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Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by M16Mania, May 17, 2007.
What .22 rifle is the most accurate?
Most accurate factory rifle would have to be the Anchutz and/or Remington X 40. I'm sure there are some one-off custom bench rifles in .22 rimfire out there that can group under 1 inch (1/2 MOA) at 200 yards on a good day.
prolly most accurate off the shelf .22 long rifle is the Marlin... they have the micro groove rifleing down and they shoot well
a 22lr sighted in at 100 yards drops about 30 inches at 200... I would pay LOTS of money to see someone shoot a 1/2 group at 200.. MoA at 200 is 2"...
100 yards yes, with a properly tuned rifle, 200, I dont think so..
I bought an off the shelf Ruger 10/22 stainless several years ago, and wasn't very happy with it. Bullets tended to pattern, rather than group, and it was real twichy which kind of ammo it liked, and had a cheap Brand-X scope that wouldn't hold zero. It sat in my safe for a few years, until I landed a job at Leupold. I befriended one of their R&D engineers, and after talking about .22's he told me to bring mine in, and he'd "see what I can do."
I got it back a month or so later. I paid for and he replaced the factory barrel with a carbon fiber lined Butler Creek model, milled the bolt face, installed a plastic buffer, new trigger, stock and a laser zero'd Leupold M-4 fixed power (4X) scope. It likes CCI Mini-Mag ammo, and I swear I can hit mosquitos at 50 yards with it. He's the guy who mounts scopes on rifles for Leupold's "special customers." Now I know why.
Mossberg 43B rifle and I'v got the medals to prove it.at 200 yrds I could not see,50 to 100 yds yes!it out shot win 52.$17.50 new.
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U could probably buy the Ruger 22/45 and get one of those aftermarket barrels...
I would say the East German Suhl 150 would probably be at the top. The factory barrels on these guns were wicked.
Here's my Suhl 150 that was put in a McMillan stock and a Hoehn tuner added.
Here's a few targets of how it shot.
Here's a few at 25yds where the wind isn't as much of a factor.
That group looks like one single shot. But I can assure you that is 5 shots through almost the same hole. I was aiming at the center of the 10 ring. That group measured .021ctc.
i have found the ruger 10/22 to be the best.(for a stock gun)
These days, an CZ 452 or 453 isn in my opinion the best bang for the buck. These rifles will shoot along with anchutz, model 52 winchester, 541T remingtons and coopers. Not bad for a 4-500$ rifle, CZ's have threaded barrels that screw into the billet receiver.
Of course an old Mossberg in good shape is scary accurate in the right hands.
+1 for the CZ 452, my varmint in 22lr paired with a Weaver V-16 scope will hold its own against rifles costing twice the price
The most accurate is going to be one of two rifles an Anny or a shul 150 them shuls are crazy accurate. A Marlin Ruger or any other will not hold a candle to what a shul or anny will do. The remington 40x may come close and a cooper as well.
I would be willing to part with my let testicle for a shul or a kidney. Haven't seen one going for under $2000.....
Exteme accuracy is expensive. So........How accurate do you wanna be? You can spend several THOUSAND dollars on rifle and scope. Or, go over to the CMP website (google Civilian Marksmanship Program) and take a look at the Mossberg 44 US rifles they have for sale to the AMERICAN general public- for under $200. They will shoot the pants off the 10/22s, and most of the other stock 22 rifles. To beat the accuracy on those, you will need to spend 3-15 times that much. Of course, this is why Breyers has different flavors- different tastes.
You haven't shot many .22's, have you?
I'd pick almost ANYTHING over a bone-stock baseline 10/22 for $189.98 at Walmart. Heck, even a bent-barrel Savage could do better. If you get the Bull Barrel Stainless Steel model for $379...you are considerably better off, but it's still going to take a beating from a CZ trainer.
Anschulz, Howa, Marlin, CZ, even an Squires-Bingham model 16 (now ARMSCORPS 1600) have out of the box sub-moa accuracy at 50+ yds that will eat a 10/22 alive. Now if you want to spend $600+ accurizing a 10/22, you can get something that shoots well.
Back to the main question at hand...
In the land of .22 caliber rimfire, the .22WMR rules the roost. Yeah, it costs a little more to shoot, but the effective range is double that of a .22lr and it'll take out fox & coyotes at 150 with no problems. Bolt-action is definitely the way to go with either round as people who are shooting bolt-action take more time with their shots to BE more accurate and don't "spray & pray" hoping they'll hit something...
You purchase a Bolt-Action for precision.
You purchase a Semi-auto for fun & noise-making
As far as Bang for the Buck...for under $250 - grab a Marlin Bolt-Action...almost any of them. New, they're inexpensive, and unbelievably cheap at pawn shops. But those Micro-Groove barrels have proven themselves time & time again to be the best thing since sliced bread...all YOU have to do is figure out which type of ammo works best in your particular model & take a weekend to glass bed the action.
Cost no big deal...CZ makes a dangfine rifle in the $400 & up category. Frighteningly accurate.
You can buy a good Suhl 150 for around $1000 to $1200.
I have seen Suhl 150-1(2nd version Suhls) go for around $700 to $800.
Here's one in a benchrest stock and a Hoehn tuner added for $1375.
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Marlins are scary accurate for such a low price tag Those Micro-groove barrels are unreal (Of course, that's why Remington bought 'em last year...to make their rifles better)
I sent you a pm on info about buying a Suhl 150.
Under $300, any Marlin bolt-action.
Midrange money - a Sako Finnfire
Money no object - An Anschutz Model 2013 with the 2313 stock walking in Bill Gates territory there