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Old 03-16-2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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I'm glad you've had good luck with your Remington Viper but I honestly can't recommend them. They were discontinued some years ago by Remington when it was discovered a lot of them were plagued with reliability issues. I've had several come to me with these issues. The magazines are hard to find as well. It's my opinion that the op should stay away from the 522 Viper. There's too many good reliable rifles out there than to take a chance on a Viper model 522.

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #13
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Well I wanted to get a bolt action, and probably scoped. Either that or a red dot (if you can put one on a .22). Any suggestions?

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savage mark II??

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #15
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Well, you can go with a Marlin 795 semi-auto...costs around $129 or less.
They also have a $25 Manufacturer's rebate going on until Dec-31st, 2010, so that puts 'em in the $100 range

The 795 has a medium-weight tapered barrel, which tends to be a slight bit more precise than standard thin .22lr barrels. It is a heck of a bargain.

Or a nice used 25-series Marlin 25/25n/925/etc...usually $120 or less in pawn shops.

Same for the 80-series including the 880 SQ/980 Heavy Barrel rifles that put CZ's back on their haunches

Just about all of them have a 3/8" scope rail or D/T for rails/scope mounts, so you can slap a Center Point Scope or Red Dot for less than $75.


But for me, if you are gonna go .22 for varmints/small critters up to coyote size...might as well go .22 MAGNUM!!

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A good Marlin 25MN or 980VS will outshoot any .22lr out there, and do it for low $$$ for the price of the rifle, even though the ammo is more expensive, plus it gives you out to 150 yards to blast something!!

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I have to say I like the picture of the Marlin 25mn with the bipod, very nice. How much do those usually run?

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I have to say I like the picture of the Marlin 25mn with the bipod, very nice. How much do those usually run?
80-120, depending on how you haggle

Bipod 40 at walmart

Center Point scope 69.98 at walmart too
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Ok, might sound like a semi-stupid question, but can you put a red dot on one of those?

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Ok, might sound like a semi-stupid question, but can you put a red dot on one of those?
Just as quick

It has a 3/8ths rail, which fits the new Center Point Red Dot from Walmart $39.98

If you want a Pic rail, Rimfire Technologies sells this one...which I just got in...well worth the $$
https://www.rimfiretechnologies.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=15014


OH, BTW...the 25M/925M is the same rifle, just newer, and they added D/T scope mount holes.
I had to drill my holes & tap them myself on the 25MN.

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