OK, what would you buy?


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weisse52
December 16, 2009, 11:07 AM
I will freely admit I am a handgun guy. But, I want to add a .22 rifle to my mix. This will be used for fun, maybe a little hunting. A fun, accurate rifle.

So, I am asking input, with a few basic ground rules:

1) No 10/22's, Marlin 60's or 795's, great rifles not what I am looking for.
2) Bolt action or lever action only.
3) Forged receiver, if it is not steel, not looking.
4) Accurate, under 1" at 50 yrds from a rest.
5) Current build, or still easy to find.
6) $500 - $700 rifle only, I will pick a scope after I pick the rifle.
7) NO "AR" type rifles.

So, what do you suggest?

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Grease Monkey
December 16, 2009, 11:31 AM
The Savage Mk 2 rifles are fantastic bolt action .22's. If you're so inclined, they can be had in .17 HMR as well, and for under 3 bills.

http://www.savagearms.com/markiif.htm

Schofield3
December 16, 2009, 11:36 AM
I'd say check out the Marlin lever guns in 22

marlinfirearms (http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/22Rifle/Golden39A.asp)

Ditch-Tiger
December 16, 2009, 11:39 AM
C-Z should meet all your requirments.

Uncle Mike
December 16, 2009, 11:59 AM
That was easy....

CZ 452...the CZ is best of all I mention.

Savage, MkII series- the 'classic' is sweet.

Marlin, 900 series-

Remington 504-

Mossberg 800 series-

Winchester Wildcat-

Water-Man
December 16, 2009, 12:04 PM
+1 for the CZ!

Z-Michigan
December 16, 2009, 12:07 PM
Savage Mark IIBV. Look no further. It's only around $300 and you can spend the rest of the money on scope, bipod and ammo.

Brimic
December 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
CZ.

5) Current build, or still easy to find.


If you can skip this requirement, an old Mossberg 44 or 144 would be a good one. A remington 513 would be another good candidate.
1. They are very accurate.(match rifles).
2. They aren't all that well known and demand isn't very high for them.
3. Have target aperture sights.

ArmedBear
December 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
If I were to set out to buy a manual-action .22 rifle, with a decent budget, this is where I'd start:

Weatherby/Anschutz Mark XXII at an after-Christmas sale. http://www.weatherby.com/product/rifles/markxxii
Or get an Anschutz-branded gun http://www.championshooters.com/Anschutz-sp.htm
CZ 453 with the single-set trigger http://cz-usa.com/products/by-category/rifles/
Marlin 39A -- the most fun higher-end .22 currently made http://marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/22Rifle/Golden39A.asp

(Actually, I already have two 39s, so I, personally, would be looking at the bolt guns, but note that I bought two 39s first.YMMV)

SwampWolf
December 16, 2009, 01:49 PM
I'd consider a Remington Model 504. It's a nicely finished, accurate little bolt-action rifle that, though discontinued, can still be found in the $400.00 neighborhood in terms of price. I like mine a lot.

wishin
December 16, 2009, 02:09 PM
Savage markII.

All4eyes
December 16, 2009, 05:23 PM
CZ 452, or any CZ for that matter.

Red Tornado
December 16, 2009, 05:27 PM
I can't pass up a .22 thread without recommending the Biathlon Basic.
http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156929
Check it out.
RT

dak0ta
December 16, 2009, 05:27 PM
Marlin 925

Col. Plink
December 16, 2009, 05:32 PM
Cz

cz

sheepdog
December 16, 2009, 05:33 PM
...Marlin 39A or Henry...

ColeK
December 16, 2009, 05:41 PM
Get a CZ or a Marlin 39A

Erik M
December 16, 2009, 06:15 PM
The Savage Mk 2 rifles are fantastic bolt action .22's. If you're so inclined, they can be had in .17 HMR as well, and for under 3 bills.

http://www.savagearms.com/markiif.htm
My brother owns one of these. It is a great shooter both through the iron sights and the 4x12 scope.

Smith357
December 16, 2009, 06:29 PM
In the 500-700 range I would look for a used Anschutz, Winchester 75, and Remington 513 or 541. If you want a new rifle the CZ 452 is impossible to beat.

blue_ridge
December 16, 2009, 06:46 PM
Cz 452

chevyforlife21
December 16, 2009, 06:53 PM
rugger 77 cz 452 marlin lever

Tim the student
December 16, 2009, 07:49 PM
I don't know how accurate they are, but I think a .22 Golden Boy would be lots of fun to shoot.

I have a Mossberg M44, and it is tons of fun for me. I'd love the CMP to find some more, just so I can get another one or two for kids that I don't even have yet.

Avenger29
December 16, 2009, 07:55 PM
Marlin 39A
Browning BL22
CZ452

atlanticfire
December 16, 2009, 09:17 PM
I collect older model Remington 512 of various names and love them, just somthing about the quality during that time period. But if you where looking for somthing new in a bolt I would look to CZ!

JauntyMorel
December 16, 2009, 09:36 PM
Marlin 39a
CZ452

lopezni
December 16, 2009, 09:41 PM
Yeah, a CZ like most people have said. Both my brothers have 452 americans which the triggers were set up by a gunsmith somewhere around a pound. At 50 yds I can shoot a nickel size group with Aguila Golden Eagle, which is $3.49 target ammo. The 453 has a single set trigger

weisse52
December 16, 2009, 10:31 PM
Thanks for all the input. I see many options. Just going to have to see what I can find.

Marlin and CZ look good, Weatherby looks great!

skoro
December 17, 2009, 04:31 PM
1. CZ 452 American or Varmint

2. Savage MkII BV

PT1911
December 17, 2009, 04:36 PM
I would say... winchester 52 or kimber 82 gov...single shots but difficult to beat.

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