any single shot fans ?

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  1. Sarcastic_Hate

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    is anyone a fan of the single shot rifles ? i am looking to buy one as the only one i can find is the crickett , i have heard horror stories about the semis jamming and hard to clean and the spring gets worn down fast and the pins from the receiver gets loose and they need repair so i rather have a single shot there has to be single shots out there besides the crickett .
     
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    it looks like your asking about .22 LR. If so, Savage makes a couple of single shot bolt actions; the Rascal and the Mark I. That said, I've not experienced any issues with my semi; a Ruger 10/22. But if it's of concern, would any non-semi suffice? If so, that opens up lots of options in the bolt, pump, and lever actions.
     
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    Look at the Henry and older NEF or H&R guns.
     
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    Cva makes single shot break barrel rifles.
     
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    I have a number of different single shots, lots of different methods utilized between them from pretty much the same as a repeater but can only put one in, to having to dump the powder in the barrel before driving a bullet on top of it. I guess, I probably have more repeating firearms though. Buy good stuff and feed it good stuff and don’t worry about others stories.


    What caliber are you interested in?
     
  6. NorthBorder

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    Well. I better learn to love a single shot because I just ordered one. At just under $3k.
    But regarding your dilemma don't be afraid of a semi auto. A Marlin 60 will give you a lifetime of trouble free service. So will Ruger or Savage auto. Honestly I can't think of any single shot 22s offhand that are currently in production. A cricket may be a fun little plinker with an emphasis on little.
     
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    Sure there's the Cricket, or the Savage Rascal, if it's a .22 you want. If you want something with a bit more heft and power, there's plenty of fine options. Not quite as low-priced, but take a look at Tipman Armory's rolling blocks as they're nice-looking remake of a classic.
     
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    Always had a yearning for a Ruger #1 chambered in .22 LR......Ruger must have calculated there was no profit in it.:(
     
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    Savage 72/Stevens favorite is a very good single shot 22 - used only.
    Ruger #1 is a good centerfire as are the Thompson offerings.
    Older NEF rifles and shotguns are ok, a little rougher but not expensive.
    Henry has rifles and shotguns in single shot and Henry's a great brand.
    Several Italian makers have reproductions of vintage single shots.
    I could keep going if need be.
    If it's longevity you're after, stop right there. Single shots suffer the same mechanical wear and breakages of all other mechanical devices. Any normal firearm will outlast you with proper care. If you do wear out a gun you will have spend 10 times it's value in ammunition or more. This isn't something to worry about.
    If you like handguns, buy a 9mm glock - I dare you to try to wear it out.
     
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    Sure there's Crickets and Rascals, and plenty of fine older single-shot .22's.

    Not a .22, but here's one that got my attention, and no, I don't own one... https://tippmannarmory.com
     
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    I love them ! You can still get Ruger No1s or a Thompson Encore or Contender. Or find A used 40x.
     
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    The Savage Mk1 is a very well made, inexpensive, and accurate single shot.

    The new Keystone (Crickett) military replicas are pretty tempting too for neat singles-
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    The Ithaca 49 lever single shot 22. lr is a joy to shoot.
     
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    Love my Contenders. 17 HMR, 223, 45-70 in rifle. 35 Remington and 44 mag in 14" pistol.

    They are fun to shoot, conversation pieces at the range and can easily harvest about anything in North America.
     
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    The Ruger 10/22 has been about the most reliable semi auto rimfire rifle around. Ruger made these rotary magazines with steel feed lips and the rifles come from the factory with huge chambers, and I have never heard "horror" stories about them. When they are fitted with match barrels and match chambers, then the things can be finicky.

    In terms of single shot 22 lr's, these are the ones I am a fan of:

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    These BSA rifles were considered top of the line when they were made, and they were not cheap then, nor are they now, even though they have been surpassed as target rifles by Anschutz and Walther.
     
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    Purdy rifles!
     
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    I own a few, from .22s to shotguns to .300 Win Mag. I would never discount autoloaders, pumps, or bolt actions though. My Savage Model 7 (semi-auto) dates to the late 1940s and still shoot fine with a bit of cleaning. My ‘36 Western Field bolt action takes no care at all.

    Rossi switch barrel combo, .410 or .22 lr.
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    T/C Encore Pro Hunter, 50cal muzzleloader and .300 Win Mag barrels.
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    One that in fact, made money for me in high school.

    So yeah - a *fan* here too.

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    Funny this is mentioned. Have a few shotuns and 22.cals but just ordered a Henry in 243. Now that my outdoor range a few days ago sent out yearly renewal notices, then right after collecting them, shut down the range because of the Virus. Of course my memberships at the two indoor ranges I shoot at are down as well.
     
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    I ordered this Rem 40-X Sporter as a single shot DSC_0186.JPG DSC_0176.JPG DSC_0181.JPG DSC_0184.JPG
     
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  22. Dave DeLaurant

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    The new single-shot rimfire market is much narrower than it used to be -- back in the day, every maker offered at least one bolt action single shot 'boys rifle' or rimfire target rifle. Good news is that young shooters today tend to gravitate directly to semiautos, and older single shots languish on the local gun shop (LGS) shelves at very low prices with few takers. Nothing wrong with semis and repeaters, mind, but single loading a rifle is enjoyable and good discipline.

    Remember too, a bolt action rimfire magazine repeater can serve as a single shot -- just don't load the magazine.

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    I recommend you do a troll of the LGS and see what's available. Figure spending around $200-250 on the very best example you can find -- that will buy a very good used .22 rifle today. Look for the major brands: Winchester, Remington, Marlin, Mossberg, Savage, etc. Also look for well cared for examples, with few stock dings or rusty patches -- chances are the bores will also be in better shape than on a beater rifle. Don't insist on a single shot if there is a bolt action magazine repeater of better quality available. Personally I prefer box magazines over tubes, but that's just me.

    Henry used to offer an adult stocked version of their Mini-Bolt called the Acu-Bolt (thanks Aarond, I forgot the name), but I don't see it in their catalog at present. You might find a used one, but that's a long shot. I had one of their adult Acu-Bolt stocks fitted to a Mini-Bolt action (the mounting screw needs to be relocated). It's ultra light, hides under a jacket -- I've used it with CB caps to discreetly deal with trapped possums in our suburban neighborhood.

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  23. gotboostvr

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    Are we counting the 24's as single shots?
    Seems like cheating, but I'm in:
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    Also liked this 357Max Encore I had:
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    Could handle 38spcl to 35Rem type loads, what's not to love?
     
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