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I'm planning to buy a high-end (at least for me) .22 rifle just for plinking and informal target shooting at my local club. By high-end, I'm talking no more than $600.... I'm thinking I'd like to use open sites for a while, but I'll likely need to put a scope on it before too long... I'm 68 years old and I'm showing the beginnings of cataracts. I'm looking for your suggestions on which rifles to consider.
 

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I think CZ makes .22lrs for around that much. Maybe you can get something used for that much that can thread needles.

Me? I've a stock Savage MkII that shoots way better than I can. You could buy two for $600. Actually, I think the weakest link, besides the shooter, will be the ammunition, not the rifle. It won't make any cent$ to get a 'high-end' rifle if your not going to feed it lot$ of 'high-end' ammo.
 

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Ruger 10/22 for $230. Upgrade the barrel trigger etc. Leaves money for glass an plenty of ammo. I'm I correct in this line of thinking?
 

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Magnum research .22. Lr/wmr will be the best in that price range. But the downside is it has a fixed scope mount. So youll need to scope it. I can shoot a face off a penny with mine at 75yards with my nikkon .22 scope
 

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Ruger 10/22 for $230. Upgrade the barrel trigger etc. Leaves money for glass an plenty of ammo. I'm I correct in this line of thinking?
I love my rugers and for 600$ youll have a mean rifle
 

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I just bought a CZ 455 22lr but it has no sights (it's a Varmit) and my scope has not arrived yet. I haven't found much on the forum about that model, but it seems that the CZs are supposed to be pretty accurate. My other choice was one of the old Winchester 52 series but I wasn't ready to fork out that much money on a 22. Once I get the CZ set up and get a little time in with it, I will report back. Right now, I am thinking that the finish could be better and the action seems a little rough. Also want to replace the OEM magazine and well which appear to be plastic! It's a heavy barrel which I like....I seem to be steadier with it. I spent more on the scope (Leupold) than the rifle, figuring that if I didn't like the rifle, I would still have a decent scope to mount on a different gun. Twisted logic...maybe...but I never claimed to be logical! LOL
 

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Thanks everyone... Yesterday, I looked at nearly everything you guys suggested and decided on the CZ 453 Varmit with the trigger set and heavy barrel. I put a Redfield Revolution scope on it and took it to the range today for the first couple hundred rounds. At this point, I'd say I'm pretty happy with the choice. I really like the adjustable trigger and set feature for targets. Thanks for the input
 

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Thanks everyone... Yesterday, I looked at nearly everything you guys suggested and decided on the CZ 453 Varmit with the trigger set and heavy barrel. I put a Redfield Revolution scope on it and took it to the range today for the first couple hundred rounds. At this point, I'd say I'm pretty happy with the choice. I really like the adjustable trigger and set feature for targets. Thanks for the input
Good choice.
 

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Sig 522.

Eats all ammo.
Very reliable.
Ar15 style
Easy assemble and disassembly.
No recoil
Built in folding stock and retractable stock for the length of pull.

I use the standard sights and a 30mm wide scope with infra red. Wow enough to aim through the iron sights while looking at the scope or you can aim through the scope without the use of the iron sights.
Great reviews on this gun. I own one and it's the best in class after I tried the smith and Wesson , colt, ruger and carbine.
Paid $ 429 on sale. My kids 7 and 11 years enjoy it.
 
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