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Posted: 5/15/2003 2:58:52 PM EDT
I'm looking for a .22 for plinking. I want something that's good, but doesn't cost a fortune (for a .22). Any recommendations?
Pump? Bolt? Auto?

PS: What is meant by 10/22 (I'm pretty green at this)?
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:35:40 PM EDT
go with the ruger 10/22 (10/22 is the model)this way you get a great 22 that can always be upgraded with all the aftermarket parts. and it doesnt have the dainty little feel like most 22's you can turn them into a serious little shooter. while mine is still stock (6years since ive owned it) im now looking into upgrades
Link Posted: 5/15/2003 6:44:01 PM EDT
CZ 452 LUX
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 2:25:48 PM EDT
Mt Thompson 22 Classic is one bad mamma jamma. Good as it comes and no need to ad a bunch of junk to it.
As Martha Stewart maight say; "it's a good thing."
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 2:45:19 PM EDT
get the Ruger 10/22, it seems to be the model that all other 22's are judged by.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 7:10:42 PM EDT
ruger 10/22, get it from walmart.dealers here cant get them as cheap as walmart sells em for.
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 7:55:12 PM EDT
The Ruger 10/22 is a must have of .22s. If money is really really really tight, Id also suggest a Marlin Mod 60, you can usually find them for around $100. I think a Wally world 10/22 will cost you $150, and they are alot better. They are the Honda Civic of .22s, tons of accessories and doo dads and can be made into tack drivers.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:25:49 AM EDT
Ruger 10/22. You can't go wrong with it. They are a great little gun.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:32:23 AM EDT
I'll be the weasel-type on this one.

If you want a semi-auto, go Ruger 10/22 and never look back. As was said, this is the one all others, semi's in particular, are measured against. It also has the most aftermarket parts so you can customize to your heart's delight.

If you prefer a bolt action then you want a CZ 452 like QCMGR sugguested. I've been thinking of getting one myself. They are top quality and bargin priced.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 5:04:00 PM EDT
My standard answers on rimfires...

Semi-auto rifle = Ruger 10/22

Semi-auto pistol = Ruger MK II

Single-shot pistol = T/C Contender

Bolt-action rifle= CZ 452

Competition rifle= Anschutz 54



Link Posted: 5/17/2003 6:21:08 PM EDT
I'd throw the Marlin 25N into the mix as an very nice affordable bolt rifle.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 7:09:22 PM EDT
Thank you, everyone! It sounds like everyone agrees on the 10/22 Ruger (at Wal Mart)!
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 9:07:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
I'd throw the Marlin 25N into the mix as an very nice affordable bolt rifle.



I love mine.


If you want a high-quality semi at rock bottom prices, check out the Marlin Model 60, I believe (not 100%) that it is the most common firearm in America. For good reason. Accurate, reliable, cheap. EladEflow can regularly shoot dime sized groups (we don't measure properly, either - we measure from the outside of the holes and see if a dime can cover it) with a 4x20 tasco el cheapo scope. The only reliability issues he has had have been: loading a shell BACKWARDS (he put it in the tube the wrong way. ), he was pressing on the side release on his rest while in prone position (a bag of wood chips), and a cartridge pinched it what was undoubtedly a bad brick of Rem. Golden Bullet. We tried another brick right after that, and it functioned flawlessly.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 11:14:09 AM EDT
Another vote for the Marlin. Either the 25N (.22LR), 25MN(.22WMR) or the Model 60 will suit you fine. I topp all of mine with relatively cheap scopws and they've done well.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 6:30:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PONY_DRIVER:
Another vote for the Marlin. Either the 25N (.22LR), 25MN(.22WMR) or the Model 60 will suit you fine. I topp all of mine with relatively cheap scopes and they've done well.




Can I get a 'hell yeah!'?
Link Posted: 5/20/2003 6:09:53 PM EDT
I can't believe nobody mentioned the Marlin 39A
Solid as a rock and dammned accurate . Looks cool too .
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 10:45:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
I can't believe nobody mentioned the Marlin 39A
Solid as a rock and dammned accurate . Looks cool too .



Do you know what biggest problem with .22's is?

There's too damn many good ones.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 11:20:26 AM EDT
I love my marlin 795. $100 new. 10/22's aren't all that without added parts.
Link Posted: 5/21/2003 3:04:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:
I love my marlin 795. $100 new. 10/22's aren't all that without added parts.



[A million flame suits]

Ain't it the truth! Bone stock 10/22s suck. The trigger sucks, the accuracy doesn't compare to a Marlin, I think the magazines of are a horrible design, the stock is too wide.....BUT modded out they are uber-cool.

[/A million flame suits]
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 1:58:06 PM EDT
I have both a 10/22 and Marlin 60. If you aren't going to trick out the Ruger, the Marlin is the way to go. On a stock gun the Marlin has better trigger and shoots better groups. My Marlin is 25 years old and I've shot thousands of rounds through it and it still runs like a Timex.

My $.02
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 8:34:47 AM EDT
I have a Remington 597 .22mag it shoots great and no problems with it but there is a lack of aftermarket upgrades. I have the volquartsen target hammer in mine and it does reduce trigger pull a little. Keep the 597 in mind.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 1:12:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SHOOTIN4FUN:
I have a Remington 597 .22mag it shoots great and no problems with it but there is a lack of aftermarket upgrades. I have the volquartsen target hammer in mine and it does reduce trigger pull a little. Keep the 597 in mind.



What's the going price for one?
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 7:56:53 AM EDT
one of my first guns i owned was a marlin mod60. i loved it and one of the great things about it was that i could hit anything i aimed it at out to about 100yds. or so. unfortunatly i sold it and i am picking up a 10/22 next week i hope it is as good as most people say cause i already ordered a $160 bucks worth of upgrades for it.(see my post: WOOD 10/22 stock for hvy brl? not "blaster" type)

i guess i just voted for the marlin?? or hopefully i voted for both?? im confused....again.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 11:39:25 AM EDT
10/22 or a marlin 60. I have hi caps for the Ruger, but if I didn't, I'd have to go with the marlin with it's tube feed......
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