.22 or .223

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by robertb6112, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. robertb6112

    robertb6112 New Member

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    I've been thinking of my next purchase a ruger 10/22 or some sort of .223 bolt action. I'm only going to use it for target shooting/ plinking. What are some opinions?
     
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  3. ineverFTF

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    If it's strictly for plinking you cant go wrong with a ruger 10/22 or any other semi 22 on the market.

    If you're even remotely thinking about one day hunting for hog, deer, and coyotes then a savage axis in 223 would be good entry rifle.

    Do you have a budget?
     
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    I have a .22 already a bolt action savage mark II. And I have a budget. Around $250-$300.
     
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    Ok look for a used ruger 10/22 with some good aftermarket stuff on it. Even a factory 10/22 would be reasonable at 250-300$.
     
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    I hear some people say 10/22 are picky on what ammo is used. Is this true? Most people complained about Remington ammo.
     
  8. mountainman13

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    My 10/22 eats whatever I put in it. I do get differing groups based on ammo though.
     
  9. orangello

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    My buddy did try a couple of brands to find what works best, but the "best" still comes in a 550 round value pack.
     
  10. clem_

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    .22 are cheaper to shoot 223 if you want to coyote hunt.
     
  11. mrt8110

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    Buy a marlin 60... Main thing to do is have fun!
     
  12. mrt8110

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    Buy a Marlin 60 nicer rifle, u can get them for about 165.00. What everU do have fun... :) Cliff
     
  13. drvsafe

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    I'd go with the 10/22. It's not too finicky when it come to ammo FME, there are endless options for aftermarket parts/upgrades; with some companies their bread and butter when it comes to aftermarket accessories is the 10/22.

    Also and this is important for a plinker; the ammo is dirt cheap...HELLO!? Plus it's fun as all hell to shoot! I used to shoot an old friend's 10/22 years ago, now that my kids are of age, I'm going to buy one myself to get them into shooting.
     
  14. robertb6112

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    My dad has a marlin 60 I could borrow anytime. They are fun.
     
  15. big shrek

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    One thing that folks don't know is that it is possible to reload a tube-style magazine as fast as you can reload a box-style magazine...
    With the help of the Spee-D-Loader, good for shorts, longs, LR's or even Magnums!! ;)
    http://spee-d-loader.net/Loaders.html

    Pretty simple method...
    1. After clearing firearm & making safe, remove inner mag tube, then transfer it to your pinky & third finger holding the rifle...
    2. Grab yer Spee-D and place the tip to your open outer mag tube & let gravity do its thing...
    3. Replace mag tube, point in safe direction, release safety, and let 'er rip!!

    My preferred method of carry for the Spee-D at an Appleseed/tree rat hunt is on a home-made Paracord sling...so its right at your grasp,
    and you don't have to worry about dropping it to the ground like a box-mag after loading...as the sling keeps it around your body...just replug it before letting go...
    with 6 tubes of 18 rounds each in the Spee-D (Old style Marlin 60/99's) plus a full mag tube to start gives you 126 rounds at your fingertips!!
    For the 15 round modern Marlin 60's, that's 105!!
     
  16. robertb6112

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    I went out and compared all the main semi-auto models available at dicks. The marlin 795 felt like it was made for a kid. The 10/22 felt way to short for me. And I would have to say my top two was the Remington 597 and the savage 64. They felt comfortable. Any other model suggestions?
     
  17. big shrek

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    You gotta be at least my size or bigger if the Marlin felt that tiny...
    I'd suggest getting the Marlin 795 & putting it in a Boyd's Laminate stock...which would give it Heft, not to mention way more style ;)
    With the low cost of the Marlin & the sub-$99 Boyd's, you can end up with less than $250 in a Wicked-looking Custom Rifle ;)
    http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Repla...ort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1&brand=MARLIN 795

    They are nifty lightweight rifles tho...you oughta see some of the stuff Defcon has done with emplacing 795's in airsoft stocks...
    Check out his pics!!
     
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  18. robertb6112

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    Dicks had the 795 on sale for $130. Synthetic stock. The price was nice. I'm 6' 195lbs. A Beefer stock would make a difference.
     
  19. robertb6112

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    How much longer does a Boyd's stock make the gun?
     
  20. Kraj

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    I recently got a 10 22.no problems, shoots whatever I have. The stock did feel a little small, but I changed it out for a larger one. That's the beauty of a 10 22 if a year from now you don't like anything there is a endless list of replacement parts available