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Old 08-28-2012, 02:04 AM   #11
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I'm not big into the AR .22s but if I remember correctly you'll want to avoid the Mossberg version.

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Does not look as if californ i a lets much of anything semiauto in and if they have there way maybe none. Only see the mossy 715t and a few rugers. Buy a bolt rifle or maybe lever action for the quick play shooting.

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What about a Marlin 60?

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:33 PM   #14
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here's my .22LR ACR using a Marlin 795. Paid $110 at the time. I'm also in CA

you can get the Ruger 10/22 and buy an Archangel dress up kit that looks like an AR15

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if you can find a Ruger 10/22 Talo Tactical with the folding, collapsible stock and 25 round magazine you won't go wrong.

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here's my .22LR ACR using a Marlin 795. Paid $110 at the time. I'm also in CA

you can get the Ruger 10/22 and buy an Archangel dress up kit that looks like an AR15
Now that looks pretty tacticool haha
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I'm not really clear on what you want. Do you want an AR type .22? Do you want a semi-auto .22 of any type or brand? Do you just want a good .22?

Personally the .22 I want to pick up is the one that shoots the most accurate and that won't be an AR type. Some semi-autos will shoot as well as bolt action rifles but it generally costs a good deal of money to get them to shoot that way. You can buy a good semi-auto that isn't quite to the level of accuracy of a bolt action for not a whole lot of money at all. And you can buy a very accurate bolt action for not much money at all. Of course you can buy an even more accurate .22 bolt action for more money but the law of diminishing returns kicks in at about $300 so that you start to spend a lot more money to get a little bit more accuracy.

It really depends on what you want to do with your rifle as to what type of rifle would be best IMO. You said you wanted it to shoot targets. A bolt action rifle will be the best choice for that unless you want to spend quite a bit of money building a Ruger 10/22 into a much better shooter than the way it came. To get really good accuracy I'd guess you would need to spend around $800. You can get a bolt action that will shoot about the same accuracy for less than $150.

If you want to dress up your rifle and make it look like something it isn't feel free. It's a free country or it's supposed to be anyway. So far you can still build yourself a nice rifle for plinking and even for target shooting if you have the cash. I have no reason to put anyone down for their choices. But since you did mention a target shooter I'd really suggest getting a bolt action rifle. For about $400 you can get a very accurate rifle. You can get an accurate rifle for $170.

This should be a very accurate bolt action rifle for under $170.

This should make you an even more accurate bolt action rimfire for under $375. If you can get all the accuracy out of this rifle you will know you are an excellent shooter.

This should be a very nice semi-auto for under $170. It's accurate and durable but it is what it is and making it more accurate isn't really possible. You can make it slightly more accurate I guess.

This will be a fine semi-auto that is probably not quite as accurate as the one above and it costs just under $250. But this is where you want to start if you want to build an extremely accurate semi-auto.

If you want to start out near the top of the rimfire world look here where the price is about $1650. You will have to look for custom built rifles to generally do better. There are other rifles in this class but this is the one that gets shot at a lot of competitions including the Olympics.

If you want a tacticool rimfire that might turn some heads but won't hold a candle to an accurate rifle (including some of the cheaper rifles in my list) then you should probably ask someone else which one to get.

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I live in California so its a semi auto ar type 22
Cali has some screwy laws...which are evil draconian measures that should not be inflicted upon ANY firearm...
At all times one has to follow the rules of the state they are in...check Calguns.net for specifics...
they've actually got a LIST of California-DOJ-approved weapons over there...

Federal Law currently has no opinion unless its contrary to the things they watch over (SBR's, Silencers, Full-Auto)...
unless Obutthead gets re-elected, in which case you will see the UN Small Arms Treaty ratified and all kinds of Anti-Gun stuff to follow...

Best bet is a Marlin XT22, Marlin 60, Marlin 795, or anything inexpensive, yet well-made and fun
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you can have pistol grips, AFG/VFG, etc but youd have to use a bullet button to make the magazine fixed by removing it with a tool such as a bullet or screw driver.

.22 rimfires arent subjected to these CA AW laws so theres no need for a bullet button and you can have all the evil features you want except for the SBR, silencer, full auto, grenade launcher, etc

i have an AR15 and i plan to buy that .22 CMMG conversion kit and will take off my bullet button when i shoot it

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Thanks for the correction, Defcon See folks, its important to familiarize yerself with laws reguarding your particular state...

We in Florida don't have many anti-gun laws other than No Open Carry...we just hear the screams from the victims in other states...

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