New .22 Suggestions?

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  1. LiveLife

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    How about Savage B22 Precision? - https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=product_summary&s=70248

    Around $469 - https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/062654702488

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    • Custom 1 Piece MDT Chassis machined from billet aluminum
    • Adjustable length of pull and comb height
    • 18” heavy threaded barrel w/ flush cap
    • 1 Piece Picatinny rail
    • Light, crisp, user adjustable AccuTrigger pull from 1.5-4 lbs.
    • 10 round detachable magazine
     
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  2. TTv2

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    If you want a super accurate .22 for under $400, get a Ruger Charger (non-takedown) and a 3-9x scope. You'll be shooting sub MOA with the ammo it likes all day.

    The bolt actions are all the same, the lever guns not worth it unless they're a vintage Marlin.
     
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  3. Turkeytider

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    Really enjoying my Savage 93R 17HMR. Not a 22 of course, but for budget rimfires they are fine and shoot great.
     
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  4. Howland937

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    I've had 4 variations of the Savage MKII and haven't had a bad shooting one yet.2 wood, 2 synthetic, 2 heavy barrels...all shot better than a person could expect an under $200 rifle to shoot. Even bought one of the $156 non accu-trigger Walmart ones and saw no difference. I never really tried high end ammo either. If your heart lies with centerfire, get the Savage. If you fall in love with rimfires, you'll find plenty of others to spend money on.
    Ask me how I know.
    I only have one Savage left, heavy barrel with synthetic because it's ser# is sequential to the one I ordered for my dad. It really doesn't mean a thing to me though except that it does what it should for a lot less than I've spent on other rifles for similar accuracy and a 2.5# trigger. I may have to get it Cerakoted some silly color just so I'll see it and remember to shoot it sometimes.

    Which M52 are you contemplating? I run across them on occasion now that I don't need one.
     
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  5. 12Bravo20

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    I enjoy all of my Savage rifles from the old single shot Springfield Model 120 to the MkII and Model 10/110 centerfire rifles. And yes they are definitely good shooters especially for the money.
     
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  6. Turkeytider

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    Yes, "especially for the money ". Same can be said for my 110 in .223.
     
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  7. Picher

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    CZ 457 American
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    The classic American-style rimfire rifle, this gorgeous 457 has a 24.8” barrel with no sights and is meant to be topped with a scope. Its Turkish walnut stock has a high, flat comb and a classic checkering pattern. Like all of our 457s, it has an 11mm dovetail milled into the top of its receiver for attaching scope ringmounts.

    If we were to pick one thing that our previous rimfire platforms were lacking, it was an American-style push-to-fire safety — something Hunter’s Education instructors and 4-H shooting coaches have begged us to incorporate for years. Though that was the most obvious change, we also took the opportunity to tweak a load of small things at the same time. In addition to the receiver-mounted, push-to-fire safety, we chopped almost an inch of length from the action and slab-sided it to reduce its footprint and weight.

    The stamped bottom metal of the 455 is gone, swapped for a classy two-piece interlocking system. To make scope fitment easier, we ditched the 90° bolt rotation in favor of 60°, allowing for larger ocular bell diameters with lower ring heights. To top it all off, the 457 now features a trigger adjustable for weight, creep and over-travel.

    With the exact same swappable barrel system as the 455 and the same reliable polymer magazine system, the 457 is without a doubt the best rimfire platform we’ve ever fielded.
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    I own a 455 and it looks a lot like this rifle. Perhaps it's been discontinued, but its typical of CZ design/construction and it shoots quite well. I bought the rifle with a .22 Mag factory barrel, but bought a heavy-fluted .17 HMR barrel, bedded the action and floated the barrel. It shoots great! John Picher
     
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  8. Macchina

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    Love my Henry 22. It's a Youth model and perfect for shooting and carrying around.
    I put a receiver peep sight on it and modified the front sight to take an ar front sight post. It's an easy 1" at 50 yards gun. Very surprised by the accuracy with quality ammo.
    It's smooth as a 100 year old Winchester right out of the box and the Henry loading with a plunger at the muzzle is perfect for 22LR. Twice as fast to load as any mag fed rifle.
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  9. d2wing

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    100 yards is a stretch for a 22lr. But guys do shoot them to 300 yards. I would consider getting a 17 HMR depending on what you want to do.
    100 yards might require more expense in rifle and higher grade ammo than you want to spend but then no harm in trying cheaper options.
     
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  11. dranrab

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    $250 dollar Savage heavy barrel.
     
  12. badkarmamib

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    Thanks all. I am planning on taking my 11YO son (and his scoped Henry lever .22) to the range next chance I get, to see what I can reasonably expect. Get some money set aside, and go shopping. On a budget, Savage seems like a fairly safe bet. If I can squeeze a little more money together, Tikka, Bergara, and CZ will be considered. Will just see what strikes my fancy. Again, thanks for your experience, and for suggestions I hadn't considered.
     
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  13. Turkeytider

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    Come back and let us know what you decide! Buying a new gun is fun!
     
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  14. d2wing

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    Of those 3, CZ is the heavy favorite of competition shooters. Tikka is a proven equivalent. I don't know about Bergara.
     
  15. Dave DeLaurant

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    Since I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, consider checking the LGS market for a good used .22 rifle.

    Seemingly every estate sale includes a couple of classic, well loved rimfire rifles, and since they aren't autoloaders they often resell at very reasonable prices.

    I picked up a lightly-used Winchester 69A with a pristine bore and Lyman target sights for $200, and it was one of the more expensive offerings at my favorite LGS.

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  16. Turkeytider

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    THAT looks like a nice find!
     
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  17. Spats McGee

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    Any one of those should suit your needs quite well.
     
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  18. TonyAngel

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    On a budget? Savage for bolt action, Henry for a lever gun. The savage is more accurate, but the Henry is more fun.
     
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  19. d2wing

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    50 yard target with CZ 452. Also shoot 2 CZ 457 and they shoot very close to the same.
     
  20. 22250Rem

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    Another vote for CZ. I love my 455 and a buddy has a 452 that I don't think he will ever sell. I hear the 457's are great as well. If they are too much of a budget buster I must say Savage .22 bolt guns are sure nice for their price range. Although my favorite iron sight .22 plinker is the base model Henry H001. All I did was put a fiber optic front sight on it. That one will probably wind up with my son someday.
     
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  21. Picher

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    I have one and don't remember how long I've had it or how much it cost, but think it was under $200. It's been a fun rifle and now sports a receiver sight. Perfect!
     
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  22. valnar

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    I just went to my safe and hugged my CZ 452 American.
     
  23. Howland937

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    Ain't been recently I bet...
    It's definitely possible, but I can't even find a nice stock for mine in that price range. I looked at about 15 69A's today and didn't see one under $475.
     
  24. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    I really like my Browning BL-22 but the prices have jumped up quite a bit since I bought mine a couple years ago-----my CZ455 has been a disappointment, I need to work with it some more but more than likely it will be going down the road----I got it new for pretty cheap so not that big of deal.
     
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  25. Sniper66

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    1. Bergara BMR
    2. Tikka
    3. CZ

    I've bought 2 Bergara rimfires and both are exceptional. I recommend the other two because friends of mine have them and they shoot accurately and run smoothly. Even though I have 2 Savage rifles (not rimfires) and both are accurate, I'm not fond of the fit and finish. That said though, for the money, they are good shooters. Savage does make good barrels.
     
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