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keas3 12-20-2012 04:52 AM

Looking for a good cheap .22 rifle suggestions?
Looking for a good .22 rifle for target shooting but don't have a lot of many any suggestions??

unclebear 12-20-2012 04:58 AM

I bought a mossberg 702 plinkster for $130 it works pretty good I put 100 rounds of winchester xpert HV 36gr soft lead hallow point through it and it only had one malfuntion the iron sights are ok but I put a cheap scope on it and it shoots qaurter sized groups at 50 yards. Works pretty well for trapping and what not only down side really is it comes with a 10 round clip and I haven't found any hi cap after market mages.

kfox75 12-20-2012 05:25 AM

How do you feel about a used rifle? There are many pre-owned .22 rifles available at gun shops, pawn shops, and online. One advantage to a used one is they are already broken in, and are usually pretty close to sighted in. In most cases, a used rifle will cost about half to three quarters of what a new one will. Check around, there are some good deals out there if you look for them.

Axxe55 12-20-2012 06:36 AM

check out the Marlin, Savage, Ruger and CZ rifles. lots of choices for a rimfire target rifle. the only limit is the depth of your wallet!

JTJ 12-20-2012 01:57 PM

Marlin, Savage and Mossberg have new rifles under $200. A lot of the big box sporting goods stores have specials around $150.

CrazedJava 12-20-2012 02:24 PM

Not sure about your area, but look around for a basic Ruger 10/22. Should go for about $200. Get the basic model and then when you have the funds you can alter it in all kinds of ways later. Even unmodified, it is an awesome little gun and not the least bit picky about ammo, which is why I bought it. I'm not in love with the magazines but I'm told it's their unique design that helps make them so reliable, and I honestly have not had any feed issues with it.

Jeff56 12-21-2012 02:39 AM


Not sure about your area, but look around for a basic Ruger 10/22. Should go for about $200.
The miracle gun! Good for everything. Targets, self defense, elephant hunting, you name it. ;) First they cost more than $200 these days. Quite a bit more usually. Second to make it a good "target" rifle he will have to spend several hundred dollars more. That's not exactly a cheap rifle, which is what he asked for.

A good cheap target rifle means a rifle that shoots tight groups and doesn't cost a lot. Savage makes just such a rifle. Marlin makes some nice rifles but they aren't as accurate as the Savages. The sporter barrel Savages are the cheapest and they are quite accurate but the varmint barrel models are more accurate and still fairly cheap for one with a synthetic stock. The FV would be my choice for a good, cheap target rifle. Lots of other rifles are very nice and pretty accurate. But they either cost more than a Savage or they don't shoot as accurate as a Savage. Often you see both on the same rifle. But yourself a Savage MkIIFV and you won't be sorry. It will cost slightly more than a 10/22 but it will shoot far better. You can certainly make that Ruger shoot very well but it will cost you about $600 or more to get there.

ScottA 12-21-2012 02:58 AM

Marlin 60 or 795

Jeff56 12-21-2012 05:27 AM


Marlin 60 or 795
Both are great rifles but "target" rifles? I would certainly pick one of these if I could only own one .22 but for a "target" rifle give me a Savage. You get accuracy far and above what you pay for IMO. I have 60's and a 795 and I've owned and sold other ones because I had too many. They have all been great rifles. But a person can win some target competitions with a Savage rifle. I've done just that. Marlin makes great and accurate rifles. But Savage rifles in that price range are more accurate and that's what it takes for a good target rifle. Of course if Appleseed is your game then a 795 is certainly a good choice for a "target" rifle.

therewolf 12-21-2012 05:30 AM

Marlin 60, Ruger 10/22...

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