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Old June 4, 2023, 06:48 PM   #1
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What Is Your Favorite .22 Rifle?






Mine is a heavy barrel, laminate stock Ruger 10-22 Target with a Nikon 3-9 scope. At 100 yard off the bench, it holds 10 shot groups at just about 3/4 inch with Aguila 40 grain copper washed ammo.
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Old June 5, 2023, 12:33 AM   #2
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Very nice--both the rifle and the results shooting. I like CZ's and mine like RWS ammo the best but I only shoot it occasionally since it's premium priced stuff.
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Old June 5, 2023, 01:36 AM   #3
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Flavor of the week is a Marlin 880SS that I have set up for Precision Rimfire.
Very new to me rifle, having picked it up just a month ago, or so.
But one that I have wanted for a while, to pair with a Marlin 882SS that I bought 25 years ago.
Shooting well. Not as well as I want, but probably as good as it needs to be.

After that, my beloved Ruger 77/22. Will shoot 1/4 MoA or better all day, as long as it gets fed decent ammo and the monkey pulling the trigger doesn't screw something up. But I am not willing to abuse it in a competition environment. So, it is a squirrel, rabbit, and snowshoe hare meat maker. (When not punching the staples out of my targets, to make retrieval easier.)

But I do have an auction find 10/22 sitting at the LGS, awaiting pickup...
Time will tell.
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Old June 5, 2023, 07:58 AM   #4
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That's a tough call. And unfortunately, I don't have any current pics uploaded here.

Favorite bolt plinker? A Ruger American Rimfire, standard 22" barrel. I had a scope on it, but decided I like it better using irons. The stock is a different color than the one I linked, but otherwise the same.

Favorite Target Rifle? Ruger American Rimfire Target. Just like the linked one, except that she wears a Nikon Prostaff Rimfire II scope and a bipod.

Overall favorite? Probably the 10/22 that I've had for 40+ years. I've swapped out the stock for a Hogue, added a red dot, and put a threaded barrel on it. She's not the tack driver that The RAT is, but she'll eat anything, and is certainly MOSC (Minute of Soup Can) accurate.
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Old June 5, 2023, 10:07 AM   #5
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The one I'm shooting at the time...
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Old June 5, 2023, 11:52 AM   #6
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Tough Call

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That's a tough call. And unfortunately, I don't have any current pics uploaded here.
It is a tough call so I guess I will default to the current one that I shoot the most.. ...... 10/22 Varmiter/target.

However;
Anshutz and TC-Contender, are great shooters .....

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Old June 5, 2023, 02:05 PM   #7
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I'm going a different way. M&P 15-22. Not crazy accurate but shoots pretty well. Not owning any fancy wood stock but beginners can't hurt it. Mags are dirt cheap and hold a bunch. Trigger is not bad for the price range. I like it and the grand daughters love it. In spite of the recalls and issues it's just a fun piece that helps people smile.
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Old June 5, 2023, 04:20 PM   #8
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Tough call on favorite, as I have a Vudoo V22-s and Turbo V1 for RFBR activities, and just acquired a CZ 457 MTR for more RFBR activities. I have a couple 10/22's with Feddersen barrels that are good for lots of different things, and a couple antique Annie's that are no longer offered that shoot darn good for a cheap Annie.
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Old June 5, 2023, 05:18 PM   #9
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My Winchester 190. Never jams for me and very accurate
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Old June 5, 2023, 07:03 PM   #10
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Favorite as in one I actually own? I was looking at one of these yesterday--22lr shooters can be pretty darn serious.
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Old June 5, 2023, 09:59 PM   #11
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kimber 22 hunter (sporter from yonkers) with a weaver t10 scope on it. no 2 is a 46b mossberg with factory folding peep.
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Old June 6, 2023, 05:50 AM   #12
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Remington Nylon 66. Obviously based more on emotion than anything else, but still my favorite.
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Old June 6, 2023, 05:56 AM   #13
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Favorite bolt .22LR is the Cooper 57M. Close second is Winchester 52C.
Favorite Semi-auto is a Kidd.
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Old June 6, 2023, 08:08 AM   #14
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My Walther KKJ
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Old June 6, 2023, 09:18 AM   #15
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Meet my little friend; CZ 457 Jaguar.

