In the market for a new .22LR

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

  1. BigD16

    BigD16 New Member

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    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.
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    Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin 60....you can't go wrong with either.
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    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 )
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    Nothing on the market today can compete with the Ruger.
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    what about some of these ar style 22's?
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    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    I totally agree with this.
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    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.
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    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 wallet......you can turn a simple $200 rifle into a
    $2000 work of art :cool::cool::cool:
    OR......
    you can keep it stock and have a hell of a nice carbine.....:D:D

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    The Ruger 10-22 should be issued to every citizen at the age of 18. Everyone should have one.

    Ruger 10-22.jpg

    :):):)
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    Those are some nice looking .22's.
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    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?
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    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
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    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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    Rcairfl - Thank you for clearing that up for me. I remember back when I was searching for a mag for my Squires and Bingham that they mags with a capacity of 25 rounds. Is there a particular brand or sizes of mags that do and do not work or dont fit the .22? Or does that revolve around what Brand and Model 22 I decide on?
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    brand and model the squires would accept the Universal mags , they where great ( for those where they fit ) but theres 25 and 50 round mags for the 10/22
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    Love my 10/22, but lately I have been shooting some low powered (quiet rounds) that I have to cycle myself and I get a lot of stove pipes on the 10/22. So when shooting the quiet stuff I grab my Savage Mark II. For the money it is a great rifle IMO.
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    I love my Savage mark II amd when I want tactical I shoot my 15-22. Hard to beat a 10/22, but I'm very happy with my set up.
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    If considering a lever action - Marlin 39A. I love mine!
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