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.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.

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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.
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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.

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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.  
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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.


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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.
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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:

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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 11:00:33 PM »
anybody know anything about the cricketts?

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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

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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.
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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »
I have a Remington 552 Speedmaster that was built in 1957.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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. ;)
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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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.

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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2010, 07:43:24 AM »
The 10/22 is hard to beat for fun, accuracy, and reliability.  The savage bolt action I mentioned above is at Walmart for $127 and would probably be more accurate and would last you a lifetime.  I'm not sure what 10/22's are going for today, but I would suspect around $200?  I remember when they were less than $130.

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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2010, 08:09:26 AM »
Ruger 10/22 without question.
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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2010, 07:56:04 PM »
Get a 22 mag and not a 22 long rifle. You can do more with the 22 mag. Kill coyotes and bobcats out to a 100 yards easy. I have one and use it all the time. I have the 10-22 Ruger and never use it.
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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2010, 08:00:35 PM »
I have the savage mark 2 tactical like this....http://www.wildlifehunters.com/savagemarkiitrreview.htm

the 10/22 and a few older rifles that are more collector then practical for what you are looking for. the 10/22 is a ton of fun and easy to burn ammo with. my mk2 has a turret on it and I have made repeatable coffee can sized hits to 300yds.......but tof is forever....lol. the 10/22 could do the same, but it would kill the handling of that rifle.

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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2010, 11:45:30 AM »
Ruger 10/22 for sure - $175 walnut stock blue barrel at Dj's in Bothell - 195 stainless & composite. Bought one of each for my boys.
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« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2010, 11:46:29 AM »
Oh oops - I guess wenatchee is a bit far away from bothell. Guess the gas money would offset the price a bit!
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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2010, 03:03:48 PM »
I got this one here http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/73/products_id/24150 that little thing is just stupid accurate, I used to shoot 12ga shells at 100 yards with it but last time out we were popping 410ga shells at about 125 yards as the 12ga shells I had nearly a 100% hit ratio on. I did change out the scope for a 3-9x40 and that was the real difference as before I just couldn't find those little 410 shells at that range with the 4x that came with the rifle. A bit more money for this gun but it's by far the most accurate 22 I've ever shot.
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Re: .22 rifle
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2010, 04:52:50 PM »
i sure like my TC encore 22 lr heavy barrel. VERY accurate even with a cheep tasco scope. kind of spendy for a plinker, but to me it was worth it. i also have a marlin 60, real fun rifle. but if it comes down to putting grouse on the table, the TC is my choice. no tube, no clip.

 

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