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Posted: 5/9/2003 11:36:21 AM EDT
I have thousands upon thousands of .22lr rounds and have only one match .22 rifle.
I'd like to get another semi-auto rifle for plinking in the same caliber that has high-cap mags readily available. Can anyone recommend a good one?
I dont want to go with a conversion kit for any of my AR's because I want a dedicated .22...

Thanks in advance for any suggestions..
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:41:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:42:37 AM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:43:04 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:48:16 AM EDT

first gun ever purchased, 20 years ago.

still one of my favorites.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:52:16 AM EDT
High cap mags are expensive though, but its pretty much the only choice.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:52:57 AM EDT
Seriously guys, if nobody is gonna make a recomendation I'm just gonna go with my original choice of 10/22... [:D]

hehe Thanks everyone, I'll look into 'em...

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:53:05 AM EDT
technically a marlin 60 is a high-cap. it holds 14 shots. i bet most people here have or had a model 60 in their gun cabinet at one time or other.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:54:21 AM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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2nd Yup
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:57:13 AM EDT
bah! get an anschutz 1907/2213 and put all those rounds thru one hole!

the cz .22rf upper for the ar is what i'm leaning towards.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:57:21 AM EDT
3rd yup  you can't go wrong and if you don't like it you can modify it
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:03:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:09:08 PM EDT
It looks like a 10/22 will work for me... Does it come in kit form or am I gonna have to buy all the parts individually?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:13:29 PM EDT
technically a marlin 60 is a high-cap. it holds 14 shots. i bet most people here have or had a model 60 in their gun cabinet at one time or other.
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Just got mine back from mom's house yesterday and cleaned it up.

The new one's may hold 14, but the old ones held 18. Very accurate gun to shoot too.

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:14:38 PM EDT
Questions about the 10/22

How easily and thoroughly can you stip & clean it?  Reason: One thread a while back made it sound like the Mark II is a b***tch to reassemble.

Just how accurate is the 10/22 really, out of the box?  I've heard varying answers to this and it makes me wonder how tight the QC is.

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:31:59 PM EDT
Stripping and cleaning the 10/22 is very simple.

Instructions are in the manual.  Ruger will send you the manual for free if you don't have one.  They're also all over the 'Net.  Two screws, one of which is captive, and three loose pins to field strip.

Just remember to put the safety button in mid position so it doesn't trash the stock, and be careful not to lose the recoil pin.  Sometimes it falls out on its own.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:33:35 PM EDT

but this is a simple blow back design that needs very very little service.  you can run it very dirty and with no oil and it will function.  to service hose it down with break cleaner scrub the bolt face and chamber area with a toothbrush and you are good to go.  the only TLC it needs is to keep the barrel moderately clean.  but that's just of accuracy sake.  it will run for thousands of rounds without cleaning.    

to field strip it first unscrew the bolt in front of the magazine well.
unscrew the barrel strap bolt
slide the barrel strap forward.
move the (trigger) safety halfway between safe and fire and slide the barreled action out of the stock.  push out two pins in the side of the action and remove the trigger group.  you can clean and oil most parts with a tooth brush.  it it not picky about the kind of oil you lube it with.

the 10/22 is one if the few "prefect" guns.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:37:27 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:45:06 PM EDT
I have some shitty Russian low velocity ammo, "Junior" brand.  It has steel cases all covered with cruddy moly grease.  They jam in every firearm I've tried them in except my well broken-in 10/22.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 12:46:21 PM EDT
Another vote for the 10/22, got to love that one....
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:11:03 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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here here
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:18:19 PM EDT
Ordered one of the CZ .22 uppers a few days ago. I'll tear it apart & post a review with pics when it arrives. If it's decent, I'm going to dedicate a lower to it. It's going to be my armadillo gun.

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:22:06 PM EDT
And yet another, 1022. For the bucks you can't beat them.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:27:15 PM EDT
I have a 10/22 Target and it is great

If you want something different try this
Browning Buckmark Rifle

I have the sporter version with built in fiber optic sights.

Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:47:16 PM EDT
Can't go wrong with a 10/22 and though I know its not a semiauto, I just love my Henry lever action.  15rds in the tube, no messing with magazines (oh for the $14 30rders) I've only had the 10/22 out once in the last couple years since I found the Henry.   Probably has more to do with I mostly use it with either new or (returning) shooters so its simpler to learn.  Put a cheap $20 scope on it and its a joy.  My 88 y/o Grandfather likes it better than the 10/22 (probably because its similar to one he had 80 years go).  Only downside is he shoots it better than I do.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:59:27 PM EDT
Anything Marlin. Best bang for the buck IMHO. They have everything from $100 model 60's to $400 model 39A's and everything inbetween. Excelent little fifles...I've had 7 or so of them (including a 30/30)...I've been pleased with them all.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:09:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:13:20 PM EDT
CZ is bringing in a neat little bolt action .22!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 7:49:27 PM EDT
Here is a vote for something a little different. My favorite semi auto .22 is the Winchester Model 63. One of these days I need to find another one, and put it away for my son, and give it to him when he is old enough for it.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:18:34 PM EDT
If you're getting any .22 autoloader, there is no other gun in the same class as the 10/22 simply for the customization.

