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What bolt-action .22 tackdriver?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by Diesel_Bomber, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Diesel_Bomber


    Oct 25, 2008
    My 10/22's are minute-of-popcan at 100 yards, but I'm looking for tighter groups. Was thinking of the Winchester Wildcat with it's bull barrel and adjustable trigger, but looking for other suggestions.

    Thanks folks.

  2. Most accurate rimfires are Anschutz or Cooper.
  3. Diesel_Bomber


    Oct 25, 2008
    Thanks folks. Was also looking at CZ, seems like a very good bang for the buck rifle.
  4. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Jun 20, 2004
    Mississippi, CSA
    You might want to poke around some.

    A friend of mine who is a VERY good shot has no use for inaccurate guns of any kind. He recently bought a stainless steel Savage with bull barrel and synthetic and Accu-trigger in .17 HMR.

    Model: "93R17 FVSS" I think. Like this:


    He assures me that it is the most accurate small caliber rifle he has ever shot out to 100 yards.

    I know you are talking about a .22 but you might look into it.
  5. Diesel_Bomber


    Oct 25, 2008
    Thank you, I really like that Savage.

    Honestly I'm not in a huge hurry to spend enough $$$$ to get a good centerfire rifle in a serious caliber with glass, on a .22.
  6. If you want Anschutz accuracy at a better price, consider a Weatherby MK XXII. Anschutz makes them for Weatherby.

    MSRP is $999, but it is actually going for around $750, and comes in .22LR or .17 HMR.
  7. Clem Eastwood

    Clem Eastwood

    Mar 7, 2004
    DFW, TX
    the savage is probably better for most people. the trigger is easier to adjust. my cz is more accuate than my savage. but my cz is stupid accurate. but its pretty dialed in and i know what loads it likes and have a couple lots of stuff it likes. i also have my scope dialed in and know how to use it.
  8. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Jun 20, 2004
    Mississippi, CSA
    Yeah, my friend with the Savage .17 HMR has an Anschutz. He says that it is very accurate with the right ammo---but picky about the ammo.
  9. Morgo


    Oct 12, 2002
  10. PancakeOfDoom


    Dec 26, 2009
    i'm pretty happy with my savage mk II (accutrigger). haven't shot it out to longer ranges yet, but it'll group in at about 1.5in with leaf irons at 25yds on a black target with dim lighting while standing haha.

    not as good as other suggestions, but nowhere near as expensive either.
  11. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

    Jun 14, 2005
    you can still find marlin 7000's NIB, even though it's been discontinued. It isn't the best target rifle but it'll beat hell out of 'minute of pop can'. I'm very pleased with it and may just chase down another one. Was about $200 or so.

    without putting them head to head, I'd guess that Savage is fair competition. When I got the 7000, the .22LR wasn't yet coming 'stock' with the acu-trigger. Now it is, and I suspect that's the difference that counts. *JUST* guessing, I'd tell you to strongly consider the Savage, and if a 7000 runs by you, either buy it and keep it, or buy it and sell it to me.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  12. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    I was shooting with a friend.

    The target was metallic squirrel at 100 yds.

    With my 10/22 I had to work to hit it all the time.

    He pulled an Anschutz out of his toybox. (he had the best toybox I have ever seen)

    Hitting the head became boring.
  13. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

    Jun 20, 2004
    Mississippi, CSA
    Was that from a bench?

    What sights/optics? Just curious.
  14. ChaneyD


    Mar 20, 2003
    Ditto! Thought I had one of the most accurate rifles around until I bought the Savage. Best I ever shot with that or any .22 was 5 rounds at 50yds all within 3/8 of an inch with the Savage.
  15. I have a Marlin 781 that shoots real well .
  16. Or you can do what I did.

    I started out with a Ruger 77/22 Stainless-Synthetic .22 LR. I sold the factory Barrel, Stock and Scope Rings on the net and replaced them.

    The Barrel I went with is a Clark Custom Guns 20" Stainless-Steel Bull Barrel in .22 LR. Clark Custom Guns uses Lothar-Walther Barrel Blanks and Clark's own design chamber.

    The stock I used is a Volquartsen Custom Laminated Wood Stock with a Roll Over Cheek Piece. I have reshaped my stock some and my nephew refinished it for me.


    I used Ruger Stainless-Steel Scope Rings (just higher than what the rifle came with to mount a Weaver V-16 4x16x42mm AO Riflescope with a Fine Crosshair / Dot Reticle.

    I also worked over the factory Ruger Trigger until it breaks like a glass rod at 1 1/4 pounds. To top it off I had the stirrup that the trigger pivots on drilled & tapped for a trigger overtravel adjustment screw.

    All in all this rifle shoots better than the shooter. Last August while practicing for an Egg Shoot I was shooting groups at 100 yards. 5 shot groups from the bench with SK Jagd Standard Plus were averaging 3/4" to 1". A couple weeks later my nephew used this Custom Ruger 77/22 to win our Egg Shoot hitting 4 out of 5 Shicken Eggs from the bench at 100 yards.

  17. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

    Dec 26, 2008
    East Houston
    Accuracy wise, I recommend the Marlin 917V in 17HMR without question. At $227, it is the best deal on the market.

    Staying with the 22LR, however, the most accurate .22 I've ever fired was the H&R M12 which is almost a ringer for the Winchester Model 52.