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Posted: 11/15/2008 12:12:29 PM EDT
Would like to get an affordable .22 bolt gun with a 5 round detachable box mag. Have had it with tube mags. Any suggestions? Anything to avoid?
Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:01:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2008 1:05:00 PM EDT by dupemaster]
Not sure what you mean by affordable, but a cz 452 is a great place to start. Around $400. Great little rifle.
If you want irons, the 513 is the same thing and $100 cheaper. I had a 513 for a while, it was the most accurate .22 off the shelf I've ever had.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:16:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dupemaster:
Not sure what you mean by affordable, but a cz 452 is a great place to start. Around $400. Great little rifle.
If you want irons, the 513 is the same thing and $100 cheaper. I had a 513 for a while, it was the most accurate .22 off the shelf I've ever had.


+1 I took a peak at Google Shopping, and it looks like they currently start at about $250 for the Scout ranging up to about $420 for the nicer .17 HRM models.  My brother in law saw a CZ-452 Ultra Lux/Special Edition like mine at the local FFL for $289 last week.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:21:56 PM EDT
Try the SavageClassic. About $450 and is an "adult" size.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:21:57 PM EDT
Try the SavageClassic. About $450 and is an "adult" size.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:40:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2008 7:11:04 AM EDT by ForestBeast]
Savage !

Any of the heavy barreled, accutrigger, scope base equipped models. You go up in price as you get a better stock (plastic, laminate, thumbhole laminate) or go to stainless. Accurate, great trigger, made in the USA.

One of the allen screws that holds the scope bases on mine was "wallowed out" as we say in the south. I called Savage for a replacement and they sent me the whole set: 2 bases, 4 screws. I didn't pay a cent. Good customer service is nice.

Edit to add - And you can buy extra 5 rnd mags for <$15 each.

And to say that mine says "made in Canada", dangit, not the USA.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 1:58:54 PM EDT
Honestly, I picked up a Mossberg 802 for $90 at Dicks about a year ago. Its got a 3/8 built into the receiver and takes 10 round detachable mags. It's lights and shoots anything I put in it. I also have yet to clean it, yes I no I should but I like knowing how long my firearms will go before they need a cleaning. I haven't done any serious shooting with it, but my step-father and I were taking out CD's at 75 yards with no problem. If you want a true tack driver, I don't think I'd buy this one, but if you want a reliable and decently accurate rifle I'd highly recomend it.


Mossberg's page on the 802

Link Posted: 11/15/2008 2:33:39 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies. Now I've got some idea of what to start looking for.
Link Posted: 11/15/2008 2:37:20 PM EDT
Savage Mark II.

I have the Mark II BV and it is capable of five shot groups at 50 yards under 1/2 inch with good ammo. You can find them at Walmart.
Link Posted: 11/16/2008 2:25:10 AM EDT
ditto x 3 on the savage in hmr, accuracy at 100 yards is under an inch if you do your part, nice trigger, light weight, and it will take care of pests- squirels, birds, foxes etc...no issues
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 5:00:08 PM EDT
Winchester Wildcat all the way!

http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/detail.asp?cat_id=525&type_id=100&cat=C

I absolutely love mine. It came with a five round mag, and three 10 rounders. Sale price at Fort Worth Bass Pro was $169.00, and they threw in a brick of ammo too. I have nothing but good things to say about this little gun. It shoots tiny groups at fifty yards with Remington bulk ammo and a cheapo scope.

http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/masterchief_013/Group.jpg
Link Posted: 11/18/2008 7:36:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dodgecoltracer:
Honestly, I picked up a Mossberg 802 for $90 at Dicks about a year ago. Its got a 3/8 built into the receiver and takes 10 round detachable mags. It's lights and shoots anything I put in it. I also have yet to clean it, yes I no I should but I like knowing how long my firearms will go before they need a cleaning. I haven't done any serious shooting with it, but my step-father and I were taking out CD's at 75 yards with no problem. If you want a true tack driver, I don't think I'd buy this one, but if you want a reliable and decently accurate rifle I'd highly recomend it.


Mossberg's page on the 802

+1,best bang for the buck. I picked one up 3 years ago and over 5k rounds later she's still plinkin like new.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:55:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Savage Mark II.

I have the Mark II BV and it is capable of five shot groups at 50 yards under 1/2 inch with good ammo. You can find them at Walmart.



I just bought a Mark II FV today, I can't wait to get it and try it out.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:40:16 PM EDT
I LOVE my marlin 925...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:47:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Savage Mark II.

I have the Mark II BV and it is capable of five shot groups at 50 yards under 1/2 inch with good ammo. You can find them at Walmart.


+1

 I have one with the Thumbhole Laminate, and love it
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