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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Active Member

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    After my cervical fusion and reading Brian's post about shooting .22's to ease back into shooting, I would like some recommendations regarding these little rifles. We had a Browning that dad used growing up for rabbit and coon. Prefer a little auto.

    I also like black guns,,,,anyone use a S&W M15-22??
  2. dverna

    dverna TS Member

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    Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22 or if you like lever actions the Henry. For a bolt gun look at he CZ's.

    Don Verna
  3. hmb

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    You can get a Ruger 10/22 auto loader and shoot it as is. Or if you like you can put a bull target barrel on it and a laminated thumb hole stock. Then you can add a nice scope and you can get a 550 round value pack of ammo at Wal-Mart for $20. HMB
  4. macguyver67

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    I have a couple of Ruger 10/22's, a couple of CZ's, and a few more 22 rifles and handguns but the two 22's that get the most use in my family (even my wife!) are our S&W M&P 15-22's. Absolutely a blast to shoot and very accurate. My wife and my kids all have their own 15-22 (my daughter has a pink camo version) and we have a ton of fun at the range with them. My only complaint is that I don't have my own so I usually have to wait to shoot theirs!

    We have put all sorts of optics on them and use everything from match grade ammo to the cheap stuff. We have not had any issues with any type of ammo and the guns have performed flawlessly. I highly recommend getting a 15-22.

    Joseph
  5. HSLDS

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    Ruger has just come out with a 'take-down' version of the 10/22

    Pretty cool rifle that could double as a back-pack gun once your health has returned.
  6. Rufus80

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    Vote for 10/22. They're cheap, reliable ,and easily modified. I had a mp-22, good gun and accurate but just was not for me so I sold it.
  7. Setterman

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    I've owned an M&P 1522, Colt AR22 and the SIG522. I prefer the SIG for reliability. The M&P may be a little more accurate and better trigger, but the SIG will run almost anything.
  8. danielbstanton

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    For accuracy for the money, the CZs are hard to beat. I have two, but the fellas over on rimfirecentral.com carry them by the dozen and swear by each of them.
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    Jim, that take down 10-22 sounds like the ticket. you could put it in your scooter trailer and go just about anywhere

    Bob
  10. bigdogtx

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    Bob,,,,was kind of thinking the same thing....;)
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    10/22 and dont look back.

    Travis
  12. g7777777

    g7777777 Active Member

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    10-22 or some of the versions of the Remington 597

    Or any Marlin

    The above can be made to shoot like 1000 dollar guns or already do

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
  13. MDMike

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    10/22. They are hard to beat.
  14. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The 10-22 made today in basic form is more accurate than it used to be. The triggers are better too, because the plastic housing is consistent, whereas the cast metal housing from worn out molds requires a lot of hand fitting, which was definitely not done for accuracy except on the 10-22T.

    My son's friend has a S&W MP15-22, and it has proven to be reliable and reasonably accurate. I don't care for a plastic rail to mount optics on, though.

    I went with a CMMG Sierra .22 upper for an AR15. Totally reliable, and quite accurate. It cycles everything from CCI and Rem subsonics through Mini-Mags, with and without a suppressor.

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    My 10-22T with barrel cut to 16.75" and threaded. The suppressor is an AAC Aviator. Scope is a Leupold Vari-X II 4-12x.

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    CMMG Sierra .22 upper on a Del-Ton lower. Only mod to the lower was to install a notchless hammer, as .22 conversions do not like the notched face hammers. Optic is an EOTech 552, which can't be mounted on a 10-22 with most stocks as the centerline of the optic is way too high. Shown with a CMMG 26 round mag, but I prefer Black Dog 15 and 30 round mags. Same suppressor.

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    My son and I both bought limited run 1 of 500 Winchester 9422 16" Trappers. I have not photographed mine, this one is his. Lever guns are a lot of gun, especially if you are shooting them with a rimfire single action handgun. Drawback is extremely poor cheek weld for a scope.<br>
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  15. ky4some

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    I also have a Ruger 10/22 and a S&W M&P 15-22. Love them both. Couldn't go wrong with either.

    Mike Kamer
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    a 15-22 today is what a 10/22 was to us way back in 1998. give yourself a break: 15-22
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    I put peep sights on my Marlin 60 and it's a tack driver.
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    If you can find a good Marlin 39A buy it.

    I have CZ, Marlin, Kimber. Kimber is a veritable tack driver but that's a lot of money for a squirrel gun. I love them all.

    Let your wallet be your guide.

    HM
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    If you are leaning towards the 15-22 then get what you want.

    The 10/22 is a very entertaining little rifle and because they are so popular, there is an almost unlimited selection of aftermarket upgrades available, all of which you can install yourself.
  20. kgp912kgp

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    Recently I created a thread about my new Savage 93G. I am loving this lil bolt in 22mag.

    I have a Browning T bolt .22LR. Spent toooo much for it but it is very very accurate. And I love it.

    My new Savage is a nice fun bolt and haven't found a scope for it but just love taking it out and the extra range is what I wanted.
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