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Posted: 8/23/2001 10:43:22 PM EDT
I am thinking of getting a 22 rifle. would it be preferrable to get a conversion kit for my AR or a whole rifle? I am thinking a Ruger 10/22, but ther is a Remington 22 semi auto that is mag fed also that looks pretty good. anyone have experience with it? Or should I just stick to the Ruger? thanks[sniper]
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:58:36 PM EDT
Personaly i'd pass on the conversion kit. If it has to be semi, go with the ruger. The 1022 is extremely flexible when it comes to aftermarket stuff. It can be just about anything you want. For class and accuracy go with a kimber.[:D]
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 11:22:57 PM EDT
For light, cheap, fun, look at the marlin 995. Just my $.02.
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:11:48 AM EDT
Yes, if it must be semi-auto, go with a Ruger 10/22. Heck, you can probably buy a used one in excellent condition for less...just about anywhere. And as pointed out already, there is a BOATLOAD of aftermarket accessories and replacement parts for them...stocks, barrels, you name it. I personally prefer a lever action in .22LR. Also like an octagonal barrel. Ithaca made some exellent lever actions if you can find one used. Winchester and Marlin make nice ones...and you can even buy a Henry rifle in .22.
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:23:29 AM EDT
I like the 10/22. For $100 i got the bull barrel and stock. at 25 yards I shoot spent cases. It is fun and cheap to shoot. [img]http://web.cetlink.net/~tnross/Ruger.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:25:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:32:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:40:54 AM EDT
I love my Ruger 10/22. With a synthetic stock and Tasco 4x32 scope, it was $169.00 out the door. New birch with BSA was $139.00.
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:43:54 AM EDT
Another vote for the Ruger 10/22. It is the "1911" of .22 rifles. Tyler
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:56:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 7:57:33 AM EDT
Thanks for all the Replies. Looks like its a 1022. I looked for a used one but everyone wants a higher price than the new ones. I guess it must have been a preban or something. I am not really looking for a preban. if I modify it it'll prbably be to something like Breugel's. Nice rifle by the way.
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 10:56:37 AM EDT
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Don't get the 10/22 yet. And ignore Maynard. The Remington 597 is a fine piece of work. I own 3 and they are leaps and bounds above a Ruger. Never had a bit of trouble out of any of mine. Aftermarket parts are still a bit hard to come by but that is getting better.
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 11:07:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2001 11:14:12 AM EDT
Unless your future purchase must be a semi-auto I would seriously look into Marlins offerings. I have one of their bolt actions and for the price I am very satisfied with what you get. I also have some experience shooting the Rem 597 and I was very impressed with it. The first series of guns were sold with a defective/out of spec magazine which will give you a headache I would venture to say that out of the box the Rem 597 would better the standard 10/22. Just my 2 centavos
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 2:29:42 PM EDT
FOR Stock rifles Get a Marlin. A model 60 or 7000 will hold sub 1" MOA groups at 50 yards. A Stock 10/22 can't do it at all. My stock 10/22 is very picky about ammo. My marlin 60 will eat anything. The Marlin tube fed is a whole lot tougher to clean!!! you can get alot of after market parts for the marlins as well.
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 2:51:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2001 2:51:35 PM EDT by gus]
I recommend the 10/22T. It comes with a factory hammer forged bull barrel, laminated stock, and a great trigger right out of the box. It can be had for around $250-$275. The only down side is no iron sights so you have to mount optics. Mine is a tack driver with just about any ammo I've tried. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/030/YX/Ci/AR/YM49070.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 3:10:22 PM EDT
gus, Nice rifle. Good thing the grain is going the opposite way or we wouldn't be able to see the stock!
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 3:12:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 3:19:14 PM EDT
I will give my honest opinion on this one. My 10/22 has been a good rifle with its own share of jams and quirks: the bolt doesn't stay open on the last shot; it's a bit of a fumblebug to hold it open/release it; sometimes the mag release is tricky (it takes the right touch). It does have tons of aftermarket parts available. My Remington 597 also has its own set of rules: If the mag is not loaded just right, it'll jam. Other than that, it's a better shooter than the 10/22 and it doesn't need anything to make it "better". There are now target versions and aftermarket parts available. 10-rds. is the limit, due to the BigBadBan, but, have you priced high-capacity mags for the 10/22 lately? I prefer the Remington 597. Here's a link to the only site I know of devoted to it: [url]http://597.iwarp.com/[/url] Either rifle will satisfy your .22 needs, though. Have fun!
Link Posted: 8/26/2001 3:20:34 PM EDT
10/22 nuff said.........just like a ar-15 you can never have to many.......jmo
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