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This week i am going to be purchasing a new .22 rifle. Problem is, i am kinda stuck on which to go with. I have always liked the ruger, i have a mini 14 and like it alot. But i have never really looked at any other 22's. I would like a semi-auto, but would also like accuracy. This gun will be used for plinking/hunting. So, whats the best? Semi auto? Bolt? Heres a list at what ive looked at and like them all.

Ruger 10-22
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Marlin model 60
Winchester equivelant
 

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This week i am going to be purchasing a new .22 rifle. Problem is, i am kinda stuck on which to go with. I have always liked the ruger, i have a mini 14 and like it alot. But i have never really looked at any other 22's. I would like a semi-auto, but would also like accuracy. This gun will be used for plinking/hunting. So, whats the best? Semi auto? Bolt? Heres a list at what ive looked at and like them all.

Ruger 10-22
Remington597
Savage64, MarkII series.
Marlin model 60
Winchester equivelant
Ive had a marlin for 10 years and never had an issue. Its stainless with the composite stock.

I forget the model number.
 

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Stick with the Ruger, there is a ton of stuff to enhance it, large clips synthetic stocks etc... Ruger also makes heavy barrel bolt action 10-22 comes in blued or stainless, all are fairly reasonbly priced. I have 2 now and had a couple in the past never had any problems and the standard semi auto shoots well out to 150yds with stingers.
 

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i have at least 20 ,22 rifles and the ruger is one of the top ones on my list. i have a heavy barrel target the a regular 10-22. you can chgange just about anything on them and they are pretty trouble free, for hunting i like a bolt action, but for fun the semi auto is the way to go,i have a marlin mod 80e and a norinco both bolt action i'll sell for 100 each both need clips, buy both and i'll ship them for free
 

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Ruger 10/22 all the way...aftermarket parts are as plentiful as for a small block chevy, soooooo easy to work on and do all the work yourself. Triggers, barrels, stocks. Volquartsen makes some really trick stuff for them.
 

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Thanks. Now i just need to make up my mind...wood stock, or synthetic? LOL.
Both, and then send me whichever one you like less. :p

I need a .22 rifle to go with my Browning Buckmark Stainless Camper. But $250 will buy some cool goodies for my AR, or help pay for the rifle class I want to take, or go towards first month's rent in my new place, or... How much did you want for that Enfield, Paul? :p
 

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For plinking around I like the Browning lever 22.
+1, I loved my BL22.

I have never been a fan of the 10/22. I have owned a couple, and the only one that I thought shot well was a heavy barrel target that I had.

You can't go wrong with the Marlin 60. I have a couple that each have several thousand rounds through them, with no problems.

My savage 64 is probably the most accurate .22 I have ever owned. However, expect to replace magazines every 1000 rounds or so. They wear out the top, and has been a problem since the 70s when they made the same style rifle for sears & roebuck. My 64 had roughly 12,000 rounds through it before its first tear down and cleaning. Its nothing for us to shoot as much as 1000 rounds on a sunday afternoon.
 

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I have a 10/22 that I bought for our boys. it was all built when I bought it, it was one of those right place @ the right time kinda things. the guy I bought it from claimed great accuracy from it & it for sure outshoots me. this is like the SBC of 22's. everyone makes parts for them & they pretty much all fit everything.

Its a little heavy for the boys, but they enjoy the semi-auto part of it over the crappy bolt action that we have.





FIE, bolt action. it aint much, but it shoots the heck out paper & cans.


 

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If you buy a stock 10/22, the first thing to do if you want to help out your accuracy is to do the trigger. Off the shelf they are a 7-8lb pull and a trigger kit will bring it down to 3lbs and will make a huge difference and not cause you to pull off the target.
 

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Paul, is that your hotrod??

Bob

BTW, you still in SD? I seen your car down @ Darrells shop some time ago. you put some mad miles on them babies.

Nah, the Krinks are off of the company's website. But the MG-42 is mine...

I'm still in San Diego, but I drive to Santa Ana every day. Yes, it's stupid.
 
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