What is best semi auto .22 long rifle?

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by opposum, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    What is the best semi auto .22 long rifle for under $300? To say the least I've made my Nylon 66 a single shot. :eek:oooh::confused2: I've called Remington Arms and they haven't carried the stocks for about 10 years. So now I'm in the market for a new semi auto .22 long rifle for hunting rabbits. What rifle would you go with and why? Ruger, Remington, Marlin etc. etc? I'm looking for dependability and accuracy. What is the best under $300? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Cant help ya out on which one,David. But If I was you I would check out WWWNumricharms.com just might get ya goin again.
     

  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  4. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Remington, Ruger, Browning, Thompson Center, autos are all good as
    well as the Henry and Marlin levers. I have used a Remington 552
    speedmaster for 20 yrs. and have no complaints. I would pick some
    up and see what feels best to me if I was you. Good Luck.
     
  5. Martin Rhodes

    Martin Rhodes New Member

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    10/22 is the way to go and offers the most accessories of all the .22's built.
     
  6. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

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    Id have to agree with the rest the ruger 10/22 is nice.
     
  7. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    my uncle has a ruger 10/22 carbine. its a little shorter than the ruger 10/22 rifle. me and him can both hit sparrows out of a tree at 30 yards with it. you can get one at wally world for around 200-250 bucks i beleive.
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I partial to my Winchester 190, then again its the only .22 rifle ive owned for 34 years.
     
  9. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    I've been shooting a marlin semi auto for over 25 year's and put thousand's and thousand's of round's threw that rifle with out one problem ,I shoot copper not lead and as far as being accurate it's deadly:wink:
     
  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    For the money, these are tough little guns. I've shot one for years. They run around $175. Easy to break down and if ya keep the barrle clean are very accurate for a short barrel.
     
  11. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I have a marlin 60 with a 10x20 scope,and one with 20x40 scope, both shoot fine.
    I have a savage springfield 187 with a 10x20 scope, it kicks a bit more than the others.
     
  12. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    I'd say its hard to beat a Ruger 10/22. I have a remington 597 and i like it, but.....it can be finicky. The 597 is a little cheaper, but when you take it apart you have to be really careful not to set the guide rail set screws too tight or the guide rails bow ever so slightly, causing jams. All in all a good gun though, very accurate. As was mentioned, if accessories are your thing, you can find a ton of them for the 10/22.
     
  13. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    I have had a Nylon 66 since I was born. I have put tens of thousands of rounds threw it. I would keep looking for a replacement stock (ebay).
    If not get a 10-22, (they are the ford escorts of 22's everybody has had one and the aftermarket following is unreal.)
     
  14. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I like the Winchester model 74 if you can find one. I have two, one of them I had had for 50 yrs and it still shoots great. Found the other one in a pawn shop and it still had a good barrel. Had to pay $75 for it. ( I though I stole it). If you want to trick one out the Ruger 10/22 is the way to go.
     
  15. 1bluedevil

    1bluedevil New Member

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    10/22. You will be very happy. Easy to maintain and you can really make them into real tackdrivers for very cheap.
     
  16. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    I'm amazed you can't get Remington to fix a Nylon 66! Just can't see
    throwing stuff away like that. I got to chime in with the others on
    the Ruger 10/22. It's a good design with lots of support both from
    the factory and in after market parts if you would like to modify it.
     
  17. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    you oughtu be skull slapped for compareing a 10/22 to a ford escort:smile2::cool2:
     
  18. jimmy willaby

    jimmy willaby New Member

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    Since we are talking 22 , s I need some help.
    I have Winchester Model 67 bolt action single shot . It is like new condition only problem is my cousin borrowed it and somehow lost the bolt .
    Anybody know where I could get one?????:sad2:
     
  19. Whistling Dixie

    Whistling Dixie New Member

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    I personally have both Marlin 60 and Ruger 10/22. Both are great guns, fun to shoot and accurate. The 10/ 22 certainly has its share of aftermarket acessories and you can really make one shoot. The Marlin uses a tubular magazine and isn't as fast in reloading but I actually prefer it for hunting. I've had a few hiccups over the years with Rugers rotary magazine, sometimes dirt gets in there and it needs a thorough cleaning. The Marlin is also slightly more accurate out of the box not mention a little cheaper. I enjoy both guns and my sons shoot them like crazy. Most 22s on the market are of good quality, let us know what you decide.
     
  20. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Numrich arms,or gunparts corp. Google gunparts . com.