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Best semi .22 for $200 and below? No 10/22's

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JonF., Nov 14, 2019.

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  1. Bill460

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    This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I now have a total of 3 Marlin Model 60's. For the price I doubt you'll find a better, more accurate .22. Not to mention parts are as common as leaves on the ground in the Fall.
     
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    Here are some mind blowing facts about the Marlin Model 60...... With the introduction of the Marlin Model 60, 50th Anniversary Edition in 2010, it marks the production of 11,000,000 (read 11 MILLION), Marlin Model 60 rifles, since their introduction back in 1960. If you divide that out, 11,000,000 divided by 50 years is 220,000 rifles a year. 220,000 divided by 365 days a year = 602 rifles a day. That's 602 rifles a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for over 50 straight years!

    Let's look at this in terms of barrel steel. Older versions of the Marlin Model 60 had 22" barrels. The modern versions now have 18" barrels. Let's make it an average of 20" of barrel for every Marlin Model 60 that was ever produced, to establish an average. 11,000,000 X 20" = 220,000,000" inches of barrel steel. 220,000,000" inches divided by 12" to the foot = 18,333,333.33 feet. 18,333,333.33 feet divided into 5280 feet to the mile = 3,472 MILES OF BARREL STEEL! It is 2,432 miles from New York City to San Diego, California. 3,472 - 2,432 = 1,040. It's 1,048 miles from San Diego, California to Amarillo, Texas.

    So.......If you laid every barrel, of every Marlin Model 60 ever produced, end to end it would extend from New York City to San Diego, California....Then back again to Amarillo, Texas. At posted Interstate speed limits that would take you approx. 57.5 hours to drive that distance, non stop. I find that all but unbelievable for one single model of .22 rifle.

    Actually all of those numbers are 9 years outdated, because they only carry the Model 60's production to the end of 2010. Seeing as it's now 2019, we can add another 9 years production to that, or just under another 2 MILLION rifles. I'll let someone familiar with the lumber industry try to figure out how many trees had to be felled in order to make all the stocks!
     
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    My M60 is a tack driver.

    I put a cheapo Tasco sight on it and at 50 yards, shooting the X ring out of the target is so easy it's almost boring. Almost :^)
     
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    Might look at the mossberg plinkster.
    Cant go wrong with a mod 60 or a 795(if u like mags)
     
  5. aarondhgraham

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    I'll second the Mossberg Plinkster,,,
    Mine has been extremely reliable with Wal Mart federal bulk ammo.

    It has also earned three "Appleseed Rifleman" patches for my friends.

    I believe they go for $132.00 at Buds Gun Shop

    Aarond

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    I was always a 10/22 fan since I bought my first one at 18 nearly 20 years ago. I've bought others and have fun modding them. A buddy an I always have fun arguments over which is best, he's a M60 fan. I said I'd never buy one, so he got me one as a gift for my wedding. Not gonna lie, I haven't shot the 10/22 much since getting that Marlin. It's more accurate and I like the more slim feeling stock. It does need cleaned more often or it'll jam, but we're talking the difference of spraying the action down every 1500 rounds vs maybe 2500 with the Ruger and shooting dirty thunderbolts and golden bullets.
     
  7. Nature Boy

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    I second that recommendation. Bought one each for my kids as their 1st rifle. Comes with a cheap but serviceable scope and is pretty dang accurate
     
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    Never had a ruger . Had a savage 64 and really like my current model 60 a lot better . The 60 is hard to beat
     
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