Bolt gun for $200ish?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kaido, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    So I sold my one .22LR for a .17HMR a little while back....I sort of regret doing so now. I've got a K98 that's been rebarreled by Remington to shoot .22s/l/LR, but the down side is that it's a single shot and still has the long pull of the original chambering.

    With the gophers starting to show up more and more I've been thinking about picking up a magazine fed bolt gun. My girlfriend has got an XT-22R, which is great, but I'm looking for something different so we don't confuse rifles. It isn't a firm price, but I'm looking to stay around $200.00.

    My only real requirement is that the gun is able to hold minute of gopher at fifty yards. Anything on top of that is just icing on the cake to me. There's also the obvious requirements such as reliability.
     
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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    new, check out the Marlins and the Savages. used, many possiblities open up. start hitting the gun stores and pawn shops and see what's available. a lot of pawn shops will usually cut some great deals if you got cash money.
     

  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    As much as I'd love to go pawn shop hunting, I'd probably find one or two with a single gun on its self. For some reason none in Canada, that I've found, seem to accept firearms of any kind. I'll definitely see what I can find for a Savage or Marlin though.
     
  4. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    You can get into a Savage with regular barrel and an accu-trigger for under $200.
     
  5. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Savage, I'm biased though my first rifle was a Savage and my last name is Savage.
     
  6. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I would go with a savage if I bought a new rifle. I recently bought a remlin XT-22MR. It was a POS. Marlin was good about sending a prepaid label and got to work on my rifle right away. The technician declared it a basket case and remlin is in the process of sending me a new rifle.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I just checked my email. My new rifle is on the truck for delivery today (4/26/13). I will be able to give a range report very soon.
     
  8. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    I have a Norinco bolt action, clip fed 22 Rifle. It is a tack driver. Paid $125 for it.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    Been a Marlin fan for ------well, a long time :eek:
     
  10. mag318

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    I'd go with a Savage 93 like this one. It's a 93G in 22 Magnum that I paid $214 for, the rifle is very accurate and the accu trigger is superb. I mounted an inexpensive Bushnell scope on it and I'm very satisfied with the results.
     

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  11. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    That's actually really surprising. I bought my girlfriends XT-22R on Dec 25 of 2011 and its been great. The actions smooth, magazine slips out easily, it's even accurate enough to hit gophers out to 100yards with regulatory.

    I've looked at a few Norinco rifles every now and again but I always hear about out cheaply their put together and such. If I can find one for around what you paid, I might just pick it up.


    I really like my 93R17 that I've got, thing is more accurate then I am, which isn't really to big of a surprise..... Out of curiosity, do they come in .22LR? Looking for something that 500+ rounds in one day won't make me want to cry.
     
  12. longunner

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    If you want a semi, get a ruger 10/22...not sure what they run for but it can't be too much. If your looking for a bolt gun id go with the savage mark II
     
  13. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    I've thought about getting a 10/22, but just about everyone has them. I'm also wanting a bolt action since not only are they more amusing to me, but the ammunition shortage is starting to work its way north of the border. I'd be less inclined to fire as fast as I can with a bolt action compared to a semiauto.
     
  14. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Very good points, I chew through ammo in my M60 pretty dang fast lol. I have heard only good things about the savage, never actually fired one though
     
  15. DTOM97

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    Savage MK II FV. It has a heavy bull barrel, synthetic stock, accu trigger, the works. And it' only around $250. If I were you I would whip out another $50 and buy this gun. Great buy. Iv'e got one myself.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IIRC, the M93 is the 22lr version of that rifle Kaido.
     
  17. herp_man2003

    herp_man2003 New Member

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    If you dont mind looking around and buying used see if you can find an old remington 510, 511,512 ect. I love my 510 it is a single shot so you conserve more ammo.
     
  18. E7018Dan

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    My votes for the savage mk2. I love my mk2 tr (with a heavy barrel). Getting close to 5 in a dime at 100 yards. My gf has an older fvxp (with the wooden stock, sporter barrel) and it shoots well. The action smooths up after couple hundred rounds. Both of them prefer cci standard velocity.
     
  19. John_Deer

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    I got my Marlin XT-22MR back two weeks ago. It shoots very well and the 22 mag is a smooth shooting cartridge. I like my 22 LR but it's really a joy to make shots at or over 100 yards without having to hold over the target. The XT-22MR has an adjustable trigger that is very crisp. The XT has a safety trigger similar to a glock. Grease the safety trigger, oil just doesn't smooth it out. Other than the safety trigger I had no issues with the new XT-22MR. Apparently the first Marlin I bought was an older model. The new one I received from Marlin has a nicer stock with palm swells on the pistol grip. I mounted a Simmons Eight Point 4x fixed power scope on the new Marlin. The Eight Point proved to be reliable while serving emergency duty on my shotgun.
     
  20. nuke1

    nuke1 New Member

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    I'm looking for info on a new 22 mag are their any tack drivers