Semi-auto mag fed .22s

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by aandabooks, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Been out shopping for a new semi-auto mag fed .22. These are what I ran into last night at 3 different retailers in the Peoria area. Wife said I can get one for Christmas for myself to replace my Win 290. Price needs to stay around $200.

    Marlin 795-composite stock with cheap scope $99
    Rem 597-base model green plastic stock $149
    Mossberg 702 Plinkster-camo plastic stock $149
    Savage 64-Wood stock w/scope-$189
    Savage 64-black plastic stock with scope $139
    Ruger 10/22-Wood stock $209

    I recently bought a Savage Mark II bolt gun that I really like and the 64 with wood stock is the same gun. Don't know if I really want to get started down the Ruger 10/22 customization road. The Mossberg seems very light and not that well made. The 597 and 10/22 seem to have a large amount of high capacity mags readily available.

    What do you all think? I'm leaning towards another Savage but the high capacity mags for plinking are tempting.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    cant go wrong with a 10/22
     

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    10/22 or Rem 597. I have the 597 and like it alot.
     
  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I'd buy the Marlin 795 for $99 all day long. But you can't go wrong with a 10/22.
     
  5. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    You don't HAVE to customize a 10/22, but the option will always be there. On the flip side, should you ever accidentally damage a 10/22 there is an abundance of barely used factory barrels and stocks floating around out there should you need to replace one. :)

    Also, the factory Ruger rotary magazines are extremely reliable and easily swapped in the gun. A range bag or jacket pocket will hold quite a few loaded magazines for those that don't want to go with a foot-long stick mag for the extra capacity.
     
  6. hideit

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    the 10/22 is the largest selling 22lr rifle
    5 million of these have been bought since first introduced in 1964
    there are so many companies out there that have customized and upgrade components it is one to have for generations
     
  7. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    No, the 1022 is NOT.

    Marlin 60 - over 12 million as of this year, which is also it's 50th anniversary (1960-2010).

    Marlin 795 has sold 3.5 million since it started in the 1990's...and has been catching up to the 1022 in a fast way

    Come to think of it, the Marlin 70-P Papoose has done over 5 million itself...
     
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  8. M14sRock

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    I bought a used Papoose about 20 years ago because it had Leup 4x RF. Shot so well I got one in SS for my son. He liked it so much that he has not bothered buying any more .22's. Great rifles.
     
  9. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Well based on today's sale flyers, things might be firming up.

    I can get

    Marlin 795 w/scope after rebate for $95.
    Savage 64 syn stock w/scope $139
    Savage 64 wood stock w/scope $149
    Remington 597 w/scope $169
    Ruger 10/22 wood stock $185

    I'm really leaning towards the Rem 597 due to the availability of the large capacity mags and the gun feels good. But at the $95 after rebate price on the 795, I don't see how I could go wrong with that gun.
     
  10. M14sRock

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    The highest capacity mags I've seen for the Marlins is 15 rds. But they will be accurate rounds.
     
  11. paul

    paul New Member

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    Christmas gift, .22 rifle

    Can't go wrong with the 10/22. I have a Mod. 60 Marlin which I'll stand by, I've never shot a Mod. 795.
     
  12. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Picked up a Marlin 795 last night at Dunham's for $95 after I get the rebate back. Comes with cheap little tube scope. Already have a Center Point 4x32 sitting around waiting for a gun. Light little gun but if it is accurate as some here say it is, I'll be more than happy with it as a plinking gun.
     
  13. PTsouthpaw

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    The 795 is a great deal. You are not likely to find hi cap magazines (at least ones that work well). Factory magazines are however readily available and work very well. I bought a 795 this year for about the same price you are looking at after rebate, and put some Tech Sights on it. I have a 10/22, but it has a heavy, long barrel and 3-9 power scope, so I wanted something a little more portable to keep in my car. The 795 with Tech Sites is deadly accurate and for the price cannot be beat.
     
  14. cpttango30

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    You won't be let down by any. I don't care for the new mossbergs. I prefer the OLD ones.

    The 10/22 is one of the more reliable rimfire semi-autos out there. Me I would go with the 597 or really the TC r55 or the remingtion 552. Thats me though I am a nutcase over rimfires.
     
  15. wb_carpenter

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    If your looking for out of the box accuracy you CAN go wrong with the 10/22. My Marlin 60 shoots circles around my modded 10/22s out of the box. I think the 795 is the same gun with a detach mag and at $99 gets my vote.
     
  16. oldgrunt

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    My 10/22 has given me over 45 years of service now and is VERY accurate (100% stock) I might clean it every 4-5 years to make sure it doesn't malfunction (hasn't yet except for ammo it doesn't like).
     
  17. wb_carpenter

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    The key to that is "45 years of service" most of the older 10/22's are highly regarded for their build quality unlike what you will find in stores today.

    In todays market purchased new a marlin 60 is more accurate than a 10/22. \

    In a game of 1/4 inches my 10/22 was always a couple inches away :D

    I will say with a 10/22 with a bull barrel is a tack driver but bull barrels dont grow on trees.
     
  18. paul

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    Marlin 795

    If this is the same rifle basically as the Marlin Mod. 60, 795 mag fed, then I need one. I'm actually looking to buy some Marlin's and Glenfield's and other makes of Marlin's all .22's. On a budget so thank goodness I can still purchase some used .22's less than a $75.00 for some. Some people want new prices and are really proud of their used 10/22's, stock. Wanting $175.00 plus. I get a new one anyday for $189.00 at Academy. Oh well, people can charge what they want to, I know I do, don't mean someone will buy it, :) I hope you enjoy your new "gun".
     
  19. big shrek

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    Yep, the 795 is simply a Box-Mag-fed model 60.

    In fact, some rather twisted individuals have taken the time to transform 60's into 70's/795's.
    But I'm not gonna mention any names ;)
     
  20. big shrek

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    Same was true back in the mid 60's...Marlin 60 was created in 1960, the 1022, in 1964.
    The fight is as follows...
    Marlin 60 - 12 million sold
    Ruger 1022 - 7 million sold

    Gee...who's the most popular?? :D
    Wish more accessory MFR's would figure it out...


    But then the 1022 has always NEEDED replacement parts that were better than anything Ruger could ever make.
    Ain't much ya need for a Marlin other than a couple of stock choices & a better trigger.
    DIP solved the heavy trigger issues...
    Diversified Innovative Products - Products - Marlin

    And I love Boyd's Thumbhole stocks for Marlins :D
    But they only come out Quarterly...(every 3 months) and sell out FAST.