What's your favorite .22 rifle ??

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Smokin Guns, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Waldo Pepper

    Waldo Pepper New Member

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    It is or was a all original never fired 520/61 (the 61 is centimeters of barrel length = 24") and weights a ton compared to other 22 rifles I own. The barrel is easily removed for cleaning, so is trigger group. The wood forearm is retained by one screw and when trigger group is removed the stock can be screw off that way or by removing but plate and using large long screwdriver the stock can be removed with out taking anything else off the gun.

    I hope to be able to get to the range for bench testing in December and have some pictures of the gun and targets. Just off a sand bag and elbows is all I have done so far and the bench rest will tell the story.
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  2. canadianshooter

    canadianshooter New Member

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    Venturini 22 S/A or Anshutz Biathalon or my Cooeye ace
  3. Maninho

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    Best for all around use, my BRNO CZ II (forerunner of the 452), my first rifle, circa 1958 when I was 13. Still a tackdriver, won a few metallic silhouette championships with it, still groups inside one half inch at 55 yards with RWS Match or Eley Tenex, the one I'd choose if I had only one shot and had to make it count.
    Target: Finnish Lion free rifle, shot it for almost twenty years in my state ISU rifle team. Not as advanced as my later Feinwerkbau 2000 UIT match rifle, but a beautiful rifle from a time when fine gunsmithing was taken for granted. My father bought it for me, used, when I was 15, during the first National championship I competed in. I sanded off the walnut stain on the stock and refinished it in clear lacquer, leaving the beautiful golden wood to show through.
    .22 pistol - a Colt Woodsman Matchtarget, shot quite a few metallic silhouette and UIT Standard Pistol matches with it, a very fine pistol, a pity Colt stopped making them. And, for plinking and small game shooting, a Colt Woodsman Sport model with a 4" barrel. A lovely little gun.
    Now them (and my other target guns) lie gathering dust on my gun cabinet, since a few years ago when misguided legislators here in Brazil passed an impossibly restrictive (and wholly inefficient) firearms disarming act which had the great result of leaving only bandits armed...
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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    It would be a toss up between my old Mossberg 42M-B or my 10/22. The Mossberg for accuracy and the 10/22 for being just fun to shoot.
  5. number_seven

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    ive got a remington nylon 66 thats the best shooting 22 ive ever shot, and it hit's the target ever time and where ya aim it
  6. A.Wildman

    A.Wildman New Member

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    it is not a complete firearm, but this upper is far better in accuracy than my 10/22, Rem M-51 and two other .22LR rifles.

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    you can use Ciener mags or the best one is the "Black Dog" mag, it is a full size mag that looks like the 30 rnd. AR-15 mag.
  7. Waldo Pepper

    Waldo Pepper New Member

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    Same with my TAC-SOL.

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  9. citydesk175

    citydesk175 New Member

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    I bought a 10-22 years ago and need to rebarrel it and restock it too. I have two Browning telescopic sights hanging around: a 4 power and a 3x9 zoom. I think I will put the 4x on the 10-22 when it grows up. Ibought it off a trash/treasures store where they offered to include ammo with each gun sold. He was out of 22 ammo so he tossed in 3 boxes of 38 special rn with the gun which cost either $29 or $39. I also bought a .36 caliber black powder revolver from him for about 30 and got 3 more boxes of 38 sp

    But my favorite "rifle" is the Medalist whichI love using at the hundred yard distance at the range. I wish I could make a removable stock for it. ( I bought it with no ammo but it was list price when list was 125.00)

    Amazingly 125 was prolly more in current dollars than the thou or so for a collectors piece.
    Take care
    citydesk175
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  10. Osprey

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    For strictly fun shooting (plinking, etc.) it's a 10/22; for accuracy it's any Anschutz.
  11. Bigfoot62

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    Semi's:
    Ruger 10/22
    Rem. Nylon 66

    Bolts:
    Ruger 77/22 varmint
    Mossberg 44US
  12. Petergun

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    my preferences?
    for the semiautos the 1022 is the only my love while for the bolts I am trying the winchester wildcat
  13. psychomike805

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    My fav is the one I have 10/22 stainless (just got it used). It is changeable, upgradeable, and can be as unique as I am. I've had it for about a week and a half. First LR I've owned. We had a really calm day out today. after zeroing the scope I put 3 shots in the bull, all overlapping each other ( at 50 yds). Not bad for out of the box 7 years ago with no mods.

    My avatar is a 88' Toyota 4runner shortened 16 inches, chopped, tubed, 529 gears with Detroit lockers front and rear, twin t-cases courtesy of Marlin Crawler. Final drive ratio 100:1.

    Gee I don't know why anybody would want to modify something you can buy off the shelf.
  14. kgcabs

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    Browning T-Bolt. Great gun to plink with. Very accurate.
  15. Teejay9

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    Bought a Ruger 10/22 way back about 25 years ago. Put a 25 round banana clip on it and went to town on a wily and challenging foe, namely the California Grey Ground Squirrel. I roamed hill and dale in search of my cunning prey. Never used a scope. Always had a pair of binoculars, and when I had him fixed, nailed him with open sights. These shots were always at a range of 50 yards plus. Now those hills are subdivisions. I guess that's progress. TJ
  16. the3pete

    the3pete New Member

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    Let's see....is it my Winchester 75? My BSA Martini MkIII? My Savage-Anschutz Mark 10? My Mossberg 144 LSB? Perhaps my Remington 513-T? Or maybe my Stevens 416? Why not my CZ 452 Lux?

    I guess my favorite .22 is the one I am holding.;)
  17. robsalguz

    robsalguz New Member

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    First post here!!!

    My favorite is my BRNO Model 2.
    This was my father's rifle. It is very very accurate. It was made in 1956 in Czechoslovakia by Zbrojovka BRNO N.P.

    I have compared it with my Winchester semi-auto .22 which is also very accurate but the BRNO is far superior in accuracy IMHO.

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    The ant in the second photo just happen to be there... it is not intended as comparison :D
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  18. WRC

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    I still have a Browning BL-22, grade 1 I bought in 1982. It's in about 99% condition. Looks great, shoots the same!
  19. Road America

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    My favorite .22 rifle is my Savage Model 29B. I got it for Christmas in 1960. It still looks great and shoots even better. Don't need no stinking scope either. I remember years ago walking through a hayfield with my buddy and way up ahead there was a solitary dandilion sticking up. I stopped and raised my Savage. He started to laugh, and I fired at it. For a second nothing happend, then the dandilion slowly fell over. HAH!
  20. NY Marksman

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    My 2 favorites.
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