help Finding the right .22lr bolt action rifle

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  1. Mp15-22

    Mp15-22 New Member

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    Hi guys

    Probably somebody asked this question before. But i need some help to find a .22 lr bolt action rifle. It has to be bolt action, it doesnt matter if is single shot or if it has a magazine, but the most important thing is that i want one that is under $200.00 and it is considered to be a good rifle. So if somebody knows something please let me know. This is for my cousin who is starting to learn about guns. But i dont want something expensive, to start with.
    Thanks.
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    Yeah, it has been asked before. I was the one asking. I got lots of good advice and opinions, but ultimately, I decided there were no good bolt action rifles in .22LR that cheap. The best value I found was a CZ 452. It was around four hundred bucks, but it's a really terrific rifle, very well made, of good materials, and it looks good and shoots really well. I got the "FS" version, which has a Mannlicher-style "full stock".
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    I am a big CZ fan. I have the 452 FS Mannlicher in both 22lr and 22WMR. Unique rifles that perform very well. The FS configuration is known for it's inherent accuracy among the impressive line-up of CZ 452 rifles. I cannot recommend the J&P Ghost Ring Sights enough. There are 3 ring sizes, they replace the standard rear sight blade insert. IMHO, money well spent.

    http://actionscrews.com/

    PS... Their Action Screws are also well worth the money :D
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  5. todd51

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    Welcome MP,

    In your price range I would suggest you look at the Stevens 300 series of rifles. They are a Savage Arms product. They are not a CZ but they don't cost $400.00 either.

    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/
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    I'm old and forgetful. There is the new Winchester Wildcat .22 and there are models in your price range. It is Russian made but wears the Winchester name. A good friend just got the target/varmint model for $300 but that is the top model. They have some in your price range. He is very pleased with his new Wildcat. He purchased it at Gander Mt.
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    Marlin 981TS, Marlin981T, Marlin 980S, Marlin 925, Winchester Wildcat
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    ANY of the Marlin 25-series (including 925's & 980's) will run with a CZ and cost less than $200, as long as you do three things.

    Do a basic trigger job.
    Bed the action.
    Get a decent scope (no farking tascos!) :D
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    old semperfi New Member

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    my favorite bolt 22 is a model 81 marlin,it is tube fed and shoots shorts,longs,and long rifle.a good used one can be had for around 100.00 or a new for about 200.00 old semperfi
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    Can't go wrong with any of these. I own an M981T.
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    The old mossberg bolts are nice and shoot shorts and longs. With shorts the tube holds 30 rounds. Not bad for a 50's era gun.
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    Or, you could buy a used Remington 5-teen, like a model 510, 511, 512, or 513. All of them are accurate and some can be found for as low as $150 if you're lucky.
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    The Savage MK II series with accutrigger is an excellent rifle from the IIg for $230 all the way up to the Classic for $500 or so. If you don't mind used, look for any of the CZ Model 452s. I picked up a Silhouette a while back for $280 that is outstanding. I have a MkIIg that I am still breaking in, and it shoots right with the CZ at half the cost of a new CZ. And the new CZ 455s will be $550 or so. Just what ever you want. Something to shoot to say you have a bolt action, or one that will hit what you want in little bitty groups ar 50 yards or better. DF
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    There certainly is an excellent 22LR bolt action rifle for $200. I have both the
    Remington Model 5 and the Remington Model 5 Youth versions of this truly well built and good looking gun. They are now known as Zastava, but the same identical guns. Highly recommended!
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    Check out the Savage rifles! Ive only heard good about them.
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    Savage Mark 2 is a fantastic .22 that will cost less than $200
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    Savage bolt action Mark 11,problem solved!:D:
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    Have the savage too, picked it up at Wallmart a couple of months ago for $109 bucks. cant beat that. Like the 10 round magazine in a bolt action too.:D
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    Whitikers has the CZ 455 for $299 while supplies last
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    I have a CZ 452 and it is terrific for the $. Get the 455 on sale if you can. Great value at that price.
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