collapse
Advertise on Hunting-Washington Visit R&R Calls

Author Topic: .22 rifle  (Read 5667 times)

Offline ynghntr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 7
.22 rifle
« on: November 19, 2010, 09:46:28 PM »
so I have been thinking about getting a .22 for some time now and was wondering what is good for the money and what is just an all around good accurate gun.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+77)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 25652
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 09:48:44 PM »
welcome to the site! the ruger 10/22 is probably the most popular 22 around. very accurate little gun. they are around 190-230 you can find them on sale from time to time. they are the best bang for the buck in my mind.
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline JimmyHoffa

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 9834
  • Location: 150 Years Too Late
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 09:49:57 PM »
I have been using a Ruger 77/22 and it is pretty accurate. I finish shooting a target by shooting the staples to take it down.  Not sure of the price, I picked it up used.

Offline krout81

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 630
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 09:52:38 PM »
I have a marlin 60 tube fed that is super accurate 21in barrel.  But you have to load them into the tube so either you put 1 bullet straight in the chamber or pull the tube out and load more than one.  If you only need 1 shot like for a grouse then good, but plinking is not as fun.   My Ruger 10/22 is pretty nice because its clip fed and of course I have the 50 round clips so plinking is a blast with it.  Ruger has all kinds of mods and they are everywhere I would get the ruger.  
Flinging Arrows with Thunderhead 125's since 1992 
Why Change now?

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13217
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 10:21:51 PM »
Marlin Micro Groove barrels -- All the Way!  I have a Model 60 and four or five older Marlins, 50's vintage, they are all tack drivers!  The 60's are hard to clean IMO but good guns.


Offline DOUBLELUNG

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4706
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 10:52:06 PM »
All good choices.  For peak accuracy, go with the bolt IMHO.  However, I have both the Rem. bolt and the 10-22.  I'll grab the 10-22 90% of the time, just more fun to shoot, and the accuracy diff is negligible.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

Offline beagledog

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 262
  • Location: Tri-Citys
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 10:58:32 PM »
Go with the 10/22 they are like a 57 Chev they are a classic and lots of add ons for customization later on down the road if you want to really trick your gun out :drool:

Offline ynghntr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 7
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 11:00:33 PM »
anybody know anything about the cricketts?

Offline BlackRidge

  • Mmm tag soup..
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 1087
  • Location: Sammamish
  • WildGame Deterrent
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 11:05:42 PM »
Yup, my 10/22 is the goto plinker,

You can get them for $200 nowadays for the base model, which are accurate, but with a few small inexpensive improvements (barrel/scope/...possibly trigger assy) they can be amazingly accurate. My dad just bought the walnut version 2 weeks ago and loves it

 :twocents:

[edit]

..never heard of this 'crickett'...  
Theres plenty of room for all of gods animals.... right next to the mashed potatoes!

Offline spookgus

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 335
  • Location: Eastern Washington
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 11:23:13 PM »
My son loves his 10/22. Fun gun and accurate. I still prefer my model 61.
Teach your child to hold his tongue,
He will learn fast enough to speak

Offline jeepasaurusrex

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 4379
  • Location: Marysville, WA
  • Animal Population Control Specialist
    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000828401887
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »
I have a Remington 552 Speedmaster that was built in 1957.

Quote
The Model 552 BDL Speedmaster is the only American-made 22 autoloader that handles 22 short, 22 long, and 22 long-rifle cartridges interchangeably. Like its pump-action counterpart, it features adjustable big-game sights, positive cross-bolt safety and grooved receiver for scope mounts.

I have a 3-9x40 scope on it and it will shoot very tight groups at 100yds and beyond. My dad bought it when I was about 6 from the neighbor for $50. My kids love shooting it.
Howa 1500 in .270 Winchester Shootin handloads.

"Vegetarian is an old Indian word for "Bad Hunter"


"If the women don't find you hansom, they should at least find you handy" -Red Green

Offline MHWASH

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 918
  • Location: Colfax
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 06:27:11 AM »
anybody know anything about the cricketts?

 My son has one, he is nine and ready for something a bit biggger. I'm not sure how young of a hunter you are, but I bet you would get tired of the single shot real quick.

Offline BigGoonTuna

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1841
  • Location: Rainier
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 12:33:42 PM »
CZ is the most accurate rifle you will find for the money.  sharp looking too.
life is too short to hunt with an ugly gun!

Offline Wanttohuntmore

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1314
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2010, 07:11:00 PM »
I'll agree on the CZ!  But, for the price, you can't beat the savages or stevens.  I think the CZ's are around 300, you could get a stevens for about half that.

Offline Heredoggydoggy

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 5041
  • Location: Wenatchee
  • Team I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS $H!T !
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2010, 07:48:35 PM »
Ditto what Wanttohuntmore said.  CZ's are accurate and pretty, also pretty pricey.  Besides, who wants a .22 that you are afraid to scratch or take out in the rain?  IMHO, Savage makes the best out-of-the-box barrels there are, and the ones with the black composite stocks are real workhorses.  Not to mention very affordable.
PS,  My first 22 was a J.C. Higgins bolt action rifle, made by Marlin.  Still super accurate today (over 50 years later).

