Reccomendation for .22 Rifle on the Cheap


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munk
10-18-2008, 02:58 PM
I want a cheap .22 that shoots like an expensive thoroughbred. I'm strongly considering the Savage bolts with the accu-trigger. I've seen them for about 180 at Big Bear Sports.

We're talking 200 bucks or less. Currently, I own a Remington model 12 type pump and a Ruger 10/22 which was confiscated by my wife. (and a Browning sillohette 14" handgun, a Colt Challenger handgun, and a Walther semi auto handgun.) A rifle shooting shorts and long rifle would be a bonus.

My son's Savage single shot bolt shoots like a target rifle and was purchased at close-out at Wally World for 80 bucks.


munk

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EssPete
10-18-2008, 03:25 PM
I'll way in for a CZ 513 or a used 451. but it sounds like you want the savage which is also a fine rifle.

lead
10-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Find a good gun store or two, and ask if they have any old Remington bolt action .22's. The 500 series(lots of different models) were fine old guns that still shoot as well as some new ones.
Marlin made some fine rifles, Mossberg, Savage, Winchester, there's lots of 'em out there.
If you're looking for new, in that price range, you could always get a Marlin model 60. Next to the 10-22, probably the most popular .22 out there. Not quite a thoroughbred, but not a plow horse either.

will46
10-18-2008, 05:01 PM
I have a Savage bolt .22 I got only about three years ago. It's a fine little gun. The Accutrigger is the real deal, IMHO. It's about the best trigger on any rifle I have. The extraction is sometimes iffy when the gun is dirty, is the only complaint I have.

texasalien
10-18-2008, 05:34 PM
I think the Savage would be a good choice, but if CDNN still has some, a Charles Daly "Superior" for $139 is a really good deal. This is made by the "other CZ" (Zastava) and mine is a great shooter, just does not have quite the same quality fit as my CZ 452 but the action is just as smooth.

ski
10-19-2008, 12:36 AM
How about another 10/22?

You can have "his an' hers"!

With a few simple tricks and maybe a reasonly priced aftermarket barrel.....

ski

retiredsquid
10-19-2008, 08:56 AM
I'm with Ski on the 10/22, but I end up spending enough to buy a fancy rifle by the time I get done. :D
Regards,
Rich

OFallon
10-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Munk, look at the auctions for the old Mossy CMP-type .22's. Great sight system and will drill tacks at 100 yards. I paid a very low price (I believe $150) and have had it parkered by a master for $65. It's beautiful and will try to get the daughter to photo it.

Mossberg, O. F. & Sons, Inc. -- Mossberg MODEL 44 U.S. MARKED, .22 LR TARGET RIFLE

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8840081

retiredsquid
10-19-2008, 11:08 AM
There are some super buys to be had on Mossberg rifles if you look around a bit. I got a real buy on a pristine (95%+) old 46B-B a couple years ago. Also, if you are looking at bolt action guns the new Savages with accu-trigger are decent rifles. Remington 500 series guns of the past are decent ones, too. Marlin has some good working gun bolt actions as well.

It all depends on how much money you want to spend.
Regards,
Rich

ski
10-19-2008, 02:34 PM
Squid,

Tha's iffen ya "got bit" by the 10/22 bug!:up:

$150 rifle.....

$300.00 barrel
$250.00 trigger
$100.00 stock
$400.00 scope

A 'newbie" can be saved before he/she has slid into the depths, as we have.

ski

Thaddeus
10-21-2008, 07:14 PM
The Savage would be a good choice, the new triggers are very good.

Doug Bowser
10-21-2008, 10:24 PM
Ruger 10/22

Doug

whiskey
10-23-2008, 09:31 PM
I can't say enough about how much I like the savage bolt actions with accu trigger. For the money they are the best gun going.

tony pasley
10-23-2008, 09:59 PM
Try to find a Winchester model 67a it is a true meat in the pot gun!

jhansen
10-24-2008, 10:04 AM
marlin model 60, but i'm a bit biased since i own one.

munk
10-25-2008, 01:44 AM
The Savage bolt is not the strongest, at least the one my son has. My friend and gunsmith said when Savage put it into a .17 they had problems because of the pressure over a time and many shots.

I haven't looked at the field enough to know if Savage has the same bolt throughout the line or if it changes as you buy upwards. I'll find out.

There probably isn't any reason the bolt wouldn't last as long as the barrel, so it's mostly a moot point. But a .22 barrel can last a long time.

That CZ sounded nice. I knew someone would suggest one- they are very very nice.

