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robertb6112 08-30-2012 08:17 PM

.22 or .223
 
I've been thinking of my next purchase a ruger 10/22 or some sort of .223 bolt action. I'm only going to use it for target shooting/ plinking. What are some opinions?

orangello 08-30-2012 08:19 PM

.22LR ammo is reeeally inexpensive and plenty for most of my plinking. My buddy has a little 10/22 that is a lot of fun to shoot and very reliable.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index.php/cName/223-556-full-metal-jacket .223 is listed at about 40 cents per round in bulk.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/product_info.php/pName/100rds-22lr-winchester-40gr-superx-superspeed-round-nose-ammo .22LR is maybe 6 cents, not even in bulk.

ineverFTF 08-30-2012 08:23 PM

If it's strictly for plinking you cant go wrong with a ruger 10/22 or any other semi 22 on the market.

If you're even remotely thinking about one day hunting for hog, deer, and coyotes then a savage axis in 223 would be good entry rifle.

Do you have a budget?

robertb6112 08-30-2012 08:29 PM

I have a .22 already a bolt action savage mark II. And I have a budget. Around $250-$300.

orangello 08-30-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertb6112 (Post 921683)
I have a .22 already a bolt action savage mark II. And I have a budget. Around $250-$300.

In that price range, i'd bet you could find more options in .22LR and more quality as well.

If you aren't into "tactical-looking" stuff, a Marlin Model 60 might be a fun plinker for you in .22LR.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_323/products_id/41049/Marlin+60+.22+LR+Semi+Auto+Birch+Stock+22

ineverFTF 08-30-2012 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robertb6112
I have a .22 already a bolt action savage mark II. And I have a budget. Around $250-$300.

Ok look for a used ruger 10/22 with some good aftermarket stuff on it. Even a factory 10/22 would be reasonable at 250-300$.

robertb6112 08-30-2012 08:38 PM

I hear some people say 10/22 are picky on what ammo is used. Is this true? Most people complained about Remington ammo.

mountainman13 08-30-2012 08:40 PM

My 10/22 eats whatever I put in it. I do get differing groups based on ammo though.

orangello 08-30-2012 08:40 PM

My buddy did try a couple of brands to find what works best, but the "best" still comes in a 550 round value pack.

clem_ 08-30-2012 09:07 PM

.22 are cheaper to shoot 223 if you want to coyote hunt.


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