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Old May 14, 2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Decent .22 Mag Rifle?

I would consider any bolt, lever, or semi for under $500.00

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Old May 14, 2013, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have a CZ 455. I like it
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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The rabbits I've taken out in the past year with my savage 93 FVSS XP have been great.Great gun for the money plus a scope.
Cant go wrong
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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There are a lot of nice 22's out there. Savage is certainly hard to beat though . I have a 93 in 17 hmr and another in 22 mag. They have operated flawlessly and were ridiculously affordable. They are both tack drivers. What else do you need ?
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Old May 14, 2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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Oh yeah the CZ 455 can change calibers in about 5 minutes. 3 different calibers uses the same bolt. .22lr uses its own magazine and the .22 mag and .17hmr uses the same magazine.

I got the gun .22lr and .17hmr barrels for 450.00 and added the .22 magnum barrel I ordered from CZ for 140.00 I think and it came with a magazine.

Looks good and shoots great.

Lilja also makes a drop in barrel for it also.

Manners makes a full size trainer stock for it.
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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Check the pawn shops. The .22 mag. is a popular poachers rifle. But when they get caught they need to pawn the rifle to pay bail. Since it is not a popular round the rifles often sell cheap.
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:45 AM   #7
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I own a Savage 93 and owned a Marlin 25MN both are great rifles IMO. When the .22 Mag hit $13-15 a box of 50 for the 30 grain HP ammunition I liked to shoot I decided it was more economical to reload my .223. I sold the 25MN off and probably would have sold the 93 off if I could have got my money back out of it.
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Old May 15, 2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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I've got an almost new Savage 93 BRJ 22mag for sale on another sight. It shoots great and has an EGW base and Bushnell Elite 3x9 power scope on it. PM if you're interested. I think the price is right and I'll sell it with or without the scope (although I think it's a mistake to pass on the scope, it's a really good scope). I'm selling it to purchase a new Win Low Wall 1885 in 17WSM.
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Old May 15, 2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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Old May 15, 2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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One more for CZ
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Old May 15, 2013, 03:54 PM   #11
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Old May 15, 2013, 07:04 PM   #12
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Old May 15, 2013, 10:09 PM   #13
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"Check the pawn shops. The .22 mag. is a popular poachers rifle. But when they get caught they need to pawn the rifle to pay bail. Since it is not a popular round the rifles often sell cheap"

That's the most ridiculous thing I've read all day.

Another vote for a savage 93, btw. I love mine.
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Old May 16, 2013, 03:46 AM   #14
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I'm kinda surprised no one has mentioned a used Henry yet.
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Old May 16, 2013, 04:40 AM   #15
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Why not a Remington 597. I love mine. Equipped with a rim fire scope will hold moa all day long.
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Old May 16, 2013, 06:57 AM   #16
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Old May 16, 2013, 07:28 AM   #17
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Savage or Marlin in the price range stated would be my choice. If you buy a Marlin (used), I would pay attention to which trigger is on the gun. The newish trigger is much better than the old one as I understand it.

Other choices are Ruger and CZ. Both exceed $500 or perhaps the CZ is right at that price point. Haven't priced them in a while. But that woudl be my top choice if you can find one within your price range.
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Old May 17, 2013, 01:57 AM   #18
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MSRP on a CZ 455 American in 22 Mag is $424. Street price should be less.
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Old May 17, 2013, 06:13 AM   #19
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ISSC straight pull 22mag:

http://www.legacysports.com/spa-straight-pull-action
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Old May 17, 2013, 06:18 AM   #20
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I vote Henry, I love mine
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Old May 17, 2013, 06:54 AM   #21
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I've been very pleased with my CZ 452 varmint. I mounted a Weaver RV-9 scope on it and I really like everything about it.
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Old May 17, 2013, 07:56 AM   #22
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.22 mag

Marlin 783, 883 for a tube or clip version. Probably under $250
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Old May 17, 2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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Well, I've got an old JC Higgins Model 42DLM, which I believe is a re-branded Marlin Model 980. Actually, I believe that was one of the last models to be made under Sears' JC Higgins name... Well anyway, a friend of my Grandpa's had given it to him many, many years ago, perhaps late 60's, early 70's? Could have been later...

I've seen this thing look a few different ways to be honest, the one I've got has a silver bolt and silver trigger. I forget what it's called, but it has that "half bolt handle", like not rounded. Seems to operate smooth enough. My only complaint is the 27-ton trigger pull. Even still, shoots well.

Well anyway, it basically sat in an upstate NY house until just about 5 years ago, when we put it in a storage unit. Never cleaned, never maintained, at all. Would be shot maybe once every few years for a little afternoon fun when they had the chance, or so I'd heard.

So, I don't know how quality of manufacturing is from then to now, especially with the whole RemLin situation, but this gun still shoots wonderfully. Admittedly, I screwed up the ejector, but completely my fault, actually have to go get that fixed.

So, if the crown looks good, the bore is still nice (because honestly, it'll be hard to wear out a modern rimfire bore), and wood looks nice (if that applies), I would say go pick up a nice used Marlin 980 if it's in good shape, like I said. As a new gun, I hear nothing but good from CZ. I can't speak of a newly manufactured 980, because I've never handled one. All I know is, this one is great and still trucking along when I feel like taking it out.
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Old May 19, 2013, 04:35 PM   #24
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My Marlin 25, 22 mag. is a great little rifle , out of all i own it has the most groundhog kills .
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Old May 20, 2013, 04:34 AM   #25
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Savage 93.
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