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Old November 6, 2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Lets talk .22's

I have a bolt action .17 hmr (my first gun) that I dont shoot much because of the price of ammo. It also doesnt have open sights which at the time I thought I would like, but lately I have been wanting to practice and become proficient with open sights, as well as shooting basics overall. What are some decent (bolt semi I dont care which) 22's that can be had used at reasonable prices?


Does anyone know how much a savage blued .17 hmr less than 500 rounds through it goes for these days in case I decide to sell mine?
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Old November 6, 2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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everyone here will probably tell you Henry is the way to go in your price range. for a little more you can get a nice Winchester 9422
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Old November 6, 2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Good Bolt .22 rifles,,,

Savage Mk II rifles,,,
They make several versions,,,
Everyone I know who owns one shoots well with them.

CZ rimfire rifles,,,
Again, several different models,,,
I have a CZ-452 Special Military Trainer,,,
I know the rifle has a ton more inherent accuracy than I wring out of it.

And it's absolutely beautiful.

Every rifle company makes a bolt-action gun,,,
These are two brands I have seen in action.

Happy hunting.

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Old November 6, 2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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CZ has several bolt models with good sights , and they are a lot of rifle for the money , though they may be higher than you like . Ruger 10-22 is a nice auto though the sights are pretty lowball as it comes from the factory . For a " budget " rifle i would look hard at marlin for either auto or bolt gun .
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Old November 6, 2012, 08:05 PM   #5
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Its hard to beat a Marlin for value.
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Old November 7, 2012, 07:48 AM   #6
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I just picked up a used Anshutz (Savage import) .22 LR for $650, I know that sounds like a lot but it did have a Vari-X III 4.5-14x 40 AO for a scope. That scope needs to come off as it is just way too much for the little rifle but it drops the price of my rifle to about $325. My point is there are a ton of great used .22 LR out there and you can't hardly wear one out.

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Old November 7, 2012, 08:16 AM   #7
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I also like my CZ Military Trainer it has great sights and feels like a proper rifle.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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CZ.
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Old November 7, 2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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CZ 452 Trainer.

Lots of value for the dollar. They just "feel" right.
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Old November 7, 2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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CZ has models with interchangeable barrels to if you want some more umph

I am very happy with my Savage mkII

but my bro outshots me with an old SAKO .22

it is literary hole in hole with proper rest, and the same ammo, I get coin sized groups which is good/great enough
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:03 PM   #11
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Yeah......CZ
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Old November 7, 2012, 01:18 PM   #12
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I know this sounds absurd, but the little CZ Farmer I handled at our LGS is probably the most ergonomic rifle I've picked up. It shouldered like it belonged there.
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Old November 7, 2012, 04:06 PM   #13
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I hate to band wagon with the crowd, though I will say CZ makes some fine rifles for any money. In my honest opinion. You can find a more expensive rifle, it may not be a better rifle. Also as far as looks go I would be hard pressed to show a rifle that looks as good as the CZ that cost less than twice as much, and would be hard pressed to show that it shot better too.

For an inexpensive rifle that you can have fun with, and learn the use of iron sights. The Mosberg 702 Plinkster is a good one for under $130. Last time I saw one in WalMart I think they were priced at about $109 plus tax. I have seen several at the range, all shot just fine. The one I fired shot minute of pop can with ease. (10 pop cans with 10 shots while kneeling at 100 yards.)
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:20 PM   #14
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I agree with aarondhgraham on the Mark II. Several options are available, they're quite accurate, and very affordable for what you get.
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Old November 7, 2012, 06:05 PM   #15
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Find yourself a used CZ 452 Full stock. They come with excellent tangent iron sights, (rear sight slides back & forth on gradient arm like early military arms) are more accurate than most folks can hold and they fill the eye with satisfaction. I've had mine for about 3 years & it has been and is a treat to the eye and even better at the range. Not cheap but reasonable in cost but one that will always appreciate in value. If you can ignore the scope, you can see what I mean.

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Old November 7, 2012, 06:16 PM   #16
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For a great budget 22 bolt gun I would agree with the Savage MKII.

If your budget allows more, step up to the CZ as others have said.

I really wanted the CZ but I wanted to scope it. For the price of the CZ i could get the MKII and a scope. I went with the MKII and I am very happy with it.

If you really want to focus on the basics stick to a bolt gun.

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Old November 7, 2012, 11:26 PM   #17
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CZ doesn't like stainless.

Anyone ever had Savage make them a custom gun? On their website they indicate they can do tube mags by request.
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:38 PM   #18
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I shoot my grandmas old remington 511 scoremaster. It is old and beat up, but i can shoot squirrels open sights out to 100yrds. Very accurate and alot of fun. sure u can pick one up for cheap.
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Old November 8, 2012, 11:47 AM   #19
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thanks everyone
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Old November 8, 2012, 12:22 PM   #20
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I have a Marin semi auto and like it a lot. I know they make a bolt for a reasonable price.

Good luck and good shooting seƱor.

ps.I had to dissuade a co-worker the other day from buying a .17 as his first gun. for just plinking I see no reason to go .17 over .22.

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Old November 8, 2012, 01:16 PM   #21
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Yeah the .17 was actually given to me by my parents as my first gun and I want to hold onto it because i know that I will miss it when its gone, but I do wish that it was a .22 now because I could buy 5 times the ammo for the same money

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Old November 8, 2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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check around what a gunsmith could do for you and make your own barrel exchange platform out of your own sentimental gun
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Old November 8, 2012, 01:20 PM   #23
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well, I guess I'll go against the grain. There are lots of bolt action .22's out there. but here's my .02.

It's not the most accurate, not the prettiest - but pretty near the most mass produced 22 I know of. That fact alone means you can find one - anywhere, and they're often the cheapest ones in the rack

10/22 or Marlin 60

are they tack drivers? not without some work, but they are about as common as dirt. In my area used ones are common for $150
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Old November 8, 2012, 01:53 PM   #24
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ive never had a problem with my remington 597 its cheap, reliable, loads of fun and fairly accurate
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Old November 8, 2012, 02:30 PM   #25
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Missing the obvious?

Just wondering why no-one mentions the Ruger 10/22?
The O.P. States he'll consider any action, so why not the most flexible and reliable .22 platform on the market?
Nothing against the CZ bandwagon you have going, but looking at price, and superwide availability of options the 10/22 is the way to go. $179 at most retailers new. Wal-Mart version (black synthetic stock) is often less.
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