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Old 07-07-2010, 09:08 PM   #11
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Thank you all for input.

As a Manufacturing Engineer in think from all angles so a gun that can do many things is something that I think I'd value more than something that is really only good for plinking, or taking down a dear or elk. I realize it's tough to get that one gun that can do it all and at an economic price level. I do realize it's allways best to use the right tool for the job at hand

Since I don't have the land to go shooting currently, I think I'd get a little bored with a 22lr although I know it's a great little gun for learning and such. I'm not throwing it out of the picture just yet, just trying to research what else is out there in a descent price range that can be somewhat versatile. I think the g/f would flip out if I braught home a AR15 or AK. Those might not be in the mix for a while. The Kel Tec SU-16 is probably pushing the limits of what she would have a conniption fit over.
I have plenty of centerfire rifles and the one gun that goes with me every single trip to the range is my Remington 511x 22lr. I mean every time I step out of the house towards the range it is right next to me in the car.

I have 2 223, 308, 30-06, 6.5x57mm 45acp 1911.

I have the following 22lrs.
Remington 511x
Remington 513t
Mossberg M46
Mossberg M44us
Marlin 81D
Ruger MkII
Beretta Neos

As you can see I have a good selection of rimfires. Never count out that a rimfire is just fun to shoot. I don't know but I never get tired of shooting rimfires. Oh I love my AR and my 308 but they are just not as much fun to shoot as my 22's.

I still say get the CMMG bargin bin flat top AR with a Yankee Hill Machine Flip-Up Rear Sight AR-15
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do you have 8 grandchildren?

I'm considering a Ruger Mini 14 now. Appears to be a gun that I'd be proud to own and has some historical value for me. I use to love the A-team! I probably wont go for the tactical model though.

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I didn't find any really nice Ruger Mini14s at the right price so I didn't buy at the gun show.

I got a Browning BL 22 grade II instead. "Supposedly" A 1975 model and never fired after purchase. Inside of barrel looks to need some cleaning so I will do that first before shooting.

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I have never owned a CZ but 22mag doesn't pack that more punch than a normal .22lr.

Ummm. Like a 357 doesnt have much more over a 38?


22mag is a far cry from the 22lr.





OP- what did that BL22 cost, if you dont mind sharing?
Ive always been a fan of the Marlin 39A for a 22 levergun.

CZ 452 Lux is about the finest bolt action 22 you can find for a fair price, I had a Brooks trigger in mine, maybe a 10 oz pull. Damn shame I sold it, but I was offered $450.


I would have suggested an Ar15 with a 22lr conversion. Youd have had about $700-750 invested.


If your looking at a .30-30, you should be able to find a Marlin 336 or 30AS for $300 or under.
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OP- what did that BL22 cost, if you dont mind sharing?
Ive always been a fan of the Marlin 39A for a 22 levergun.

CZ 452 Lux is about the finest bolt action 22 you can find for a fair price, I had a Brooks trigger in mine, maybe a 10 oz pull. Damn shame I sold it, but I was offered $450.


I would have suggested an Ar15 with a 22lr conversion. Youd have had about $700-750 invested.


If your looking at a .30-30, you should be able to find a Marlin 336 or 30AS for $300 or under.
I was really looking for a lever action. For some reason they just appeal to me more than a T-bolt for a 22. I didn't find any nice Marlins at the show. Some nice Winchesters but the good lookin ones were priced too high.

If I get another 22, it will likely be a CZ452 lux like you said.

The guy was asking $650. I got it for $600 cash with 2 scope rings. I plan on shooting it ;-) unlike he did. Since it appears the SN has an error in it, I'm thinking I should have passed the deal up but I couldn't know that unless I brought some research papers with me or something. But it's not like you'd pay much less than $600 if you went online or to Cabellas and picked up a new or used one.
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Only thing I want to do to it is put a little color on far sight so you can see it easier. The visibility of the site is one of the weaknesses of this lil classic.
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Our very own CA57 has a nice Mini 14 for sale at a great price. Here is the link.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f41/mini-14-sale-29191/

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Our very own CA57 has a nice Mini 14 for sale at a great price. Here is the link.
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cool but the gun funds are gone for the time being. Next firearm related purchase will likely be a mini 14 or a XDm9. Might be a nice scope for this 22. just depends on how I like the iron sites on it.
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Sounds like you're looking for either a .223 (probably an AR), or a .22 if you really want to do a LOT of shooting.

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spyderfan said it- Saiga, .223 for cheap, coyote, pig, um, Human, cartridge. Saiga .308 for deer, elk, moose, and um, again, Humans. And .308 is available from Silver Bear, but its not gonna be a target gun with that ammo. .223 is available from cheap Russian manufacturers too.
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fo sho. 223 is likely where it's at for me.

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