I've been having nerf gun fights with my boys- I'd almost forgotten I wanted a .22 for Christmas.

munk

flysalot
10-25-2008, 09:54 AM
Well, I'm going to jump in with 2:

Remington 597 which has it all over a 10/22 (ducking for cover now)

Marlin Model 60 (new or used) the last 2 I bought I paid $50 for.

Good luck!

Brian45
10-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Depends on what you want it for. A 10/22 handles most of what I want in a .22 rifle. I have an International I like to carry when walking in the woods for pests or small game but a standard model would do as well. I have a Target version with a trigger upgrade and a few other mods that's a great plinker but I'd not want to carry it much.

My Marlin bolt actions are nice and not expensive either and they could shoot your shorts and longs too.

The Romanian trainer bolt rifles are cheap and a good gun for the money. I bought a couple for $50.00 each and they're well worth the money spent.

ski
10-25-2008, 02:19 PM
Hey!

Dump that 597 for a 10/22.....

An' ya won't need that screen name...."flysalot"!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

ski

Bren
11-14-2008, 12:05 AM
Munk, look at the auctions for the old Mossy CMP-type .22's. Great sight system and will drill tacks at 100 yards. I paid a very low price (I believe $150) and have had it parkered by a master for $65. It's beautiful and will try to get the daughter to photo it.

Mossberg, O. F. & Sons, Inc. -- Mossberg MODEL 44 U.S. MARKED, .22 LR TARGET RIFLE

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8840081


I agree on the mossbergs, picked this 44US for $65 with Mossy scope! Also have a 36B that shoots good too.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6205/dcp3270ot6.jpg

bill55
11-14-2008, 07:56 PM
Check the local pawnshops, if you can find a Norinco JW15 grab it. They ain't the prettiest thing on the market but I have never seen onr that won't shoot. I have had one since the middle 90's and have killed a bazillion squirrels with it and a whole bunch of ground hogs too.

brad541thb
11-16-2008, 10:14 AM
Here's the way to go.

http://www.savagearms.com/markiif.htm

Probably one of the best shooting 22's on the market right now.

Popeye
11-16-2008, 02:00 PM
Yup!

klugj1
11-16-2008, 02:17 PM
I like savage for inexpensive bolt action. Auto, I'd go 10-22

Blammer
11-16-2008, 02:27 PM
:down::D Check out Gunbroker.com item #11509799 ;)
It's a Russian made TOZ99 carbine- Comes with a FFbarrel, receiver grooved for a scope mount, 4 Mags (2 10's, 2 5's),screwdriver/sight adjustment tool. $189.
The ad in GB did'nt say if this semi model had an adjustable trigger or not, or whether the muzzel was threaded for a supressor, but by boltaction TOZ78 has all of these features;) & it's accurate enough that I shoot it as a sporterweight rimfire benchrest gun (24X scope).
Winchester bought out the US distribution of the 78, stained the stock, screwed up(lawered) the trigger adjustment, and changed the angle of the bolthandle:psycho:For this and putting "Winchester Wildcat" on the barrel, they jacked the price another hundred bucks:down:
They haven't messed with the distribution of the 99 (yet)...
Blammer sez: CHECK IT OUT!;)

will46
11-16-2008, 07:19 PM
I agree about the Savage. The accutrigger is the real deal.

2quads
11-17-2008, 12:37 AM
You guys are making me want one of those Savages.

Doug Bowser
11-17-2008, 01:19 AM
As far as a current production .22 rf sporter, I would choose a Ruger 10/22. I do a few fixes on the Ruger. A trigger job, that will pick up a 3 pound weight, alter the bolt hold open device to allow the bolt to close when the bolt handle is pulled to the rear and let go, and if the stock is synthetic, I fill the forearm with birdshot and Elmer's glue. Add a sling swivel and a Tasco 6x24x42mm Varmint scope in Weaver Quad lock extended high rings and you are all set for CMP Sporter Matches and .22 rf Silhouette Matches. The rifle would only weigh 7.5 pounds and could be carried small game hunting.

I fitted one of these rifles up this way for me and 5 of them for our club. They all shoot under 3/4" at 50 yards with 10 shots off the sandbags.

For an older rifle I would choose a Remington 511-P or 521-T. I do not like tubular magazines in bolt action rifles. The box magazine is a lot more convenient and better to train new shooters with. I have a 511-P that was a mess when I bought it. I refinished the stock and cleaned the metal. It has a peep sight and a globe front sight. It shoots 3/4" 10 shot groups at 50 yards as well.

I also have a Savage Model 6 that I am quite fond of. It is a pre-war model with Walnut stock and checkering. It is also a box magazine rifle. The interesting thing about it is, it has British proofmarks on it. I wonder where this rifle has been?

Doug Bowser

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