In the market for a new .22LR

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

  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    from what i hear the rugers have more accessories than marlin 60
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i hear the Henry's are really smooth
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I like the 10/22 and the Marlin 60, but last weekend my BIL brought down his Ruger 10/22 and we got set up on the bench.
    His 10/22 and my 60 and we tried different brands of ammo through both of them following each other, 5-10 shot groups. They BOTH done very well but with shooting CCI Blazers, they both ate them up.
    As far as accuracy, who's to say as to who is the better shooter, as I sometimes cant seem to hit the broadside of a barn. However, the Marlin Model 60 was a bit more accurate.
  4. doubs43

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    I've hesitated to comment because I don't recommend the 10/22... unless you are able to add hundreds of dollars to the initial price to make it accurate. Out of the box, the average 10/22 has a horrible trigger and will often pattern like a shotgun. I've shot many, many stock 10/22 rifles and my experience has not been favorable.

    Having said that, here is a group I shot yesterday with a 10/22 I modified about 10 years ago. Green Mountain barrel, Boyd stock, extended mag release. re-worked trigger, Leupold base & rings, and a Simmons 3-9X32 AO scope. 10 shots at 50 yards with CCI Standard Velocity ammo. The dime will hide the whole group.

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    So the 10/22 CAN be made to shoot but at quite a price in most cases. (I modified a second one that is just as accurate if not better.)

    My suggestion is to buy a CZ-453 Varmint rifle. It's a bolt action with a single set trigger. Not cheap but worth every penny and it will hold it's value MUCH better than a modified 10/22. Here's what my CZ-453 American did at 50 yards and my Varmint version is better. Four shot groups with one shot to determine average diameter of the bullet hole to subtract from edge-to-edge readings. Ammo was inexpensive Federal 510; less than $20 a brick.

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    If you must have a semi-auto, then consider the CZ-512. Those who own them claim superior accuracy for a semi-auto and, again, they'll hold their value. CZ rifles are built to a quality that guarantees they will become family heirlooms with any reasonable care.

    Your money; your choice.
  5. GLS_1956

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    Hard to argue that. I have a Bro who has the S&W AR-15-22 he's never had any problems with it.

    However, I'd suggest you look at some of the non-autoloaders, just for a change of pace. I like my Marlin Model 39A leveraction 22.
  6. 3/2 STA SS

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    I have never had a problem with mine either. For a first rifle and you don't want to fork out $400 dollars for a .22 then these are my suggestions.;)
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