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Which Cheap .22 Bolt Action ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cj42, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. cj42

    cj42 Member

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    Savage MARK II-F +trigger adjustment ,magazine fed, $129
    - Shoots .22 LR only


    Marlin 981T + Shoots shorts and LR .22,holds 17 -25 depending
    - Price $ 188

    I like being able to shoot long or shorts rounds and I don't have to buy spare mags but at the same its easier to unload mag fed. Anybody know which one is more accurate ? Or are they about the same ? I'm leaning towards the Marlin anyone have any other suggestions that are a little cheaper ? Thanks.
     
  2. doubs43

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    I'd suggest looking for a Remington Model 5. They can be found now for under $200 and the quality is far better than the price would suggest. They are also quite accurate and have an adjustable trigger.

    Here are a couple of targets I've shot with one of mine at 75 and 100 yards.

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  3. 9mmepiphany

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    of the ones you are considering, i'd pick the savage as usually being more accurate.

    my personal choice, if you can fine one, would be a Romainian M69 for it's outstanding accuracy and folding sights
     
  4. Big Daddy Grim

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    The Marlin is a good gun but so is the Savage if it's just plinking I would go Savage the money you save will buy a load of .22
     
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    Tube

    Personally, I like the tube magazine on the 981. Can't lose the mag that way.

    Either are accurate "enough" unless you are trying to shoot match heads at 100 yards! :what:
     
  6. Bearhands

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    :D I've always liked that feature. However...... I own, love and also suggest
    (mine is a Zastava, same thing) It has a great "big rifle" feel and the bluing is just plain NICE.
    and also:
    shoots like a dream, though at times picky in the mag dept.

    Though either one of your picks would be a good one.
     
  7. Nowhere Man

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    Buy the Savage. It WILL shoot match heads at 100yrds! (stretch) You'll also like magazines better than a tube fed gun.


    Dave
     
  8. 22-rimfire

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    I personally prefer the tubular magazine rifles. They don't have as nice a form as the clip fed type, but I find them much easier to load overall than detachable magazines. It is also nice that with certain rifles you can shoot shorts, longs and Long rifles without modification or jamming.

    But the one you like best. Buy both. Always the answer.
     
  9. Runningman

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    My CZ 452 Trainer and Remington Model Five Zastava is more accurate than my Marlin model 880 Squirrel HB and my Savage Mark II stainless synthetic.
     
  10. cj42

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    Ok. I bought the Savage now where do I get some spare magazines and what is a good cheap scope? Walmart sell and cheapo's that might work ?
     
  11. Nowhere Man

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    Doesn't WM sell extra mags?

    Dave
     
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    I got Mark II mags at Dick's at a decent price. I have a Simmons .22mag 4x scope on my Mark IIF (the whole rig was under $150). I bought it as a utility/barn gun, but I swear it groups as well at 50yds as my CZ452/Leupold at $600.
     
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    The Remington Model 5 is a heck of a lot of gun for the price. I believe it can still be found for under $200.
     
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    The savage. Mine is great, with match ammo it likes, minute of flower stem at 50yd.
     
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    Winchester Wildcat. I got mine on sale for $99 (you probably can't do that well now). Shoots about 5/8" at 50 yds.

    gary
     
  16. rangerruck

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    the 981 will outshoot the savage and the remington, plus it will hold almost 25 shorts at one time. Also, an unbelievably accurate round in it, is the cci
    22 short hollow point, simply amazing. If you don't like the stock , find an old 22mag tube fed marlin stock, in wood, walnut or laminate, and you will find it is even more accurate, and a beauty.
     
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    from midsouth, or optics planet; a Tasco golden antler series, air rifle rated, adult spring piston rated, with an adjustable AO down to 7 feet!!!! it is also a
    3x9 power, is not too big, and comes with massive claw mounts. All this,
    for about 50 bucks!!!! It is without a doubt, the best value in scopes, maybe ever made. they will come in a hard plastic blister pac, if bought in a box store;
    gander mountain occasionally has them in stores.
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    Cj42, I have a Mark II also which I like very much. I prefer the 5-round mags. I have a extra 10, but I want a couple 5's. Think I'll check Dicks the next time I'm there. What do those Tasco's run $$?
     
