What's your favorite .22 rifle ??

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

  1. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

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    They are getting expensive here in the states as well Altrisk....

    If you are used to using a good grade of ammo then the CCI Standard Velocity, Green Tag, and Pistol Match perform very well for me. The Eley is real good stuff, but I'd only use it for shooting matches, and use something else for hunting.

    .22Lr ammo has been in limited supply lately, many brands have been unavailible for months now, if you can find it, buy as much as you can afford, it might not be there when you go back for more......:eek:
  2. stash247

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    Altrisk, Both Wolf, from Germany, and Federal, from here in the US, offer several 'levels of performance' in their ammo, as does Eley.
    I know the rifle you are shooting, very well, and if it is torqued (Action, into the stock), consistantly, it is limited only by the ammo, and the shooter, in accuracy.
    Tony Mig is telling you straight; GOOD ammo is scarce here, and everywhere, so far as I know, and that drives up the price.
    When I buy ammo, I buy a box of this, and a box of that, sometimes five boxes of the same line, but different lots, and do my testing in a large (300+ meters long) aircraft hangar, at night, under artificial light, on the target, and determine the best by group size, out of a rifle that has and will shoot ragged holes, at 100 Yds, under such conditions, a Model 52D action, wearing a barrel 1 1/2" in diameter, full length, and a 2 oz trigger, from Canjar: ammo that won't shoot well in this, just won't shoot!
    For my purpose, it is close to the perfect 'screening tool' to weed out what does not work, at acceptable levels.
    All shooting is indoors, no 'conditions' to deal with, like wind, changing light, etc, the only variable is the ammo.
    If I find a particularly 'Hot Lot', I fire up the Cell, and buy everything in that lot the distributor has; being as I'm shooting at night, I sometimes have to wake someone, at home, to do the deal, but this is how it works, for me!
    I spoke of 'levels of performance', earlier.
    I'm down to less than a case, of a lot of 711-B Federal, that outshoots their 900, 900-B, and 1000UM ammo, in all of my guns; cost me,I think, about $190 US/ case, and freight; cheap ammo, but a lot of 'possibles', in the results.
    At the level you are at, it seems foolish to be limited by ammo. But the best is not always the most expensive, simply 'the best'.
    Test it, box at a time, lot at a time, and buy ALL of what works, repeat.
  3. board917

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    I love my J.C. Higgins model 103.13 single shot bolt action that i picked up for $40 and restored.
  4. sportour

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    My Remington Fieldmaster pump which I have had since 1950. I single handedly wiped out a large population of jacks in the So. Cal Mojave when I was a teen with that rifle, topped with a Weaver G4 scope. I now have a newer Bushnell sitting on it. It still looks almost as good as it did the day I found it waiting for me on the front porch and still shoots just as straight. We used to ride our bikes with our rifles gripped on the handlebars up into the Baldwin Hills to hunt rabbits. The only time the police stopped us was to find out where we were going and to tell us where they'd seen rabbits that day. Good rifle, good times.
  5. mrkirker

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    Winchester 52 (or 75, for the field), Ruger 10/22 for plinking.
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    bolt action synthetic stocked Marlin 925r
    Savage 64 autoloader (except for the disassembly)
  7. tleach

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    My current favorite is my Browning Buckmark rifle with bull barrel and red dot scope. Before getting this rifle my favorite was my Winchester 9422 XLR.

    Terry,
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  8. Vincent

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    My favorite ones that I own are my SuperStock Ruger 10/22 Twins:

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    They will both average around .8 MOA @ 100 with Sk Standard Plus on a fairly calm day. They have done this a number of times and with witnesses.
    I buily both of them from pieces as neither is the receiver that started in the stock. Both have Green Mountain Heavy Sporter. Great barrels that did not cost a fortune. The blue one was only $73:)

    I built the blue one first and was so surprised how well these barrels and the bedding system I use worked so well together that I went and built the Stainless one a few weeks later to see if I could duplicate it. I was almost exactly the same:eek::D

    These two will not be for sale anytime soon:):rolleyes:
  9. Tony Mig

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    Hey Vincent....those twins look familar......:D....I do believe I have seen those rifles somewhere's before......;)
  10. ehughes

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    Remington Nylon 66....it will always shoot.