I don't think you'd be happy with a cricket.  It's a kiddie gun.  I'm assuming you are over 7 years old. ;)
If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.

When Bernie Madoff did it, it's called a "Ponzi Scheme"
When Government does it, it's called "Social Security"

Offline ynghntr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 7
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2010, 09:41:39 PM »
yeah I am sixteen, i am just lookin for somthing that is very affordable and accurate. it will probably be mainly used mainly for target and the occasional yote and coon.

Offline carpsniperg2

  • Site Sponsor
  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+77)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 25652
  • Location: Goldendale,WA
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2010, 09:49:01 PM »
you might check your local stores around black friday. they might have some killer deals going on a few guns. i looked at a few sporting goods stores that had some great prices on 22's
Owner: SPLIT DIAMOND TACTICAL
Firearms/Transfers/Parts/Optics
2011 HW Head Competition Winner

Offline JackOfAllTrades

  • Rasbo said I Ain't Right.
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 6508
  • Location: Lynden, WA.
  • Μολὼν λαβέ
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 09:57:26 PM »
If I was to go buy my teenaged sons a 22 rifle as a plinker and absolutely fun gun to shoot and modify, I'd go to the pawn shops and find an older used Ruger 10-22. The new models have too many plastic parts.

-Steve
The NRA says I'm a Master!
Colt's, Ruger's, Dan Wesson, & Kimber are my friends!
Proud to be a U.S. Navy Veteran.

If you never follow your dreams, you'll never go anywhere.

Critical thinking keeps people from freaking the hell out every time some half baked blogger forgets his meds. Unlike some of you, I do not have TawkethOutOfAnus© syndrome.

Offline ynghntr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 7
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2010, 10:11:43 PM »
now i am starting to lean towards the remington, has anyone had any luck with them.

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9392
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2010, 10:52:18 PM »
How about a .17hmr, bought my son one last year for christmas. Fun to shoot and really accurite, good for some larger varmits too.
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.


Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline ynghntr

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 7
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2010, 10:57:11 PM »
I kinda wanna stay with a .22 just cause ammo is cheaper and they seem to be a little outta my pricerange.

Offline Phantom Gobbler

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 656
  • Location: On the shores of a Lord Hill Beaver Pond
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2010, 11:00:53 PM »
I sold my Remington single shot .22 LR rifle (and a few other guns) when we first got married.  Wouldn't mind having it back!    :bash:

Now have a Ruger 10/22 and it is very reliable, accurate and handy to get in and out the truck wihile cruising the backroads for blues.
"When a wild turkey vanishes, after seeing a man, depend on it, bank on it, he's gone." - Archibald Rutledge

Shine Box Turkey Calls Pro Staff

Offline rock

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2010
  • Posts: 344
  • Location: Nothern indiana
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2010, 06:41:20 AM »
check out walmart they had a marlin bolt action for $130 but that was here in the midwest
There's more than one way to skin a cat, but that cat won't like any of them...

Offline hoosier85

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 94
  • If its brown its down!!!
Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2010, 06:04:43 AM »
10/22 or the the 22 mag 10 /22. little more for the mag but i think its worth it. they dont make em any more but worth it if you find one.

 

* Recent Topics

Stolen camera!!! by Jellymon
[Today at 01:33:32 AM]


Blacktail food plot by fishnfur
[Today at 12:26:33 AM]


Trapping Marten by JakeLand
[Today at 12:07:02 AM]


Idaho Archery Elk in Pioneer Zone by spin05
[Yesterday at 11:53:24 PM]


Dealing with backyard poop by h2ofowlr
[Yesterday at 11:02:07 PM]


Elk deer by Kylew
[Yesterday at 11:01:01 PM]


Cougar Research from Alberta by TommyH
[Yesterday at 10:56:18 PM]


Otter by fatslinger
[Yesterday at 10:38:52 PM]


Prime rib prep question?? by DaveMonti
[Yesterday at 10:28:50 PM]


It has Started by JWEBB
[Yesterday at 10:27:33 PM]


US optics Anti cant bubble level $60 shipped by freezerfull
[Yesterday at 10:22:46 PM]


V Tac padded 2 point sling with quick detach swivels a $40 shipped by freezerfull
[Yesterday at 10:16:58 PM]


WTS - .300 Weatherby Magnum Mark V by KMAC3
[Yesterday at 10:14:15 PM]


FS- Magpul PMAG SR25/LR-308 Ar-10 mags by freezerfull
[Yesterday at 10:13:23 PM]


Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #16 .22 mag ammo from Ghost Hunter by jkthomps
[Yesterday at 10:13:22 PM]


FS- Magpul STR mil spec diameter stock black $50 by freezerfull
[Yesterday at 10:08:22 PM]


FS- Geissele SSA-E trigger $170 tyd by freezerfull
[Yesterday at 10:05:57 PM]


For Sale- KUIU ICON PRO 5200/1850 PACK by RIVERRAT
[Yesterday at 09:47:51 PM]


Question new muzzleloader, won't fire by Magnum_Willys
[Yesterday at 09:43:11 PM]


Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #17 Custom bird feeder from Ghost Hunter by Pinetar
[Yesterday at 09:39:47 PM]