Re: Best .22lr bang for the buck?
There is no doubt in my mind at all that the best buy in a .22LR rimfire right now is the TOZ-78-1 from Centerfire Systems, for $99.99 with 2-10 round and 2-5 round magazines. Ugly stock, cheap looking but great functioning plastic mags, fairly rough fit and finish, but sub 1 lb. trigger pull weight achievable through simple adjustment (no mods needed) zero trigger creep and accuracy only slightly less than my CZs. Did I mention how fantastic the trigger is right out of the box? There is no other rifle for less than $700.00 that can beat the trigger on these Russian guns. Give it a camo paint job to cover up the ugly orange stain and you will have one fantastic squirrel gun or plinker. I love mine, and I have many MUCH nicer and more expensive rifles.
I'll be ordering a TOZ-99 semi auto next week. Looks like an almost identical gun, only semi not bolt action.