Re: Best .22lr bang for the buck?
Stay away from the Sears-Roebuck line. Haven't been made in MANY years, it's a COOEY model 94 I think, but if you see a used one, ever, stay away. I love mine but only because it was my first firearm. In running throung a ten rd. magazine it will fail to load a fresh rd. about twice (it's a semi-auto), jam on a rd. that gets stuck on the feed ramp twice, and catch a spent casing when the bolt closes once resulting in several minutes of colorful language trying to force the bolt open. I get good groups with it though, I just never count on rapid fire.
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If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government --and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws. -- Edward Abbey in Abbey's Road, p.39 (Plume, 1979)