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Best out-of-the-box .22 cal rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Lone_Gunman, Jan 10, 2006.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

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    I need some input on 22 cal rifles.

    Specifically, I am interested in accuracy. I would want to put a scope on it. The purpose would be small game hunting, no further than 100 yds, and target shooting at the range.

    Bolt or semi-auto would be ok, but I want as an accurate a gun as possible out of the box.
     
  2. Stiletto Null

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    CZ 452 Varmint?
     
  3. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Sako---Kimber---Cooper

    Pricey---but you get what you pay for.
     
  4. Ol` Joe

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    True, and they`re right after Anschutz.............:D
     
  5. deadly50bmg

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    Rack one more vote up for Anschutz
     
  6. 1911JMB

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    My advice is get a 10/22 and replace the trigger assembly, barrel and stock. It will cost you the same as those other .22's, but if a part breaks it will be easily fixed at almost any gun shop in the US.
     
  7. Master Blaster

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    Anschutz.

    Let me know next time you see a cooper or a kimber at the olympics, winning a gold medal.:rolleyes:
     
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    10/22 with the Valquartzen trigger setup...:)
     
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    my Marlin 60 is awesome and it was cheap
     
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    Best out-of-the-box .22 cal rifle

    My advice is get a 10/22 and replace the . . .

    10/22 with the Valquartzen trigger setup . . .

    <Vader voice>I find the lack of acknowledgement that a Ruger 10/22 out of the box is not the most accurate .22 out there disturbing.</Vader voice>

    Anschutz, and CZ somewhere over the factory stock Ruger 10/22, and I own more guns with "Ruger" stamped on the side than any other brand.

    jmm
     
  11. .45Guy

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    Marlin/Glenfield 25... Or perhaps the 925 or whatever Marlin calls them now.
     
  12. kentucky_smith

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    have seen regular cz american outshoot Anschutz.
     
  13. CZguy

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    Since this thread called for out of the box accuracy, you're left with Anschutz, Sako, Kimber, Cooper, CZ.

    Since cost is an important consideration (to most of us) the list shortens to just CZ.

    http://www.cz-usa.com/01.04.php
     
  14. R.W.Dale

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    Great 22 Rifles!!!

    I have 2 Ruger M77/22's that are great shooters. The first one I got was an early Blued/ Walnut, with open sights. I installed a 4x scope on it. Shoots great for me with Federal Lightning ammo. :) The second one is a Stainless/ Laminate. Target Grey. I bought this one used. With a nice Silver 3x9 scope on it it will hit just about anything I care to shoot at. I regularly shoot at pieces of clay pigeons left buy shotgun shooters. It is almost scary accurate. Almost no fun to shoot because you hit everything you shoot at. I've become very proficient at killing Starlings out to around 100 yards with it. :) I hate Starlings!!!:cuss: This rifle shoots well with the Bulk Federal Hollows from Wally World...:)
     
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    That's the list.
     
  17. Lone_Gunman

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    What if cost is not a consideration? Then what do you recommend?
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the CZ 453s...CZ 453 Varmint means heavy barrel AND a single set trigger. :D
     
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    sorry guys I'm a die hard Ruger 10 22 fan its great out of the box with a ton of things you can do to make it even better. just my opinion
     
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    Find you a nice little Remington 541S,,I've owned two,,still have one and either would out shoot a Kimber super American I owned.
     
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    My standard CZ 452 American is about .5 at 50yrds all day...but if you got it the Anschutz is probably gonna beat the pants off of most
     
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    out of the box, with no extra work, i'd vote marlin 60
     
  23. JohnBT

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    If you want to spend $1,000, $2,000 or more...

    Cooper M57M for a wood stock www.cooperfirearms.com/our_rifles.html

    or

    New Ultra Light Arms Model 20 for a 5.25# rifle with a Kevlar/graphite stock. www.newultralight.com/HTML/custom-rifles.html

    "Every lightweight and accurate Ultimate Rifle is backed with a no-nonsense guarantee - you must be satisfied or your money is refunded (within 30 days of shipping)."


    For less than a grand you might want to consider a Sako Finnfire or a discontinued Winchester/Browning reproduction Model 52B.

    I bought a Cooper Custom Classic for my father a few years ago (he let's me take it home often) and have a Finnfire Hunter with a Jewell trigger. Nothing at all wrong with an Anshutz 54, although I think they're heavy for a toting rifle...I just don't have one yet.

    You can save some money on a Cooper by shopping around on line. I bought mine from Whittakers in KY. They shipped it insured for $12 and apologized for having to charge an extra $2 due to the cost of the rifle. :)

    John

    P.S. - I hear www.volquartsen.com/vc//pages/public/ListItems.jsp?id=3 builds accurate autoloaders if you've got lots and lots of money. This one is almost $3750.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. JohnBT

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    I see I forgot to second the vote for the Rem 541-S. They haven't been made for decades, but they're still in high demand. I have one and it took me 15 years to get it away from my uncle. You should be able to find a really nice one up for $500-$700+ if you keep looking. Nice little squirrel gun.

    John
     
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    Cheap, and out of the box accuracy, CZ.

    Just accurate? Pretty much what has been mentioned.
     
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