Affordable .22

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  1. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 8 pointer

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    Headed to court days this weekend hoping to pick up an affordable 22 rifle for a friend.

    Any suggestions on guns to stay away from or things to inspect before purchase? On the other hand any guns that I should seek out and reasonable prices for their condition.

    All replies are appreciated
     
  2. ojibwa62

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    New , used affordable or cheap ie: inexpensive.. I have a 10/22 which I really like but they are not cheap.. I also have a Mossberg pinkster which was cheap , and the truth is it shoots as well as my 10/22 both are semiautomatics.. I also have an old Marlin Glenfield bolt action that will drive tacks.. so what configuration are you looking for.. There are so many good 22s out there..
     
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  3. Meatstick

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    In my experience, steer clear of any Remington 597. Marlin autos seem to shoot well. And can't beat a 10/22 imo
     
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  4. beauhunter41031

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    This gun will end up in a farm truck. Hoping to get a quick shot on a pesky groundhog as my neighbor pulls up to several of his barns that are infested. I’m not looking for looks, just a simple gun I can mount a scope on and let him have a trial run. He never grew up around firearms so we’ll see what happens. If he likes it I’ll expect reimbursement or I’ll have another gun
     
  5. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    For that I would go with a Mossberg pinkster or Marlin makes one very similar the 795 both are good shooters and have black synthetic stocks.
     
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  6. KY Swamp Beagler

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    Marlin Glenfield Model 60 with the micro groove barrel.
     
  7. ojibwa62

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    Just put decent optics on whatever you buy , you know this.. a crappy scope will make a good rifle shot like shyt ..
     
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  8. mac0492

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    I have a marlin lever action, a Remington speed-master and two 10-22’s. The 10-22’s are the only ones that ever make it out of the house. There are so many aftermarket parts and options that it is a no brained for me. On the other hand, I grew up hunting with a speed master which is why I have it and it works without fail as well. I say choose which you like the feel of and let the lead fly!
     
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  9. Dark Cloud

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    I’ve owned two speed masters never a misfire,both accurate,same with the ruger ,but the model 60 marlin is my go to 22,with a Nikon scope
     
  10. Velvet ears

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    If you want a tack driver, then go with the CZ 455. It's bolt action with a clip. Awesome tight group shooting gun but on the pricey side at $400. My next choice would be a Ruger 10/22. It's cheaper than the CZ but shoots a little larger grouping. For the same money as the 10/22 you can get a S&W M&P 15-22 (AR styling). I love plinking with them. It holds a group like a 10/22. I have all 3 of these and you can't go wrong with any of them.

    If you just want a throw behind the seat gun, anything would work.
     
  11. JDMiller

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    For a dependable semi-auto 22lr........my choices also would be a Marlin 60 or Ruger 10/22.

    Which I probably favor the Ruger 10/22 over the Marlin as to the extent Remington bought Marlin out several years ago... and quality in my opinion is a little iffy with a brand new model 60.

    But .....I wouldn't hesitate buying an older Marlin 60 or Marlin / Glenfield variation .....their just solid 22 rifles. Which on the Ruger 10/22's..... you just wont go wrong period.

    Both are guns that everyone should own at least one in their lifetime.

    Which I'll add on lever 22"s...... I picked up a 70's vintage Marlin 39a in really good condition last winter...I've wanted one for a long time. Absolutely no regrets... its a tack driver and action is smooth as butter. Which I don't think they ever made a finer 22 lever gun then a Marlin 39a.
     
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  12. beauhunter41031

    beauhunter41031 8 pointer

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    I owned a 10/22 International with stainless barrel and mannlincer stock, Beautiful gun I really like the way it looked but I always had problems with ejecting shells and wasn’t the most accurate thing. Guys at the gun store said sometimes you just get a dud and I ended up selling that gun. I almost regret because I can’t seem to find another one and would love to have that style gun again with a Silver scope mounted
     
  13. labwild

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    Ruger 10/22. Can be had new with scope for $279. Saw it in an add and will try to find link.
     
  14. beauhunter41031

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    Just purchased a Marlin Glenfield model 60 for $130, In good condition with a little squirrel engraving on stock I’m pretty happy with the deal, Does that seem to be an appropriate price and decent gun?
     
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