Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dak0ta, Aug 29, 2009.
Was wondering which one is the best for the money.
The 10/22 is just so ubiquitous it is hard to endorse anything else. Parts, accessories, furniture, magazines, you name it. If you can dream it up there is a good chance somebody has made it for the 10/22. Can't say that for the others....
I love the ones I have from the 90's. the more recent ones are a different finish and maybe have some other, more subtle differences. I don't know if that mean quality has gone downhill or not. They weren't broke, so why did they "fix" them?
It depends upon what you want to do with it, the 10/22 trumps all with its versatility and availability of accessories, but for the money I have to say that the Marlin 60 is the best buy. A couple years ago the 10/22 held that spot, but with the rising MSRP, and lower manufacturing standards, the position has been filled.
Marlin 60 or an older Remmie 552 speedmaster.
I had a ruger and traded it off it would not shoot past 40 yards with consistant accuracy.
Bottom line get what you like and can hit with.
If I buy a semi .22 it'll be a 10/22. It's really hard to ignore the "Ruger Collective" and all the support, accessories and information on possible mods to these firearms.
Marlin Model 60 is the best for the money.
Ruger 10/22 are great as well, but you'll end up sinking lots of money into magazines and accessories.
And if you have money to burn, why not just get a .22LR AR.
Anybody got opinions on the Savage?
I bought a model 60 but starting to wish I got the 10/22. I love the tube mag of the model 60 and they are very accurate. But I find it its pretty tricky to remove/replace the bolt and recoil spring for cleaning. The 10/22 bolt and spring assembly looks much more user friendly to remove and replace for cleaning on the youtube videos ive seen.
I have no experience with the savage 64. But I do have a Mark II bolt action and its a pretty solid gun and I love the savage accutrigger.
Hello friends and neighbors // I vote Marlin 795
Can't beat the price ! After $10.00 off coupon at dicks sports, then manager discount of %10 for waiting so long(he was selling a boat) and I had great salesman , then fill out online survey within 48 hours ( takes 5 min.) you get another $10.00 off coupon //With the Marlin $50.00 mail in rebate. I bought ,July 4th 2009, Marlin 795 syn. 22.lr for $81.11 including tax.
Have fired 400+ rounds with no jams ( not all at same time). I did buy 3 extra 10 round clips as they are a little slow to load.
Very fun for all, not too small for me (6'4") yet small enough to use teaching the kids.
Extremely light weight and ready for scope.
Not a big fan of them...OTOH the Mark II is a great rifle IMO. The 64 feels like a poor copy of a 10/22 to me...with the bonus of difficult to load magazines (like the Mk. II...but it's a semi...so a bigger issue for me).
I like the T/C Arms model R-55s because it is all steel, American-made and the barrels are threaded to the receiver just like a centerfire's barreled action. Also, all of the R-55s come with match grade chamber. The following is a link to the various models of R-55s: http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/rimfireRifles.php I personally own the Classic. I'm not saying the others aren't good, this is simply what I like/own.
I was just wondering................did the folks who voted for the Savage or other by any chance also happen to vote for Ross Perot?
Remington 597 is hard to beat in my opinion.
I have a Remington 552 Speedmaster I've used for more than 20 years now and it's still as good as new. My nephew and another shooting buddy both have 10/22s. They're very decent rifles, but I wouldn't even think of trading mine for both of theirs.
My 552 is picky about ammo, but it's hell on wheels with the right stuff. Hint: the right stuff is almost anything but Remington ammo. It seems to run best on Winchester Super-X, Aguila, and Mini-Mags.
Practical...not so much, "best for the money"...not a chance, fun to shoot...hell yes.
Rem 597. Very impressed with it. Excellent accuracy and good reliability.
Out of the box? The Marlin 60/795 is about the best for the money. Cheap, accurate, and reliable guns.
IMO the 10/22 is good for nothing but modifying -- for which it is definitely the best choice.
If you are the kind who can leave a gun just like it came out of the box (I'm decidedly not), the you might do better with one of the others.
If you are inclined to tinker with it at all, you'll likely be best served going with the "standard." JMHO.
I've got to go old school and vote for my old Remington model 550-1. Tube fed, will shoot shorts or LR's, and has rarely jammed on me. My grandfather bought it new about 1970, and it's still going strong.
One caveat---don't take the @#[email protected] thing apart!! It's bar none the hardest rifle to reassemble I've fooled with.
I have two of the old Cooey/Winchester 64B.
Same rifle as the Savage 64.
The magazines are hard to load and mine do not feed properly if loaded more than 7 rounds.
Accuracy is better than my long gone 10/22. About 1.5 inch groups at 25 meters with the stock iron post and notch sights, with cheap bulk Winchester Dynapoints.
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