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The $99 .22 at Dick's Sporting Goods

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dynasty, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Dynasty

    Dynasty Well-Known Member

    I was in Dick's Sporting Goods today and was just about to leave, but decided to walk through the Hunting Lodge area. I noticed one rifle out of the rest of the .22's. I couldn't get a good look at the tag for information or anything, but the price said $99.99. I'm about to purchase my first firearm (a .22 rifle) and would like some information on this .22 for $99.99. Anyone have any experience with it?
  2. Twud

    Twud Well-Known Member

    I was walking through the local car dealers lot and noticed this model for $9,999. Any idea what it is?
  3. MakAttak

    MakAttak Well-Known Member

    In case you didn't get the sarcasm from Twud, Dynasty, most people will require a make/model (company that made it and which type it was) in order to answer that question. Without that, we're just guessing about what gun might be $100.
  4. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    Now there is no reason to be a Jerk.
    However we really do need more information.
    Can you give us a description of the rifle? Was it a Bolt or Semi?
    At that price, the chances are it was something like a Marlin Model 60 or Similar.
  5. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    It was probably a Savage (maybe the 64).
    If so, it's a decent plinker...not much more to say.
  6. EHCRain10

    EHCRain10 Well-Known Member

    maybe a Mossberg 702?
    ive got one and its not that great, i would suggest a bolt over a semi for that price range
  7. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Well-Known Member

    I doubt it was a Marlin 60 for $100 if so I need to get one! Probably a Mossberg plinkster.
  8. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

  9. SGW42

    SGW42 Well-Known Member

    My guess is going to be a Cricket, or Chipmunk, or whatever they call those single-shot bolt actions these days.
  10. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    It's the plinksters, it's all they have for that price. I've worked there a bit.

    Frankly, I don't put much trust in them. Get a 10/22, and you'll be happier--more aftermarket support, more customization options, and a better rifle to boot. Or special order the 10/22 Rifle, try it on for size (since the original, the "carbine" version, seems slightly short to me, and I'm 6'0)
  11. dscottw88

    dscottw88 Well-Known Member

    Haha, that was funny twud.

    On the other hand: If i had to guess I would say it probably wasn't a 10/22. Those brand new usually run around $180 or so, not $99. But then again, it could be anything! It could have been an L85a2 platform converted to .22, in which case THATS A STEAL! haha! Ah... those L85A2 rifles are so awesome looking.
  12. mio

    mio Well-Known Member

    only .22s ive seen around at that price are the new england single shots
  13. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Well-Known Member

    I've seen Mossberg plinkster rifles at that price, as well as the Stevens .22s (cheaper versions of the Savages). I've also seen the cricket rifles, too.

    I'd spend a little more for a .22, though. Something like a Ruger 10/22 or one of the Savage or Marlin rifles- the Savage bolts do have the Accutrigger feature, and commonly available mags. That's what I'd get for $200. For $300-$400, I'd get a CZ or the Marlin 39A.
  14. john paul

    john paul Well-Known Member

    i saw a winchester 190 for 69.99 last friday at the pawn shop and last year i bought a win. 290 for 62 and some change (with tax!) so there really is no telling!
  15. yhtomit

    yhtomit Well-Known Member


    I don't know what model you saw, sorry.

    For a bit more (not a HUGE amount more), though, you can get any of quite a few well-regarded .22s.

    I have a Savage .22 bolt-action rifle with synthetic stock and stainless bull barrel, came with a chintzy (but fine-for-me) scope. When I bought it all I knew was I wanted a .22, and the price was right ($140? $160?) -- couldn't have told a Savage from a Weatherby from anything else. However, I've been very pleased with it (it's my only .22 rifle), and have since been happy to learn that Savage is actually a well-regarded brand.

    However, it's hard to go all that *wrong* with a .22 -- just look for one that's in your price range and has features you like. The 10/22 is the best-known autoloader, but .22 is available in so many configurations (bolt action v. autoloader v. lever action, and that bolt action can be a single shot, or be mag fed ...) that you can pore through until you find one that strikes you as the right one.

    If you want to accessorize, the 10/22 has the great advantage that since "everybody" has one (I don't, but the concept is clear), there's a lot of aftermarket stuff built for it.


    Good luck!
  16. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    I have a pre-cursor of the Mossberg 702 Plinkster, a Mag Tech 7022 made by CBC if IRC with an odd but practical adult-size wood stock and I paid 69.95 ; the Mossberg 702 has a slim synthetic youth dimensioned stock. My 7022 has been a good gun when my grandson accompanied me to the range (I have a Marlin 60). Still, if I was buying new I would opt for a Marlin 60 or Ruger 1022 for a few bucks more.
  17. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member

  18. Chem Geek

    Chem Geek Well-Known Member

    I've seen a plinkster in action, or rather in inaction. Couples of guys showed up at the range and it was constantly jamming on them. No idea if it was cleaned out, the ammo, or what. They barrel swept the firing line a few times and I left a few minutes later after telling them to keep it forward and being ignored.

    I have a Marlin 60, which shoots very nice. These can be had for just a little more, and mine has been very good so far.
  19. Fish828

    Fish828 Well-Known Member

    if i had to guess i would say it is a Savage Arms 64. i saw one the other day at Dunham's for $109.99 with a 4x15mm scope included.
  20. CZguy

    CZguy Well-Known Member

    I just bought a used model 60 in good shape, for $75.00 out the door at a local pawn shop. In my experience this is a fairly common price.

    The Marlin model 60 is more accurate than a Ruger 10/22, out of the box. The only advantage the Ruger has is a overwhelming array of aftermarket parts.

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