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Old 01-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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Just a quick note for Henry - I sent in a query and didn't receive an answer. It hit a nerve and I fired off a colorful unsolicited response.

President of Henry responded personally to apologize and took corrective action. I was impressed - still am and I would consider a Henry in the future.

Pumps & levers are the most fun but you should buy whatever action style you hunt big game with so your practice will pay big dividends.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #12
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Not really surprised that anyone's suggested it yet, but there's always the Mossberg 702 plinkster. I picked mine up here in Canada for about 189.00 after tax and stuff, it'll more then likely be closer to $100.00 down your way though since everything seems to be a lot cheaper down south.

Pending on who you talk to, their pretty accurate and fun for the price. I've been able to hit a pipe a bit smaller then center mass from 100yards away and then able to hit a steel drum from 218yards both while zero'd at 25yards. I've also been able to hit pennies, quarters, nickels and cherry tomatoes from 25yards.

Only "problems" I have with it are that there's no sling mounts on it at all and I've yet to find any aftermarket stocks for them. The other "problem" is that (as far as I can tell) you can only buy 10round magazines. Other then that, I love it.

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Old 01-15-2012, 03:46 AM   #13
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A lot of good suggestions. If you have a local gun shop nearby make sure to check out any used .22's they have. Can save a few bucks with a used gun or maybe buy two (a riffle and a pistol)!

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:26 AM   #14
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can't go wrong with a marlin M60 or M795, or even the ruger 10/22.

go with the marlin if you want just a rifle to take out and shoot and at most, put a decent scope on. they are very accurate out of the box. downside is, there isn't a lot of aftermarket parts out there for them.

if you want one to customize and tinker on, go with the ruger. lots of aftermarket parts to customize into pretty much any style you want. they are pretty accurate and reliable too.

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #15
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Interesting in that there was almost five years on the bump.

I have two .22lr rifles. An Armalite AR-7 (Now produced by Henry I think), and a Savage MK-IIF. The AR-7 is a semi-auto and not used much. In fact, I need to repair it. The Savage is used relatively frequently and is a bolt action.

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:53 PM   #16
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There are some great values at each price point:
$=Marlin ($100-200)
$$=Henry ($200-350)
$$$=CZ ($350-600)

All good value for the dollar. Savages with accutrigger are also good.

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Marlin 795...sells for $139, found often on sale for $99, AND has a $25 rebate on the Marlin website!!
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Rebates/rebates_fall2011.asp

Pretty pimpable...check out all these pics
http://www.firearmstalk.com/photo/marlin/

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #18
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Do you own one? Would love to see a picture of some modified 10/22 Rugers.
This is my son's 10/22. I built it for him. The upgrades cost more than the rifle.
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This is my son's 10/22. I built it for him. The upgrades cost more than the rifle.
Rick...with all the after market accessories how well does it shoot?

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Rick, nice lookin rifle. Question though, why the bayonet???

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