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Old 06-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #21
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I would love to have a golden boy but unfortunately its above my price range.
yes the Henry's are nice but not cheap. they are very well made and more of a heirloom type firearm. one you shoot and enjoy, then gets passed on to your children and grandchildren.
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+1 for Marlin. Can't go wrong with one of the 795's. It's an awesome shooter although it's not tube fed. I like the fact that the bolt stays open after the last shot. AND it's dirt cheap but something you will still have a pride in ownership.

The Ruger 10/22's have more aftermarket accessories support, but I would still lean towards the Marlin if you just want a good .22lr rifle out of the box and the only other accessory you'll add is maybe a half-decent scope.

Me, personally, I'm tired of the "tactical .22's". It's starting to get a little gimmicky. The Marlins look like a .22lr rifle should...utilitarian, rugged, outdoorsy,...

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+1 for Marlin. Can't go wrong with one of the 795's. It's an awesome shooter although it's not tube fed. I like the fact that the bolt stays open after the last shot. AND it's dirt cheap but something you will still have a pride in ownership.

The Ruger 10/22's have more aftermarket accessories support, but I would still lean towards the Marlin if you just want a good .22lr rifle out of the box and the only other accessory you'll add is maybe a half-decent scope.

Me, personally, I'm tired of the "tactical .22's". It's starting to get a little gimmicky. The Marlins look like a .22lr rifle should...utilitarian, rugged, outdoorsy,...
i am kind of of the same thinking. if i want "tactical" i have my AR. i want my 22 rifle to look more like something i had when i was much younger. therefor i have the Marlin M60. does what i want and looks like a 22 rifle. plain, simple and reliable.
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Another bump for the marlin 60. Have probably 500+ rounds through it and only one ftf. Has functioned perfectly and is incredibly accurate. If you want a cheaper, reliable, and accurate gun out of the box, you can't beat a Marlin.

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Not bolt action, but its tube fed. Plus its awesome.
Dead accurate and a blast to shoot.

Made in america, about $200-300 depending on where you buy.

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While I wouldn't hesitate to tell you to get a Marlin Model 60, as they are great little guns, if you do want a bolt gun Marlin makes one of those too. As a guy who has taken many friends to the range, I can tell you that you want to hand your buddies a bolt gun. Nothing goes faster than ammo through a semi-auto that you aren't paying for. As for the guy above spouting off about not being able to find an inexpensive and accurate 22, maybe if he put down the 10/22 crack-pipe and looked at a Marlin he would have found one. My Marlin 880SQ has kept up with single shot target rifles costing ten times more off the bench, using Remington Yellow Jackets. It fell behind when we had to shoot off hand and I was prohibited from using a sling yet the target boys used their palm rests. Still it shoots under an inch at 100 yds from the bench and under 2 off hand. You would be hard pressed to find a 10/22 that will shoot that well at half that distance.

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A sub MOA 22 under $200. I would have to see that.

You would be hard pressed to find any factory 22 that will shoot that well at that distance.

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A sub MOA 22 under $200. I would have to see that.

You would be hard pressed to find any factory 22 that will shoot that well at that distance.
I have had a Marlin in 17 HMR that does much better than that.
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Ruger 10/22. Grab a couple 25 rnd mags too.

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A sub MOA 22 under $200. I would have to see that.

You would be hard pressed to find any factory 22 that will shoot that well at that distance.
I've got at least 8 Marlins that qualify...starting with a 1923 Model 37 slide-action up to a 2009 model 795 that's pillar-bedded into a Ramline stock.
Tested using a Lead Sled...the precision out of a Marlin with Wolf Match can be quite phenominal
Most Marlins offer up dime-or-smaller groups at 25 & 50 yards if the shooter can do their part.
Annie Oakley used Marlins before she got subsidized by Winchester...Marlin has always made VERY precise barrels...for less than other MFR's.

Trick with micro-groove barrels is Fat Boolits...micro-groove rifling has 12 lands & grooves, as opposed to the usual 5 or 6 in a ballard-style barrel...
however, they're shorter lands & grooves, so as they used to say about the Pontiac Grand Am...Wider is Better
Wolf Match & CCI minimags work well as they are a bit fatter than average...Centurion seems to work well also...
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