Western Style .22 Rifle for the Lady Friend

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by JiroZero713, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    My Girlfriend god love her wants herself a .22

    But not just any .22....a western style. She's shots more guns than me almost and love Annie Oakley and the likes



    She wants something that looks like this

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    But in semi-auto.


    Can you guys help me find a model and gun for the little girl

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    You thinkin' 'bout shootin' that goofy hat off the dog? :D

    Seriously, I don't know of any semi auto that looks like a lever action. There are pump .22's out there and there are some great .22 levers.

    Henry and Marlin and maybe Puma make nice levers.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Maybe somebody else here knows of one, but I can't think of anything even close. Sorry.
     
  4. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Well it doesn't have to look like a lever...just western like style.


    I tried to get her into the Pink 10/22s but that's a no go....she likes them....but she's a Southern Wood loving bell.
     
  5. Shotgun Shooter

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    Do you want a tube fed?

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  6. JiroZero713

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    I think tube fed or magazine is fine with her.


    She was oggling a 500 dollar browning a while back that was tube fed....but that's just to damn much for a .22.
     
  7. Bill of Ojai

    Bill of Ojai New Member

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    Didn't Annie Oakley use slide action rifles at some point? Henry and Taurus are western style.
     
  8. Caliche

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    You have a tough order to fill. Western styling and semi-auto are rather difficult to find in the same package. There are a few rifles that might fit the bill, you might run these by her and see what she thinks.

    Marlin Model 60 - (Marlin) At the low end of the price spectrum and by all accounts seems to function reliably. I have never owned one so I cannot attest to the accuracy, however they have been in service for a while.

    Ruger 10/22 Classic Carbine - (Ruger) This is a special run of the Ruger 10/22 that is being done by Talo. It is supposed to be modeled after European styling, but it has a western feel with the straight grip. The nice thing about the Ruger is there are parts damn near everywhere. There are also a lot of people around who work on them since they are so simple and modular.

    Browning Semi-Auto Grade I - (Browning) This would be the high end of the spectrum. This rifle has been around for a very long time, so it might be possible to get a nice condition used one, though YMMV. This rifle is a real classic and it would be hard to go wrong.

    Just my $.02, but I would be proud to own any of them. Hope this helps.
     
  9. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    Aye.

    Yeah there was a browning like that for 500 bucks but man....500 for a .22?

    But she likes it you know.

    I'll try to clue her into the 10/22 classic though....she might like that.
     
  10. cpttango30

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    Why does everyone assume that all 22 lr guns need to be cheap as hell?

    I good quality 22lr will get more use and be just as accurate if not more accurate than a centerfire. You still have to machine the thing just like a centerfire rifle. They still have to test the design before putting it on the market. 99% of the step to make a centerfire go into making a rimfire. So again why should the be so much cheaper.

    I would much rather spend $1200 of a good quality accurate 22lr than a centerfire any more.

    IF you want cheap then get a dam mossberg international 702 or 802 plinkster. you will be bitching in a few days when it breaks and will not shoot anything small than a bowling ball.
     
  11. JiroZero713

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    You can get a 100 dollar .22 to shoot more accurately than any top dollar .22 rifle most of the time.

    So don't complain.
     
  12. cpttango30

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    Prove to me that you can make a $100 Mossberg International 702 plinkster shoot with a SHUL 150 or Anny 54!!!!! This without spending more than the cost of the rifle and the scope. You can buy the best ammo money can buy and you can do work to the gun. No new parts and no gunsmithing. Just what you can do. Let see it

    When I see the targets I will buy you a shul.
     
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  13. Caliche

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    Just as an aside, thought I would let you know that I was able to shoot an older Marlin Glenfield Mod. 60 this weekend. It was unexpected, and I thought it rather odd this should happen right after I mentioned that rifle in this thread. It was a very fine rifle with, oddly enough, a very nice piece of walnut. Very accurate at the range we were shooting at. It was a very Marlin weekend, as I was shooting against a good friend who was using his 70's era Marlin 39A (I believe in the 70's it was a 39A not a 39, I'm not up on my Marlin history).

    I do not know how the newer Mod. 60 compares to the old Marlin Glenfield Mod. 60, but if they are still that well put together it is a steal at that price. Maybe someone else can help out here that has had experience with both iterations of this weapon.
     
  14. JiroZero713

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    I don't think I said plinkster.

    You need to calm the hell down.

    A .22 is a .22 is a .22

    Am I a match shooter....no so All I need is 100 yard accuracy. If I want to kill groundhogs or squirlies at 400 yards I'll buy an AR. But I just plink. So calm down. But either way....it is possible to retrofit any gun to be accurate....even a plinkster.

    I'm not spending 500 dollars on a .22 when I can get an AK.
     
  15. stalkingbear

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    I KNOW you don't really believe that. As with anything else, quality matters-even with a .22 rifle.



     
  16. cpttango30

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    Jiro not sure what your problem is. But, you complain about a 22 costing $500 then you say you can make a plinkster shoot with an anny? I think you hit the crack pipe one to many times today. Did I say a cheap 22 is a bad one. Heck no I have some cheap 22's I am just saying that you complain that the 22 you like cost $500 but when people tell you it is worth that much you don't believe us. I have shot a browning like the one we are talking about it is a very nice very well made rifle.

    Bear thanks for the back up on this. Quality cost money. Just like a BMW cost more than a Ford because the BMW is built to a much higher quality.

    Why do I need to calm down? I am sitting here drinking my coffee listening to one of my favorite bands (Transfer) and typing this out. Just like every other day.

    What I am doing is mearly calling you out on a stupid statement.
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  17. JiroZero713

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    You do know a BMW is a piece of **** car right?

    And yes you can get any .22 to shoot accurately.

    New barrel. Tuned action.

    There are limits but anyone with a mechanics mind could do it....course at the end of the day the .22 you built will not be the same .22. But it is possible to get it to shoot accurately....probably not as accurately as one of those ****ty high dollar .22s but you get my deal.


    We all have our personal tastes....mine is with saving money and a .22 that is accurate out to 50-100 yards and that's it.
     
  18. cpttango30

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    Ok so you buy a $100 22lr and put $900 into it. The thing will still not shoot with a $900 Shul 150.
     
  19. Txhillbilly

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    JZ713,If she's wanting a western style semi auto,try to find a nice used Winchester 63 or a Taurus 63. I have a Taurus 63 and it has been a decent gun,it's nowhere near the quality of an original Winchester,but it doesn't have the price tag either. They are both fun to shoot,but both are open sight guns,so if you want to use a scope you will have to machine grooves into the receiver.
     

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  20. onenut58

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    The picture you have is a marlin 39a thats what annie oakley shot most for her trick shooting. There is no western semi auto so why not just buy her a Marlin like in the pic.