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beastmode986 10-10-2012 04:35 PM

What .22 is best?
 
If I am to get a .22 what do you guys recommend out of these 3
Remington 597
Remington 597 vtr
Ruger 10/22
I want something that's going to be accurate and reliable. I like how the 597 automatically ejects the magazine for you and I like the look of the 597 and 597 vtr better than the ruger. Are they mire accurate than the 10/22? I plan on using whatever gun I get for squirrel and rabit hunting.

Gh0zt36 10-10-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by beastmode986 (Post 971558)
If I am to get a .22 what do you guys recommend out of these 3
Remington 597
Remington 597 vtr
Ruger 10/22
I want something that's going to be accurate and reliable. I like how the 597 automatically ejects the magazine for you and I like the look of the 597 and 597 vtr better than the ruger. Are they mire accurate than the 10/22? I plan on using whatever gun I get for squirrel and rabit hunting.

I've done alot of research into the 597 cause im pikin one up tomorrow. Gun: Excellent quality . Everything Ive read and seen is more accurate than the 10/22. But the magazines are garbage both factory and aftermarket. You might get one that works than you have a reliable accurate platform. That being said you might not get one that feeds reliably right off the bat . You might have to go through a couple. But I've heard nothing but good things bout the rifle itself.

Cattledog 10-10-2012 04:47 PM

Depends on how much you want to do with it down the road. The 10/22 has a massive aftermarket behind it and is infinitely customizable. Definitely the choice if you are looking to build a tack driver. Out of the box, the 597 is a fine rifle but as stated high cap mags can be rare and picky and the aftermarket parts are almost non-existent. My vote would be for the 10/22.

mudpupp 10-10-2012 04:55 PM

I don't own either, and have never shot either one.

That being said, there is only 1 .22 cal rifle that leads the way in ALL competition shoots.

It is also revered as the best .22 rifle ever made, and is by far THE most popular ever.

It also has very reliable magazines and more aftermarket accessories than even the AR-15.

That of course is the 10/22.

If I was to buy a .22 the M&P 15-22 would be my first choice because of its looks, but the 10/22 would be the one I bought for hunting or competition.

Gabby 10-10-2012 05:02 PM

I have no hands on personal experience with the Remington models you've listed. I've had and currently have quite a few 10/22s. The Ruger, as it comes out of the box, is likely to demonstrate moderate accuracy and will most likely need a trigger job. At least this has been my experience with the older metal trigger versions. I haven't any experience with the newer plastic trigger models.

As mentioned by a previous poster, the Ruger can be easily modified into just about any configuration you can imagine, including a tack driver. Also, should you ever decide to sell it down the road I believe you will find it has better resale value.

Overkill0084 10-10-2012 05:23 PM

Maybe I'm a bit out of date on these things, but when accuracy is the priority, I go looking for bolt actions.
Of your choices, I'd go with the Ruger just because of the HUGE aftermarket for them.

jjfuller1 10-10-2012 05:24 PM

for sure the ruger 10/22. easy choice

kytowboater 10-10-2012 05:25 PM

Out of the choices I would choose the 10/22.

orangello 10-10-2012 06:40 PM

No consideration for the Marlin Model 60???

beastmode986 10-10-2012 06:55 PM

First gun I ever shot was a marlin 60. The thing that turns me off is that it's tube fed though. How's the accuracy compared to the other guns I listed?


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