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Old 11-16-2009, 08:37 PM   #11
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I am surprised no one recommended the Savage MK II w/accutrigger. There are several models in the 2-300 $ range and some just over. Very accurate. Excellent adjustable trigger. Some with excellent iron sights, some with not sights - just add scope. Most will do sub-moa right out of the box. TB

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I have a friend that has a Marlin 22 mag and it's amazingly accurate, after I set up his scope and a gunsmith friend smoothed up the sear I put a couple of bullets through the same hole at 100 yards while doing the final scope adjustments. The price for Marlins is certainly easy on the wallet. I wouldn't be afraid to own one.

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I second the Marlin Mag. I own the 983s bolt action and put a scope on it an it is dead accurate. Cost around $350 at Gander.

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I believe our poster was asking for a recommendation for a .22 LR. The .22 mag is nice, but it also is about 3X more expensive to shoot, and a lot noisier. I would not use it routinely for either rabbits or squirrel. Bigger varmints, prairie dogs, coyotes, foxes, wood chucks, etc. would be fine and dandy. Even crows sitting in a tree .

And for paper punching and friendly range matches, the opportunities would be much greater with a .22 LR. DF

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I believe our poster was asking for a recommendation for a .22 LR. The .22 mag is nice, but it also is about 3X more expensive to shoot, and a lot noisier. I would not use it routinely for either rabbits or squirrel. Bigger varmints, prairie dogs, coyotes, foxes, wood chucks, etc. would be fine and dandy. Even crows sitting in a tree .

And for paper punching and friendly range matches, the opportunities would be much greater with a .22 LR. DF
There is an old saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." Basically what I was saying about the accuracy of the Marlin 22 mag probably extends to the accuracy of a Marlin that uses 22 LR, it was not my intent to change the desire to buy a 22 LR to a 22 Mag.
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