    also, i love single shots so i gotta pick one of thoose, i hyave a springfield arms single shot bolt......not sure what model, but it is a very accurate gun and has out shot a few rolling blocks:D
  11. stash247

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    Welcome, Mr Hughes! First post, and already into the meat of the matter!
    You will find this an opinianated forum, and an especially opinionated thread!
    Rimfire shooters are a resource separate from the real world, as we build and chamber, or rechamber, rifles around ammo we cannot change!
    My preference is for single shot, falling block, rifles, because I like the lines and feel of them; most would comment that my barrels are too heavy, and the weight too far forward, up until the time they shoot them, and one ofour club rules involves the right of any shooter, to shoot any rifle, in competition.
    I have been beaten, by my own gun, on more than one occasion! Even, with my own ammo! But, I came to fish, not necessarily,to catch!
    Half the rifles I shoot against are my creations, And all were done with pride; no secrets, the best stuff going, at the time; I would gladly compete, with any of them.
    It boils down to the workman, not the tool!
  12. ehughes

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    I have yet to find a rolling block i'm interested in, but i have four single-shot bolt .22s, 2 .22 autoloaders, and 2 .22 handguns, as well as many other guns, they're just not rimfires
  13. MLRoll

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    I have (2) Kleinguenthers built on the Voere actions, scary accurate.
  14. UncleFudd

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    My all time never-fail, go-to, 22 is still the nylon 66. I bought it new in 1959 at age 16. It has been over my trap line in some of the worst weather and other conditions you can imagine for 7 years. I even ran over it once with my old 53 chev 1/2 ton PU on frozen ground. I now have one for each of my 9 grandkids when they are old enough and I have already given one to my wife and to my Daughter in Law.
    I also love my grandpas old model 06 Win which I believe is still one of the most accurate out of the box ever made and right behind is the 62 I picked up at a gun show way back when you could still find a good deal once in a while. $125 and the bluing and wood are still like new.

    I have a 1022 with a silencer from AWC in Phx but it was made for me when they were still under Dr Dater in Houston in 78. Believe it or not even with the quiet tube on it, it is one very to extremely accurate gun and it sure works well here in the middle of the 5th largest city in the USA for taking these damned sqeakie squirrels or whatever they are. They are about 1/4 the size but look exactly like a prairie dog. My property is/was full of them until I got out the quiet gun and cleaned them out.
    Great thread and very interesting to see what everyone uses and why or how they have come about some of the pea shooters.
    UF
  15. gendoc

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    MARLIN GLENFIELD MOD-20 SINCE THE 70'S
    SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S JUNK, BUT YOU KNOW THE SAYING!!!!!!!!
    SEA-YA
    GENDOC
  16. ehughes

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    so with all of thoose do you have one with the green stock, im having trouble finding that one (green/ss) i've got the black/ss and it is IMHO the best of all my guns
  17. showme 22

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    I think I like my 1950 model 1 brno the best .I've got some pretty good 22s Golden 39A Rem 550-1 new Browning T-bolt V/target CZ 452 Lux Nylon 66 M69 trainer Win. Wildcat Mossberg 142A But the brno is really slick.
  18. luvtoshoot

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    Well by gum I have six .22 rifles and I love them all. My new CZ-452 may have a very slight edge. With that said I will have to admit I am a rimfire junkie.

    Luvtoshoot
  19. 5_Shooter

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    I have a new Cooper which I am enjoying a lot.....2nd would be my Belgian made Browning .22 Auto.
  20. UncleFudd

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    EHUGHES

    i have a green one but it is the M77 with the external mag.

    I also picked up one of the Black, 66s made by CBC, exact same gun less money and in mint condition $100. I'll buy every one I can find as they are no different and only made under patent by another compny in Brazil I think.
    Nearly all of mine are black or brown.

    I also have the 513T that a guy brought to my range to "get rid of it". Sold it to me for $150 another of my seldom found but only heard of good deals of a lifetime. The sights that were on the gun are worth more than the gun I think.

    I love to stop at pawn shops in small ranching towns when I travel around Utah, wy, Id and have not only met some wonderful people but have actually found some exceedingly good finds in forearms. It is always an experience and 22 rifles are among the guns I most look for and want.

    UF
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