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If you could only have one .22 for hunting...

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Mantis, Dec 8, 2008.

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  1. Mantis

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    What would it be? I'm referring to a rifle for small game that you would bet your life on in a survival situation. One that is reliable and deadly accurate shot after shot.
     
  2. Funderb

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    savage .22lr bolt action.

    I am very confident with it, and it weighs nothing.
    never jammed in any sense.
    hey, its a boltie!
     
  3. SLAKLINE

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    Accurized Ruger 10/22 with Suppresor. 30rd and 10rd mag.
     
  4. mstirton

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    CZ452fs is working great for me so far.
     
  5. zombienerd

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    I'd go with a 10/22 :p You just can't beat em, they're great all around. Not to mention the available Drum mags! :D
     
  6. H&Hhunter

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    I already have it. It is a Kimber M-82 hunter. this is the plain Jane version of the mush more expensive and fancier stocked Kimber M-82.

    It is the most accurate little .22 I've ever had the chance to play with.
     
  7. Shawnee

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    Browning BL-22.

    :cool:
     
  8. hotlead

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    I grew up shooting a Marlin 60. It was tits with open sights. I honestly cant remember a rabbit or squirrel I missed at 0 to 100 yards with that gun.
     
  9. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Hard to say, since they all work fine. It'd be hard to beat the Browning BL-22 mentioned by Shawnee, if I had one, yup (and I plan to get one), or an Anshutz 54 sporter.

    Among the ones I have, I guess either the CZ 452 or the Ishmash Biathlon Basic.
     
  10. caribou

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    First pick for a .22lr would definitly be my Pump action 61 Winchester.

    "But".....I lost it in a boat accident a few years back and have settled into a Romainian 69 Trainer, bolt action.
    Not as fast with follow up shots, but then again, few are needed, as it is as accurate as my old Winchester.
     
  11. jmorris

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    Savage 24
    .22lr on top and 20 gauge on bottom. box of .22's, bird, buck and slug. Anything can be for dinner.
     
  12. NEWENGLANDCHARTERS

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    Load on Sunday and Shoot all week.

    Henry .22 why would you use any other?


    You can shoot shorts,longs & long rifles . Solid, hollow points or birdshot.


    Enough rounds to take multiple targets at a distance and accurate.

    Load on Sunday and Shoot all week.


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  13. deanadell

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    Marlin Model 25 bolt action
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    The Henry is smooth and functional, but boy I hate that cheesy painted-on finish they put on it.
     
  15. saltydog452

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    It'd be some kind of easily maintained manual repeater that would be capable of using quiet .22 Short or CB Caps as well as .22 LR.

    Take down capability wouldn't hurt either.

    Marlin 39A.

    salty
     
  16. Rembrandt

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    If you can only have one.....why not have the best, Winchester 52C Sporter. The Holy Grail of .22 rimfires.....


    Unfortunately they are very scarce and I don't have one.....but my 52B Sporter is the next best thing.
     
  17. 351 WINCHESTER

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    My 452 is the best .22 I've ever shot. Even though it's a long rifle it feeds shorts w/o problems too. Amazing rifle in every respect. Everytime I take it hunting I feel like I'm cheating cause it's so darn accurate.
     
  18. fireman 9731

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    + 1 for the Henry!
     
  19. Geno
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    Oh thanks a lot! :eek: You take my favorite caliber of all time, and my favorite firearms and force me to select one. <<Kicks stones>>. :D Okay, after much reflection, I would say the Marlin 39A Golden. A second choice goes to the Savage Mark II. Third choice goes to the Henry Golden Boy lever action. Fourth place goes to the Marlin 981-T. Fifth place to the T/C R55 Classic or the T/C Contender. Sixth place goes to the Kimber Gov't model 82. Yes, it's heavy, but it's also dead-on accurate to 100 yards...easily.

    Paaaaallllleeeeease. You expect me, to choose 1, single, solitary .22LR. I laugh. :neener:
     
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  20. spiroxlii

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    Got a Ruger 10/22 and a Marlin 60. If I had to pick ONE to keep and use for hunting small game, it'd be the Marlin 60. I love the Ruger, because it was the first gun I learned to shoot when I was little, and it belonged to my dad. I'll never get rid of it, but I can shoot much smaller groups with the Marlin.
     
  21. KC0QGL

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    If I had to pick only one it would my greatgrandfathers Winchester mod. 1906 pump. My next pick would be my Westernfield mod. m842 bolt with a 3-6X15 Westernfield scope, it was my dads 16th birthday gift and he gave it to me on my 18th birthday.
     
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  22. blacksmithsc

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    It would have to be a Browning ATD, Belgian of course.
     
  23. Dksimon

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    I would say a savage bolt action. With a scope but leave the iron sights on it. that way if you bust up the scope you can take it off and still use the irons.
     
  24. ConstantineJ9

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    10/22 Ruger all the way.
     
  25. claiborne

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    It would be a toss up between my CZ 452 trainer or my Marlin 39a
     
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