Originally Posted by robertb6112
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 dont want/need the; bag, takedown feature, or expect to shoot over a 100yds, get a .22. Youll get one cheaper. Its also a lot cheaper to feed than a .223.
Marlin has a tube feed auto that can take a mix of .22s.
If youre going to shoot over 100yds, maybe the .223 would be a better choice. Maybe a used .223?