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If you could only have one semiautomatic 22lr

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Taylor Jarrell, Jan 27, 2018.

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  1. Dr.Rob

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  2. Saleen322

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    The Thompson was a little more expensive than most of the common fare but you got a good trigger, walnut, and accuracy without having to do anything to it. Plan on keeping this one.
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  3. kBob

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    I hate these darn things, these "discussions."

    What, are gohd like aliens showing up next week and declairing we may only have one rimfire semi auto and they have the tech to know if we cheat and will eat cheaters?

    Lots of nice rifles mentioned on here. But one and only one?

    Not really interested in a foreign or way out of production gun that in the future parts might be hard to get for.

    Nylon 66? Who makes those now? I don't think even CBC in Brazil does anymore. I have had four or five over the years and never found one accurate enough to mention. yep, nearly always went bang. But would hate to depend on one to feed my family as it doesn't mater if it goes bang and the bullet goes somewhere other than where you want it to. Scoping that sheet metal cover seems something of a lost cause. I did it a few times. Great for an afternoon of shooting, but seldom holds zero when riding around in the trunk of a car or behind the pickup seat. Its a tube feeder so sort of clumbsy to load even with store bought tubes (there is a guy over on RFC's trading post offering some nice once right now) or old aluminum arrows..

    550 and a floating chamber? Plan on finding someone's buried cache of 1960's "here comes da bomb!" shorts and longs? A lot of the Savage Stevens model 6 series will shoot s,l, lr and not have a floating chamber to gum up.

    Yep there are a lot of fancier guns than the 10/22, some more accurate out of the box. Any that use a more bomb proof magazine? Nope. Any with the sort of support for basic parts, custom parts and accessories? Nope.

    I like "the horde" of .22 semi auto rifles I have owned in the past and now owned. But honestly?

    10/22.

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    Then you need a Marlin 70: same as a 60 but detachable mag....I was going to vote for the 70, but then I remembered the best .22 I ever owned- an Armi Jager .22 AR lookalike clone. Italian made, superbly accurate and reliable. It finally broke the firing pin, but I ground down a hardened nail to replace it; worked like a charm.

    Sold it to feed the kids back in ought-8, but if I could find another, ya that was the best.

    Otherwise, Marlin 70.
     
  5. GunnyUSMC

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    I’m just happy that this is all pretend because, I would hate to have to give up my 22lr toys.
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  6. Dr.Rob

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    Marlin 39 will shoot a shorts, longs and long rifles but it's not a semi auto or it might have been my top choice.
     
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  7. cp1969

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    Then don't participate. That would make both you, and others, happy.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    Only one semi-auto .22LR? Then it would have to be my Ruger 10/22 purchased new in the late '70s and still going great!

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    My heart says my Belgian made Browning SA .22, but my brain tells me 10/22.
     
  10. ms6852

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    I would have to choose the Thompson R-55.
     
  11. Rodentman

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    I'd go with the 10/22. The Kidd trigger is really sweet!

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  12. Ttexastom

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    Ruger 10/22 takedown stainless, very handy.
     
  13. Choctaw

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    Any version of the 10/22.
     
  14. gotmine

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    I'm gonna stick with my old 550-1 because of it's reliability, SLLR ability without a hitch, and also the amazing accuracy for an old inexpensive rifle. I also like the feel it has at my shoulder. There's better, prettier, and more costly, but I just happen to be really fond of this one for some reason.
     
  15. The Bushmaster

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    Aah me...And my lowly Winchester 290 with deluxe stock.

    I have my son's Marlin M60 (junk), my daughter's 10/22 (fat and stubby) and my wife's Marlin M81 bolt action (now there's a shooter). But you said only one. That will be my M290.
     
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  16. Odd Job

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    For a stock gun, it would be the Thompson/Center R55 Benchmark. Just put a scope on it and you are in business. This one has been threaded for a suppressor, so it is not entirely stock:

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    For non-stock, it would be one of the 10/22 family with a Volquartsen barrel and Magpul X22 stock, improved trigger unit etc. This is one such rifle which has a receiver milled by South Yorkshire Shooting Supplies here in the UK:

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    It's a shame the R55 is no longer produced, since it is a great rifle.
     
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  17. Dr T

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    A stock 10/22 TD. First runner up is a 10/22 Tactical Target with a Burris red dot sight.
     
  18. Captcurt

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    If it was clean it was steal. I have sold 95%98% gun without a scope for $600.

    The Weatherby would be my pick backed up by a Browning SA-22.
     
  19. aarondhgraham

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    Hello again Chicharrones:

    Which butt stock angle do you prefer? The Carbine or the Rifle?


    I think I prefer the rifle just a wee bit over the carbine,,,
    I must scrunch up just a wee bit with the carbine,,,
    The rifle hits the sweet spot of my shoulder.

    I would say that you should find and fondl,,, eerrr,,, shoulder the 512 rifle,,,
    You may or may not like it but you'll never know until you try one.

    I think you'll be pleased with the way it feels,,,
    I'm certain you'll be elated with the performance.

    Aarond

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  20. Crowman

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    As far as semiautos go, it would be a Ruger 10-22. Take down preferred. Period.
    Runner-up semiauto for a back packing application would be a Henry AR7.


    However, my small game rifle is a Browning T-Bolt.
     
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  21. someguy2800

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    10-22. They work. They are cheap. They are accurate. They are rebuild-able.
     
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  22. KodeFore

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    Ruger 10/22 with backpacker stock extended mag release extended bolt handle autobolt release and qd sling attachments.

    If I had to pick something without aftermarket add-ons then hands down the marlin p70ss papoose.
     
  23. Shimitup

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    Yep I got one of each, the SA 22 is just plain sweet but the 10/22 is like a small block Chevy, more parts and accessories than you can shake a stick at.
     
  24. Sarge7402

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    DSCF7298.JPG Walther PPK/s. I know you specified rifle, but it's easier for me to have the Walther in a pocket or shoulder holster when working on the farm than a rifle in my hands.

    My 22 rifle? A Winchester 69A bolt gun. Allowsme to use any length .22 from CB's to Stingers
     
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  25. mshootnit

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    Kel-Tec SU-22
    somebody had to say it
     
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