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I Really Need a .22 Rifle...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by KG363, Jan 2, 2012.

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  1. KG363

    KG363 Member

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    Hi guys,
    I want to make a solid introduction into rifles for myself and I figured the best, and cheapest, way to do it would be through the .22 round. I don't have too much of a preference as far as action goes, but I suppose I'd prefer a bolt action; I shot a friend's Winchester Model 69a the other day and it was terrific. I'm also a fan of aperture/peep sights, but that can be an after-market modifications. As far as price goes, I suppose <$350 would be best, preferably less than $300

    Some others on my mind are the ubiquitous Ruger 10/22, the Winchester model 190, and the CZ 452 (or is it 455?). I was just hoping you guys could give me some advice on what's good without breaking the bank too badly.

    Thanks!
    ~KG
     
  2. hardluk1

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    If you want just a good basic rifle get a marlin 60. Accurate enought with its choice of ammo to feed the family. If you want easy to customize ruger 10/22, used beater of course. Accrate bolt rifle CZ or Savage . CZ will break your buget by a ways. Sounds like savage FVT with the aperture/peep sights just price around before you buy.
     
  3. ms6852

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    If you really would like to make a solid introduction I would than highly recommend a bolt action rifle. Stay away from the semi auto, tacticool stuff. These are too much fun too shoot and like myself, you will probably lack the discipline to learn proper marksman ship skills. Go with a marlin XT22 or Savage Mark II series, their are other but not within the prize range you want, or ignore what I said go with ruger 10/22, marlin 60, cz. Check the pawn shops for a good deal.
     
  4. 50 cal

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    Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22.
     
  5. KG363

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    I'm looking a bit online I'm really liking those Savage rifles.

    @50 cal, I'm not really looking for an AR platform gun just yet
     
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  6. JSNAPS

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    buy a cz 452. the new 455 are not nearly as good! *personal experience* you can find them nib for good prices.
     
  7. 50 cal

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    Anything in Savage bolt is a wise choice.
     
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    I would go with a CZ for the price. next option a Savage. IMO
     
  9. alman

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    Cant go wrong with any of these sugestions . I personaly prefer marlin 60 s . Got a new stainless model with a scope @ Wally World for about $200.00 a couple of years ago . Picked up an old Glenfield model 60 with the squirrel stock and a simmons scope for $105.00 at the local gun store a couple of weeks ago . Both are very accurate as long as you keep em' clean .
     
  10. Dane17

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    I'd consider a lever gun for your needs. I have a Henry 22 lever and it's a lot of fun.
     
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    Couple listed in the buy, sell, trade section
     
  12. NY Marksman

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    I second the suggestion for the Henry Lever action.
     
  13. CaliCoastie

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    I'll throw out the Marlin 39a, if you have time to so around you can easily (at least in my neck of the woods) find them. Something about the action, looks and feel just works great for me.
     
  14. Brian Williams

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  15. Brian Williams

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    Maybe a Ruger 10/22 with a Williams peep sight.
     
  16. Arkansas Paul

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    I have a Marlin 60 with a Nikon Prostaff 4x32. Total price new - about $240. I think they've gone up a little since I got mine, but you can still get the rig for well under $300. I'm totally satisfied with mine.
     
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    This Savage Mark II BTVLSS ....fell into my hands through an inheritance of guns I recently acquired.
    As its setup with a cheap Tasco 1.5x4.5 scope the rifle is extremely accurate and a pleasure to shoot. I was going to sell it with the rest of the lot I inherited, but once I got time with it, the rifle had to be a keeper. I am going to put better glass on it, a rifle this capable deserves something good :)
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    I also have a Ruger 10/22 setup in a Choate pistol grip stock that's hard to beat for fun shooting and iron sight practice.
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  18. MistWolf

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    Shop around and find a good Remington 510 single shot
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    They can be had inexpensively, are very accurate, and easy to work on. Like a full sized rifle, it cocks on opening and has a thumb safety. It'a also a classic. I started both my sons on Remington 510s.

    If you don't want a single shot, the 511 has a detachable box magazine and the 512 a tube mag.

    Check out Gunbroker. You'll see you can find them for very reasonable prices. The 510 can be found for less than $150
     
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    Another vote for a lever...
    Henry, Mossberg or Marlin are all good. You can shoot .22LR, long, short...with ease.

    A Ruger 10/22 would be my second choise.

    Good Luck,

    Lateck,
     
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    Invest in a vintage Winchester, Remington, or Mossburg bolt action military training rifle. Not only will you learn how to shoot but you will learn how to recoup your investment
     
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    10/22 with tech sights will meet your criteria. Many people will poo-poo the 10/22 because you "have to" customize it. In reality you dont have to, it is a good little rifle right out of the box. Just needs good sights like most other 22s.

    Even though I have a Marlin 60, I am not am big fan of tube feds. You might want to consider a Marlin 795 instead. They are cheap (around $100) after rebates and very accurate.
     
  22. accrhodes

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    I own 6 different .22's and the savage bolt is the most accurate.
    I have alot of fun with the Ruger 10/22 though.
    It being your first .22 you have to ask yourself are you looking for accuracy or the fun factor?
     
  23. The Capt

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    KG363,
    I read that you are looking for a bolt action .22 rifle, however, I'd like to recommend a Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22. This rifle is fun and cheap to shoot, comes with a 25 round magazine and by becoming familiar with this rifle, it would be a piece of cake for you to move up to the AR-15. The Smith & Wesson 15-22 and an AR-15 operate the same way. I own the Smith & Wesson 15-22 and I LOVE taking it to the range and so will you. You get a lot of bang for the buck!!! I hope this helps. :)

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...4_750001_750051_757786_-1_757784_757784_image

    Incase anyone is interested, the patches came from: http://www.campaigncasuals.com/hunting-club-military-patches.html
     

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  24. GunnyUSMC

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    There are way too many good 22s to say which one is the best. I know this because I have over 40, 22 rifles and love most of them, the others I just like. ;)
    First off decide what your main use will be. If shooting at the range from a bench, a heavy barrel rifle will be nice. If you plan to hunt with it, weight may be a factor.

    If you do your homework you can also find used guns at great prices.
    Here are just a few of my 22s.
    1970 Ruger 10/22
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    Winchester Mod. 77
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    German KKW trainer
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    CZ 513 Farmer
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    TOZ -78-01
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    Savage MKII
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    Winchester 94/22 XTR Dad bought it for me back in 1975
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    Ruger 10/22 Boyds Blaster stock Ported barrel from AR-7 Sales
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    Marlin 80 DL
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    Polish Wifama
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  25. nathan

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    Savage Mk 2 BV is pretty nice.
     
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