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What is the most reliable Corrosion resistant semiautomatic .22lr rifle out their.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Anteater1717, Aug 18, 2007.

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  1. Anteater1717

    Anteater1717 Member

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    This needs to be a solid .22lr since it’s probably going to go through hell and back. Here are the specifications in order of importance. It must fulfill the first three.

    Semiautomatic
    Corrosion resistance
    Reliability
    Simplicity
    Accuracy
    Open sights
    Detachable magazines

    First off it MUST be a semiautomatic. It’s going to be a boat gun, and end up spending a lot of time on the ocean. I have looked at stainless Marlins and Rugers but have heard their internals are not all stainless or aluminum.

    The budget is $350.00 max


    Mods my computer lost its internet connection while trying to post if it’s a double post merge them.
     
  2. MinScout

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    I have a "Wally World Special" Ruger 10/22. Stainless receiver, 22" stainless barrel and full-sized checkered stock without a barrel band. Very reliable with most ammo.

    Well under $350, iirc.
     
  3. LoadedDrum

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    I have had a 10/22 and found that in terms of reliability they are very mag dependant. I switched to a Marlin 60SB and it is completely reliable (fixed tube mag).
     
  4. The Deer Hunter

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    There is no such thing as corrosion resistant on the water. Everything rusts. Even rust seems to rust.

    Don't but a new gun-it will get ruined. And try using CorosionX on the parts.

    http://www.corrosionx.com/

    And MinScout, all factory 10/22 receivers are aluminum.
     
  5. Technosavant

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    Or maybe get the stainless 10/22 and have it hard chromed. That will be about as much as you can do, but it still may not be enough.
     
  6. jerkface11

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    I would ditch the requirement for a detachable mag and go with a marlin 60. Far more reliable than a 10/22.
     
  7. The Deer Hunter

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    Maybe clear Duracoat?
     
  8. Jubjub

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    Stainless synthetic 10/22 would be the way I'd go.

    You could also pick up a spare trigger assembly and recoil spring assembly and keep them in something sealed and dry, in case of a rust problem in the works.
     
  9. doc2rn

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    If you do your periodic maintenance with CLP or corosion X, I cant see where your problem would come from, with stainless. I swam through rivers and oceans with an M9 and M16 and never had the kinda problem you are describing. Also try storing it in cosmoline and a H2O proof bag.
     
  10. MIL-DOT

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    not to be argumentative, just curious, but why a .22 for a boat gun? i've crewed on several yachts, and the prefered boat gun by far is some kind of marine 12 g. shotgun, usually hard chrome or matte nickel finish, though i believe some are stainless,as well.
     
  11. hksw

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    I do agree with others in the stainless barrelled synthetic stocked 10/22. Please note that the 10/22 receiver and trigger housing are aluminum and not stainless or any other metal. (Which is good as it does not rust (= iron oxide). It could eventually oxidize, but not "rust" in the context referred to here.) Also note that most of the parts in the internals are steel.
     
  12. Grizzley Adams

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    ruger 10/22 is damn reliable and has been that way for quite sometime.i have shot many of these rifles and enjoyed them quite a bit.easy to use,good to look at and accept most ammo.they were always comfortable for me to shoot and to frost the cake they are very easy to customise including barrel swaps and such and the parts to do is are very readily available.so i would look into this gun and see what you think if i was you.a very simple gune is always better to have have in places like the mountains,desert and water situations and this is one easy rifel to work on,all it requires is a little knowledge on how a gun is put together and thats nothing a book can't solve if you don't know.
     
  13. Marlin 45 carbine

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    S/S AMT 10/22 copy if they are still made. close second would be the Marlin M60S
     
  14. The Deer Hunter

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    Well you probably washed your guns off afterwards. When someone says "boat gun" that means to me a gun that will be on the gun for most of the time. I also assume your not just some guy who goes boating once every couple weeks.

    I would recommend a 12GA also. And if the barrel does rust, theres no rifling.
     
  15. FMJMIKE

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    Get a stainless steel Ruger 10/22 and a bottle of Corrosion X. Works great !!!
    [​IMG]
     
  16. saltydog452

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    Not a detachable magazine rifle, but have you considered the Remington Nylon 66?

    It has a reputation of long term reliability under harsh conditions.

    salty.
     
  17. joplinsks

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    I'd just buy a Marlin 60 or Ruger 10/22 for under 150 bucks at Walmart or Bass Pro, wax / clean now and then, and see how they hold up. If they start rusting despite their care, then reevaluate... but I bet they won't.
     
  18. dstorm1911

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    get a carbon steel Ruger 10/22 then send it here

    http://www.shootiniron.com/

    use the left over $$ in your budget to have Mac work it over..... it won't rust after he's done..... and he guarantees that


    keep in mind that salt water will corrode alluminum as well, doesn't rust it oxidizes
     
  19. DBR

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    I kept a Marlin 39 22lr, a HK 91, an Ithaca 37 12ga and a Ruger Mini14 223 SS on a large sailboat that was in the water 24/7/365 for 10yrs between Maine and Florida and had no rust trouble with any of them. I had no exotic lubes or anything else. I just cleaned and lubed periodically like I had been taught in the dark ages.

    Today, if I wanted a really rust resistant firearm, I would buy what I liked and send it to Robar for NP3. You can't beat electroless nickel for corrosion resistance and generally it will not affect tolerances. A second choice would be Walter Birdsong's "Black T".
     
  20. Anteater1717

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    "I would recommend a 12GA also. And if the barrel does rust, theres no rifling."
    The Deer Hunter

    I already have a 12ga I just wanted a .22 of some sort. If it comes down to it I can live without detachable magazines the only reason I like them is it’s just quick to load and unload.

    "get a carbon steel Ruger 10/22 then send it here

    http://www.shootiniron.com/"
    dstorm1911

    That looks like what i need would they do Marlins?
     
  21. rangerruck

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    none that I know of , will meet your requirements. Not for that price anyway. To get all s.s. internals, will cost you a fortune. You may do it with a ruger 10.22, stainlessmodel, and then change out all the internal parts, or a Volquartzen, but that one will be about 1000. bucks.
    I would keep cost to a minimum, and go with a Marlin s.s. for under 200, and keep it sprayed with T-25 all the time or Miltec lube. Anything else will be a ton of money, and you will hate yourself in the morning, if you break it.
     
  22. CZguy

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    I'm curious as to why you want a .22 (that has to be semiautomatic) for a boat gun. What are it's intended uses? Why a semi auto, as opposed to a bolt?
     
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