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Best most accurate inexpensive 22mag rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bull Nutria, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. Bull Nutria

    Bull Nutria Member

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    I would prefer a stainless steel 22mag rifle but not absolute set on that. I want a very accurate rifle (near MOA) for shooting nutria rats, I will probably put a 4X scope on it. I am thinking a bolt action but would consider a pump if they exist or an auto. I have a REM 760 pump in 30.06 that is a near tack driver.

    Is there a new rifle on the market in the $300-$400 range that would meet my needs.

    Your suggestions are solicited.

    Bull
     
  2. Salmoneye

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    Dunno about 'new', but the most accurate 'old' gun I have seen in .22 mag is the Mossberg 640 series...640, 640K, 640KB, 640KS...

    Come up frequently on GB...
     
  3. MtnCreek

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    I have a Marlin 25mn that I bought from a pawnshop. Metal was great, but some yahoo carved his name in the stock. Purchased for less than $100 and refinished the stock. It shoots very well.
     
  4. thunder173

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    +1 for the Marlin 25... A great rifle at an affordable price point. Mine has always been one of my most accurate plinkers and small game getters.
     
  5. 303tom

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    Savage.............
     
  6. Rudedog

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    My Marlin 25 mn has a cheap Simmons 3x9 that will shoot 1.5 moa. I bought the rifle years ago for about $120 new when a local K-Mart quit selling guns.
    I am very pleased with it.
     
  7. Robtattoo

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    I used to have a Marlin 882ss that was an absolute tack driver. The trigger needed a LOT of work to get down from the Lawyer Approved 12lb pull, but for $80 used? I couldn't complain :)
     
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    Savage.
     
  9. snorko

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    I have the joy of living near Whittaker Guns ( www.whittackerguns.com ) and they sell the CZ 452 .22 mag for less than $400. They also carry the newer semi auto CZ .22 mag for just a little more.

    ETA: I post this as they are nationally known for low CZ prices and ship a lot of guns.
     
  10. NewShooter

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    another vote for savage
     
  11. AABEN

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    Savage or Marlin they both are very good guns. I have both.
     
  12. helotaxi

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    I've had both the Savage and Marlin in .17HMR. Both were very accurate. The Marlin fed from the magazine better. The Savages are known for being finicky with feeding.
     
  13. gbran

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    Savage 93FVSS, Accutrigger, Weaver V16

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  14. SGW42

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    Sounds like a fun job for a Henry lever.
     
  15. NeuseRvrRat

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    my savage 93 in 22 WMR shoots well under half inch at 50 yds and well under 1" at 100 yds. cost about $250 brand new. a stainless model will cost a little more.
     
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    Another vote for the Marlin 25mn. Never a problem with mine in 16 years.

    gary
     
  17. Steel Talon

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    Marlin or Savage will fit your needs. Dont overlook the used 22 mags section at the gun shop either.

    In the 70's I had a marlin 22mag with a k-4 weaver that was lethal on coyotes. I gave it to my nephew years ago, now his son has it. You just cant wear a Marlin 22mag out..

    I have a couple sitting in my safe still.
     
  18. Dr.Rob

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    I have a stainless Marlin bolt gun that is stone simple and very accurate.
     
  19. trueg50

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    Salmoneye:
    I gotta agree with you, those are nice rifles. Nice on varmints at "vermont ranges" aka <150 yards.

    Mounted with the excellent S330 peep sights they are very nice and fun shooters. The trigger is a bit heavy (Ok extremely heavy), but with some patience that can easily be fixed. I love the quality of these older firearms; mine was slightly rusty and left in a barn for years, but the trigger assembly only had light surface rust because most of the metal was parkerized.
     
  20. AirForceShooter

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    CZ 452 if you can find one

    AFS
     
  21. JCOrtiz

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    Well maybe Im the only one with a Ruger 10-22 target bull barel. With fed. match.22s I got less thn 1/2 an inch @50 yds. with a Bushnell 3-9x. Its a very fine shooter that its heavier than my ak47 but recoils a lot less than the standard carbine or my .22 air rifle. And the stock is beautyfull.It has a nice trigger with a short travel action. Maybe a bit expensive at 485.00 10 yrs ago here in Puerto Rico but I love it.

    Enviado desde mi Transformer TF101 usando Tapatalk
     
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  22. wildchild2010

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    How far you shooting? If under 100yds why not a cheap 22LR?
    You can get a single shot handi foe $200.
     
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