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Old 10-14-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Just wondering if someone with more experience can give some suggestions.

Have a S&W MP22, lots of fun.

Wondering if there are 22s that are much more accurate? I will put a constraint of a)saying less than $1k, and then b) less than $500.

I mainly target shoot, not competitive, but just for myself. Thanks.

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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Certainly for $500 you can get a very nice .22

I'm sure someone will chime in shortly.

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Just wondering if someone with more experience can give some suggestions.

Have a S&W MP22, lots of fun.

Wondering if there are 22s that are much more accurate? I will put a constraint of a)saying less than $1k, and then b) less than $500.

I mainly target shoot, not competitive, but just for myself. Thanks.
Ruger 10/22T

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Interesting you say that. I have been told this is not much more accurate than the s&w I have. Curious if you have tried both?
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You can get the MP22 in a heavy barrel version. That said, there are many target rifles out there. What type of action do you want?

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Right. I looked at the 10/22 and saw there is a target version with a 20" barrel, and also another version with 18", as well as tatical with 16" like on S&W. So I would believe that the target version with the 20" barrel would be more accurate. This looks to be about $550 vs. the $290 for the entry level.

I am open to the type of action.

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Interesting you say that. I have been told this is not much more accurate than the s&w I have. Curious if you have tried both?
Actually, I disposed of my M&P-22 due to an out-of battery discharge. Ruined the gun and my day. So, I can't comment on its accuracy.

I have a Ruger 10/22-T from its introduction. Here is a current model; MSRP is $499:


I haven't fired it for a number of years, but when I did accuracy testing I was getting under an inch at 50 yards, and I'm not a great shot. As with all .22s, you have to find the ammo it likes. Some people don't understand that or don't care to go to the trouble to search.

The stainless version, K10/22TBBZCP, is fifty dollars more.

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My vote would be for the Weatherby Mark XXII. I have the older Italian made semi-auto and wherever I point it shoots... I can knock the fruit off a pricky pear at 100 yds, open sights. It has the best sights ive seen on a gun let alone a .22......

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If you have hung around here for a while, you know I am a fan of older Mossberg 22s. I have a Mossberg 44US (bolt action military trainer) that has shot 5 round one ragged hole groups at 50 yards. I am impressed with the present day Savage 93 models with heavy barrels.

I also have a Savage 93 in .17 HMR that can shoot 1/4 inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

All of above about $300-$375 with a decent scope. They will all shoot better than I can. But it will not be with Remington or Winchester 500 round bulk box ammo.

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It really depends on what you consider a tack driver. If your talking about bench rest accuracy your not going to get it with any of the sporting rifles. I built up a 10-22 that shoots very good, but it won`t hold a candle to my old model 37 Rem., and alot of people think it`s a tack driver.

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