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Best out-of-the-box .22 cal rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lone_Gunman, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    I need some input on 22 cal rifles.

    Specifically, I am interested in accuracy. I would want to put a scope on it. The purpose would be small game hunting, no further than 100 yds, and target shooting at the range.

    Bolt or semi-auto would be ok, but I want as an accurate a gun as possible out of the box.
  2. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    CZ 452 Varmint?
  3. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member


    Pricey---but you get what you pay for.
  4. Ol` Joe

    Ol` Joe Well-Known Member

    True, and they`re right after Anschutz.............:D
  5. deadly50bmg

    deadly50bmg Well-Known Member

    Rack one more vote up for Anschutz
  6. 1911JMB

    1911JMB Well-Known Member

    My advice is get a 10/22 and replace the trigger assembly, barrel and stock. It will cost you the same as those other .22's, but if a part breaks it will be easily fixed at almost any gun shop in the US.
  7. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Well-Known Member


    Let me know next time you see a cooper or a kimber at the olympics, winning a gold medal.:rolleyes:
  8. gt3944

    gt3944 Well-Known Member

    10/22 with the Valquartzen trigger setup...:)
  9. maxcom

    maxcom Member

    my Marlin 60 is awesome and it was cheap
  10. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    Best out-of-the-box .22 cal rifle

    My advice is get a 10/22 and replace the . . .

    10/22 with the Valquartzen trigger setup . . .

    <Vader voice>I find the lack of acknowledgement that a Ruger 10/22 out of the box is not the most accurate .22 out there disturbing.</Vader voice>

    Anschutz, and CZ somewhere over the factory stock Ruger 10/22, and I own more guns with "Ruger" stamped on the side than any other brand.

  11. .45Guy

    .45Guy Well-Known Member

    Marlin/Glenfield 25... Or perhaps the 925 or whatever Marlin calls them now.
  12. kentucky_smith

    kentucky_smith Well-Known Member

    have seen regular cz american outshoot Anschutz.
  13. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    Since this thread called for out of the box accuracy, you're left with Anschutz, Sako, Kimber, Cooper, CZ.

    Since cost is an important consideration (to most of us) the list shortens to just CZ.

  14. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

  15. Shooter973

    Shooter973 Well-Known Member

    Great 22 Rifles!!!

    I have 2 Ruger M77/22's that are great shooters. The first one I got was an early Blued/ Walnut, with open sights. I installed a 4x scope on it. Shoots great for me with Federal Lightning ammo. :) The second one is a Stainless/ Laminate. Target Grey. I bought this one used. With a nice Silver 3x9 scope on it it will hit just about anything I care to shoot at. I regularly shoot at pieces of clay pigeons left buy shotgun shooters. It is almost scary accurate. Almost no fun to shoot because you hit everything you shoot at. I've become very proficient at killing Starlings out to around 100 yards with it. :) I hate Starlings!!!:cuss: This rifle shoots well with the Bulk Federal Hollows from Wally World...:)
  16. lycanthrope

    lycanthrope Well-Known Member

    That's the list.
  17. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    What if cost is not a consideration? Then what do you recommend?
  18. Stiletto Null

    Stiletto Null Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the CZ 453s...CZ 453 Varmint means heavy barrel AND a single set trigger. :D
  19. gremlin_bros

    gremlin_bros Well-Known Member

    sorry guys I'm a die hard Ruger 10 22 fan its great out of the box with a ton of things you can do to make it even better. just my opinion
  20. xring44

    xring44 Well-Known Member

    Find you a nice little Remington 541S,,I've owned two,,still have one and either would out shoot a Kimber super American I owned.

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