Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JO JO, Jan 26, 2016.
Anyway, all 22 rimfires are good, just some more gooder than others.
My answer, to the word. Marlin 39A in 1962.
Now I customize my 10/22, usually Volquartzen parts but a few others in the mix.
Didn't the early guns, before the mid 80s, have an 18 round capacity with the 22 inch barrel? Unless you put some rounds in the magazine tube, chamber a round, then fill the tube to the 18 round capacity for 18 + 1 = 19 rounds? All in all they made around 11 million of those rifles. I have an old Glenfield Model 60 and if I see an old Marlin 60 for a good price I'll take it home.
The 510P was my first rifle (1958) used from a friend of my uncle. Really like the 510, 511 and 512 rifles. The 510 is a really nice accurate single shot bolt action 22. Enjoy them.
Now being the lever junky that I am my Marlin 39a is the most fun. That being said my Marlin 60, my Marlin 7000 as well as my Ruger 10-22 see plenty of range time.
Occasionally I borrow my old Glenfield from my oldest son ( it was originally given to me by my dad as a Christmas gift when I was 11 years old now it resides in the hands of my son) I just feels wrong to hunt squirrel on my old family farm with any other rifle.
Just plain informal fun? Semi auto like marlin 60 or Henry lever
Serious target work and possible long( for rimfire) range? Bolt such as savage or even better cz.
Target work and fun for guys that need to tinker? 10/22
Give me a CZ bolt gun, 10/22 semi, and a 9422 lever and I'm good to go. Still need a good pump but they're getting pricy.
For me personally, it is actually more important that the gun be tube-fed (if not a single shot). Hence the screen name - sort of, anyway.
Semi-auto... my 10/22... good for when you want to run through a few mags... I've got mine done up with tech sights and can go through a bulk box in a range outing.
Bolt-action... my CZ99... good for when you want to slow down and breathe... shooting 100 yard targets prone through a 3-9x scope. Good to slow down....
I use both primarily to work with new shooters, but I also have a lot of fun myself with them... I need to get a Henry H001 to round out the stable though.
So to answer the poll... ALL OF THEM!
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