close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Good .22 rifle?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by cliffsta, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. cliffsta

    cliffsta Who, me?

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Well I just purchased my first firearm, a Gen4 G22... just waiting on the background check to go through so I can take delivery. But I'd like to get a .22 rifle to shoot for fun. Any suggestions for an inexpensive, simple .22 just to have?
     
  2. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    12,823
    Likes Received:
    3,148
    Location:
    Northwest territory
    Do you have any preferences as to action type?

    There are quite a few options........bolt, semi-auto, pump, lever, single shot.......

    ooc
     

  3. cliffsta

    cliffsta Who, me?

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Semi-auto or bolt-action would be my preference. Though I'm open to pump or lever.
     
  4. AA#5

    AA#5

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    5,099
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've had good luck with the Marlin Mod. 60. I think it was only $120.00. Nice sights & high cap mag. tube. Very accurate & functions 100% with CCI Maxi mags but only 75% with Remington Golden Bullet.
     
  5. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    8,215
    Likes Received:
    326
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    A Ruger 10/22 is always a solid choice.
     
  6. BenjiEDF

    BenjiEDF

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Messages:
    837
    Likes Received:
    2
    The CZ-452 Military Trainer is the finest .22lr rifle a person can own and I will state that with AUTHORITY. It has very nice iron sights and is the most accurate .22lr you can get for the price (w/sights). Savage Mark II is second.

    I absolutely love Ruger and the 10/22 is fun, but if you are new to firearms the CZ will be a better first rifle. You can become an excellent marksman by training with it alone right out of the box.

    :steamed: /flame on! :-D

    There are other options out there, but I really do feel this is the best.
     
  7. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,983
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    North East Ohio
    +1 :cool:
     
  8. Breadman03

    Breadman03

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,803
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Luzerne County, PA
    I have a Savage Mark II and am very pleased with it. It has fed and fired every type of ammo I put in it and is very accurate. I put a cheap scope on it with see through rings, because I'm a die hard iron sight fan and I want to be able to teach my kids how to use irons without having to remove the scope.
     
  9. deputy tom

    deputy tom

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Messages:
    15,114
    Likes Received:
    11,703
    Location:
    City of Champions in SW/ PA
    Another vote for the 10/22. tom.:cool:
     
  10. NBT

    NBT

    Joined:
    May 19, 2012
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Florida
    My Ruger 10/22 has been proudly serving me since 1984...still shoot's great.
     
  11. packeagle

    packeagle

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Michigan
    Savage Mark II is a good rifle. I really like the heavier barrel on the target model I used at the camp I worked at.
     
  12. shootingrn

    shootingrn

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Misery
    I've had my 10/22 since 1982 and still love it. I bought one for my son just like my father did for me.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  13. vafish

    vafish

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2003
    Messages:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Another vote for the savage mkii.

    The 10-22 is a great rifle, but you will concentrate more on accuracy with the bolt action.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  14. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2002
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Ohio
    Another vote for the 10/22
     
  15. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Messages:
    12,823
    Likes Received:
    3,148
    Location:
    Northwest territory
    OK, it looks like you are open to just about anything!

    There hasn't been any bad suggestions, so far.

    Several years ago, I came across a used Rossi 62SA pump rifle that's turned out to be a favorite of mine. It was only $185, and with iron sights is very accurate and fun. If you are willing to buy a used rifle, it opens up a lot of possibilities for quality rifles that wouldn't be in your price range, if you bought it new. If you intend to scope it, this wouldn't be a good suggestion, but it is a darn fine rifle......

    [​IMG]

    A Marlin bolt rifle is always a good choice, too......simple and accurate, magazine fed. (2nd one down)

    The two at the bottom are 10/22's, and are always a good choice for a good, accurate, and reliable 22 semi-automatic that isn't too bad on the budget.

    [​IMG]

    The one at the top is a Marlin 39a lever rifle, and the 3rd one down is an Izhmash biathlon........both of these are fine rifles, but definitely not cheap.

    ooc
     
  16. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,879
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    NW Burbs, IL
    I agree with these guys. If you want inexpensive, fun, & reliable, a Ruger 10/22 Carbine with wood stock is the way to go. I enjoyed shooting my Ruger 10/22 out of the box.

    If you ever get the urge to accessorize and/or modify, the 10/22 has lots of aftermarket support.
     
  17. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    4,880
    Likes Received:
    1,938
    I would second this. I have had great experience with the 60. I prefer it over a 10/22, although loading a tube feed is a bit more inconvienent than loading the 10/22 mag. I would say out of the box the 60 is a tad more accurate, and mine has been very reliable.
     
  18. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 1999
    Messages:
    6,583
    Likes Received:
    724
    Location:
    Blue Planet
    Ruger 10/22. I have about 20 22 rifles, the 10/22 is the most used and most versatile.

    BTW, buy a 10/22, put a scope or good set of sights (Tech Sights) and a web sling on it and take it to an Appleseed. It is a ton of fun.
     
  19. amorican88

    amorican88

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Iowa
    Another on the 10/22 bandwagon. You really can't go wrong.
     
  20. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    6,711
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Ask yourself this question:

    "Do I want a simple, inexpensive .22 that will help me learn to shoot? Or do I want one that will help me learn to plink?"

    If the answer is the former, then get a bolt-action CZ or Savage.
    If the latter, get a 10/22.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012