In the market for a new .22LR

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by BigD16, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. BigD16

    BigD16 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Hey guys,

    Im not sure if this is the right forum to post this in. If it's not, I apologize. Anyway back on point. I am in the market for a new 22LR. I currently own a Squires Bingham Model 20A and it was beat to hell and back before I got it. I am in the market for a new .22. Before I got the Squires Bingham from my uncle, I was considering a Ruger 10/22. I have heard good things about ruger firearms and anybody I talk to who owns them, Seems to be pretty pleased. My next choice if I didnt get a ruger would be a Henry Repeating Arms lever action .22. I again have heard great things about Henry Firearms and I like the old style look. My last choice would be a Smith and Wesson (or similar.) 15-22. I more or less like these for the Tactical look and accessory options available to add onto it. I understand everybody has their own opinion, and Honestly thats what I want to hear on each of these 3 brands of 22. I would hate to spend 300+ on a completely synthetic .22 rifle just because it looks cool and has alot of add on options like scopes, a second handle, and a fold down stand. Would I be better to go with a brand like Ruger or Henry? Like I mentioned, I like the tactical .22's, I just hate to spend $300+ on a plastic gun that was pretty much only bought because it's "bad ass" and has alot more add on options than a Ruger or Henry.
  2. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin can't go wrong with either.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Big D , from what i have seen the ammount of after market stuff for the 10/22 is amazing

    i've recently met a couple disabled vets who partnered with a company to make tacticool type gear for it and have a kit to make a M-4 10-22 or M-1 carbine or ultra stock hunter

    that alone is a big reason plus the ruger is a decent reliable platform

    you can with ease ( and cost) have 3 rifles or 4 , in one ..

    ( relocated this to the .22 specialist area )
  4. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Nothing on the market today can compete with the Ruger.
  5. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    what about some of these ar style 22's?
  6. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    With a 10/22 you can do this and it shoots like a dream and is built like a tank. I have a Marlin and Browning lever action as well as a 10/22 and a Marlin model 60, but the 10/22 is by far the most versatile.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2013
  7. Whiskey

    Whiskey New Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    I totally agree with this.
  8. BigD16

    BigD16 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Thank you for all of the advice and opinions. I will keep it in mind and take it all into consideration when it's time to go purchase my new .22. In the mean time, If anybody else has anything else to add or has different opinions, Im all ears.
  9. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
  10. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    You can go a million miles from Sunday......
    This one, that one, lever, bolt, semi-,short, long, pistol,......
    all in all, the things available for a 10/22 are only limited
    by your can turn a simple $200 rifle into a
    $2000 work of art :cool::cool::cool:
    you can keep it stock and have a hell of a nice carbine.....:D:D

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  11. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    The Ruger 10-22 should be issued to every citizen at the age of 18. Everyone should have one.

    Ruger 10-22.jpg

  12. BigD16

    BigD16 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    Those are some nice looking .22's.
  13. BigD16

    BigD16 New Member

    Jan 23, 2012
    I know this is probably a stupid question... But if I were to buy a Ruger 10/22 or Marlin 60 from Walmart or another store that can legally deal in firearms, Would they include a Mag in the sale? Or is a mag something I'd have to buy seperately?
  14. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    The Marlin is a tube fed, so no Magazine required, The Ruger 10/22 comes with the Manufacturers 10 round Magazine.

    There are numerous after market Magazines for the 10/22
  15. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I have a 10/22 but my marlin was more accurate...Model 60 would hang in there with the best of them.
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