You can buy everything you can think of for the 10/22, and you have many flavors of each different part to choose from.  No other .22 that I'm aware of as any where near as HUGE an aftermarket.  Need a new barrel?  What lenght, want it ported?, want it a bull barrel or regular?  Want it metal, or composite? Want it fluted?  Find the type you want and there are 2-3 brands that make it...  Literally.  Need a stock?  100 different ones to choose from...  

Same goes for virtually ever part on the gun.  Everything from mild improvements to race-gun level stuff can be purchased.  

Hi-cap mags aren't exactly cheap, but you won't have any problems finding them.  

You don't get all this in any other .22lr rifle.  It's the .45 Colt of the .22 rifle world...
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:34:33 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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There is no other!

Hessian-1 out!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:47:27 PM EDT
Ruger 10/22
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Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:10:30 AM EDT
Bolt action cz 450.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 12:38:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 1:09:04 AM EDT
10/22 10/22 10/22 blah blah blah

I absolutely love my Marlin Model 70PSS

It is light as a feather and the barrel unscrews from the gun so you can pack it and take it ANYWHERE.  I like hiking off into the middle of no where and I can take my Marlin for some plinking no problem at all!

One day I will buy a 10/22 but if you're like me and always on the go, hiking or biking on a decrepit trail, it's a piece of cake to put the Marlin into my backpack and take off from there.  Great little gun!

Edit to add that right now you can only get 10-round mags for it, but there will probably be higher capacity mags once the AWB expire so long as GWB doesn't get the chance to stab us in the back!!  Keep the AWB from ever hitting his desk!

I would write letters to my reps, but I have Hitlery and Chucky Schumer so I don't even bother writing to them.

-Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 4:07:20 AM EDT
And now for something diferent...
One of those Browning breakdown models. I can't remember the model number but they are very light and only take a few seconds to assemble or separate. Also there is the AR7 types, loads of fun and there are about a billion accesories you can add on.
Editted to add:
I think it is the Browning ATD, but don't quote me on that.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 5:42:46 AM EDT
Diddo on the Ruger 10/22
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 6:00:49 AM EDT
I'm a proud CZ 452 Silhouette owner. Out of the box, it's far more accurate than any other sub $500 rifle.


Plus, it's black. Put a big AO scope on it, and it looks like a sniper rifle.
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:16:54 AM EDT
10/22 is what you are looking for with a  removable magazine.  The trigger is pretty bad, but the little rifle is reliable.  There are kits available to take care of the bad trigger.  

I have a few Butler Creek and Ramline hi-cap mags for mine.  They were reliable for a while, but now I get FTF's with them.  I don't have any problems with the rotary mags.

If I could only have one .22 rifle, it would be a Henry Lever Action.  I bought one for my son this past Christmas.  I haven't shot my 10/22 since...we just take turns with his Henry.  It is a very accurate rifle, and fun to shoot.  It's trigger is much better than the 10/22.

Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:22:49 AM EDT
technically a marlin 60 is a high-cap. it holds 14 shots. i bet most people here have or had a model 60 in their gun cabinet at one time or other.
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I'm gonna say 10/22.

Avoid MArlin mod. 60's like the plague.

I've got one with an 18 rd tube. I have never found a more finicky rifle, with more jams, and more overall problems, ever.

I can barely empty it before it jams.

I have thouroughly cleaned it many times. It's jsut designed very shitty. And the buffer is plastic. Mine cracked almost immediately.

Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:37:02 AM EDT
Winchester 63.  10 rd. tube, very nice balance and a good shooter.  It's the gun Henry Bowman used in "Unintended Consequences".......nuff said.[;)]
Link Posted: 5/10/2003 7:54:40 AM EDT
Ruger 10/22 with out a doubt!
I have used several of them over the years.
One is about 30 y/o probably and is very reliable and accurate with no changes to it out of the box.
Another one belongs to Deadeye47 and it is about 2 y/o and it is very reliable never jams and is very accurate as in capale of nearly the same hole at 100m almost every time and thats out of the box.
They are the ultimate as far as add ons go too.
We have put 1,000's of rounds through them and no jams and still dead on accurate.
Just my opinion.
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 9:07:51 AM EDT
I vote for the Browning Buckmark Rifle. A much better handling rifle than the Ruger. A bit more expensive though.

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