Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JCooperfan1911, Oct 29, 2021.
To my surprise it will shoot 5/8" groups at 50 yards all you want. And those are 10 shot groups. And best of all that is using cheap Federal Blue box bulk ammo from Walmart. I have several thousand rounds of it on hand.
I would like a Henry lever in 22 magnum. I am on the Notify Me list at Buds and have been on there for a long time waiting on them to get one in stock. Funny story with the 39a is that I had a squirrel way up in an oak tree sighted on with a head shot. Just as I was pulling the trigger a second squirrel ran down a limb behind the squirrel as was aiming at and his head was lined up with the squirrel I was aiming at and the shot went through the first squirrels head and then through the second squirrels head. Both dropped to the ground a foot apart.
I cannot take credit for the fantastic shot. It was a total fluke. At least I had two people watching who can back me up. It was a shot I will never repeat. I have never seen a Marlin rifle that wasn't a shooter. I wish I had everyone back that I ever sold.
Thanks for the heads up on the Grubee scopes. I have never heard of them but have the link bookmarked now.
I've had an almost perfect .22 rifle for several decades now, my Marlin Model 39. It might be perfect if the lousy trigger pull was a little less lousy. Like Picher's did, mine has a Williams 5D receiver mounted on it and I love hunting squirrels and rabbits with it.
Only 5? Lol.
Always admired a rich friend's M62 Winchester pump when I was a kid with a Buffalo winter plagued paper route that paid for most of my clothes...40 years later I found one in 95% condition for $425 at a Louisville gun show that's been a favorite with every kid that's shown up here at the farm. I mounted a slick Marbles Tang Peep on it and a Lyman Ivory Bead front that, combined make it an absolute joy to hunt or plink.
A cpl years later a M61 showed up with a good price tag...$525... in similar condition that's even more accurate; especially so with a Redfield .22 3/4" 4x scope mounted. This one'll do an honest inch at 50 yds from a rest with CCI Mini-Mags. Again, about as good as it gets in my neck of the woods.
Any of the three would easily be a #1 choice for me....Here's a pic of the Winchesters...Rod
It's like finding the "perfect" BBQ or Chili. WAAAAAY too many great choices and tastes/opinions vary too much for anyone to agree anyhow!
1x-3x Weaver scope, also very light weight. Irons and optic are zeroed @ 50-yds with the same load. The modified M1-Carbine stock pack holds extra 10-rd CZ .22lr mags.
As set-up, this would make for a great little backwoods/bushcrafting/'survival' rimfire carbine.
Huh, just realized I only have 10....thought there were more around here someplace.
Beautiful and well thought out. Much more practical for field use than the looooong barrel CZ-452 Trainer and Lux models.
Only 10? Lol
My greatly-improved Rem 581 with a new stainless Shilen take-off/slimmed-down barrel, is a joy to shoot and to carry around. The accurized bull-barreled 10-22 is extremely accurate, but a bit heavy for long walks in the woods. An accurized Rem 504 shoots nicely, but a bit heavy to carry on long jaunts. The Winchester 69A bolt-action ( 5-round box magazine) is a nice rifle to carry and plink with, but I don't want to mess with it much, due to it's great original condition.
Rem 504 - bought new at discount store after it purchased gun shop stock.
Hesa Hard1 has and an excellent Trainer. A nicer CZ457 is on the list when things even out a bit.
If you think you’re “blasting through ammo too quickly” now, try it with a Franklin Armory Binary Trigger … mine is almost machine gun “fast”
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