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Which .22LR rifle for target shooting?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Juna, Jan 30, 2007.

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Which .22LR for target shooting?

  1. CZ 452

    60 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. Marlin Model 60

    21 vote(s)
    13.5%
  3. Ruger 10/22

    40 vote(s)
    25.8%
  4. Other

    34 vote(s)
    21.9%
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  1. Juna

    Juna Member

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    Which one & why? I want an accurate, reliable .22LR for plinking/target shooting.
     
  2. orionengnr

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    I want a Ruger Target Bull barrel laminated stock with nice glass, but...who am I kidding?

    I haven't been to a rifle range in over a year, and I need to spend $400 (before glass) on a .22 like I need another hole in my head (poor choice of words?).

    Had a Model 60 years ago, they used to be commom and cheap. If I find one cheap (~$100), maybe I can rationalize that purchase. :)
     
  3. anderst

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    Ruger Mark III

    Excellent out of the box
     
  4. DMK

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    I have both a CZ 452 and a Marlin Model 60.

    The Marlin 60 is a great little rifle for plinking, but it's no target rifle. The CZ is way more accurate out of the box. The Marlin is a pain to clean too.

    I love the CZ 452 BTW. It's a very nice rifle with beautiful fit and finish.

    I suspect you'll get a lot of votes for the 60 though because it's cheap, reliable, common and probably half of us here have one (the other half have a 10/22 ;) ).
     
  5. eden892

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    I would have to vote ruger 10/22 because of the large amount of custom items made for it although I have owned several marlin model 60's which are great rifles.
     
  6. db_tanker

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    Volquartsen can make a 10/22 into a sweet piece. :)


    I plan on getting a trigger group for mine as a first step.


    D
     
  7. BrainOnSigs

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    How serious do you want to get (translation = how much do you want to spend?)

    If cash is no object....a Cooper M57-BR.

    For a bargain with very good out of the box accuracy the CZ 452 (or 453 with the set trigger) is a great choice.

    My CZ 452 Varmint:
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    10 rounds at 50 yards with slight breeze on a 90+ degree day. Using Eley Ultimate Tenex EPS ammo. BY MY 8 YEAR OLD!!
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  8. jerkface11

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    Having shot all 3 i'd say only one of the choices is good enough to be a target rifle. The CZ452 or 453. Marlin 60's are nice reliable guns but not accurate. Ruger 10/22's are ummm .22's and that's about all that can be said for them.
     
  9. DonP

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    Model 60 vote here.

    Unless you are planning on getting into competitive shooting at the national level, a nice Model 60, with a .22 Mag scope will cost around $150 or less.

    The difference in price from the other guns will probably buy you enough ammo to let you shoot pretty much for the rest of your life and get really, really good with it.
     
  10. loxety

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    Remington 597 works great! ~$150 new
     
  11. GardDog223

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    My 2 cents

    I have both a Ruger 10/22 and a CZ-452 Scout. I have taken the 10/22 through it's progression to a custom target rifle and am pleased with what it can now do. I bought the CZ as my son's first rifle after a dealer friend of mine talked me out of wasting my money on a Cricket. I enjoyed shooting the CZ as much (or more) than my son did. I could not believe how well built and accurate out of the box it was. I mounted a red dot on it and my 8 year old ran through an Auto-reset target at 35 yards after little instruction. The Scout really changed my views of CZ rifles.
    If you want to build a personally "customized" rifle, the Ruger is money well spent. You can modify it as much or as little as you want / can afford.
     
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  12. JBP

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    For modern out of the box I'd go with a 10/22T. I have mine over 10 years now. Put a rebuilt Tasco Pro scope on it and haven't adjusted it since.

    For bolt action you really can't beat the Mossburg trainers 44US models or the newer 144LSB.
     

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    Out of the box, CZ 452/453. (The triggers could use some tweaking, though.)

    Modded, 10/22.
     
  14. clarkford

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    For $100 you can get a Savage Mark II .22LR at Wally World. Can get a 3" group at 100 yards if you rest your elbows on your knees.
     
  15. ajax

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    If you would prefer not to spend much money go with the Mod. 60. Also I would like to strongly disagree about the Model 60's accuracey. The Ruger is nice if you think you might want to modify something to death down the road. Even though I don't own one I will say that there is a inherent accuracey you get with bolt action rifles that you may or may not get with semi auto's regardless of manufacture. That my 2cents free of charge.:)
     
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    I got a mod 60 and a CZ 452 Special. Its nice to have a semi-auto for wasting blammo, that is still pretty reliable and accurate and a nice bolt gun.
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    NOWDAYS If not spending $800 and accuracy are two primary critera it's borderline asinine to buy ANYTHING other than a CZ rimfire





    10/22 and target, HECK Ruger and target really shouldn't be used in the same sentence unless the word terrible is used in that same sentence.

    The 60 is nice and can be surprisingly accurate. BUT I have yet to run across out of the dozen I've previously owned. an older 60 that did not have some form of functionality issue.

    BTW I've shot every "TARGET" rimfire ruger makes.
     
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    Scoped Marlin 925. Rifle alone will set you back around 150 bucks.

    Sub quarter size groups at 50 yards with bulk Federal 510 ammo. I imagine with fancy stuff it would be better.

    Knocks shotgun shells off the backstop at 100 yards.

    Can push a golfball from 20 yards out to 100. *golfball racing*

    Can ring an 11" steel gong at 200 yards. ...Gotta aim high to do this though. :p


    Oh, and very easy to clean and maintain. Very reliable.
     
  19. Fosbery

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    Ruger 10/22. It may not be a target rifle out of the box, but it will be once you've given it the love and $$$ that it deserves :D
     
  20. Drue

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    All of the rifles that you mentioned are fine plinkers. Unless you want to spend a lot of money on a 10/22, the CZ would be better for target shooting.

    Drue
     
  21. stoky

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    For low bucks and lots of class find and old Winchester Model 75.
    If your well healed get a Winchester 52.
    If you recently hit the lotto, get an Anschutz.
     
  22. Geno
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    T/C Contender Holds the World Record...Need I Say More?

    T/C Contender pistol holds the world record at 500 yards. No matter how much you spend, store-bought or custom, I assure you, you shall not find more accurate than the World Champion...T/C Contender.

    Why spend more for second best?

    Thanks for the redirect, Krochus. The T/C Contender carbine also are available in .22LR MATCH. All T/Cs are guaranteed to shoot 1 MOA at 100 yards.

    Doc2005
     
  23. R.W.Dale

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    Funny I thought this thread was about rifles:what:
     
  24. Lobotomy Boy

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    I almost voted for the 10/22 because I've been a fan of the gun since Nixon's first term in office, but then I remembered shooting the CZ my buddy bought for his son. What a nice gun! I need another .22 about a much as I need another 9mm handgun, but I really wanted one of those.
     
  25. Selfdfenz

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    Been there, done that.
    Not too long ago I started to worry that I might have a problem where rimfires are concerned. Thanks to a couple of resources I located on the I-net that helped me look at the issue from a different perspective I now realize I'm fine.

    As it tuned out the problem was I didn't have enough money, time or closet space.

    Best
    S-
     
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