the golden antler models. One is a straight centerfire type, with no AO, the other is the one I mentioned; it says right on the package, Adult, spring piston, air rifle rated, and will also mention the adjustable objective, down to 7 meters or feet. make sure you get the air rifle rated model, it is night and day better.

rangerruck
March 28, 2009, 01:31 PM
http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-3-9x44-titan.html

this is what you want; notice the prrlax says from 10 ft to infinity,
also notice the turrets have no covers on them, and they are very tall.

cj42
March 28, 2009, 01:36 PM
It has to be the last one on the list. This is straight from Tasco website:

Golden Antler® Riflescopes
GA3932AGD | 3-9x32mm
Designed for recoil of adult break-barrel airguns, adjustable objective, rings included, matte finish.


Specifications
Magnification: 3-9x
Field-of-View: 39-13ft. at 100 yd.
Exit Pupil: 10.6mm at 3x / 3.6mm at 9x
Lens Coating: HDC (High Definition Coating), fully coated
Focus Type: Eyeball
Parallax Setting: 100yd.
Objective Lens Diameter: 32mm
Eye Relief: 3in.
Reticle Type: 30/30
Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. Adjustments
Tube DIA: 1in.
Weight: 12 oz.
Length: 13.25ft.
Finish: Black Matte

05kas05
March 28, 2009, 01:38 PM
i got a shooters ridge rockmount bipod at wally world for 39.95 it is a decent bipod for the price.they also sell a centerpoint scope for 70.00 i think. it seemed decent but i have not bought it yet still doing research on the cheaper scopes.

Nowhere Man
March 29, 2009, 01:56 PM
I put a Centerpoint scope on my .22. They're distributed by Daisy. Great for bench shooting. I wouldn't suggest it for a hunting rifle. The thing weighs a ton! This is it: http://www.centerpointoptics.com/ar22_series/3-9x40/

Dave

cj42
April 2, 2009, 10:14 PM
I took a couple of test shot today and I think I received a bad magazine. It keeps jamming on every round. I should be able to shoot CCI .22LR sub sonics(750fps) correct ?

glockman19
April 2, 2009, 10:22 PM
i have a Marlin 981t. Love it!!!

Shoots everything. I love to shoot CB's in the back yard. Less noise than my frends pellet gun.

And I paid $149.

Can't beat that. And forget about a scope. Iron sights are fine. I whacked a crow in the a$$ from 75 yards with the CB's. even beter longer accuracy with 40 grain CCI mini-mags.

So all that said...get the Marlin 981t.

Auburn1992
April 2, 2009, 10:37 PM
Easily the savage.

I've been consitantly getting one-hole three shot groups with mine at 25 yards. I bet it'll do aournd .5" or so at 50 yards.

IMO, it's one of the best bolt .22's around.

Runningman
April 3, 2009, 12:52 AM
I should be able to shoot CCI .22LR sub sonics(750fps) correct ?If it is a bolt action 22.... than yes you should.

cj42
April 5, 2009, 09:39 PM
This gun shoots accurate but these magazine are terrible. The original mag that came with the gun is really bad its impossibe to shoot two bullets in a row. Other then that this gun great and the Tasco scope is better then I was expecting.

Nowhere Man
April 6, 2009, 09:41 AM
Get a different mag.


Dave

22-rimfire
April 6, 2009, 10:11 AM
Jamming, not good. Takes the fun out of it. I believe Walmart sells mags for the Mark II. I would take your mag along to compare when you buy. You don't see the 5-rounders much in stores; only 10's. I need a couple myself.

I would also call Savage and talk to their customer service folks. But I would try to get a mag or two in the meantime.

cj42
April 6, 2009, 01:06 PM
I have extra mags. You can get them at gunsource.com for $13 for the 5 or the 10 round mags. Are the 5 mags any better ?

Im283
April 6, 2009, 01:52 PM
cj42 is it possible you are touching the mag with your arm or something else while shooting it?

My MkII does the same thing if I inadvertantly touch the mag.

You might also try leaving the mag loaded while it is stored to help condition the spring.

Mine gave me similar troubles, but what I mentioned above cured the trouble.

woof
April 6, 2009, 01:59 PM
Agree, I found MkII mags very tight when new and I leave them loaded all the time.

RP88
April 6, 2009, 02:56 PM
I have a Savage Mark-IIF with the accutrigger (got it two days ago). Haven't shot it yet, but I would definitely rather have a detachable mag.

flyboy1788
April 6, 2009, 03:20 PM
last time i took my marlin bolt action .22 to the range I put about 30 rounds inside of a ragged quarter sized hole at 50 yards

Grey Morel
April 6, 2009, 03:31 PM
I would recomend a Savage MKII series rifle if you want to buy domestic.

If you dont mind otherwise, than the russian and yugoslavian rifles offered by Winchester and Remington, the TOZ and Zastava, are excellent rifles as well, and availible new for under $200. The Zastava is sold as the Remington model 5, and the TOZ as the Winchester wildcat. :)

cj42
April 9, 2009, 02:07 PM
Well its no the mags. It does matter which one I use its impoosible to enjoy shooting this gun. I can fill a new mag slide it in and the first round will jam. I going to have to send it to Savage errr ! I am not touching the magizine when I shoot. When I watch the bolt come back the bullets are not inline with the barrel. They are low by at least an 1/8" and it looks like the bullets are diving down when the bolt moves forward. I should have went with the marlin I think.

RP88
April 9, 2009, 02:14 PM
I would recomend a Savage MKII series rifle if you want to buy domestic.

I believe Savage Arms is a Canadian company. They import them here through their own company as well, though, last time I checked.

BullitHolz
April 9, 2009, 05:20 PM
I have a Marlin 981T and with a cheap Bushnell 4X it shoots all 17 rounds through a quarter sized hole at 75 yards. For the money these are great rifles. The trigger is sorta rough but I got used to it real fast and it's caused me no major issues with accuracy.

Rmac58
April 9, 2009, 08:28 PM
Romanian M69.

9mmepiphany
April 9, 2009, 09:26 PM
Romanian M69.

the Romo really is a great shooter and the Taiwanese mags work too

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