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Is there an ACCURATE tube fed bolt action 22lr?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Orion8472, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    Just wondering if there is a firearms maker who makes an accurate tube fed, bolt action rifle in 22lr?
     
  2. vtail

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    Does it have to be bolt action?

    My Marlin 60 semi-auto is extremely accurate. Even more so after I installed Tech Sights.
     
  3. Orion8472

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    Yes it does. There may be nothing out there, just wondering. I already have a semi-auto 22lr rifle and was wanting something with lockup and no magazine to mess with. Plus, tube fed rifles often hold more than basic 10 round options.
     
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    Well, what do ya know. I went to Marlin's website, and saw that they have the Model 981T. Looks like what I was after. Not sure of it's accuracy, but can't imagine it not being anything BUT accurate.

    Does anyone have one?
     
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  5. Jackal

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    Remington 512 or Mossberg 46. Both superbly accurate, bolt action, reliable and tube fed.
     
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    I was going to say Marlin. My brother's old Marlin bolt has a tube magazine, and is one of the more accurate sporters we've shot.
     
  7. keyboard commando

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    Remington 582.
     
  8. fiddleharp

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    Hey, just for the heck of it, I'll up the ante.
    Does anyone know of a tube-fed left-handed bolt action .22 rifle?
    At least one that wasn't discontinued fifty years ago?
    Hey, just stirrin' the pot! :evil:
     
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    Marlin still does. 925 maybe? not sure about left handed, though.
     
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    Maybe a little off topic but the Remington Model 510 is a single shot, the Remington 511 is magazine fed with 5 and 10 round magazines (maybe others) and the Remington 512 is a nice tube magazine fed .22 bolt action rifle. Personally for an accurate .22 bolt action rifle I like the older bolt guns over much of the newer stuff.

    [​IMG]

    Ron
     
  11. P.B.Walsh

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    I know it was made in the early 30's (30-33), but my little Remington Model 34 is a sweet shooting rifle that is accurate as long as my brain is working correctly! Really, my only, ONLY gripe is that the stock can become a bit slick acter shooting a while due to sweat, there is no checkering on the grip, only on the forend.

    I know it is not "cool" or "hip" or even shiny new, but it flat out works just as good as my Savage MkI FVT with a globe and peep sight.

    Good luck to your shooting adventures!
     
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    Check out the Marlin 981T.
     
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    Bearhands, that synthetic XT-22 tube rifle looks great. Just about what I was after. Thanks for the suggestion! Gotta decide between blue or Stainless, though. :cool:
     
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    I have an XT-TR which is the Marlin XT that is tube fed. First off it shoots shorts too and it holds 25 of those. And it has the ProFire trigger which is almost a direct copy of the Savage AccuTrigger in how they operate. It is a very nice trigger. I also have a 925. It's a nice rifle but it's not nearly as nice as the XT. The trigger upgrade is a big help for accuracy. There are other models of the XT with a tube mag but to me the blued, synthetic stock model works great. It's a rifle you should be able to treat rough and not have it get all beat up like some rifles will do. I like Henry rifles for example (and they are tube fed) but they get beat up too easily IMO.

    The XT is a very solid rifle that should out last all of us. They are made in Kentucky so there are none of the production issues. I really like mine and expect to keep it a very long time.
     
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    Best RH bolt tube feed 22 i've found, is the Remington 582,

    [​IMG]

    For LH, the only ones i've found are the ones that are converted to LH, so i recommend a Henry lever for LH, at least that's what i use and i really like it.

    DM
     
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    I might look for an older rifle [if I can find one]. Seeing too many "warning" type issues about the new Marlins. Would rather not have to mess with a potentially flawed rifle. Now, if Marlin/Remington has fixed some of the early teething issues, then I'll still consider a new one.
     
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    Another vote for a Remington 582. They are not all that easy to find since they have been out of production for many years now, but they shoot surprisingly well for having a pencil barrel and a barrel that is not free float.
     
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    How accurate do you expect it to be?

    I've got an old Cooey 600 tube fed that easily shoots 3/4 inch groups at 25 yards. And I'm not that good. I expect that if I were to get a proper bean bag style front rest and train myself more and get into a more natural position that the rifle would easily manage 1/2 inch groups and quite possibly tighter than that. I simply don't shoot from a bench rest style ofen enough. And like any skill there are still lots of variables even with bench resting the gun.
     
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    My Marlin 981T shoots as accurately as I'd expect any .22 in that price range to. Haven't done a lot of bench shooting, but I can tell you that it's wiped out a heap of prairie dogs and pigeons.
     
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    That doesn't apply to the Mayfield, KY built rifles. They have had no problems to date. And at $200 they are an excellent bargain. But check around. You'll find that everyone gives kudos to the Kentucky built rifles. It's a new factory instead of a moved factory manned by disgruntled employees and minimum wage types. There was a big base of skilled labor available in KY I believe. At any rate they haven't had the problems that some of the other Marlins have had. Most of the problems with Marlin centered around their lever action, centerfire rifles anyway.

    And again, the triggers on the new models is head and shoulders better than anything Marlin has released before. I have quite a few Marlins and I've been shooting them since I was old enough to shoot. And the ProFire trigger puts them all to shame.
     
  23. TooManyToys

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    Go for a vintage Mossberg from the 60's or earlier.

    They are Very accurate and built like a tank.
    Look for one in all original condition, ie; Rear Peepsite, Hooded front sight (w/ multi sight pins!) plus, there are several styles original factory scope mounts available too.

    There is a strong club,.. The Mossberg collector's Asso. for parts, info etc.
    Prices continue to creep up on these fine old rifles so you can't really loose.
    Whats not to love!
     
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    Add my vote for the Remington 512. It was and is my first rifle...
     
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    I have one and find it to be very accurate, also probably my favorite .22 out of the several I own. I have mine threadded for suppressor use.

    [​IMG]
     
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