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Old June 6, 2023, 09:42 AM   #16
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My favorite .22 rifle to shoot growing up is my Dad's Wincherster 06 pump rifle. My favorite now is my Bergara BMR and Ruger 10/22 laminate with Whistle Pig barrel both using my SilecerCo Sparrow suppressor. I also wish I had kept my Marlin Model 60, young and dumb I guess thinking they'd always be around and affordable.
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Old June 7, 2023, 04:54 AM   #17
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This one: Anschutz 1827 Biathlon rifle. Fortner straight pull bolt.
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Old June 9, 2023, 07:51 PM   #18
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when was the 66 last made?
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Old June 10, 2023, 05:25 AM   #19
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Over the years I've had a couple of the Ruger Target 10/22 rifles...the ones with the .920 barrel and I've really wanted to like them but I never got the accuracy you have with yours. (Post #1.) I see now Ruger has a 10/22 'Competition' in addition to their 'Target' 10/22...might be something to look into...like I said I like Rugers.

As far as bolt action .22's go I've really been impressed with the CZ rifles I've seen (disclaimer: I don't own any) and more recently a friend's Bergara BMR. I've seen them shoot some very tight groups.

My friend tells me the Bergara BRX with a steel barrel or carbon fiber barrel (the steel barrel is heavier, but cheaper than the carbon fiber barrel) is the way I should go if I want a semi-auto and any old Ruger 10/22 magazines I have would be compatible.

All that said, .22LR rifle talk always puts me in geezer mode where one summer I was kicking around the idea of using my summer job earnings for a then top-of-the-line Anschutz 54 for a bit under $400.

Back then the Ford/Chevy debate was Anschutz 54/Winchester 52---Winchester seemed to be the favorite at Camp Perry but Anschutz took the Olympics and International meets and I was in the Anschutz camp.

However, being an impressionable young guy, when a Honda 300 Dream motorcycle showed up for $200 the hard cold reality of the number of impressionable young gals I could impress with a rifle verses a motorcycle tipped the scales.

In closing there is a LOT to be said about the 'buy once, cry once' philosophy of spending enough money ONCE to get something you'll really treasure.

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Old June 11, 2023, 07:30 PM   #20
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.22's

Wiki says the Rem Nylon 66 rifle was last made in 1989, that seems a bit late to me, I thought they'd departed prior, maybe Wiki is including clones which seemed to have surfaced at some point in time as well.

I'm .22 rifle poor, but the one I shoot the most is a Ruger 77/22 stainless, synthetic (boat paddle stock) It wears a Leupold rimfire 2-7x scope and shoots Remington Golden Bullet bulk HP well enough that I have not searched much for another cartridge. It rode in the back of a patrol rig for a decade with no particular special care other than an occassional wiped down and pull through. There was a period of time when I tried to shoot it daily, 10 rds around supper time every evening. The rifle got a Volquartzen sear early on, other than that no other work. It has fired and cycled flawlessly for over 20 years with simple maintenance. I think that little rifle may be the best gun money I ever spent!
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Old June 11, 2023, 08:41 PM   #21
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My Henry, blue frame, octagon barrel. Years ago I borrowed one for a .22 Buffalo shoot and it seemed like I couldn’t miss. Bought one next time I saw one on sale. I can’t say how well it groups but shooting objects or game it always hits. It is almost psychic. I can be off balance, out of breath, in a bad shooting position and still hit what I’m shooting at. It also never miss fires. I save dud rounds from some of my 22 pistols and they always fire when I run them through the Henry.
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Old June 17, 2023, 11:00 AM   #22
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After I built the little one, I sold the full size.

Probable the best in open sight plinker I have

Scoped would be a Marlin 57M all tho its magnum.
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Old June 17, 2023, 07:58 PM   #23
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Mine is a Marlin 81 bolt action. The cartridge guide was broken when I found it on a shop's bargain rack. Got it for $90. The rifle's action has 2 sears, similar to remington 700. I want to be able to single feed, so I chose not to replace the broken cartridge guide. Instead I modified the other components to make it feed ok. It shoots quite well.

As my eyesight continues going south, I finally put a no-name 4x32 scope on it. Open turrents and AO parallax. It is now my simulation training tool for long ranger center fired. Every week I shoot about 100 rounds trying to hit soda can at 150yd to build up my instinct to read the wind. Being able to score a hit within 2 shots is the goal. I now can do it quite comfortably. Working on 200yd. It is exponentially more difficult. I'm doing great if I can hit 1 out of 10 shots.

My go-to ammo is Aguila super extra HV. Good value.

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Old June 19, 2023, 11:18 PM   #24
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Remington model 572 fieldmaster pump. My Dad bought it for me when I was about 13. Marlin 39A that I bought in a pawn shop a few years ago.
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Old June 20, 2023, 12:55 AM   #25
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I also have a marlin 39A, and I wanted it to be my favorite. It didn't happen though. It shoots reasonable ok. But my fingers hurt after working the action for a while.

Mossberg 151k auto can easily be the up and coming favorite after installing a scope. It requires 3/8" rail rings. It truly can shoot the lights out. It is difficult to single feed though.

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