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JiroZero713 07-30-2009 01:52 AM

Western Style .22 Rifle for the Lady Friend
 
My Girlfriend god love her wants herself a .22

But not just any .22....a western style. She's shots more guns than me almost and love Annie Oakley and the likes



She wants something that looks like this

http://www.chuckhawks.com/marlin39A.jpg

But in semi-auto.


Can you guys help me find a model and gun for the little girl

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._4043643_n.jpg

CA357 07-30-2009 02:04 AM

You thinkin' 'bout shootin' that goofy hat off the dog? :D

Seriously, I don't know of any semi auto that looks like a lever action. There are pump .22's out there and there are some great .22 levers.

Henry and Marlin and maybe Puma make nice levers.

CA357 07-30-2009 02:05 AM

Maybe somebody else here knows of one, but I can't think of anything even close. Sorry.

JiroZero713 07-30-2009 02:08 AM

Well it doesn't have to look like a lever...just western like style.


I tried to get her into the Pink 10/22s but that's a no go....she likes them....but she's a Southern Wood loving bell.

Shotgun Shooter 07-30-2009 02:47 AM

Do you want a tube fed?

S.S.

JiroZero713 07-30-2009 04:16 AM

I think tube fed or magazine is fine with her.


She was oggling a 500 dollar browning a while back that was tube fed....but that's just to damn much for a .22.

Bill of Ojai 07-30-2009 05:55 AM

Didn't Annie Oakley use slide action rifles at some point? Henry and Taurus are western style.

Caliche 07-30-2009 10:00 PM

You have a tough order to fill. Western styling and semi-auto are rather difficult to find in the same package. There are a few rifles that might fit the bill, you might run these by her and see what she thinks.

Marlin Model 60 - (Marlin) At the low end of the price spectrum and by all accounts seems to function reliably. I have never owned one so I cannot attest to the accuracy, however they have been in service for a while.

Ruger 10/22 Classic Carbine - (Ruger) This is a special run of the Ruger 10/22 that is being done by Talo. It is supposed to be modeled after European styling, but it has a western feel with the straight grip. The nice thing about the Ruger is there are parts damn near everywhere. There are also a lot of people around who work on them since they are so simple and modular.

Browning Semi-Auto Grade I - (Browning) This would be the high end of the spectrum. This rifle has been around for a very long time, so it might be possible to get a nice condition used one, though YMMV. This rifle is a real classic and it would be hard to go wrong.

Just my $.02, but I would be proud to own any of them. Hope this helps.

JiroZero713 07-31-2009 09:12 PM

Aye.

Yeah there was a browning like that for 500 bucks but man....500 for a .22?

But she likes it you know.

I'll try to clue her into the 10/22 classic though....she might like that.

cpttango30 08-01-2009 02:07 PM

Why does everyone assume that all 22 lr guns need to be cheap as hell?

I good quality 22lr will get more use and be just as accurate if not more accurate than a centerfire. You still have to machine the thing just like a centerfire rifle. They still have to test the design before putting it on the market. 99% of the step to make a centerfire go into making a rimfire. So again why should the be so much cheaper.

I would much rather spend $1200 of a good quality accurate 22lr than a centerfire any more.

IF you want cheap then get a dam mossberg international 702 or 802 plinkster. you will be bitching in a few days when it breaks and will not shoot anything small than a bowling ball.


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