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Which .22 LR bolt action rifle to buy?

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Old 10-04-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Which .22 LR bolt action rifle to buy?

I want the best one in the $300.00 range (or so) I can get for accuracy. New in the box with warranty, wood stock, and good iron sights as well. I was looking at some of the CZs and they looked like a good value. Thanks in advance for any worthwhile suggestions. I'm ready to step outside the Marlin and Ruger boxes.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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You have a few options


Ruger: 77/22

Remington: Model 5



Mossberg M44us, 144, 46, and many others.

Remington 513T

Remington 541x ($500 to $750)

Browning T-bolt: You may be able to find one of these in the $300 to $500 range. They are sweet shooting and one of the fastest operating bolt actions out there.

Hope this helps you out a bit.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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If you can find a CZ for around 300 you should jump on it. They are great little rifles and are really accurate.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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CZ 452 - get the American if you want to scope it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #5
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Of the new commerically available .22 bolt action rifles I'd choose the Browning T-bolt 1st, then CZ, Remington 541, or Ruger 77/22 2nd. After that it would be a tough decision between Marlin & Savage. I have no experience with the new Remington model 5 but they look good.
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I got a Remintgon Model 5 about a year ago and it is a very accurate and nicely made rifle. As a matter of fact i have acquired two .22s recently, the other is a Kimber 82.
The .22s let me shoot a lot without spending a mint of money on ammo.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:46 PM   #7
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my dad owns a cz 452 great accuracy reasonable price!! gets regular use and nver one problem with it!! does anyone know how to get the rear sight off the cz 452 so that a scope can be mounted???
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Default Bolt Action .22

I just purchaced a Ruger M77/22 in .22LR. The reason I didn't buy the .17, is that I like the .22 LR round. There are plenty of options for ammunition, and the bolt action rifle will shoot just about any of them accurately. Many folks that hunt small game with a rimfire knows that the .17 is a great round and fast bullet, and has a tendency to slide right on through, make a very small hole and usually, if not hit in a vital spot, will run off crippled, and eventually die an slow and agonizing death. I have seen it many times. The V-Max round is super cool, but will blow them up and I eat whay I shoot; of course that's just me. So, for squirrels, I use sub-sonic ammo. Rabbits, I use CCI Mini-Mag Hollow Points.
Now for the con's. The Ruger is more expensive than the CZ. The CZ has an option for a light pull trigger. The Trigger pull on the Ruger is heavier. The CZ has finish options that are nice. As far as accuracy, I believe if you are in the 1/4" to 1/2" range at 50 yrds, you can accurately take down any small game animal that the .22lr was designed for. I can shoot keyholes all day long with my Ruger and the Nikon Pro Staff 3x9 scope that sits on top of it. At 100yrds, it will and has shot sub -1" groups, and thats probably me and my shooting techniques. So, if you like Rugers like I do, the M77/22 is an great rifle. The CZ is a great rifle. If we could shoot as good as the rifle is accurate, there are alot of calibers that would work for your purposes. I could use my Ruger M77 .308 for rabbits if I was good enough to hit them in the head every shot. It's a matter of choice. Good luck on your purchace......
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Default CZ rear sight

The blade on the rear sight is easily removed, but the whole unit cannot be removed with major surgery. Go to, look under CZ and search for remove rear sight. I have the Am model w/o rear sights, but as I understand it, you can bend the sight blade and lift it out. They also discuss which scopes will work and mount behind the rear sight.


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I'd go CZ, if you've given up on Marlin & Ruger.

You usually don't have to do a thing except clean & shoot 'em.
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