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Old 11-09-2014, 06:41 PM
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Prefer non-bolt action, target, plinking, wood non synthetic and decent optics.
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Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22
agreed. I also LOVE my M&P 15-22, but you said non-synthetic
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22
X2. I have one that I bought when I was 17. I'm 57 now. Great little starter gun
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Ruger actually makes it in a bull barrel ready for optics if you cant find any decent used ones, people mod the crap out of them.
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Plinking can't beat the10-22

A Thompson Center 22 Classic is much nicer but 3x the cost.
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10-22. Why screw with perfection?

If you want lever action, a Browning BL-22.
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No savage or marlins, price range $300-$600.
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For a higher end semi plinker you have browning Semi-auto, or for something more target oriented there is Volquartsen or Kidd selling copy's of ruger 10/22's but with tighter tolerances for better accuracy.
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Originally Posted by Schmaltz~Herring View Post
No savage or marlins, price range $300-$600.


For that price range a factory ruger target model would be my choice. Or maybe a stainless take-down with a 16" threaded barrel.
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Why no bolt action? Ruger makes a fantastic bolt 77/22 rifle.

I find a bolt action actually teaches you to aim and fire rather than just shoot.

Not that the 10/22 is bad. Just a different style.
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Bolt action .22...I have both the 10/22 and the American rimfire.
Bought my first 10/22 in '65..(still have it)

The American rimfire is a nice,nice shooter...and one of my favorite guns.







Ruger American Rimfire
Review:

Ruger has long been the maker of the single most popular .22 rifle on the planet – the Ruger 10/22. Since 1964, over 5 Million have been sold. It has been about 95% of new shooters first firearms purchase and a mainstay in just about every gun collection there is. The after market parts area is over flowing with every possible custom mod available from Laser Max sights to folding stocks and pistol grips, it is literally limited to the shooters imagination.

This past year Ruger announce a new model .22, The American Rimfire. Earlier, Ruger released the American rifles in larger calibers such as .308 and .270, but now with a rimfire version they were taking aim at the .22 bolt action market dominated for the most part by Savage.

Features:
There are many features which set this apart from being just another bolt action .22LR. The American Rimfire features the Ruger Power Bedding® Integral Bedding Block System system which allows the barrel to free float improving accuracy.

Additionally, the bolt can be removed without having to pull the trigger adding a nice safety feature to the rifle. The bolt is 60 degrees allowing ample clearance for a range of optics.

Another HUGE improvement over the 10/22 is the trigger. The trigger on the American Rimfire is Ruger’s take on a Savage Accutrigger. The pull comes in right around 3.5lbs from the factory but it is adjustable.Another major win for the American Rimfire is the fact that is uses the same magazines from the 10/22 – including the BX25’s.

Build Quality

Although the American Rimfire has a synthetic stock, it feels very solid. Given that this rifle is built entirely in the USA is another big plus for something in this price range.


http://whiskeygunsguitars.com/2014/0...imfire-review/

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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...6mekw1HDHZKk1g Indeed it is. lots of custom stocks and super duper accuracy stuff if you want to go that route. I have a 10 22 take down that goes with me just about every where.
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10-22 takedown with a nice scope or an eotec....in a set up backpack... Perfect grab and go gun
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Jack,

Im surprised no one has mentioned a Ruger 10 22. . You cant beat it for what your wanting..
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If I didn't already have 2 of them, I would go for the 50th Anniversary model of the Ruger 10=22
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Henry makes some nice .22s
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I know you said non-bolt action, but if you can stumble across a remington 541-s get it. Best 22lr you'll ever own. sometimes tuff to find one in great shape under 600, but a very accurate classic gun
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Hard to beat a Ruger 10-22


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