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Old June 29, 2020, 02:23 PM   #1
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Your choice of .22 rifle?

Your choice of .22 rifle?
Here is mine and I love it. It is a Rossi SR22 with a 3 X 9 Bugbuster scoe in see-through rings so can still use the iron sights.
Red or green illumiated reticle and fiber optic iron sights (polymer sights).
Just as accurate as my old Ruger 10/22 but can carry three spare magazines on the sling.





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https://youtu.be/ZXLKWF8SwV8

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Old June 29, 2020, 04:12 PM   #2
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Depends, love my 10/22's and Marlins 60's but my Marlin 25N is fun to shoot. I know the 25N is bolt action but still fun.
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Old June 29, 2020, 04:20 PM   #3
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CZ 455 American and a Nikon scope. Simple elegance and impressive accuracy right out of the box.

I got to a point in life and finances where I could justify A $500 .22 for myself.

There is this little old-school gun shop about an hours drive from where I live. Room for about 6 customers inside, stuffed full of real nice firearms, sit on stacks of ammunition or trip over baskets of hunting coats. I heard they had a CZ American in with the .17hmr additional barrel.

I looked at their Savage.. at their Ruger.. asked them to pull out the CZ they had put behind the counter for me when I called.

“Holy cow! What’s THAT???” One of the hangers-on said. “It’s beautiful!”

“That there is mine, boys.” My wallet was out. The boys crowded around to look at it. That’s saying a lot as the savage and Ruger bolt action rifles are very good looking- this is something else.

Just about the sweet spot for me for a luxury status item used to shoot little bits of meat out of trees or hopping on the ground.

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Old June 29, 2020, 04:26 PM   #4
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CZ-512 is my choice,,,

CZ-512 is my choice,,,
With good Nikon glass of course.

If I were to have purchased it first,,,
It might be my only .22 semi-auto rifle.

I'm glad that I bought it when I did,,,
Seems they are now only available in .22 Magnum.

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Old June 29, 2020, 04:56 PM   #5
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I have good number of 22lr's
my all time favorite is a Anschutz 1712{it's on it's second barrel and has approx 95,000 rounds through it}yea, I shoot it a little!
hunting rifle would be my Sako Quad
everyday fun gun would be a Tikka T1x
favorite blaster is a semi-custom Remington 597
They all have Leupold VX 3 target scopes
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Old June 29, 2020, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have no opinion on the rifle, but no one makes a 3X9 scope. Lots of people make a 3-9X scope. There is a big difference.

And I have no use for see-thru mounts. Decide between the scope or irons. Those mounts make it much harder to use either. If you're going to use the scope it needs to be mounted low to be able to see through it. If you want to use the irons there are several options for mounts that come off quickly and are a far better option.

I'm not a fan of the standard 10-22, but some of the target models and sporter options are pretty good. Most people don't realize that Ruger shows about 60-70 different versions of the 10-22. Start adding in discontinued models and the number is over 100.

If I had to keep only one 22 it would be the Tikka T1x. I have a Leupold VX2 3-9X40 scope on it with long range dials. It shoots MOA well past 200 yards.
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Old June 29, 2020, 06:22 PM   #7
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I love my CZ452 Varmint in 22lr.
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Old June 29, 2020, 08:31 PM   #8
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Somehow I missed this thread was supposed to be about your favorite SEMI-AUTO 22, ok 597 remington with a Voquartsen hammer and a Boyds evolution stock, 6x18 Leupold target scope.
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Old June 29, 2020, 09:04 PM   #9
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I have no opinion on the rifle, but no one makes a 3X9 scope. Lots of people make a 3-9X scope. There is a big difference.

And I have no use for see-thru mounts. Decide between the scope or irons. Those mounts make it much harder to use either. If you're going to use the scope it needs to be mounted low to be able to see through it. If you want to use the irons there are several options for mounts that come off quickly and are a far better option.

I'm not a fan of the standard 10-22, but some of the target models and sporter options are pretty good. Most people don't realize that Ruger shows about 60-70 different versions of the 10-22. Start adding in discontinued models and the number is over 100.

If I had to keep only one 22 it would be the Tikka T1x. I have a Leupold VX2 3-9X40 scope on it with long range dials. It shoots MOA well past 200 yards.
OK, so my choice of stuff sucks ... for you. But it is SO GOOD for me!

