Whats the Best .22 Rifle For under $300?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Dannyboy1802, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Dannyboy1802

    Dannyboy1802 New Member

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    Looking for Model, Year And How much kick it has?

    Can It be scoped?
     
  2. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    You can prob pick up a brand new ruger 10/22 or a nice Savage scoped combo for under $300 and have enough for a brick of ammo to get you started.. Check out the flyers for bass pro shop or Cabelas,, not sure exactly you are in mass but you should be within an hour or so of one of them
     

  3. ScottA

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    Marlin model 60

    ruger 10/22​

    no, marlin model 60

    you're nuts, ruger 10/22​

    somebody dropped a rock on your head. Marlin 60

    at least i can shoot straight. Ruger 10/22​
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  4. mach1337

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    Saw a 10/22 at the local walmart in TN for $198.99. Great gun thinkin it my be my next .22 rifle. But I have a few other projects first.
     
  5. Poink88

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    Just purchased a Marlin 795 for $129 (+tax -$25.00 rebate) from Academys. Rebate runs the whole year.

    I topped it with a Barska 3-9x32 scope with rings & mount included for $38.99 from Amazon shipped.

    Amazon.com: BARSKA 3-9x32 Plinker-22 Riflescope: Sports & Outdoors

    It is pretty accurate with iron sights but I haven't ran it yet w/ the scope.
     
  6. aandabooks

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    All kinds of great .22s for under $300.

    If I had to have just one, which thankfully I don't, it would be a bolt action. Lends itself to better accuracy and I think the bolt action is much better for beginning shooters because it gives you time to think about each shot. Either a Savage or Marlin make a very good bolt action .22. You could get either with enough for a decent scope for $300.

    BTW, since we are talking .22s you don't need to concern yourself with "kick".
     
  7. 7point62

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    Unless you weigh under 30 lbs
     
  8. Yunus

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    You should be able to find a very nice .22 like the 10/22 and a scope for less than $300 with 550 rounds of ammo in your bag as well.

    I'm making the assumption that your new to guns. I would recommend the 10/22 because it is the most common .22 out there and there are lots of accessories available as well as guides and videos for how to clean and break it down.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    The list of quality 22s for under $300 is almost endless. 10/22 are a standard because there are so many accessories for them but there are a number of Marlins, Mossbergs, Remingtons and others that do everything a 10/22 can do as far as putting rounds on target.
     
  10. Missouribound

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    The best

    The best can mean a lot of things....speed, capacity, etc. But I'd buy a Henry first.
     
  11. abagoz

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    Ruger 10/22 all the way... And Yes it can be scoped!

    I would be DONE shopping on that one! Ruger!
     
  12. oper2nyst

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    best .22 rifle for under $300

    Browning take down auto loader,japanese manufacture
     
  13. oper2nyst

    oper2nyst New Member

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    best .22 rifle for under $300

    picked up my Browning .22 auto, take down model ,brand new ,online for $200 , it was a Japanese manufacture gun not a Belgian
     
  14. Walley

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    Marlin model 60 going away. It has been around for years and has been the top selling 22 on the market as long as I can remember. Look at it this way the millions of people who hav bought one can't all be wrong.
     
  15. 2OLDGUNGUY

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    Shooting 22's

    I always smile when I read a gun writer talk about the .22 being a great starter gun. I agree that it is a great starter gun but it is a good keep on shooting gun also. I see my fellow shooters at the range shooting 45 ACP etc. etc. and good for them, I’m glad they enjoy what they are doing. But, having said that, it really irks me when someone says to me, “when are you going to start shooting a real gun?” My reply is pretty standard, “Here, take this target and walk out there to the 50 yard line, hold it on your chest, and after I empty my old “unreal gun” Ruger Mark II into it, walk back here and tell me what a toy it is. Amazing, isn’t it. I can shoot my .22’s all day long and be just fine, but I can put 6 rounds out of my Ruger Super Blackhawk down range and my arthritic thumb hurts the rest of the day. I grew up shooting a .22 and still love them, and I can shoot as long as I want and not have to mortgage the cabin. Keep them 22’s barking and keep on having fun with a real gun, a 22. Leave the Big Guns to the Big Boys and let them feel real proud. If I had to sell all my guns tomorrow, the one I'd keep would be a .22 but I just don't know which one.

    tale care
     
  16. iakobos

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    In an automatic I think it's tough to beat a Ruger 10/22. I have one and wouldn't do without it. My brother has a Savage Mark II - bolt action, 10 round detachable magazine, scope. It's accurate and reliable.

    2OLDGUNGUY, I'm not too old but, due to injury, I can already sympathize about the shooting arthritis. I have a Keltec 9mm (concealed carry) that irritates my wrist and lately my 357 bugs my elbow, unless I shoot with a modified Weaver stance. About 5 years ago I gave up on magnum rifles for my shoulder's sake and haven't missed those a bit.
     
  17. beaglesam

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    Never truer.

    Remington 582
    Ruger 10/22
    Henry lever action
     
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    Ruger Mark III

    Ahem....it's not a rifle.
     
  20. CourtJester

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    A 10/22 for around $200 or some kind of real old single shot bolt action for about $75 to $150. Those old ones shoot great.