Looking for something specific...

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by mrjbacon, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. mrjbacon

    mrjbacon New Member

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    Reposting this from the intro thread hoping to get a few more hits. I'm trying to find a bolt-action .22 rimfire rifle with a walnut stock, and tubular-feed magazine. Does anyone know of such a rifle?

    I've looked at Marlin's current offerings, but none of their .22 bolt-action tube-feed rifles have a walnut stock, only synthetic. Does anyone know if they made one in recent years with a walnut stock, or if it is possible to get a walnut stock to replace the synthetic ones on their current models?

    Thanks gents!
     
  2. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    The 22-Magnum tube feed Marlin (pictured below) has a Walnut stock on it if you want to go with a Magnum. Or you could buy the 22lr version and then buy the walnut stock from the Magnum rifle to replace your synthetic. Just call Marlin to order the stock. You can also check Numrich for a walnut stock.

    I believe Boyds' has a walnut stock for the earlier tube feed Marlins that can be fitted to the newer rifles, but it will take a little woodwork to get it to bolt up.

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  3. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    just call marlin and ask if they have a wooden stocked .22LR of your choice.
     
  4. bugeye

    bugeye New Member

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    am I losing my eyesight. that marlin seems to be wearing a savage accutrigger.:confused:
     
  5. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    Your eyesight is just fine. :D It's a new adjustable trigger similar to the one Marlin is using on their centerfire rifles which is similar to the Savage Accu-Trigger.

    The new Marlin XT series rifles are really worth a look for anyone interested in a rimfire bolt action.
     
  6. mrjbacon

    mrjbacon New Member

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    I really like the XT series, but neither of the .22 LR versions are offered with a wood stock, solid or laminated. I put in a request to Boyd's to see if they'd offer one but I haven't heard back from them yet. If anyone knows of a replacement wood stock for the XT series I'd be very interested in knowing about it.
     
  7. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    The quickest way to get what you're looking for is to buy the synthetic stocked rifle and order the walnut stock for the magnum version directly from Marlin.

    I'm not sure why Marlin hasn't offered the 22lr tube feed rifle with the walnut stock in a while. They had some available over the years but nothing listed right now. However, the XT 22-Magnum tube feed stock will fit the XT tube feed rifles cambered in 22LR with out any fitting. They're the same receiver and action on both rifles.

    You should be able to call Marlin and order the stock directly from them, not sure what it will cost though.

    The only thing Boyds' has right now is an 81C walnut stock, it can be fitted to the 900 series rifles and could probaly be fitted to the XT series as well, but it will take some wood work to fit one to these newer rifles.
     
  8. mrjbacon

    mrjbacon New Member

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    I called Marlin today, and the tech I spoke with said that the stock from the .22 Mag fits on the .22 LR without any modification. I'm going down to the shop tomorrow or Sunday and having them order an XT-22 for me.

    I'm still not sure what I want though, the blued version or the SS version. Besides the obvious price difference, what are some pros and cons to each of them? Or does that not even matter?
     
  9. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    It's a shame you have to shell out a few more dollars to get the rifle and stock combo you want, but at least you won't have to fit anything.

    The biggest difference between the stainless and blued model is the maintenance required on the finish. Other than that, they're the same rifles.

    With a stainless rifle you could neglect it a little and not have a problem, with a blued rifle it would rust up pretty quick if moisture, some solvents or fingerprints get left on it for a while. Leaving one in a closet would rust a blued gun if there's high humidity or a water leak. A friend of mine had a problem with his home and a Marlin 22 got nearly ruined because he forgot it was in the closet, close to a water heater line that busted. The steam rusted the barrel and he didn't know until months after the leak was fixed. Minor scratches will probably be more noticeable on the blued rifle, but both can still be scratched.

    I've got both blued and stainless firearms and since I keep them cleaned, oiled and in a gun cabinet or gun rack neither type of metal has been an issue.
     
  10. mrjbacon

    mrjbacon New Member

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    I ended up getting the XT-22TSR with the stainless barrel. When I get the chance after it comes in, I'm going to switch out the composite stock for the laminated walnut stock.
     
  11. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    Sounds good, should be great looking rifle when it's complete. I put one of Boyds' thumb-hole laminate stocks on my 917V about 6 months after I bought it.

    The only rifle I have that came with a synthetic stock was my Savage 110, It was on their just a few weeks before it was replaced with my first Boyds' thumb-hole stock The synthetic stock was just too weak and flexed too much for my taste. None of the other rifles I've shot felt right with the synthetic stocks. So any rifle I look to buy either has a wood stock on it, or at least has one available for it.
     
  12. wmille01

    wmille01 New Member

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    I have a mossberg 22 bolt action, really nice shooting guns one holer too. There old but if you can get your hands on one I would, they'll probably cost a good penny too.
     
  13. mrjbacon

    mrjbacon New Member

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    It turns out that I have to wait for it to come in, I don't know if i mentioned that in my previous post. The outfitter I got it from doesn't normally stock it so I had to go in and put at least 25% down for them to order. Ended up doing half of the $256 final price w/ tax. When it comes in (could be a month or more) I'll put the rest down along with some extra for a scope.

    Now I have to decide what kind of scope would be best... something with a silver finish of course.... any suggestions on that?
     
  14. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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    I've had good service from the BSA scopes I've bought recently, I don't know what they have in a silver scope though. All of mine are black. I did have to send one of my BSA's back to Cabela's about 5 years ago, one of the internal lenses had what appeared to be an oily finger print on it. The replacement scope, same brand and model, was fine.

    A variable power 3-9x40 or 4-16x40 etc. would be a good addition to a new 22 rifle. My 917V is wearing a 6-24x44 BSA Catseye right now, it replaced the 4-12x40 Bushnell middle of last year.