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Old 10-25-2012, 01:24 AM   #31
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So it took long enough but I finally made a decision and got a marlin 795.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:33 AM   #32
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Yup I own several of each if your plinking out to 100 yards .22lr is just fine if you wanna get out there a couple hundred 200-400+ .223 is your round . I buy .223 bulk for around $0.24 each but its no where comparable to the $0.03 I pay for .22lr for just plinking and with your budget its going to be hard to get what you want for what you have to spend by the time you include optics in a .223 caliber , I would go .22lr and have some $$$$ left over for ammo

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Well your on a .22 forum so I am guessing the majority will say .22? Actually the .22 is cheaper and you have a lot more options as far as areas to target shoot....not to mention a helluva alot quieter. When in doubt go .22.

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You can ten .22 rounds for every one .223 round.

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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?
I bought a MkII first, and I really enjoy it. BR, prone w/bipod, 9x power, quarter sized groups at 50y with Mini Mags. I'm working on it. My best at 100y was 2". It was luck I think, that and NO wind.

I just received a 10/22 TD and I really enjoy it. It's nowhere near as small a group as the MkII, but then I'm using Federal bulk & iron sights. Different sights are on the way. It's a different kind of satisfaction to sequentially hit a Top Hat as it bounces & rolls around the range.

The bag it comes with holds my ammo, cleaning stuff, five-six magazines, loader, targets, plugs, glasses, etc. I use the bag's strap as a hasty sling. I like that I can just toss the one bag in the car, and have everything I need.

My LGS couldn't get it. It cost me $300 on Gun Broker, I don't remember shipping, and $40 transfer fee. If you don’t want/need the; bag, takedown feature, or expect to shoot over a 100yds, get a .22. You’ll get one cheaper. It’s also a lot cheaper to feed than a .223.

Marlin has a tube feed auto that can take a mix of .22s.

If you’re going to shoot over 100yds, maybe the .223 would be a better choice. Maybe a used .223?
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You can get a rubber recoil boot that slips onto the stock to extend it an inch. Cheap quick fix. Here is a link to Boyds.
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/

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How much longer does a Boyd's stock make the gun?
Depends entirely on WHICH of 7 Boyd's stocks you choose...they give lengths & LOP's on their site.

Also there's quite a few options as far as synthetics...check my pics for a few ideas
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I just bought a savage axis .223. What's the work on this gun? I like it so far and would like to try it out coyote hunting.

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