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down to earth .22 rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Colton White, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Colton White

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    il keep this short and i appreciate all who give their 2 cents

    iv got the itch for a non semi auto .22lr rifle because im tired of chasing brass and because i told u i got the itch!

    what is a good bang for ur buck bolt or lever action .22?
     
  2. bigfatdave

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    I've been really enjoying my Henry. Not too expensive, it eats .22LR/L/S happily, including CB rounds.
    Henry Repeating Arms Website
    I got the Lever Carbine (H001L) for a number of reasons, they make a number of nice lever guns in various sizes/finishes, and by all accounts their customer service is top notch.
     
  3. dak0ta

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    Marlin 925 or Marlin 60/795
     
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    for the money it's gonna be hard to beat a 925 for accuracy.
     
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    CZ452 bolt action. Do a search on it, there are multiple threads. It's probably the highest quality firearm for the least amount of money that you can find.
     
  6. garyhan

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    Winchester Wildcat. Dirt cheap, dead accurate, nicely finished. See the latest issue of Rifle magazine for a review.

    gary
     
  7. C-grunt

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    A couple years ago my wife bought me a Savage MkII from Walmart for around 100 bucks, non accutrigger. It is an awesome rifle and dead accurate.

    I really do want a CZ and would kill for an Anshutz though.
     
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    If you're chasing 22 brass to keep the range clean, you're still going to have to chase it with a bolt or a lever gun. Maybe not as far, but you'll still have to chase it.

    If I wanted a non-semi 22, I think I'd take a hard look at the Henry. A Marlin bolt gun would be good too.

    However if don't mind spending a little money, a Marlin 39A should be near the top of the list. You might take a deep "GULP" when you see the price, but years from now, that won't bother you.
     
  10. dom1104

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    CZ 452. Absolutly fantastic.
     
  11. W L Johnson

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    Got one for my daughter, shoots great. She calls it "Little Mosin" because it kind of looks like a small Mosin Nagant
    [​IMG]
     
  12. kludge

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    Savage.
     
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    +1 Savage MKII.

    Its very accurate, middle of the road for price and they now have the accutriger. If you've not used the accutrigger before, it takes a little to get use to but it definitely improved accuracy.
     
  14. GunTech

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    The Wildcat is just a rebranded Russian made 22.

    If you want something really unique, there are several Russian made 22LRs that offer superb accuracy for a reasonable amount of money. My Biathlon 7-2 is one of the most accurate 22s I've ever owned and the two stage match trigger is unbelievable on a gun of this price.

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    But you could hardly go wrong with a CZ-452
     
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    Yep, good advice. If you can afford it you might want to consider a Marlin 39a.
     
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    best bang for the buck bolts are marlin, mod 80 or 81's, now called 981's, have been made continuously with little change, for 75 years now. they can fire short, long, and long rifle. mod 25, also now called 925, is the same, but wood stock, and mag fed. look for an older one, as I dont think the newer ones can fire shorts, but the older ones can. Look for them new or used, new will be about 150 bucks, used will be 75 to 100. also if you buy new, marlin has 20 dollar rebate tickets right now, just look around on the internet, or on their homesite.
     
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    oh yeah, all the above dudes are correct, savage can be very good,but not better than marlins. wilcats come with 4 mags, very nice, but it is closer to 200 bucks, now, which is still good because of the multi mags; if you can get one for 150 or 170 , I wouldn't mind getting one. Cz will be the best of the bunch, but it will be over 300 bucks.

    but if we are going for ' best bang for the buck'? then marlin, new or used, just cannot be beat.
     
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    My personal favorite is also the CZ 452. It feels like an adult rifle. It has a nice full size stock that doesn't feel like a youth gun every time you shoulder it. Mine is accurate and fun to shoot. They are a bit spendy for a .22 plinker though.
    The Savage MkII is a good less expensive option. You can tell that its built cheaper, but it still works very reliably, and is reasonably accurate.

    If you can afford it, go with the CZ. If not, go with the Savage. You'll have fun with either.
     
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    CZ 452 ZKM, with the tangent sights! Best rifle I've ever owned. It's killed over 100 squirrel like a death ray, plus all manner of bunnies, grouse and even an enraged muskrat. Shoots 1" groups at fifty. Handles like a commercial Mauser, but at half the weight. Excellent balance. I picked mine up a decade ago when they were just $200. Don't be afraid of getting a used one. In fact I've found the pre-A prefix CZ's are the highest quality. Those were the ones built in the years after the velvet revolution before the word got out about how great the rifles were.
     
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    :eek: What did you say to him to get him so mad? :D
     
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    That was back when I was living off grid up north of here. I was living out of a little garden shed and had a little GSD pup with me. It was raining for days before that and the water level was rising from the nearby lake. About three AM it's pour down rain and I hear this growling and hissing. I grab the trusty CZ, step out and there's the pup locked in combat with a huge muskrat that must have been flooded out of his usual place. I get the pup clear but the rat still wants to fight, so I shoot it. I wish I still had that pelt because it was a beauty.
     
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    I am going to against the grain a little bit here. My favorite .22 rifle is a Winchester 1890 galery gun. Pump .22s are so fun to shoot. They aren't cheap anymore but well worth it in my opinion. Granted, I am extremely biased as the two I own have been in my family since the 1920's.

    You never stated what you wanted to do with this rifle. Bench rest, shoot squirells, make tin cans dance, a little more info on what the rifles use will be would really help out.
     
  23. Schleprok62

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    Best bang for ones buck would have to be the old Marlin Glenfield Model 25... if you search the pawn shops, you can find one of these for under $100. They are quite accurate and reliable... granted, the triggers could use a little work...


    I have 2 of them...
     
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    Browning BL22 followed by the Marlin 39A for lever actions...Henry, for the most part, suck!

    Browning T- Bolt, various CZ or Anschutz sporters, Weatherby Mark XXll, Savage for better quality bolt actions...used Remington 541, Winchester 52(D) if you can find them are excellent...

    Kimber Super America, Cooper Arms for the HIGH end...
     
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    I know you said non semiauto but you'll do less brass chasing with the Browning Semi Auto .22 then any other rifle made because it ejects empties straight down (bottom eject). I've shot every type of .22 rifle there is and I've never shot a sweeter shooter than this one. Plus it's compact, just over 5 pounds, and takes down.

    http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=022B&cat_id=021&type_id=001

    Ed
     
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