Best .22 rifle

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by J.D. Bass, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Buckshot

    Buckshot Active Member

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    The most accurate .22 I've ever laid hands on was a Marlin 39 Mountie lever-action, built in the early '70s. Had to be one of the phenomenal barrels Marlin built from time to time. My brother still has it.

    I often thought I'd like to have a .22, probably a bolt-action, that I could produce consistent cloverleafs with from the bench with target ammo...

    Yet another to add to the list. :eek:
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    Just saw dogspit's post about the Nylon 66. Man do I miss those things! They were very accurate and utterly reliable. The only issue was that the bolt handle was plastic and wouldn't take much of a bump. The local shops always had a drawer full of extras. The rest was pretty indestructible. Now, if you can find one they command a premium price. And a lot of them are in sad shape. It's common to find them with surface rust, especially on the metal receiver covers. I believe if Remington would start selling them again at a reasonable price, they wouldn't be able to make them fast enough.
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    Again, let's not leave out the 39D.
    This is the 'mostest' out-of-the-box accurate .22 I've ever owned.
    I know that's not a word, but it describes it perfectly.
    I've had 39A's that could not compete.
    If you shot it, I bet you would want it.

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  5. Kent Detective

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    Some truly lovely looking pics here. :eek:

    I love looking at pics of other peoples rifles...:D

    Thought it might be helpful (in view of your comment above) to point out British fireams law -

    Over here in Britland EACH gun is licensed NOT the person holding them. Once you have been vetted and given the right to hold and use firearms you must make an application to procure EACH individual firearm. You must make a good argument each time otherwise the application will be denied.

    Here in the UK it's very unusual for a FAC holder to possess more than one rifle of each calibre.

    My mate has -

    1 x .22LR (rabbit)
    1 x .22-250 (fox)
    1 x .243 (small/medium deer)
    1 x .308 (Red deer / Wild Boar)

    This is considered to be the normal maximum for UK live quarry.

    It's simply not possible to possess hundreds of firearms like some of you lucky people are able to.

    It's a bit unfair judging UK shooters by the number of firearms they possess. :)

    I have been shooting (hunting) since the age of 8 - nearly 40 years now.
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  6. J.D. Bass

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    You know whats unfair.....telling other people how to post their threads.
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