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Good buys on Accurate 22's, recommendations?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harve Curry, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Well-Known Member

    I looking at buying a new or used 22 LR. Years ago I gave my Colt Match Target Woodsman to a friend and they really enjoy it so I'm glad they got it.
    I see they've gone up a bit in price.:eek:

    So I thought I'd ask THR folks what is available that would be as good a shooter or better then the Match Target Woodsman? Or should I spring for it?:confused:

    Any recomendations or favorites for accurate 22 rifles, pistols, revolvers ?
    thanks in advance,
  2. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Well-Known Member

    If cost is a concern then I would recomend the Marlin model 60 rifle. It is as accurate (or more accurate than some) as those that cost alot more. I recently purchased one and a Bushnell scope for less than $200.00 including tax.

    For the same reasons (price/accuracy) I would recomend the Ruger Mk II or Ruger Mk III as far as 22 pistols go. I have found a Mk III new at the local MC Sports for $249.00 that I am considering purchasing for my wife. ;)
  3. slush

    slush Member

    I'd have to say for a .22 rifle I would go with a CZ american if scoped (I have the 16" barrel version and it's dead accurate) or the CZ Lux for an open sighted .22.
  4. cobra2411

    cobra2411 Well-Known Member

    My scoped Savage MK2 works well...

  5. Flame Red

    Flame Red Well-Known Member

    That Colt is truely a classic. Most are not shot very much anymore as they are too collectible.

    I have a S&W Model 41. It is of the same era and crafsmanship as the Colt. I think if you liked a Woodsman you would like the M41.

    They are still in production but shooters in excellent shape can be had for about $600. New ones are approaching $1K. There is a large selection of mags and barrels too. I just suppressed mine and it is truely wonderful!
  6. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    For a pistol, look at a Smith & Wesson Model 41. For a Rifle, look at something from Ansch├╝tz. For a revolver, see if you can find an old Smith and Wesson K-22.
  7. ejnogarb

    ejnogarb Well-Known Member

    I found a Marlin 60 in a pawn shop today for $89, and I'll probably pick it up tomorrow. It's not hard to find one in good condition for that price.
  8. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I've always been fond of Ruger Mk. II's, particularly the 5.5" bull barrel model. Nicely balanced and very accurate. For a rifle, I would go with another Ruger product; their 10/22 rifle.
  10. dbski

    dbski Member

    The Ruger Mk111 Hunter is a very accrurate firearm.
  11. 4D5

    4D5 Well-Known Member

    The choices are many

    No on has mentioned the Browning Buckmark. The are really nice guns, on par with Ruger MKII.

    If price is no object then it's a S&W M41, the Cadillac of rimfire semi autos. I've had one now for some time, really nice to shoot, but unless you get a stronger spring, you need to shoot standard velocity ammo to avoid slide/frame damage.

    You can't go wrong with either Ruger or Browning. I have several of both and they all shoot very well. Even have a vintage Browning ChallengerII which shoots excellent.

    I don't own, nor will I ever own, a Ruger MKIII, nice features except the stupid loaded chamber indicator, right there... carved into the left side of receiver, a hideous abomination to an otherwise excellent gun. Plus it makes cleaning a real PITA.
  12. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    For a rifle, I've had great success with a Marlin bolt action 22. Not expensive, either and probably easy to find used.

    For a pistol, the Ruger auto is as accurate as you'll ever need short of serious competition. I like the 22/45 model.
  13. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Well-Known Member

    You want my honest opinion?
    Unless you are dragging it through the mud, spend the $$ and get a top-of-the-line target pistol if you can afford it. Pardini, Hammerli, or Feinwerkbau. Yes, the price is painful...but the performance is worth it. You wind up with a gun that is designed to help you shoot as well as possible...not something designed to a price point that will give you a boatload of bad habits.

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