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Old 12-13-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default What's a good beater .22 gun?

I have a cave on my property and my buddies and myself love to explore it.
But I really don't want to take any of my nice .22s in there that are 500+ guns, but I really like how i can manuever with my p22 but for distance if i see a coon my m&p .22 is awesome but I am so worried they will get scratched up bad. I was lookin to spend around 100 max on it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:48 PM   #2
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For that price range, I like the Marlin 795. It's an autoloader, uses the same action as the Marlin 60 but with detachable 10 round magazines. It is pretty compact and you wont worry about messing up the synthetic stock. Mine shoots lights out with Tech-Sights, even after banging around in my car. I believe there is a $25 rebate running through the end of the year from Marlin.

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Welcome to the forum!

Might want to go to the intro thread and introduce yourself to the forum.

I would probably look at the classifieds or at some local gun shops for a used .22. Another option might be to get a neoprene cover to go over the gun to protect it from scratches.

Or.......just scratch it up. A gun is a tool after all.

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Ruger .22 PISTOL- full flap holster.

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Ruger .22 PISTOL- full flap holster.
Let me know where to send the $100
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Mossberg plinkster 702 or 802. They are ugly and cheap.

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+1 for the Marlin 795. A good, cheap rifle along with the Remington 597. My advice is find a used Ruger 10/22. Make sure the rifleing isn't wiped and go to town. It's about as reliable as any good .22LR on the market and there is a HUGE amount of aftermarket replacement/upgrade parts to be had if you decide you want to change it up a little in the future. Cheapest that still feeds okay is going to be one of the first 2 I mentioned.

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Marlin 925 bolt action. You can pick one up pretty cheap. You could also find a used 10/22 in your price range.

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Thanks for your input everyone. I have a 12 .22s just none I want to ruin so I think I will get a marlin off some sort.

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