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Old December 28, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best 22 Rifle...for the money?

I think the Marlin 60 is the best out-of-the-box value? What's your take?
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Marlin 981T gets my vote.

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Old December 28, 2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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This has been played out a million times, but I'll bite...

Savage MK II BV
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:00 PM   #4
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+1 with the Savage Mark II with Accu-trigger. I prefer the lighter sporter barrel with open sights though. Plenty accurate for me.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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Here we go again. The CZ 453 with its single set trigger is hard to beat.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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for the money.. for one crisp 100 dollar bill... mossberg plinkster is a monster. for that kind of money you wont find a better,more accurate 22lr.
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Old December 28, 2009, 09:49 PM   #8
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Well, if you could FIND a Romanian Model 1969 trainer any more, it would beat 'em all for price & accuracy. I bought one for $60 for my son, and liked it so much I got another for me.

Haven't seen many, since.
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Old December 28, 2009, 11:46 PM   #9
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for the money.. for one crisp 100 dollar bill... mossberg plinkster is a monster. for that kind of money you wont find a better,more accurate 22lr.
where can you get a plinkster for $100? would you recommend the bolt action or the autoloader?
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Old December 28, 2009, 11:52 PM   #10
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OP I agree with you; Marlin Model 60. Hard to beat for the price.
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Old December 29, 2009, 01:14 AM   #11
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where can you get a plinkster for $100?
just picked one up for 70$ today! has 10 rounds through it!
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Old December 29, 2009, 01:27 AM   #12
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I have two. Love them both. One is a Marlin 39A Golden Mountie. One sweet little rifle. The 39A's are not cheap rifles but they are worth the money. The other is a Ruger 10-22. It is less than half the cost of a 39A but for the general plinking and squirrel hunting that I do, it is hard to beat.
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Old December 29, 2009, 01:37 AM   #13
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Love those Romy M69 Trainers.

Guy on a local board around here just put one up a few days ago for $80...I was his second pm - missed it by thaaat much.
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Old December 29, 2009, 01:45 AM   #14
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I've shot the following .22LR rifles:

Ruger 10/22 (base model)
Glenfield Model 60 (i.e. a Marlin 60)
Remington Nylon 66

I bought a bolt action Savage. Get one with the Accutrigger and heavy barrel. You'll love it.
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Old December 29, 2009, 08:48 AM   #15
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Best .22 rifle for the $$:

I would have to say my Ruger M77 in .22 LR is the choice for me. Reasonably priced and extremely accurate with my Leupold 4x rimfire scope.
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Old December 29, 2009, 09:12 AM   #16
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CZ452 or 453 by a long shot. They offer the most rifle for the money IMO. They feel and are built like a real rifle not like most current .22s the Ruger and Marlin 39 excepted.

None of the others are bad rifles by any stretch but to me the CZ's offer the best mix of build quality, accuracy, sights, looks and durability for the money out there right now.

For me the hierarchy kind of goes....
Anschutz
Marlin 39s
CZ
Ruger
The rest (of which I own and enjoy but just don't feel they are in the same class as the current mainstream choices above.
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Old December 29, 2009, 09:24 AM   #17
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Another vote for the Marlin 981T. Plus, it's tube fed!
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Old December 29, 2009, 09:30 AM   #18
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I went with the Marlin 981T to use shorts and Long rifle ammo, super accurate, $146 after rebates.
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Old December 29, 2009, 09:46 AM   #19
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My experience with .22s is limited but I recently got a Marlin 60 and was very happy with the accuracy. My best 5 shot group from when I sighted it in with scope last week measured just over an inch. Range was 50 yards, and I am pretty sure that with more practice I could get groups even smaller.
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Old December 29, 2009, 10:20 AM   #20
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Marlin model 60 hands down. I've never owned such a reliable, accurate, and low cost gun in my life. I also have a Marlin model 925M .22 WMR and it's just as good.
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Old December 29, 2009, 11:19 AM   #21
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Just got a Marlin 795 for Christmas! It is a great little accurate gun. I'm very happy with it...every guy should have a .22lr rifle!

Now I can spend all day at the range without hurting my wallet!
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Old December 29, 2009, 11:27 AM   #22
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Another vote for the Marlin 981T.
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Old December 29, 2009, 11:30 AM   #23
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I see a definite fairly broad consensus here, and that is that Marlin makes some damn fine .22's that many recommend.
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Old December 29, 2009, 11:32 AM   #24
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I also have a Western Auto .22LR, made in 1972 I believe, and manufactured by Marlin. Some were also manufactured by Mossberg according to my research.
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Old December 29, 2009, 11:54 AM   #25
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Blued guns take a bit of care. People who aren't used to taking care of them let them rust, ruining the value and sometimes resulting in malfunctions.

I'm partial to stainless steel rifles for kids and beginners. They will hold their value much better over time and generally not rust. Scratches can be buffed out easily as well.

The Marlin 980S seems to be a great place to start. Ruger stainless models use a silver-painted aluminum receiver, like the blued model, but it's also a good choice.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firear...ion22/980S.asp

I wonder whether anyone can convince Marlin to make a Stainless 39A?
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