GUN Suggestions for a .22 that's a reasonably good shooter out of the box?

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  1. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    A friend of mine who has zero inclination for modding guns (so no 10/22 or the like) wants a 22 rifle to shoot. I figured there are some reasonably-priced bolt-action 22s out there that are good out of the box.

    Suggestions?
     
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    CZ it seems from my research to be the best "budget" .22 before you begin to rise astronomically into the range of Annies and the like.

    Savage .22's
    RAA Biathlon Basic 7-2
    Winchester Wildcat (rebadged TOZ-78)

    If you want to up the price a little, the Weatherby XXII is an Annie 64 in a Weatherby styled stock and the Sako Quad is supposed to be very accurate
     
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    any of the savages will do, the BB will be near impossible to find, and the Wildcat .22 feels pretty flimsy, spring for the varmint model if you go that route.
     
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    Haven't handled it, I know Winchester called up the Tula plant to manf. for them but I'm totally ignorant of what changes Winchester asked for between the TOZ and the Wildcat :hsd:
     
  5. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Moderator

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    10/22 is a good rifle even if you don't want to modify it. :dunno:
     
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    Mine has a couple minor mods and it runs great.
     
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    Could look at a Marlin 60.
     
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    i inherited the marlin 75 i learned saftey, to shoot with.
     
  9. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    10/22 is fine unmodified. Half the reason people do it is just because the mods and parts are so cheap compared to the same customization on a larger caliber and are usually drop in parts for easy home builds.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    I have to disagree. I have a stock one and I think it's a piece of shit. :hs:
     
  11. Radicus

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    I used a buddies 10/22 and it jammed every 5th shot or so. :dunno:
     
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    Marlin 981T
     
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    i've got one of the new plastic trigger housing 10/22s and i enjoy it. i did some trigger work and put a cheap red dot on it. shoots great...
     
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    I have a cz, and its pretty cool. With a 20$ spring kit and some bedding/sanding action they are a whole helluva lot of gun for the money.

    If I didn't have it, I would probably be saving money for one of those savages with the McM A5 copy stock.




    Emfuser.... Sell me your 10/22 for a benny. I'll make it run ;)
     
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    Cannondale The Texas Rattlesnake

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    I have an older version of this rifle and It has been great. I've put well over 75K rounds through it and it works just as well as the day I purchased it. I would highly recommend a Marlin bolt-gun.
     
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    Henry Lever .22 I'm shocked at how accurate it was out of the box :love:
     
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    :werd: I have a bolt-action CZ for plinking and it is a great gun to shoot. It's really well built for the price also.
     
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    Checked out a S&W .22 AR the other day.

    Pretty solid and cheaper than tricking out a 10/22 at less then $500
     
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    Marlin 795, or a Romanian m1965 if you can find one. I have both of them and they are both very accurate.
     
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    10/22 Target Tactical :bowdown:

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    Out of the box with a trigger job, bull barrel, Hogue synthetic stock, rail, and bipod. All the minor shit that you'd do anyway to a 10/22 for around $400.
     
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    ^ do want
     
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    Heavier thicker stock, Bull barrel, and looks far less gay.

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    varmint
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  25. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    looks funny to me with that length barrel
     

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