Choosing another rimfire

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Garadex, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Marlin M60

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  2. Marlin XT-22 (tube fed)

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  3. Marlin M60 Stainless w/ laminate stock

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  4. CZ 452/455

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  1. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well I got a bunch of money for my birthday and high school graduation and after I put a lot of it into savings I still have about $400 so I decided that I should get a new rifle. I'm looking at four different rifles. In order of cheapest to most expensive: Marlin M60, Marlin XT-22 (tube fed), Marlin M60 Stainless W/ Laminate stock, or a CZ 452/455. I will look into other suggestions. So which would you choose.
     
  2. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Cant say anything about the first three, but I sure do love my new CZ 455 22lr. Time to sell off my 10/22 and my browning buckmark. :)
     

  3. longunner

    longunner New Member

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  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Would not trade my Marlin 60, but if you have a .22lr get a .17hmr or .22wmr.
    If it must be a .22lr get what you don't have. If you have a semi, get a bolt and vice versa.
     
  5. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    or get a CZ 455 in 22lr, and then 130 dollars later, get another CZ barrel for it in 17hmr or 22wmr. :D

    My CZ

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  6. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    Well, you're looking at bolts vs semi. Any reason why you would want one over the other, and what do you have now?

    I also would throw the Marlin 795 in there, and pick up Tech-SIGHTs for it. Only down side to the 795 right now if finding magazines.
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have a Model 60 and a Marlin XT-22MR. The model 60 is great if you don't have a 22 LR. The XT-22MR has seen a lot of action since I got it. I can find 22 wmr ammo at a fair price even now with the shortage. It's nice to be able to shoot something 100 yards away without holding over the target. I have owned the Model 60 for 35 years, it has never needed repair. The rifling is still sharp after 100s of cleanings with cheap aluminum cleaning rods. I cannot estimate the number of rounds model 60 has fired.
     
  8. E7018Dan

    E7018Dan New Member

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    If your looking for bolt 22lr I'd go cz all day long. Itll be one to pass on to your grandkids.
     
  9. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well I stopped by my favorite LGS to "just look". Well that was a bad idea. I am the new owner of a Marlin M60. Just the base model. Got it for $250 out the door. Now I gotta wait 10 days to pick it up, dang Kalifornia.


    Also here are the obligatory pics.
     

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  10. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I have a bolt .22 WMR so now I have a semi .22 LR.
     
  11. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    If you don't like the stock sights, be sure to pick up http://www.tech-sights.com/ (scroll down the left side for Marlin). Easy install. ONLY complaint is the elevation adjustment is a pain unless you have a golf tee or a small standard screw driver.
     
  12. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I was looking at those and the Skinner sights. I think the Skinner's look better but the Tech sights are cheaper and come with a front sight, so I may get them.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Not a bad choice. Marlin 60 is a pretty good shooter usually. I'm rebuilding an old style at the moment. I still like the 10-22 more but there is no denying the Marlins can shoot.
     
  14. akms47nagont

    akms47nagont New Member

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    I'm pretty much set on the XT 22 TR which is the tube fed version I'll probably pick that up next Friday I did like how the Marlins 60 felt very well-balanced gun.


    When I was buying my first 22 it was really hard to pick over the marlin model 60 and Ruger 1022 The Ruger wins because of customization options

    I expect to see pictures of your targets when you get to the range
     
  15. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Of course there will be pictures, I may get banned if I forgot 'em. :rolleyes:
     
  16. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Yes!!! Excellent choice!! You will LOVE this gun I guarantee it. Really like the stock on it too, great buy. I try to be careful when going to a store with something even close to being on my buy list...what can I say I'm impulsive!!
     
  17. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    I was gonna say cz but by the time mine was ready to go to the range with the scope, rings, trigger kit and two extra 10rds mags I was just over $900. I got the varmint so yes the scope was a must maybe not the Nikon buckmaster but I only like to buy things once. ;).

    Good choice anyway!! Get some pics up and enjoy
     
  18. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Ya it looks better than a lot of stocks on other budget .22's I like it a lot.
    I too am impulsive, I called my brother and forced myself to take a few minutes to think about it. I have no buyers remorse yet so I think it was a good choice.

    Ya I only had $400 and as much as I wanted the CZ I think for me the Marlin was a better choice because now I have more money for upgrades or other stuff.
     
  19. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Do you know how fast their shipping is?
     
  20. KJG67

    KJG67 New Member

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    Looks like I ordered it on May 2nd and received it on May 6th. $6 for S/H. Paid with PayPal.