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10/22 for $174.99

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bruenor, Oct 19, 2008.

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  1. Bruenor

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    Quick question... I've been looking for a .22 rifle to add to my collection, something a little cheaper to shoot than my .44 magnum or Nagant.

    Dunham's has 10/22s on sale for $174.99. No scope, just the rifle, and with the wood finish. What do you think? Is this a good deal?
     
  2. ds92

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    If its a new gun then definantly! if it's used i would probably base a judgement on how the receiver and barrel look from the inside. just look for the regulars-fouling, scratches on the rifling, (notable) scratches on the inside of the receiver etc...
     
  3. CRITGIT

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    That seems to be the going competitive "sale price" in many areas.
    Grab it!

    CRITGIT
     
  4. elvis christ

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    If you're not stuck on getting a new gun, I'd check the pawn shops in your area. .22 rifles seem to be pretty popular in the pawn shops around here. I wouldn't want to pay more than $150 for a used one though.
     
  5. Bruenor

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    That's the price for a brand new one.

    Almost all of my guns are used/surplus guns, so I'm not stuck on getting a new gun, but I haven't found any good used .22's in my area. Also, the 10/22 is the only .22 rifle I've shot. I know how it shoots, and I like it. I'd hate to buy a rifle only to learn later that I don't like it.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  6. natescout

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    Thats a good deal for a new 10/22, go for it , you wont be disappointed
     
  7. Jubjub

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    I'd look for a nice used 10/22 over a new one at this point. Ruger has changed to plastic trigger groups this year, and the reviews aren't positive.
     
  8. rangerruck

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    I would look for a used , or pawnshop rifle. the new 10.22 suck the root, unless you are going to change everything on it anyway. that means whoever has the old style 10.22's, the value is going to start shooting up exponentially, as the used ones start drying up...
    Why do new ones suck? plastic parts everywhere now, including the trigger guard/action parts. horrible finish is now even worse, if that is poss, on the receiver. and the finish on the bbl. looks it is was spray/a#s painted on , using hershey bar, and bubbles.
     
  9. highorder

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    I handled a new 10/22 the other day, and was almost moved to tears...

    The quality is gone.

    I have a relatively aged 235 series (1992) 10/22 and it's an entirely different animal.

    I would look for a used 10/22 if I were buying.
     
  10. Bruenor

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    Plastic parts....hmm... Maybe I'll have to look around for a used one.

    There's a gun show in town this weekend. Now, I know what people say about gun shows, but I've bought most of my guns from this show, and they have pretty good prices.

    Thanks for the reviews everyone.
     
  11. Seafarer12

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    10/22's are okay but no great shakes in my book. They just have a massive aftermarket. I would take my Rem 572 over a 10/22 any day.
     
  12. MIL-DOT

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    Unless you're just hell-bent on a 10/22, check out the Marlin 60's. They're supposedly the biggest selling semi-auto .22 in history. A quick search will show how happy shooters have been with them, more often than not, over the 10/22. I have one in stainless, and it shoots noticably better than my buddys two customozed, re-barreled Rugers. The 14-round,tube-style magazine is (IMO) much less of a headache than the box mags of the Ruger,plus,no extra mags to buy. I got mine at a local shop, but Wally World has the stainless/beech stock version for about $200, and I often read that they can be easily found used for well under $100.
     
  13. Rembrandt

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    Many of us have gone down that 10/22 bargain path....only to discover it's just a starting point for spending 1-2K worth of accessories.
     
  14. Seafarer12

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    I am glad I stopped at 150 worth of 10/22 stuff.
     
  15. northwestneighbor

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    After reading a bunch of threads like this 6 months back I chose the Marlin 60. I was actually kind of repulsed by it when I first handled it. I got it at G.I. Joes, the outdoor sporting goods franchise, so if they have a cheaper finished Wal-mart type model then I'm guessing this is it. I went for it, against my gut, based on all the positive reviews I'd seen and because it was on sale for $140. My negative first impression was mostly based on its size, a plywood stock with a thin, cheap-looking, outer veneer, as thick as paper, reminiscent of a linoleum floor, and because the receiver looked like a hilariously small piece of spray painted aluminum. I even noticed that the rear sight was literally loose.

    Anyway, all this initial stuff aside, I love my M60. The rear sight sat solid as a rock after I removed it and bent it slightly to create some tension, the cheap looking stock really doesn't matter to me at all, it works. It didn't help my first impression that mine had a lot of misfires early on. I'd read that you don't really need to clean them much. In the case of my rifle, it came kind of gummed up from the factory and didn't run right until I brushed the internals clean and left it mostly dry. It's run perfectly since then and it wasn't nearly as difficult to take apart as I'd been lead to believe. Be sure to search these forums or rimfire central for the thread where a Mod 60 is broken down with illustrations, it's very easy as long as you are gentle with the recoil spring.

    It's an accurate and handy gun (mines a 16 inch barrel, it's about as long, overall, as an AK). I can pretty easily shoot the caps of bottles within 40 yards but it becomes difficult to make tight groups beyond 100. Maybe it's just the cheap blazer lead or my poor shooting.

    I'd say it's a lot of gun for the money paid, and unless you see yourself loading up 10 hi caps for your 10/22 before going to the range, then you might as well save yourself the effort and $ and just have a tube feed. Magazines are too expensive to have a pile of them for each weapon, you don't really need a battle-ready .22 plinker. Aside from adding some sling swivels, you really don't need any accessories for the Mod 60. Looking at the heavy barrel, you can bet that if you saw something like that on a Ruger, it would say "Target" or "Competition" somewhere and cost $100 more. Anyway, thought I would share. Good luck.
     
  16. trekgod3

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    Gander Mountain has NIB 10/22RR's (fiber optic sights) for $199
     
  17. Atla

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    New 10/22's suck. For that matter, it seems a lot of guns have lowered their quality but risen(or stayed the same) in price.

    Although I am tempted by a Target model... I would much rather buy an old one and swap parts on it.
     
  18. alde

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    $174.99 for a 10/22? I guess it's been a while since I bought mine. I paid $49 for it at K-Mart with a walnut stock. Great little rifle though. I don't know how the new ones compair.
     
  19. JImbothefiveth

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    If you're looking at marlins, also look at the 795s.(No experiance, but I figure they are probably pretty close to the model 60, and they have detachable magazines.)
     
  20. DoubleTapDrew

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    +1. That initial "cheap" gun ends up being a $175 receiver with lots of expensive parts bolted to it and stuffed in it.
    They are fun to tweak though.
     
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