Best most accurate inexpensive 22mag rifle?


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Bull Nutria
February 1, 2012, 07:54 AM
I would prefer a stainless steel 22mag rifle but not absolute set on that. I want a very accurate rifle (near MOA) for shooting nutria rats, I will probably put a 4X scope on it. I am thinking a bolt action but would consider a pump if they exist or an auto. I have a REM 760 pump in 30.06 that is a near tack driver.

Is there a new rifle on the market in the $300-$400 range that would meet my needs.

Your suggestions are solicited.

Bull

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Salmoneye
February 1, 2012, 08:23 AM
Dunno about 'new', but the most accurate 'old' gun I have seen in .22 mag is the Mossberg 640 series...640, 640K, 640KB, 640KS...

Come up frequently on GB...

MtnCreek
February 1, 2012, 09:11 AM
I have a Marlin 25mn that I bought from a pawnshop. Metal was great, but some yahoo carved his name in the stock. Purchased for less than $100 and refinished the stock. It shoots very well.

thunder173
February 1, 2012, 09:43 AM
+1 for the Marlin 25... A great rifle at an affordable price point. Mine has always been one of my most accurate plinkers and small game getters.

303tom
February 1, 2012, 10:02 AM
Savage.............

Rudedog
February 1, 2012, 10:20 AM
My Marlin 25 mn has a cheap Simmons 3x9 that will shoot 1.5 moa. I bought the rifle years ago for about $120 new when a local K-Mart quit selling guns.
I am very pleased with it.

Robtattoo
February 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
I used to have a Marlin 882ss that was an absolute tack driver. The trigger needed a LOT of work to get down from the Lawyer Approved 12lb pull, but for $80 used? I couldn't complain :)

kludge
February 1, 2012, 12:28 PM
Savage.

snorko
February 1, 2012, 04:29 PM
I have the joy of living near Whittaker Guns ( www.whittackerguns.com ) and they sell the CZ 452 .22 mag for less than $400. They also carry the newer semi auto CZ .22 mag for just a little more.

ETA: I post this as they are nationally known for low CZ prices and ship a lot of guns.

NewShooter
February 1, 2012, 04:30 PM
another vote for savage

AABEN
February 1, 2012, 04:35 PM
Savage or Marlin they both are very good guns. I have both.

helotaxi
February 1, 2012, 10:06 PM
I've had both the Savage and Marlin in .17HMR. Both were very accurate. The Marlin fed from the magazine better. The Savages are known for being finicky with feeding.

gbran
February 1, 2012, 10:19 PM
Savage 93FVSS, Accutrigger, Weaver V16

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/gbran/93FVSS.jpg

SGW42
February 2, 2012, 12:54 AM
Sounds like a fun job for a Henry lever.

NeuseRvrRat
February 2, 2012, 01:06 AM
my savage 93 in 22 WMR shoots well under half inch at 50 yds and well under 1" at 100 yds. cost about $250 brand new. a stainless model will cost a little more.

garyhan
February 2, 2012, 02:47 AM
Another vote for the Marlin 25mn. Never a problem with mine in 16 years.

gary

Steel Talon
February 2, 2012, 03:30 AM
Marlin or Savage will fit your needs. Dont overlook the used 22 mags section at the gun shop either.

In the 70's I had a marlin 22mag with a k-4 weaver that was lethal on coyotes. I gave it to my nephew years ago, now his son has it. You just cant wear a Marlin 22mag out..

I have a couple sitting in my safe still.

Dr.Rob
February 2, 2012, 04:11 AM
I have a stainless Marlin bolt gun that is stone simple and very accurate.

trueg50
February 2, 2012, 07:53 AM
Salmoneye: Dunno about 'new', but the most accurate 'old' gun I have seen in .22 mag is the Mossberg 640 series...640, 640K, 640KB, 640KS...

Come up frequently on GB...

I gotta agree with you, those are nice rifles. Nice on varmints at "vermont ranges" aka <150 yards.

Mounted with the excellent S330 peep sights they are very nice and fun shooters. The trigger is a bit heavy (Ok extremely heavy), but with some patience that can easily be fixed. I love the quality of these older firearms; mine was slightly rusty and left in a barn for years, but the trigger assembly only had light surface rust because most of the metal was parkerized.

AirForceShooter
February 2, 2012, 07:55 AM
CZ 452 if you can find one

AFS

JCOrtiz
February 2, 2012, 08:21 AM
Well maybe Im the only one with a Ruger 10-22 target bull barel. With fed. match.22s I got less thn 1/2 an inch @50 yds. with a Bushnell 3-9x. Its a very fine shooter that its heavier than my ak47 but recoils a lot less than the standard carbine or my .22 air rifle. And the stock is beautyfull.It has a nice trigger with a short travel action. Maybe a bit expensive at 485.00 10 yrs ago here in Puerto Rico but I love it.

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wildchild2010
February 2, 2012, 08:16 PM
How far you shooting? If under 100yds why not a cheap 22LR?
You can get a single shot handi foe $200.

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