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    I have seen them as cheap as 35 bucks in stores, in the hard blister pac, and comes with glasses and earmuffs sometimes!!!!! awesome.now ther are two versions of this scope, one does not have the adjustable objective-AO.
    So don't get that one.
     
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    What model do I want to order ? And are there any cheap bipods that I can buy as well ? Thanks again guys.

    The Tasco® Golden Antler® Series riflescopes boast a High Definition Coating (HDC™) on the lens surfaces and fully-coated optics for a brighter view. They're constructed to be waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof for reliable performance in the field.

    Features

    Model Number: DMGA4X32T

    Field of View: 32 ft at 100 yds
    Exit Pupil: 8 mm
    Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
    Focus Type: eyebell
    Parallax Setting: 100 yds
    Eye Relief: 3 in
    Reticle Type: 30/30
    Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
    Tube Diameter: 1 in
    Weight: 11 oz
    Length: 12.75 in
    Model Number: GA3940

    Field of View: 41 - 15 ft ft at 100 yds
    Exit Pupil: 13.3 mm at 3x; 4.4 mm at 9x
    Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
    Focus Type: eyebell
    Parallax Setting: 100 yds
    Eye Relief: 3 in
    Reticle Type: 30/30
    Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
    Tube Diameter: 1 in
    Weight: 13 oz
    Length: 12.75 in
    Model Number: GA2532CB

    Field of View: 43 ft at 100 yds
    Exit Pupil: 11.3 mm
    Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
    Focus Type: eyebell
    Parallax Setting: 100 yds
    Eye Relief: 3.2 in
    Reticle Type: Crossbow
    Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
    Tube Diameter: 1 in
    Weight: 10.1 oz
    Length: 11.4 in
    Model Number: GA3932AGD

    Field of View: 39 ft - 13 ft at 100 yds
    Exit Pupil: 10.6 mm at 3x; 3.6 mm at 9x
    Lens Coating: HDC™ High Definition Coating
    Focus Type: eyebell
    Parallax Setting: 100 yds
    Eye Relief: 3 in
    Reticle Type: 30/30
    Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. adjustments
    Tube Diameter: 1 in
    Weight: 12 oz
    Length: 13.25 in
     
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    Dude above; check again, I do not see the letters AO, anywhere in those model numbers. Remember; they have two of the golden antler models. One is a straight centerfire type, with no AO, the other is the one I mentioned; it says right on the package, Adult, spring piston, air rifle rated, and will also mention the adjustable objective, down to 7 meters or feet. make sure you get the air rifle rated model, it is night and day better.
     
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    It has to be the last one on the list. This is straight from Tasco website:

    Golden Antler® Riflescopes
    GA3932AGD | 3-9x32mm
    Designed for recoil of adult break-barrel airguns, adjustable objective, rings included, matte finish.


    Specifications
    Magnification: 3-9x
    Field-of-View: 39-13ft. at 100 yd.
    Exit Pupil: 10.6mm at 3x / 3.6mm at 9x
    Lens Coating: HDC (High Definition Coating), fully coated
    Focus Type: Eyeball
    Parallax Setting: 100yd.
    Objective Lens Diameter: 32mm
    Eye Relief: 3in.
    Reticle Type: 30/30
    Windage/Elevation: 1/4 M.O.A. Adjustments
    Tube DIA: 1in.
    Weight: 12 oz.
    Length: 13.25ft.
    Finish: Black Matte
     
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    bipod

    i got a shooters ridge rockmount bipod at wally world for 39.95 it is a decent bipod for the price.they also sell a centerpoint scope for 70.00 i think. it seemed decent but i have not bought it yet still doing research on the cheaper scopes.
     
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