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Old 04-26-2007, 06:17 AM   #11
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Simply put, buy the very best .22 you can afford.
Even if you spend $1k for it, you'll spend way more than that in ammo over the life of the gun.
A good Anschultz or Walther .22 will have a competitive life of at least 100,000 rounds before a rebuild. If you can live with accuracy of 1 MOA, you can probably get another 50.000 rounds out of it (all supposing proper maintenance, of course).
A used target rifle can be a very good bargain. They are accurate and come with very comfortable and stable stocks. A biathlon model has the added bonus of being a repeater, and the models with the Fortnier (sp?) action will fire almost as fast as a semi.
The CZ/BRNO rifles are also excellent deals.
But do try to get your old workhorse back into the game. Clean it, check the bedding, the action screw(s) and the crown, and check for any uneven pressure on the barrel.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:48 PM   #12
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I am a Marlin Model 60 man great little rifle for the money. I have had mine for 30 years.
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I like to squirrel and gopher hunt but my hand me down 1950's .22 is not accurate at all.
Nothing wrong with old guns I squirrel and rabbit hunt with an old Winchester Model 62 pump action 22.
However it would be much cheaper to buy a Ruger 10/22. They have a great deal of after market support and seem to be reliable and reasonably accurate.
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I vote for the 10/22 also. There are many tips and tricks you can do yourself to make it shoot better. Floating the barrel, bedding, and a little polishing on the triiger parts makes a world of difference.
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Default 22 shot shells/ squirrel hunter

22 shot shells are less than adequite to kill squirrels they are way to thick skined it would bounce off probably at darn near point blank range, it was designed way back when for smoth bore 22 cal garden guns, to keep the snake,bird and mouse population down, we kept one in our feed storage area of the barn as a kid, you could spend days in there and never put a dent in the rodents population, I know and old man that used to keep a revolver loaded with the stuff he would use it on studborn cows that did not want to move in the right direction, it got there attention but did not hurt them.


As far as a squirel round I grew up useing a 22 cal and would use a shot gun from time to time, but as any good hunter should no or anyone shooting anything, first rule is to know your BACKSTOP!!!!!!!!
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I have to agree with you guys. Get yourself a good gun that you have slected to fit your needs and go pratics shooting it. Be sure you know what you are shooting at. To many times I see people just shooting at anything that comes up. I retired from AT&T. You would be supprise at the equipment that gets damaged because someone can't find game to shoot at.
I have a Ruger SR-22 I have tricked out. It can give you a lot of fun at a low cost of ammo. Check my web page for accessories for the Ruger SR-22, IRON EAGLE TACTICAL - Accessory Rails for Ruger SR-22 & other rifles and pistols- Home Page.


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I'd like to know what the OP did but with only four posts all on same day back in 07 isn't likely to happen.
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Ruger 10-22 is the best all around 22 IMHO. A great gun.
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I'd like to know what the OP did but with only four posts all on same day back in 07 isn't likely to happen.
Yeah, SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T PAY ATTENTION to the dates!!


But while it's revived, the current best deal on a Rimfire Rifle is the
MARLIN 795.

Sells for around $129 at Academy sports...and has a $25 rebate
Also has lotsa nifty accessories available...
Mine's also been pimped on the cheap
You'd spend over $100 more doing the same thing to a 10/22, not to mention that the 10/22 costs more in the first place
and ain't nearly as precise as the 795...


Yep, it's a Ramline SWIVEL for $25
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We'll just have to agree to disagree about a marlin 795 being a lot more precise than a 10/22. That's your OPINION and would be impossible to prove.
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