Affordable .22?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by shotgunfrenzy, May 8, 2007.

  1. shotgunfrenzy

    shotgunfrenzy New Member

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    Can anyone suggest an affordable (something that is going to give as much performance as I did cash) .22? Any suggestion is open, not just bolt-gun.
     
  2. a1huntingsupply

    a1huntingsupply New Member

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    When it comes to .22's I like Marlin rifles and Ruger handguns.

    I have a Marlin model 80 that’s 37 years old and still shoots like new. It’s the 1870-1970 Anniversary Model. My son shoots it every time we go to the range, it doesn’t just sit in a closet.
     

  3. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    10/22's are a lot of fun with endless choices of aftermarket accessories.
     
  4. allmons

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    For sheer fun, you can't beat Henry lever .22's!

    Relatively good price, lever action .22 LR Henry rifles are plain, old fashioned fun! They are pretty much immune to some stupid gun laws, have high cap tubular magazines and are dependable. All for about the price of a Ruger 10/22 ( depending on your location).

    ;)
     
  5. WILDCATT

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    marlin 60/ruger 22 pistol.marlin shoots great and functions perfect.ruger accurate and functions perfict and price is right
     
  6. Splatter

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    A CZ452 or pretty much anything by Anschutz.
    I also like the Henry pump rifles for all the reasons Allmons likes the levers.
     
  7. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Another +1 for Marlin's .22 selection. My personal favorite manufacture.
     
  8. guns4fun

    guns4fun New Member

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    I don't think you can go wrong with a ruger 10/22. They are under $200 and you can upgrade them beyond belief as your wallet permits.
     
  9. Dude

    Dude New Member

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    Do you own one? Would love to see a picture of some modified 10/22 Rugers.
     
  10. guns4fun

    guns4fun New Member

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    I own 2 10/22's and plan on a few more since all ammo is going up and .22 is still cheap to shoot. I do not have pics to post. Sorry.
     
  11. Gonzilla

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    Just a quick note for Henry - I sent in a query and didn't receive an answer. It hit a nerve and I fired off a colorful unsolicited response.

    President of Henry responded personally to apologize and took corrective action. I was impressed - still am and I would consider a Henry in the future.

    Pumps & levers are the most fun but you should buy whatever action style you hunt big game with so your practice will pay big dividends.
     
  12. kaido

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    Not really surprised that anyone's suggested it yet, but there's always the Mossberg 702 plinkster. I picked mine up here in Canada for about 189.00 after tax and stuff, it'll more then likely be closer to $100.00 down your way though since everything seems to be a lot cheaper down south.

    Pending on who you talk to, their pretty accurate and fun for the price. I've been able to hit a pipe a bit smaller then center mass from 100yards away and then able to hit a steel drum from 218yards both while zero'd at 25yards. I've also been able to hit pennies, quarters, nickels and cherry tomatoes from 25yards.

    Only "problems" I have with it are that there's no sling mounts on it at all and I've yet to find any aftermarket stocks for them. The other "problem" is that (as far as I can tell) you can only buy 10round magazines. Other then that, I love it.
     
  13. tomingreeneco

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    A lot of good suggestions. If you have a local gun shop nearby make sure to check out any used .22's they have. Can save a few bucks with a used gun or maybe buy two (a riffle and a pistol)!
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    can't go wrong with a marlin M60 or M795, or even the ruger 10/22.

    go with the marlin if you want just a rifle to take out and shoot and at most, put a decent scope on. they are very accurate out of the box. downside is, there isn't a lot of aftermarket parts out there for them.

    if you want one to customize and tinker on, go with the ruger. lots of aftermarket parts to customize into pretty much any style you want. they are pretty accurate and reliable too.
     
  15. Tiny_MN

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    Interesting in that there was almost five years on the bump. ;)

    I have two .22lr rifles. An Armalite AR-7 (Now produced by Henry I think), and a Savage MK-IIF. The AR-7 is a semi-auto and not used much. In fact, I need to repair it. The Savage is used relatively frequently and is a bolt action.
     
  16. historydoc

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    There are some great values at each price point:
    $=Marlin ($100-200)
    $$=Henry ($200-350)
    $$$=CZ ($350-600)

    All good value for the dollar. Savages with accutrigger are also good.
     
  17. big shrek

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  18. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    This is my son's 10/22. I built it for him. The upgrades cost more than the rifle.
     

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  19. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    Rick...with all the after market accessories how well does it shoot?

    Whiskey bent and Hell bound.
     
  20. 75370

    75370 New Member

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    Rick, nice lookin rifle. Question though, why the bayonet???