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Old June 17, 2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Best Current Semi- Auto .22 Rifle Wiht Picatinney Rail?

I have a Remington Speedmaster in .22 that is my favorite rifle and has been for over 30 years for plinking and light hunting. Unfortunately it has a tiny set of grooves on top for mounting a scope but I'd like to try one of my night scopes that only mounts with a picatinney rail and there is no adaptor I can find for the Remington set up. What modern .22 semi auto rifle on the market is of good quality and that will allow a picatinney rail to be installed on the top? Thanks...

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Old June 17, 2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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There's all kinds of rimfire groove to picatinny adapters out there.

This one is less than $10:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/leapers-...ng-9-slot.html

If you're just looking for an excuse for a new gun, a picatinny rail screws right to the top of a factory 10/22 . If you want to look really cool, you can get something like a Kidd 10/22 receiver with the rail as an integral part:

http://www.coolguyguns.com/Classic-Receiver_p_18.html
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Old June 17, 2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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The venerable 10/22 ! My last one came with pic rail.

They also make an adapters as said above. I have one and it works well.


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Old June 17, 2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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I have a 10/22 with the Archangel stock, picatinny rail with an Eotech, and a bull barrel with an intregal suppresson from Yankee Hill. That is only the start of what you can do with one. No more versaile firearm out there as far as I know....unless it's an AR.
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Old June 19, 2013, 06:46 AM   #5
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"Best current semi 22lr" = Volquatsen!!
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Old June 19, 2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Boomer58cal:The venerable 10/22 !
I second this.

My little Ruger 10/22 has tens of thousands of rounds through it and still shoots like a champ.
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Old June 19, 2013, 07:39 AM   #7
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Another vote for the 10/22. With the aftermarket, you can turn it into just about anything.
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Old June 19, 2013, 08:46 AM   #8
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In addition to the 10-22 consider the S&W 15-22. It costs a bit more, but after you spend money modifying the 10-22 it isn't that much more.
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Old June 19, 2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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"Best current semi 22lr" = Volquatsen!!

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Old June 20, 2013, 01:43 AM   #10
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For considerably less than a Volquartsen my vote goes to the Remington 597, with a D.I.P rail on it since you require a picatinny rail. Accuracy, handling, reliability, what else is there? It doesnt have the aftermarket that the 10/22 has but theres enough out there to turn it into what ever you want. I have mine with a 200m zero on it right now, will hit an honest 4/5 clay pigeons at that range, which is pretty damn good for a .22lr.
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Old June 20, 2013, 12:48 PM   #11
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I second the Remington 597. Not only is it offered in .22lr but in .22wmr as well. They are great firearms and unlike the 10/22, not everybody owns one. I enjoy mine so much I own 1 of each caliber.
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Old June 20, 2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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I'm approaching 60,000 rounds in my first 10/22. I turned the stock barrel into a smooth bore and she'd still shoot 4 inch groups at 100 yrds.


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Edit... Backwoodsboy. There may be a reason everybody owns a 10/22
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Old June 20, 2013, 04:57 PM   #14
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Isn't the volquarten a 10/22? Roughly...

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Old June 21, 2013, 09:19 AM   #15
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Isn't the volquarten a 10/22? Roughly...
Yes, roughly based on the 10/22, but that's where the similarities end.
The complete Volquartsen built rifles share no parts with the 10/22 other than magazines and stocks.
Volquartsen Custom built rifle and Ruger 10/22 rifle parts are not interchangable.
Volquartsen does sell improved parts for the 10/22 but their complete rifles do not use these 10/22 parts. Even their bolts are different.
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Old June 21, 2013, 06:40 PM   #16
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Yep. Thst's what I thought. I have a few of their parts. Seem to be good stuff.


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Old June 23, 2013, 02:05 AM   #17
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I've got a Speedmaster and a Fieldmaster Pump - both are great and accurate guns.

Just get the rail adapter as mentioned above and keep shooting your 552.

If you just want a new gun, get one of the new Tacticool 22s like the M&P 15-22 ot get a 10-22 and dress it up the way you like. What the heck, you only live once and you can never really have too many .22s
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Old June 23, 2013, 09:54 AM   #18
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you can never really have too many .22s
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