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Old 10-11-2012, 11:53 AM   #21
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I have Marlin 60 and Ruger 10-22 T semi auto rifles. Never tryed a Rem semi auto. I put a glass bedded varmint thumbhole stock on the 10-22 T rifle and a Burris 6 X target AO scope. I also tune up the trigger pull. I like the ten shot Ruger magazine and ended up with four of them. Dont like tube magazines on any 22 semi auto rifle. Most all of my rifles are bolt action but for spring prairie dog pup shooting when there are a lot of shots within 75 yards I have used the 10-22. For small game where the shots are somewhat limited I use a bolt action Anschultz 1710 22 RF rifle. www.rimfirecentral.com is where the 10-22 fans hang out but there are also post about the Remington and Marlin rifles.

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How much do aftermarket barrels cost for the 10/22? For one that's better than stock but won't cost a lot???

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I think the 10/22 would be my first choice in semi auto rifles. This is based off of getting inside the gun a bit. The 10/22 is very simple to work on yourself if it is ever needed.

The Marlin 60 is a great gun as well. The nice thing about a tube mag is that it is always with the gun. Not as easy to work on but they rarely have real problems. But working on the trigger is more difficult if you want to improve it.

I have not dug into a Remington so I won't really comment on them other than the fact that two friends have bought them and had feeding problems as others mentioned. They tried a few mags and gave up on them.

As far as accurate barrels for a 10/22 goes, I would say that Ruger actually makes some pretty accurate barrels but you may need to find the best load to take advantage of it. Also there are other mods you can do yourself to wring out more accuracy from the 10/22 with just the stock parts or simple tools.

As someone else suggested you can check out rimfire central. They have a sub forum called super stock, which deals with working on your factory parts. It leaves you with a light handy carbine that swings faster than a bull barrel and is more fun to carry on a rabbit or squirrel hunt. I was able to get 5 round groups under 1/4 inch at 25 yds consistently with the right factory ammo. That's not bad for all stock parts and a little tweaking and load testing. Definitely rabbit and squirrel capable.

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Is the chiappa mfour 22 any good? I think I'll probably get the 10/22 what accessories should I get with it?

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Is the chiappa mfour 22 any good? I think I'll probably get the 10/22 what accessories should I get with it?
If hunting is going to be a priority I would minimize accessories. Maybe a scope and definitely a sling.
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Ruger 10/22

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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.
Never shot a 10/22 & have no reason to bash 'em, but most of what I've read seems to be that the 597 is somewhat more accurate if both are stock, 'out of the box'. Confused about the "597 automatically ejects the magazine for you" comment. If you mean that they drop free, then yes, that's true & kind of nice.
Some misinformation in the following posts...
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...the magazines are garbage both factory and aftermarket...
Not true if you are talking about the latest generation (the ones with '10' in a circle) of 10 round factory mags.
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...there is only 1 .22 cal rifle that leads the way in ALL competition shoots.
That's just not true. Maybe if they only allow semi-autos, but most benchrest competition shooters seem to use bolt action guns.
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It is also revered as the best .22 rifle ever made...
More hyperbole, I'm afraid...

My 597 is a fine shooter, but had a pretty stiff trigger. Many 597s benefit from a little fine-tuning: the screws that hold the guide rails are often too tight & actually bow the rails. Polishing the rails as well as the bottom of the bolt are recommended by many 597 owners - especially if you have any feed errors. These and other tune-ups are pretty easy to do & WAY cheaper than spending $1k or so on aftermarket parts.
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What about the Volquartsen rifles? They make a few pretty cool setups in 10/22.

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I have Marlin 60 and Ruger 10-22 T semi auto rifles. Never tryed a Rem semi auto. I put a glass bedded varmint thumbhole stock on the 10-22 T rifle and a Burris 6 X target AO scope. I also tune up the trigger pull. I like the ten shot Ruger magazine and ended up with four of them. Dont like tube magazines on any 22 semi auto rifle. Most all of my rifles are bolt action but for spring prairie dog pup shooting when there are a lot of shots within 75 yards I have used the 10-22. For small game where the shots are somewhat limited I use a bolt action Anschultz 1710 22 RF rifle. www.rimfirecentral.com is where the 10-22 fans hang out but there are also post about the Remington and Marlin rifles.
Oddly enough, RFC's Marlin section beats the Marlin Owner's forum for how they've laid it out...
it is REALLY easy to find Everything you will ever need about any Marlin rimfire on there!

And whatcha need instead of a 60 is a Marlin 795...25-rd Champion Mags work best in 'em when you've bedded or pillar bedded 'em!
My little 795 makes CZ owners go "WTF??" at the range...nobody expects a sub-$200 rifle to have the precision to put 5 in a dime at 50-75 yards.


That being said, if you decide to own a 597, or even think about it...here's what you REALLY need to learn.
http://home.roadrunner.com/~jbarta/otherstuff.html
Go to the tabs marked Magazine adjustment and magazine Tool...make the tool, adjust the steel lip mags...
Techniques also apply to ANY steel Lip mags...
and you can make bigger gap tools for 9mm+ sized mags!!
Yes, the repair sets were made for High Standard Mags, as each mag tends to need to be "Tuned" to the particular pistol...
but it still applies to everything...
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What is rfc???

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