Looking for a good .22 rifle for target shooting but don't have a lot of many any suggestions??
The miracle gun! Good for everything. Targets, self defense, elephant hunting, you name it. First they cost more than $200 these days. Quite a bit more usually. Second to make it a good "target" rifle he will have to spend several hundred dollars more. That's not exactly a cheap rifle, which is what he asked for.Not sure about your area, but look around for a basic Ruger 10/22. Should go for about $200.
Both are great rifles but "target" rifles? I would certainly pick one of these if I could only own one .22 but for a "target" rifle give me a Savage. You get accuracy far and above what you pay for IMO. I have 60's and a 795 and I've owned and sold other ones because I had too many. They have all been great rifles. But a person can win some target competitions with a Savage rifle. I've done just that. Marlin makes great and accurate rifles. But Savage rifles in that price range are more accurate and that's what it takes for a good target rifle. Of course if Appleseed is your game then a 795 is certainly a good choice for a "target" rifle.Marlin 60 or 795
Picked mine up for $197 at Academy. It's a tack driver out of the box, so not sure why it would take several hundred dollars to make it a target rifle. All it needs is a decent scope if you're shooting at range.The miracle gun! Good for everything. Targets, self defense, elephant hunting, you name it. First they cost more than $200 these days. Quite a bit more usually. Second to make it a good "target" rifle he will have to spend several hundred dollars more. That's not exactly a cheap rifle, which is what he asked for.
Tack driver? Do you understand that other rifles are far more accurate than the 10/22 right out of the box? You might be that 1 out of 1000 that gets a really accurate rifle from the factory but most Ruger owners spend hundreds to make their rifles shoot as well as CZ's, Savages, etc.. It is possible to get some Rugers to shoot with even more expensive rifles but luck starts to play a bigger role in the process. I'm not knocking the 10/22. They are fine rifles for what they are which is a semi-auto rimfire. But they just aren't in the same class with bolt action rifles unless you modify them a lot. The idea that it just takes a scope to make it shoot with actual target rifles is just not realistic.All it needs is a decent scope if you're shooting at range.
What he said. And some of them are pretty accurate out of the box but it's more about luck than anything else. Most of them don't compare to bolt action rifles. That's just how life is. But they can certainly be made to be accurate. I'm pretty sure they would never out fly an F22 Raptor. There's only so much you can do with a prop rifle err... semi-auto rifle.Out of the box the 10/22 is not the most accurate but they are easy to tinker with and have some accuracy capable parts if one is willing to put some time into them.