What .22 should i buy ????

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by brockly, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. brockly

    brockly New Member

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    My first eyes hit the mp5 GSG. I was like WOW that's a .22 ( new to guns). So my next gun was going to be ..... But then I seen that m&p 15-22. That's a pretty gun. And I have the m&p 9mm and the .22. So I was like well hell make it a set and get 3 S&W. and then I seen the Ruger sr.22. I like the weight and the look.
    The m&p is kinda light. Is there other .22 that look that good I don't know about?

    Things I would want in a .22

    1) Eat any ammo I feed it.

    2)Have Rails so I can add a lot of Add-ons

    3)Looks. Has to look badass

    4)Easy to clean and Maintain

    5) price. $500 - $550ish

    What do you think the best gun is out of these 5 wants in a gun ?

    Can my m&p .22 handgun use the same clip than the 15-22 m&p ???
     
  2. gr8oldguy

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    I have a Browning Buckmark, very nice shooting handgun, but it only likes CCI mini mags, which are very hard to come by these days. That being said, I rarely shoot the Buckmark, but I do shoot my 22 revolvers all the time. They will shoot anything and just keep on shooting. good luck
     

  3. hiwall

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    A friend has a Ruger sr.22 rifle. He really likes it. It eats all ammo brands that he has tried so far.
     
  4. mrt8110

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    Pick them all up,shoulder them, pick which one fits U best. I am partial to the Marlin 60!:)Cliff
     
  5. CrazedJava

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    The M&P handgun does not use the same magazine as the rifle near as I can tell. However, the rifle gets rave reviews and is in your price range. Although their handguns are hit and miss (hur hur) I'm told the Chiappa AR-15 clone in .22 LR is actually pretty good as well.

    The Ruger SR22 gets rave reviews. Another good one is the GSG 1911-22. I believe it is sold by ATI in the US.

    The Beretta NEOS has a full length rail on the top and is a good little shooter. However, not sure you are looking for a target pistol. It's relatively cheap, but the Browning Buckmark is easily in your range. The Buckmark, Ruger III or 22/45, and NEOS are all good shooters and I would encourage you to check them out.

    Shoot, if I had the funds for one, I'd personally like a Ruger 22/45 Lite.
     
  6. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    Which 22lr...??

    Ruger 10/22.... Great rifle, great customer service, aftermarket parts available for it out the WHA-Zoo!! (high-cap mags, stocks, scopes etc) and most of all American made!!!
     
  7. hardluk1

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    You could buy an ugly ole beater of a 10/22 cheaply and doll it all up to give it the tacticool look you want and still have a firearm that can be upgraded to be come a very accurate shooter and not just a general use plinker. Then if or when the tactcal look is not favored you can make in back into a more practical .
     
  8. JosephMD

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    A lot of the tacticool 22's aren't that great out of the box.

    Best to start with a good Ruger 10/22, for the money you want to spend, you can get two and have different setups.
     
  9. jrfusatf

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    I purchased my MP15-22 in March this year, now have 9800 rounds and NO problems to date, easy to clean great investment you won't be sorry.
     

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  10. OldEagleEars

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    I have had my 15-22 for a bit over a year and yes, it really is a very slick rifle! It's big advantage over some of the other .22 Caliber AR-style guns is that it's operation and controls are almost identical with a "full-sized" (.223/5.56) AR so it can serve as a trainer for persons who also own one of the big'uns. It's rails also accept all the lights, grips, lasers, bipods, sights, scopes, slings and other paraphernalia that can be hung off the AR-platform. Now it can be somewhat picky about ammo but on mine there were warnings in the owner's manual about what S&W recommend, follow that and you should have no problems. I've even shot tracers with it and they work, just not cycle very well being lower-velocity ammo. As a contrast I also have a Henry Golden Boy in .22LR that is the slickest levergun I've ever used and utterly beautiful to boot! The Ruger 10-22 is a good gun and they've sold a jillion of the things but I tend not to go along with the crowd (no Hondas or Apple products for me!) and wanted a rifle that would replicate what I carried in Vietnam without costing a bundle to buy or shoot and the 15-22 fills that bill perfectly. It is not a "traditional" .22 rifle like the Ruger, but is reliable, flexible, rugged and great fun to shoot. I can't think of a better recommendation than that.
     
  11. orlando_marquez

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    I bought the Mossberg 715T (far right in the pic) at a gun show in Austin for $229 with the bipod and 25rd magazine. Some folks complain about the shell but unless you are taking this into war.... It is light, economical to shoot, easy to maintain, and deadly if need be. I run Federal bulk ammo through and have not had any problems.


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  12. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    I went with the SR. Thinking if I ever want to but some wood on it I can.
     
  13. DaughterofAres

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    Is this the gun you want? It has all the 5 things you are asking for. Beretta Neos .22 There is a longer barrel version. I LOVE my Neos!!!! and so does everyone else.
     

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  14. DaughterofAres

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    Can I like my own picture??? :D
     
  15. drvsafe

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    Ruger Mark III 22/45 Target model. It's got a 5.5" bull barrel and comes with a rail for optics. Very reliable and is very similar to a 1911 in terms of feel.
     
  16. CrazedJava

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    I have the 6" barrel version. Very accurate, eats anything.
     
  17. brockly

    brockly New Member

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    I'm sorry everyone I should of said I wanted a

    Tactical .22 rifle.

    I'm Leaning to the S&W 15-22.
     
  18. okdonk

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    Good choice! Get it you won't regret it.
    Here is mine, one of best purchase. Shot thousands through it and no problems so far. Easy to clean and accurate. I'm thinking to SBR it.

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  19. hq357

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    I highly recommend a ruger 10/22 very accurate reliable and has a reliable track record since like the 1970s or somthing, and its still the most popular 22 today. it chews through ammo its well built and can be passed down to your kids. Non of that plastic receiver mossberg crap you can get a ruger 10/22 for around 250$ if your budget is 500$ you can spend that extra money and install and upgrade it to your hearts desire you get a better gun if you fine tune it yourself then you would buying a 500$ 22lr anyways heres some ideas on what you can do with a 10/22 for that price range.

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    These are som kick ass 22s if i had 500$ to spend on a 22 id go with a ruger and instal custom triggers sights ect you can make a frakin thommy gun if you wanted! Cant do that with a s&w 1522 ;)
     

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