Best 22 for the price.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by DKA, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. DKA

    DKA New Member

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    What is the best 22 Bolt for the price now? Want to buy one and have not been shopping.
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    What kind of price are we talking here?

    I was pleasantly surprised with a Savage I picked up for the
    kids. Accu-trigger, synthetic stock, 10 rd magazine fed. Nice
    accurate little rifle for around $140.

    Bill
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Many times you can get an older mossberg 22 for a good price. With a little elbow grease the stock can be made to look really good. My dad has turned some $35 guns in to real lookers.

    I have two old remmingtons one of which will turn in 1" 100 yards groups.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Agree on the older Mossbergs. Have a 44US that will outshoot most Winchester target rifles that sell for 4x more. You might also look around for a used Marlin 81 or 81DL. Great little bolt action. You will hear a lot about Marlin 60's, and Ruger 10-22s- but there are other better cheaper rifles to be had. Rarely does anyone WEAR OUT a 22.
     
  5. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Marlin makes a very solid series of .22's that are inexpensive yet reliable. I like finding them in pawnshops & in local "Shopper" type papers :)

    I'm rather fond of Calico .22's of any pedigree...folks tend to put them back together wrong so I buy 'em for a song and re-assemble them for my own fun :) Ain't nothin like 100 rounds of .22lr's fired off as fast as you can speedbump 'em :)
     
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  6. DKA

    DKA New Member

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    Bill, you were dead on target and so was the Savage. Bought a MKll F and I believe it is the best buy for the money.
     
  7. 2gun

    2gun New Member

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    I like the little Steven Favorite . I bought 2 for me 2 grand sons to start out with.
     
  8. 4rum

    4rum New Member

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    I started my hunting career with a Stevens Favorite when I was seven years old. That would have been '56. That little rifle made it's way out of the family while I was in the service in the late 60's. I'd give big buck$ to get it back if I could find it. I did try for several years, never could track it down. :(
     
  9. seedy

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    You should try the Stevens favorite in 22mag. I go by price. Since the 22lr can be picked up for $11 for 500 I like to use a semi auto but when 22mag is going for almost the same price for 50, a single shot makes sense. CD
     
  10. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The marlin bolt rifles are awfully hard to beat.
     
  11. Virginia58

    Virginia58 Member Supporter

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    I'll second the vote on a Marlin bolt rifle. I bought my son one for his 12th birthday. He's 20 now and still takes if out target shooting. Very accurate, simple operation and safe.
     
  12. J_Ebinger

    J_Ebinger New Member

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    I bought a Savage model 64F NIB for $120, I would have to say that once the clip was worked in, its a great little riffle for the money.

    But my personal opinion
     
  13. 2gun

    2gun New Member

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    I had some odd ball ammo that wouldn't work very well in my regular .22's so I bought a NEF .22 break top and it is a great shooter. Seveal Gophers bit the dust with it and the junk ammo.
     
  14. Joe M

    Joe M New Member

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    A 67 year old friend of mine just bought a Savage Mark IG - bolt action single shot. I believe this is the old single shot bolt action Lakefield Mark I...

    It's reasonably priced, and with a 3-7 x 20 scope on it, it proved to be a tac driver at the range yesterday. Once zeroed in off the bench from 25 yards he was getting 1/4 to 3/8ths inch - 3 shot groups in the bullseye.

    I'd recommend this rifle to anyone looking for a basic .22 bolt action. It does
    come with the accu-trigger.

    I will also add that growing up and through the years I have owned many Marlin .22 BA's and I liked them all.