Higher end 22lr

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by cpttango30, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. CZ 455 switch barrel

    20 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Browning T-Bolt

    21 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. Ruger 77/22

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Magnum Research Magnum Lite

    4 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. Ruger 10/22 T SS

    16 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    If you were looking for a higher end rimfire. Not a Cooper or Weatherby XXII but a $500 to $700 rimfire. Which one would you get.

    CZ 455 switch barrel

    Browning T-Bolt

    Ruger 77/22

    Magnum Research Magnum Lite

    Ruger 10/22 T SS
     
  2. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Browning T bolt.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Consider a Thompson Center R55. I think they're an outstanding rifle and they're kind of an unknown sleeper. The only negative is that magazines are expensive.

    Rimfire Rifles - Thompson/Center
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    The Double Helix magazines for the T-Bolt are expensive, too, at fifty bucks.....but man are they cool!
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    The only draw back to the R-55 is it has open sights and I don't like the way that looks on it. Plus I am going to be putting a scope on so I don't need them.
     
  6. DPSTX

    DPSTX New Member

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    Winchester 52 reproductions. Prettiest rifles for the money IMO\

    DPSTX
     
  7. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Get a Browning T-bolt and you'll never regret it. I used to have 1 of the old 1s and the newer 1s are just as good if not better.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Can you give me a link.

    I don't see where they are still being made. If they are who is making them?
     
  9. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Kinda like this

    Savage Arms .22 LR BTVSS
     

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  10. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I don't think many people have been aquainted with the Magnum Research gun, as I understand, it is basically a 10/22 combined with a scope rail in a one-piece milled unit, with no way for your optics to loosen, less the mounts, of course.
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    They make one of those in .22LR?
     
  12. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Yep they make .22 with fluted spiral barrel real pretty and a very good rifle.

    Savage Arms .22 LR MK2 THUMBHOLE (SPIRAL FLUTED BARREL) Bolt Action
     

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  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    There was a specific reason I left Savage of the list. They are hands down the most godawful looking rimfires on the market. I think they look like a half polished turd.

    So Savage is out and not on the list Please try again.

    If I am going to spend $500+ on a rimfire it needs to look as good as it shoots.
     
  14. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Sorry Tango, I will have to agree to dissagree, this thing is not a " a half polished turd. " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
     

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  15. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Every time I have looked at one and cycled the action on a savage rim fire it felt like I was trying to move the bolt while the action was full of sand. Never liked the trigger either. I don't like that goofy thing in the middle that moves. Screws me all up.

    I just don't think the refinement is high enough on any savage rimfire to warrant $500+. I like a high luster blue and walnut gun or a nice SS with a laminate or word stock. If I got the ruger or the MRI I think the stock would end up being switched out with something else.

    Have you ever cycled the bolt on a Browning T-Bolt? Or a good winny 52 or a CZ they are like as smooth as a models ***.

    We are going to refinement at the $500 to $700 price range.

    If I really got what I wanted it would be a Cooper Jackson Squirrel rifle or a TRP-3.
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Yeah, I saw that in American Rifleman.
     
  17. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    I think (if it was me) for that price range, I'd just buy another mossy and about 5000 rds of ammo:p
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Well, that's not the question.....is it now partner? ;)
     
  19. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Thats why I didn't vote Dad:p

    I don't know anything about the Magnum Research or the Browning.
    If I was gonna do a 10/22 I'd assemble it myself...not buy a "T" model
    The 77/22's are very nice. I almost bought one a few years back, but wasn't impressed with the accuracy I witnessed or had seen reported.
    I've heard nothing but good about the CZ's and would like to pick one up one day myself so i'll vote that one. An uneducated vote for CZ for me.........Better Lon?
    [​IMG]
     
  20. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Hey, do what you want. I'm just happy to have you back! :)