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Off the rack 22 caliber rifle to buy

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by nipper, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    i am needing opinions on what off the shelf 22 caliber rifle would be a best buy, i am looking at a marlin 39 a any ideas??

    Bill
     
  2. Old Cowboy

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    You won't go wrong with a Marlin model 39

    John C. Saubak
     
  3. halfmile

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    I agree. There has been one in our family for 60+ years. Tack driver, Octo barrel, open sights.

    If you can find a nice later one with the good wood and checkering grab it. Some of them were kind of plain.

    Used ones are always 300 plus around here.

    HM
     
  4. chemist

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    Hi Nipper- I bought those printer cartridges from you- about the .22- I have a Ruger Model 77 with a 4x scope and it is fun and accurate. You did not say if you wanted bolt, pump, semi,/ high end or cheap . Also have a old 552 BDL which is a great shooter but a pain to clean thje action.

    Rich
     
  5. WarEagle2017

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    Marlin Golden 39A Very good, I have had mine 35 Years, also have had many others too numerious to mention but you cant go wrong with the 39A
     
  6. ec90t

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    I really like the Marlin 39's in any form for general use and hunting.

    The Ruger 10/22 is for the gadget person that can't leave anything alone.

    The CZ bolt gun is a hard act to follow in its price range. I've seen 22's that cost three times what the CZ does, and not shoot as well.

    ec90t
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The Ruger 10/22 is a nice rifle and there are alot of upgrades available if you want to trick it out. HMB
     
  8. weagle

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    Levergun: Marlin 39, but the little Henry rifles are pretty neat also.

    Bolt rifle: CZ 452 american

    Semi Auto: ruger 10-22

    good luck
    Weagle
     
  9. nipper

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    Does the cz come in left handed?? my first choice would be lever, then #2 would be bolt action


    Bill
     
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    The CZ-452 comes in left hand.
     
  11. deercreek

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    My basic CZ-452 training rifle has been a much better quality rifle than any of my Ruger's, Savage's or Marlin's (although I have not yet owned a M-39). CZ does not get the respect that it deserves---it is the best kept secret in rimfires with being a custom/real expensive gun.
     
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    Look for an original Kimber....a real tack driver!
     
  13. panthers314

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    Nylon 66 get my vote...............off shelf 10/22 around $150.00 at Dick's Sporting Goods......
     
  14. Joe Woods

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    Henry Lever Action/Very Nice, Hard to beat Ruger 10/22 with the removable clip.
    Ruger price is hard to beat.
    Still like my Win 61 or 62. But common sense says Ruger 10/22 with walnut stock.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  15. BustClays

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    Any Kimber will be great, take a look at Browning T-Bolt, great type of action and a rotary mag.

    bustclays
     
  16. Brian in Oregon

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    For an off the shelf semi-auto, get the 10-22T, not the plain 10-22. The 10-22T is the target model, and is considerably more accurate.<br>
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    Can't go wrong with a Marlin 39. I have one from the 1930's that's still going strong.<br>
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    For bolt the CZ-452 or Savage with Accu-Trigger are the better choices.
     
  17. trpshtr2001

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    First off , it depends on what you are going to use it for. Without this info a recommendation is impossible.
     
  18. Duck Head

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    Remington 581. One hole at 25 yd, cover a dime at 50 with Super-X solids.3x9 scope.
     
  19. hoggy

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    I too have a Winchester model 63 that was given to me by my father in 1959 or so. Someone is making a copy of them today, but I can't remember who. I'm sure not quite as good as the originals but probably pretty nice. I also had a Ruger 10/22 which was nice but not near the gun the Win 63 is. Kind of like comparing a Model 12 with an 870. Both good but one (winchester) uses all forged steel parts.
     
  20. Savage99Stan

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    I'd vote for the Marlin 39, used ones are normally just dirty and with a good cleaning are good shooters. I prefer the older ones with plain, uncheckered walnut stocks to the newer ones with wierd checkering patterns. For autos, the 10-22 is good but hard on scopes unless you spend a few bucks for a really good one. I guess that bolt slamming back and forth loosens the cheaper one's internals. My all time favorite: Savage Anschutz model 141. Great trigger, superb accuracy, and not too bad looking. Might be one out there. CZ my neighbor has shoots almost right along with it and a 77-22 I had was close.

    stan geisz
     
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