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Old 07-25-2013, 06:06 AM   #31
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I've been reading a lot of reviews on other sites as well as threads throughout this site. A lot of positive and negative feedback on Marlin, almost all negative reactions to the Remmington, but nothing but high praise for Ruger. The choice is pretty simple for me now. Next question regarding zeroing the rifle. How is it done on a firearm like this? The front and rear sights do not appear to be adjustable.
http://ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/specSheets/11129.html
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I've been reading a lot of reviews on other sites as well as threads throughout this site. A lot of positive and negative feedback on Marlin, almost all negative reactions to the Remmington, but nothing but high praise for Ruger. The choice is pretty simple for me now.
http://ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/specSheets/11129.html
Excellent choice. They're excellent guns. And you can get 25 round magazines for them. I can go on and on. I think you get my point.
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Just out of the Army? Get an AR. Go with what you know.
Yeah, the OP will have to open his pocket a bit beyond $400. Unless he wants the Mossberg 715/T/718 .22 AR which can be had for as cheap as $275. Same action upper and barrel as my 702...keep it cleaned and lubed and she shoots anything, as Long as you don't get one of the few lemons that mangles mag feed lips.... If indeed your going with the Ruger (which I have and gave to the wife because I want another one in .22Mag.) then they made the excellent BX25 magazine and there are even 50 rd. ones out there, quality not guaranteed on those tho.
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I've been reading a lot of reviews on other sites as well as threads throughout this site. A lot of positive and negative feedback on Marlin, almost all negative reactions to the Remmington, but nothing but high praise for Ruger. The choice is pretty simple for me now. Next question regarding zeroing the rifle. How is it done on a firearm like this? The front and rear sights do not appear to be adjustable.
http://ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/specSheets/11129.html
The front sight has a dovetail mount and the rear is adjustable...

Also many upgrades available too...

http://www.tech-sights.com/ruger3.htm
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Just out of the Army? Get an AR. Go with what you know.
I'd have to agree with you! But if you are going to hunt with the rifle make sure you check local laws. Some states don't let you hunt with semi-autos.
Remington 700's are great bolt guns. Lots of calibers too. FYI .308 is a great do anything caliber.

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IIRC, the ruger 1022's rear sight has a sliding blade, which is locked in place by 2 little screws on the rear face of the rear sight? I don't recall it being a simple "step ladder" sort of deal? Call Brownell's Supply, make certain to get past the know-nothing order takers and speak to a real smith there. If the front sight is dovetailed, use a pc of hard plastic, alumninum or brass as a drift punch. Lock the front of the barrel in a padded vise, and arrange some support for the rest of the rifle, to keep it horizontal in the vise.

Use a knife tip (Exacto) to make a tiny scratch on the sight base and the barrel at that same point. Then if you have moved the sight with your hammer blows to the drift punch, you can SEE if you moved it, by comparing the alignment of the scratches, you see.

If the gun is printing its shots to the right of POA, point of aim, you move the front sight to the right. In thius same situation, if your rear sight is being moved, you'd move it to the LEFT. If your gun is printing above the POA, lower the rear sight. If you have to adjust with the front sight (ie, AR-15 original) you'd have to raise the front sight. (assuming that you are hitting above POA.) A 22lr is normally zeroed for 50 yds. Most center-fire, high velocity, bottle-necked rds are zeroed at 200-250 yds. Remember, just cause your irons are zeroed doesn't mean your scope is, (or vice-versa) and scopes are easily knocked out of alignment in shipping/travel.

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Just made my final decision. I'm going for a Savage Axis bolt action in .223. I just made a down payment on it today. I can't wait to pick it up! Yes, it's a step up from .22LR, but I figure my first firearm as a civilian is a big purchase so it may as well be a good one!
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Just made my final decision. I'm going for a Savage Axis bolt action in .223. I just made a down payment on it today. I can't wait to pick it up! Yes, it's a step up from .22LR, but I figure my first firearm as a civilian is a big purchase so it may as well be a good one!
Congrats on your decision! I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Just made my final decision. I'm going for a Savage Axis bolt action in .223. I just made a down payment on it today. I can't wait to pick it up! Yes, it's a step up from .22LR, but I figure my first firearm as a civilian is a big purchase so it may as well be a good one!
if the Savage Axis fits you, it will be a good rifle. i have shot a few of them and found them well made and pretty accurate. very solid rifle for the price. i highly recommend them as an inexpensive option for a rifle.

my problem with the Axis is not it's performance or it's quality, but the ergonomics. it just doesn't fit me as well as some others. that's why i said if it fits you. IMO, i think you made a fine choice and will be quite happy with it.
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