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Posted: 8/29/2001 5:27:33 PM EDT
I am going to pick up a bolt action .22 so I can knock down a few squirrels while scouting for deer. I plan on using sub-sonic ammo like green tag or CB longs so I don't make too much noise. I own a Ruger 10/22, but the CB longs don't cycle the action. The green tags will cycle the 10/22 action, so I guess that means I really just want to buy another gun. And a bolt action .22 sounds like fun. I'm looking for comments on brand/model, accuracy, reliability, barrel type (standard?, bull?, stainless) and overall value. I'd like to stay under $250 for just the gun. Thanks for your comments. Theo
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 5:32:54 PM EDT
[url]http://www.aguilaammo.com/firearms/poseidon_jw22.htm[/url] [img]http://www.aguilaammo.com/images/poseidon_jw22.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/29/2001 5:35:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2001 5:36:47 PM EDT by uglygun]
The way you worded your thread topic had me a little worried there for a minute. To think, until now I thought all squirrels were subsonic. Please don't tell me that there exists a supersonic squirrel as well! By god the VarmintCong would no doubt be coming for me soon if they have developed supersonic capability. As for bolt actions, I've got a Marlin 871 tube feed that does me fine. When I load it up with CB Shorts I can hold around 22-24 shots as opposed to 17-18 shots of LR, the thing feeds pretty well with shorts and longs. Accuracy wise I manage to regularly push it out to around 40 yards with CB shorts and out to around 75 yards with regular long rifle rounds like the Winchester Power Points.
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Link Posted: 8/30/2001 5:52:13 AM EDT
I have a 77/22 stainless/all weather with an AWC Archangel III muzzle suppressor. It groups 10 shots under a dime at 50 yards with RWS or Eley subsonic ammo, and it is quieter than an airgun...except for the impact, that is. I popped a wild cat with one of those 60gr Aguila Sniper Subsonic rounds a few weeks ago - sounded like someone throwing two pounds of hamburger into a brick wall. QS
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 6:38:18 AM EDT
I have a Marlin 882SQ, which is a bull berrel .22. It was right around $200 when I bought it last year, with eley brown, and RWS target, I have sot some wery impresive groups with it ( well under the size of a dime @ 50 yards) I mounted a 6-18 x 50MM Bushnell on it, and had the trigger done, its about 2 1/2 pounds now. I shot some CB shorts out of it, I think it is quieter then a BB gun.
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Link Posted: 8/30/2001 7:03:43 AM EDT
I know you said bolt action, But I've been shooting squirels and pidgeons with my marlin model 39a, and sub sonic ammo. It rocks. -CK
Link Posted: 8/30/2001 10:04:20 AM EDT
You ever think of one of those Romanian Trainers? Bolt action 5 shot detachable mag, supposed to be a great little gun. One can be had for about 40 bucks! -Jared
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