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j.chappell
April 24, 2010, 11:27 PM
Just a real quick question, what is a good action to build a rimfire on? Only going to be used for hunting and has to be a bolt action.

Thanks,

J.

KnightofCydonia
April 24, 2010, 11:46 PM
CZ 452, Marlin 925, Savage Mark II

smith357
April 25, 2010, 06:43 AM
Remington 40x
Anshutz 54
Winchester 52
Suhl 150

taylorce1
April 25, 2010, 06:50 AM
Maybe a Ruger 77/22? Don't know if some 10/22 barrels will interchange with it or not. They do use the same magazines.

Jim Watson
April 25, 2010, 07:29 AM
What level of building do you have in mind?
I don't know of any readily available bolt action to fit your own barrel and stock to except for some very expensive target actions.
I have seen second hand target rifles with the barrels shortened and/or tapered and put into sporter stocks.

PetahW
April 25, 2010, 11:10 AM
JMO, Unless some very specialized shooting is planned, there are so many top-notch rimfire boltguns available, that it makes more sense to find one that appeals and customize it to one's druthers, rather than do a build (as one would with a CF)

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johnbt
April 25, 2010, 06:49 PM
There are barrels and parts available for Sako Finnfire actions if you can find one. The barrels that came on them were pretty good too.

JT

j.chappell
April 25, 2010, 10:11 PM
I want to build a dedicated 22 short rifle.

J.

Picher
April 26, 2010, 12:35 PM
Unless you want a single-shot, I'd recommend a rifle with a tube feed. Most removable magazines don't feed shorts well.

Marlin makes pretty good tube feed bolt-action rifles. Others include the Remington 572 pump, Rossi pump.

I wonder why you feel the need for a rifle to shoot only shorts. Shorts don't shoot as accurately as long rifles. Modern barrel steels will not bell the chamber if shorts are used in a .22LR chamber, until maybe after a couple of hundred thousand rounds.

I'd just buy a rifle that feeds shorts; even the Marlin 39A lever rifle, and don't worry about it.

Scorch
April 26, 2010, 12:52 PM
If you want, I have a Remington 580 action I was going to build that I will sell you.

JoeBob
April 26, 2010, 02:04 PM
I wouldn't limit yourself to shorts only in terms of building it to suit. The Agulia Super Colibri (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=UIKTBTK1LO1MVLAQBBJSCNNMCAEFIIWE?id=0029401214245a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=1200103&cm_ite=0029401214245a&_requestid=66242) function great in my Savage MKII 22LR heavy barrel bolt action and put down varmints pretty quietly. The savage w/ accutrigger is a great "out of the box" rifle that will shoot pretty accurately. The sky is the limits in terms of prices, but economics of the Marlin/Remington/Savage options are hard to beat.