View Full Version : Good Rimfire Action To Build On?

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.



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

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

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.

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)


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.


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


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.

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.

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.