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What is the best .22 "fun gun" to buy?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Alan Fud, Mar 3, 2004.

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  1. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Member

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    Looking to buy a .22LR not for any particular purpose (i.e., self defense, hunting, etc.) but just for 'fun' shooting. What would you recommend? Auto? Revolver? Single Action? Lever Rifle?

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Kodiak AK

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  3. jamz

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    ^Yeh, what he said.

    As an added cool bonus , it's banned in CA. ;)

    -James
     
  4. P95Carry

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    One of each!!

    I think with what I have the most ''fun'' per se .... is with my 15 shot marlin 60 ... I have a quick load thingie which feeds the puppy eight times .... that's 120 rounds of intermittent rapid fire ..... can't do much better than that .... legally.... unless you are NFA capable.


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    Then go add a MkII or 22/45 to the collection .. and put a red dot on it .. more fun!!

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    To add ... here's that loader thingie ... of course ... only meant for tubular mags.


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  5. luxone

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    I love my Beretta U22 Neos, its a blast!
     
  6. Crom

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    Rifle or pistol, it doesn't matter. .22LR's are fun to shoot and very practical. Another factor is that it won't knock a hole in your wallet to lay in a few thousand rounds for practice, plinking, or SHTF scenarios. A skilled marksman with a .22LR in his hand is lethal.

    I have a couple of rifles and pistols and love to shoot them all. My first gun was a Ruger 10/22 given to me as a gift back in 1966. My next gun purchase is going to be a Walther .22 pistol.

    However, I would stay away from the small cheap pocket pistols unless you are on a budget. Buy the best quality you can afford.

    Have fun and good shooting!
     
  7. Hutch

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    Hmmm... The envelope please...

    The winner... of funnest .22 autopistol is.... The Ruger Mk II!!
    The winner... of funnest .22 revolver is.... Smith & Wesson model 17!!
    The winner... of funnest .22 rifle is... The Ruger 10/22!!

    BTW, I don't think I've seen the Academy Awards show since Sammy Davis Jr. was emcee-ing, so... Do they still ask for the envelope?
     
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    I'll second the Neos.
     
  10. clubsoda22

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    Add that to my list of things to do when the AWB expires.
     
  11. duckfoot

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    4" Colt Trooper Mark III. Looks like a hand cannon shoots like a cap gun. Got this off of gunbroker
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Majic

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    Marlin 39.
    No explanations, just hold one in your hands one time. ;)
     
  13. Eskimo Jim

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    Alan,
    I'll vote for what I've tried:

    Semi Auto Pistol: Ruger Mk II Cost is probably around $250, probably less if used.

    Revolver: S&W model 17 this is a K frame so it might seem heavy but it is great for training for a K frame in a larger caliber. Also, being double action with a swing out cylinder it is easier to load than Ruger's Single Six single action. The Model 17 isn't made anymore so you would have to go with the 617 in stainless if you want a new revolver.

    Bolt Action Rifle: Ruger 77/22 hefty price tag but it feels just like their centerfire 77 Mk II. I like this one much better than Savage's bolt action rim fire. The Savage was nice but the bolt throw was very short for my big hands.

    Semi-automatic rifle: Can't beat a 10/22. For about $170 or so you can get the basic model.

    Haven't tried a lever action rifle or a single shot.

    Good luck.

    -Jim
     
  14. Wedge

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    I have to second that. I shoot my 82 y.o. grandfathers Marlin 39 all the time. He bought it as a sophomore in high school and the thing still shoots great.
     
  15. WhoKnowsWho

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    I have the same rifle and reloader as P95carry, dang, that thing is fun! My wife and I both have an auto loader, her a P22, and me a Neos. I also have a single action revolver .22 LR that is quite fun.

    For general ease of plinking, I would say an autoloader, either the P22 or Neos have been good to me. Can't go wrong with a Ruger either.
     
  16. foghornl

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    Ok, I'll play:

    .22LR auto pistol...Ruger MK2 or the .22/45 if you like the "1911 Feel"

    .22 SA Revolver...Ruger Single-Six with .22LR & .22Mag cylinders

    .22 DA Revolver...S&W 'Kit Gun'...the "Pre-Model Number" ones

    .22 Auto Rifle....Marlin 99 or Ruger 10/22

    .22LR Bolt gun...Hmmmm never fired one {GASP!}

    .22LR pump rifle...Remmy 572 'Fieldmaster'
     
  17. George S.

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    Having had a Ruger Single Six for over 26 years, I would have to vote for that one as a revolver choice. You get two cylinders (.22LR and .22WMR) so you can have fun with either caliber although .22 mag is pretty expensive anymore. I just added a red dot to my SS and from a rest, I can get inch and a half groups at 25 yds using Winchester Dynapoints from K-Mart.

    For a semi-auto, either a Ruger MKII or a 22/45. They both have diferent barrel types and lengths tochoose from and the MKII Government Model slab-side is a very accurate shooter right out of the box.

    I don't have any real experience with lever action .22 rifles but the Ruger 96/22, Marlin 39A, Remington 597 and Browning BL22 Lever are good choices.
     
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    Another vote

    Another vote here for the Neos..
     
  19. Red Neck64

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    If you bye a rifle,make it a Marlin.
     
  20. JamisJockey

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    10/22
    You can still find 25, 30, and 50 round mags for them (at a hefty price, but still....:D)

    What a blast! I had one before with 2 25rounders and a 50 rounder. sold it :banghead:
    Have one now, just with a couple factory mags...
     
  21. BerettaNut92

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    A .22 conversion of your CCW piece.
     
  22. Kodiak AK

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    I am going to one up Skunkabilly. A M16 with a 22 conversion kit .


    :eek:
     
  23. clipse

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    My vote goes to the Nylon 66. My father-in-law bought this for me for my 22nd birthday. I absolutely love this little gun.

    [​IMG]

    clipse
     
  24. clipse

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    I'ver been practicing double taps with my CZ. Obviously I am getting to used to double taps. :D
     
  25. NRA4LIFE

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    Rifles include Ruger 10-22 and Browning BPR (pump). Pistol a Ruger Mark I (I think I'm getting old). The combined years I've owned those 3 is close to 60 and only god knows how many rounds through them.
     
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