Which .22 for the girlfriend?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by kaido, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    as the topic says, i'm kind of stuck here.
    my girl is new to shooting adn by that i mean shes only shot pellet guns and a single shot from my buddies 7mm rem mag and on from his 12gauge.

    she isn't exactly a fan of shooting, but she does seem like she wants to get more comfortable around fire arms. since i'm unable to find something for her for X~mas i figured maybe i'll get her a .22LR and then me and her can go out plinking when we both manage to get the day off.

    the ones i'm stuck between are the Crickett and the 10/22 Ruger.
    the reason i'm thinking the Crickett is she likes bolt actions and i found on with a blue stock (shes kind of a fan of the colour blue.) the draw back with the Crickett is the its a single shot and i don't think either of us would have alott of fun with it.

    as for the 10/22, it's a semiãuto and as we all know, holds more then a single shot. but thats the only real upside i se to getting the 10/22.

    guess i'm just trying to find out if anyone knows of any other "cheap" .22LR rifles that are bolt and cost around the 200.00 mark.

    (i would go higher, but i still have to grab a case for storing them and my pays aren't exactly that big.)
     
  2. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Marlin model 60 is a semi auto an is around $125 there are many marlin rimfires in bolt action, semi auto just look at marlin firearms on line
     

  3. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Marlins micro groove barrels are very accurate an the guns a very well built, like most any rimfire keep it clean an enjoy. Dont listen to the bs about the marlins being junk rim fires they are very good quality lil plinkers
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    kaido check out the Marlins or the Savages in bolt action. both are well made and accurate and you should be able to get one for less than $200.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if you wanted to go the semi auto, i second the marlin M60, very inexpensive and accurate. i bought one used several months ago for $70+ tax, even with refinishing and scope mounts and a scope i had off another rifle, less than $100 in all. check the pawn shops and gun stores for a good used rifle too.
     
  6. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    woah.....i wasn't actualy expecting a reply back untill closer to X~mas haha
    thanks guys.

    i was looking around for some marlins at the closest gun shops since were i liver theres none in town.
    (should of said this sooner, but i'm a canadian and not many guns shops that i can find close to me haha)

    i did happen to find a Marlin XT-22R for 230.00 though. (anyone ever deal with these at all?)
    to me that seems like a pretty decent deal considering the 10/22 starts out at 278.00 for the base modle in my area.

    as far as Savage Arms goes, i couldn't find any rimfires at the stores i'm looking in.

    any other ideas?

    i would look farther but since i'm going to be in the area by these store on friday, i figured i'd try and stick with them.
     
  7. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    My xt22 is great, shoots great, very accurate
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    kaido, beings you're in canada the prices might be a little higher than here in the states. the Marlin XT22 is suppose to be a very nice little rifle that is very reasonable in price and very accurate. it is new enough that chances are you won't probably find too many used ones yet. the 10/22 is not a bad rifle to start with either, but at the price it seems it's past your budget. see what else you find and we will be glad to give advise. another possibility, the remington 597 rifle.
     
  9. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    axxe55
    i was pretty sure the prices would be abit higher up here since our guns (as far as i know) are all imported and very few, if any, are actualy made in canada so were most likley paying for the importation cost as well as the actualy firearm its self.

    i haven't exactly seen a whole lot on the XT~22, but the little that i've read all seem to be good so far.
    my only thought is how well it'd preform in cold weather since we tend to get a good bit of that. haha
    far as the 597 goes, it doesn't seem like either of these two stores carry them?

    i think i might call one of the places close to me. he has a website but never seems to do anything to it, doesn't even have anything listed on it at all. i'm not really thinking he'll have a whole lot since its run out of his basement though.
     
  10. Marlinman

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    The xtr are a dang fine weapon especially for a beginner
     
  11. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Avoid the 597 like the plague mon ami. Trust me they are not worth the hassle
     
  12. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    as of right now, it seems like i'll be picking up the XT-22 for her.
    not only does it seem like a pretty good price and caliber for a starter rifle, but i haven't read much negativity on it.

    i'm not really sure if its the Remington 597 or Marling(?) 795 that a friend of mine has, but from what he tells me, it's picky as all heck when it comes to what type of ammunition it'll cycle through it.
     
  13. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    The 10-22 every time---the standard of the industry---it's a rifle that will last the rest of your life and has unbelievable room to modify if so desired---or just leave it alone and enjoy. The 10-22 has the BEST magazine system of any 22.
     
  14. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Wal-mart has them sometimes and a few others as well.
     
  15. gunnut07

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    Why not put this in the rimfire forum?
     
  16. Vincine

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    Might I suggest a class that offers a variety of firearms experiences?
     
  17. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    another good suggestion, if possible see if there is a gun safety course in your area. some people just have a fear of guns because they don't understand them. getting someone familar with them and to enjoy shooting them will a lot of times overcome the fear of them. see if there are some amatuer shooting competitions that both of you could compete in, scoring well will usually make a person want bigger and better guns to compete with and make them want to practice more.
     
  18. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Sorry I don't remember your user names, I can't exactly check either since this is from iPod touch, but I've looked at the 10/22 since I'm actually a fan of them. The only "problem" is that it's just out side my price range.

    I guess I could if worded it abit better. She isn't uncomfortable around fire arms, she can handle and load them just fine with out doing anything that would be classed as unsafe or dangerous. She just isn't use to shooting so it's almost like when someone jumps from a .22 right up to a .50 or .338. Though they really want to fire it, they don't know what to expect.

    About the shooting competitions, that isnt to bad of an idea.
    I'm just not to sure I theres any around here, might ask around up on the military base here since I know there's a shooting range.
    However I think it'll be a little bit before she's comfortable enough with shooting to enter a compition, even with knewer shooters.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    kaido, i think your mind is in the right direction on wanting to get the 22 to get her more familar with firearms. if she's not ready to shoot against others, then the two of you could always have an informal contest between the two of you. remember a 22lr is one of the cheapest rifles or pistols to shoot and practice with. i know i enjoy mine a lot. check out the Marlin M60 rifle, inexpensive and very accurate. here in the states at the local WalMart they go for about $155 + tax. doesn't have the aftermarket support as the 10/22 does, but it really doesn't need it. good luck.
     
  20. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Axxee55, that was actually my thought as well.
    Basically just set up some cans, steel plates, or really any other (safe) objects at different ranges that gives immediate feed back.

    When it comes to Walmart, us Canadians aren't as lucky. We can't walk in and get a loaf of bread and a .22 or any other fire arm. Our walmarts up this way only sell the ammunition for hunting rifles and shot guns, it kind of sucks.

    I migh look around for the Marlin 60 in a little bit.
    Like I said though, my pays are pretty small since I'm only working as a part time till my schooling is done.
    (by small I mean just under five every two weeks)