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Single-Shot 22 Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mister_wilburn, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. mister_wilburn

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    Which manufacturers currently produces an adult sized single shot 22 rifle.

    I have seen many youth models, but they are too small.
     
  2. hardluk1

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    See if savage still does, check there web site.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    There was somebody making a reproduction Winchester 1902 but that is still a pretty dinky little rifle and not cheap.

    The Savage 1G looks full size by proportions in the picture at:
    http://www.savagearms.com/markig.htm

    Frankly, I think a CZ452 with single shot adapter in the magazine well would be the best shooter unless you just MUST have a true single shot.
     
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    Or a 10/22. Some people think it's an autoloader, but mine was a frustrating spring-loaded single shot.:D
     
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    Anschutz, Remington (at least they used to), Marlin's 39A......
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    My 39A holds 19 rounds. Don't know about yours...
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have taken a look at the offerings so far.

    The Savage is quite appealing, and isn't too short. Right under 40". And the price is reasonable.

    Otherwise I think the CZ would be the best choice.

    No need for a semi-auto 22 right now.
     
  11. ArmedBear

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    Wait...

    Did you mean single-shot, or manual-action?

    Manual action opens up a big list. Single shots are a lot more obscure.

    For a manual-action .22LR rifle, I'd say the 39A is my hands-down overall favorite, taking everything into consideration.
     
  12. JohnBT

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    In my neverending quest to get folks to spend too much money, how about a new or used Varner single shot .22?

    www.varnerguns.com

    CALL FOR PRICING!

    Hunter Model:
    Blued receiver, straight stock and forearm, barrel mounted peep or open rear sight, Marble gold bead front sight. POR

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    Hunter Deluxe:
    Same features as above with the exception of a color case hardened frame and lever. POR

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    Professional Hunter:
    Our classic hunter deluxe with a hand checkered, fancy, pistol grip, perch belly stock, with a blued steel crescent buttplate. The 24" barrel carries an extended forearm and a Marble gold bead front sight and is drilled and tapped for our scope base. The rear sight is a tang mounted peep sight, adjustable for windage and elevation. This rifle is similar in appearance to the Schuetzen model rifle pictured in our flyer. POR


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    I thought Varner went out of business in the '80s after making about 500 rifles, but what do I know.

    John
     
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    I would like a single shot rifle. If it proves too difficult/expensive to make that happen, I would like a manual action 22LR.

    My preference otherwise would be a tube magazine like the 39 and my 336.

    The 39A looks like a great gun. Not having fired one, I am curious about the accuracy. Although, every Marlin I have fired was more than sufficient in this respect. If it will hit a 12oz can at 50 yards, well, thats more than I would ask of it really.
     
  15. ArmedBear

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    It's not a 10/22! It will most certainly hit a 12 oz. can at 50 yards.:) Or a quarter.
     
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    My 39A, while VERY accurate, had issues with the firing pin - had to be replaced twice and still had problems always striking primers hard enough.....it eventually went away

    If total accuracy is what you seek, the Anschutz or 40-X will do the job, but they aren't cheap
     
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    I see that the T/C Encore got mentioned, but the venerable Contender merits being noted also...

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    IMO, it depends on what you are planning to do with the rifle. If you're looking to shoot targets or hunt, single shot or manual action work and work well. You'll get the crowd that says you cannot do any type of hunting without a rifle capable of holding 50+ rounds. Truth is, one bullet in the right place is all you need. Growing up, I shot so many chipmunks, red squirrels and gophers with a single shot .22 that I'd bury them with their tails sticking out of the ground so I wouldn't dig the old ones up.

    If you're looking to teach a child about shooting, a single shot is the only way to go. Again, I'll have people argue this but a single shot has nothing but advantages when teaching the fundamentals of holding a rifle and aiming.

    Get a Savage and enjoy.
     
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    Plus one.............you beat me to it.

    You have the added advantage of using a magazine should you (or someone else) desire to do so later on.

    That got the coffee spraying out of my nostrils. :)
     
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    dispatch55126:

    Well said. A quick reason I'd like to own a single shot. First off, my granddad kept a rifle similar to the Savage Mark 1g over his bed, but it was actually a Stevens. I put many boxes of ammo through that weapon and enjoyed it simplicity. Killed birds and squirrels well too.

    This firearm will be for hunting small game at closer distances, target practice, and teaching others how to handle a rifle correctly. That said, the CZ is a very nice looking rifle. Never had the chance to fire one though. But I hear only good things about them.

    Great, now I need two :)
     
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    Does that 1 round magazine adapter for the CZ 452 work with any of their other rimfire models?
     
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    I won't say all, but most of the CZ .22s are really on the same action, differing only in barrel, stock, and sights, so the adapter should be pretty... adaptable.
     
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    I feel your pain.

    It gets even worse if you start looking around the CMP. (Garand fever)

    http://www.odcmp.com/

    Yes it works with all of them. It works with the BRNO series of rifles also.
     
  24. Isaac's Grandpa

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    Look for an old Remington Model 41. Gunbroker had a couple of them. I have my dad's made back in 1937. I used to lay pop bottles on their side and shoot the bottoms out. I got paid $85 a summer to keep the gopher population in check at the cemetary across the road from the farm. Now with the trifocals I have the choice between front and rear sight clear or front sight and target clear. No go on all three but I don't want to drill and tap it for a scope.
     
  25. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Why not look for a good used .22, an older better built one?
     
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