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If you could only have one .22 for hunting...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Mantis, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Mantis

    Mantis Well-Known Member

    What would it be? I'm referring to a rifle for small game that you would bet your life on in a survival situation. One that is reliable and deadly accurate shot after shot.
  2. Funderb

    Funderb Well-Known Member

    savage .22lr bolt action.

    I am very confident with it, and it weighs nothing.
    never jammed in any sense.
    hey, its a boltie!

    SLAKLINE Active Member

    Accurized Ruger 10/22 with Suppresor. 30rd and 10rd mag.
  4. mstirton

    mstirton Well-Known Member

    CZ452fs is working great for me so far.
  5. zombienerd

    zombienerd Well-Known Member

    I'd go with a 10/22 :p You just can't beat em, they're great all around. Not to mention the available Drum mags! :D
  6. H&Hhunter

    H&Hhunter Moderator

    I already have it. It is a Kimber M-82 hunter. this is the plain Jane version of the mush more expensive and fancier stocked Kimber M-82.

    It is the most accurate little .22 I've ever had the chance to play with.
  7. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Browning BL-22.

  8. hotlead

    hotlead Well-Known Member

    I grew up shooting a Marlin 60. It was tits with open sights. I honestly cant remember a rabbit or squirrel I missed at 0 to 100 yards with that gun.
  9. Hard to say, since they all work fine. It'd be hard to beat the Browning BL-22 mentioned by Shawnee, if I had one, yup (and I plan to get one), or an Anshutz 54 sporter.

    Among the ones I have, I guess either the CZ 452 or the Ishmash Biathlon Basic.
  10. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    First pick for a .22lr would definitly be my Pump action 61 Winchester.

    "But".....I lost it in a boat accident a few years back and have settled into a Romainian 69 Trainer, bolt action.
    Not as fast with follow up shots, but then again, few are needed, as it is as accurate as my old Winchester.
  11. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Savage 24
    .22lr on top and 20 gauge on bottom. box of .22's, bird, buck and slug. Anything can be for dinner.
  12. Load on Sunday and Shoot all week.

    Henry .22 why would you use any other?

    You can shoot shorts,longs & long rifles . Solid, hollow points or birdshot.

    Enough rounds to take multiple targets at a distance and accurate.

    Load on Sunday and Shoot all week.

  13. deanadell

    deanadell Active Member

    Marlin Model 25 bolt action
  14. The Henry is smooth and functional, but boy I hate that cheesy painted-on finish they put on it.
  15. saltydog452

    saltydog452 Well-Known Member

    It'd be some kind of easily maintained manual repeater that would be capable of using quiet .22 Short or CB Caps as well as .22 LR.

    Take down capability wouldn't hurt either.

    Marlin 39A.

  16. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Well-Known Member

    If you can only have one.....why not have the best, Winchester 52C Sporter. The Holy Grail of .22 rimfires.....

    Unfortunately they are very scarce and I don't have one.....but my 52B Sporter is the next best thing.
  17. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    My 452 is the best .22 I've ever shot. Even though it's a long rifle it feeds shorts w/o problems too. Amazing rifle in every respect. Everytime I take it hunting I feel like I'm cheating cause it's so darn accurate.
  18. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Well-Known Member

    + 1 for the Henry!
  19. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Oh thanks a lot! :eek: You take my favorite caliber of all time, and my favorite firearms and force me to select one. <<Kicks stones>>. :D Okay, after much reflection, I would say the Marlin 39A Golden. A second choice goes to the Savage Mark II. Third choice goes to the Henry Golden Boy lever action. Fourth place goes to the Marlin 981-T. Fifth place to the T/C R55 Classic or the T/C Contender. Sixth place goes to the Kimber Gov't model 82. Yes, it's heavy, but it's also dead-on accurate to 100 yards...easily.

    Paaaaallllleeeeease. You expect me, to choose 1, single, solitary .22LR. I laugh. :neener:
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  20. spiroxlii

    spiroxlii Well-Known Member

    Got a Ruger 10/22 and a Marlin 60. If I had to pick ONE to keep and use for hunting small game, it'd be the Marlin 60. I love the Ruger, because it was the first gun I learned to shoot when I was little, and it belonged to my dad. I'll never get rid of it, but I can shoot much smaller groups with the Marlin.

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