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Old June 29, 2020, 09:07 PM   #10
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Somehow I missed this thread was supposed to be about your favorite SEMI-AUTO 22, ok 597 remington with a Voquartsen hammer and a Boyds evolution stock, 6x18 Leupold target scope.
Yep, it is in the semi-automatics area. Some must be smoking too many bongs ... I never heard of a semi-auto bolt action rifle.
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Old June 29, 2020, 09:17 PM   #11
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I never heard of a semi-auto bolt action rifle.
Stevens model 87.
My choice for a semi is a Marlin model 60.
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Old June 29, 2020, 09:39 PM   #12
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Favorite .22 rim fire: CZ 455 standard. Doesn’t have fancy wood, but very accurate. And I got it new for less than $300 a year or two ago. Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x scope. Also added an extra barrel for it in .17HMR for hunting gophers.
Favorite .22 long rifle semi auto: S&W M&P 15-22 with Nikon 3-9x scope
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Old June 29, 2020, 09:54 PM   #13
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Rock River

This one is pretty nice too. CMMG upper.
I didn't have the lower, I started from scratch, the idea was to have a exact copy of my 223 only in 22lr.
It was more expensive that I thought it would be but all the factory AR 22's I've looked at are made with inexpensive parts, I figured on shooting the gun a lot and wanted it to last, function well and be accurate. It's embarrassing how much I spent on it, I'll have to shoot it a lot to get my money's worth from the project.

Here's what went into it,

Rock River Arms Lower
Rise Armament 3.5 single stage trigger
Timber Creek ambi safety
" " extended magazine release
Mission First Tactical Battlelink utility stock
" " " engage pistol grip
" " " trigger guard
CMC anti-walk pins
UTG 6 position buffer tube
Redi-mag adapter for S&W magazines
Lower receiver pin and spring kit, mil-spec bolt release from local Murdocks
CMMG complete 16"upper


Accuracy is outstanding for this kind of gun, I mounted a 4.5x14 leupold on it to shoot the groups, shot almost a dozen different kinds of ammunition, per normal most target ammunition grouped good and HV was good enough for shooting plates. I shot the Tikka as a control in the test, this target was typical. My main concern was reliability and accuracy, RWS subsonic was the only ammunition that didn't function in it, other than that it was flawless even though the back pressure from the suppressor made it extremely dirty over the course of the extended range session.

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Old June 29, 2020, 09:58 PM   #14
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Old June 29, 2020, 10:35 PM   #15
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Ruger 10/22....but not a standard cataloged factory model. I still have three:

- Hunting rifle. Stainless International model with grey laminated stock and mini 4X scope mounted low with 0.01” of clearance between the objective bell and the mount base. Hunting rifle.

- Offhand/Target rifle. Factory receiver with Volquartsen bull barrel, Kidd trigger assembly and bolt, Boyds Barracuda laminated stock with Leopold VXIII 4.5-14x scope.

- Range toy. Charger receiver, barrel, bolt and aluminum trigger housing, Crazy Ivan chassis, 2A front guard and SB2 brace with Vortex Venom red dot.

All are reliable and accurate, and each could cover all three functions - but where’s the fun in that?


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Old June 30, 2020, 05:40 AM   #16
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Sorry guys , I'll use the excuse it was late and wasn't paying attention to what section I was in , I just answered the question.
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Old June 30, 2020, 08:17 AM   #17
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Still have the first .22 rifle I bought 55 years ago, a Remington 552 Speedmaster. It's mostly retired now and I use my Ruger 10-22 for most of my rimfire rifle shooting.
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Old June 30, 2020, 09:02 AM   #18
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Some must be smoking too many bongs ... I never heard of a semi-auto bolt action rifle.
Oddly enough, a while back Classic Firearms had a video on just such a rifle, check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n13FxkhrkSg
I heard pings, but no bongs. :-)
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Old June 30, 2020, 09:18 AM   #19
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I recently had a Ruger 10/22 Take-Down follow me home. It had been a display item so got it at a reasonable price. I've only been to the range once with it but I am so far still far more accurate with my old JC Higgins Model 42 from while Ike was still President.
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Old June 30, 2020, 10:29 AM   #20
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Ruger 10/22 is my primary .22LR, however, I've been really impressed with the CMMG .22 lr conversion bolt for my AR-15.

It's not as accurate as my 10/22, but POI is very close to .223 at 50 yards and with the 1/9 twist barrel I've had 0 issue stabilizing a variety of .22 lr rounds

Also, I have been incredibly impressed with it's reliability. It feeds everything I throw at it and seems to have a lot less failure to fires than other .22 lr firearms I have. I would guess the hammer spring is a lot stronger on an AR-15 than most .22 lr's, but could be wrong.
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Old June 30, 2020, 10:36 AM   #21
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Mine is the standard Ruger 10/20 with cheap scope, but no other modifications.
Before I married my wife, I gave her a Savage that I had ( and then a .380, a .45, and a Bushmaster AR!).
The one I wish I still had is a Remington Nylon 66, but I cannot afford $450-$500 to get one.
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Old June 30, 2020, 02:24 PM   #22
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Oddly enough, a while back Classic Firearms had a video on just such a rifle, check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n13FxkhrkSg
I heard pings, but no bongs.
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Well, I'll be dipped! I dunno what you might dip me in, but whatever it is it will work. Now I have seen everything. Actually it is an awesome concept.
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Old June 30, 2020, 02:33 PM   #23
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The most accurate 22 rifle I have ever shot was an old Winchester model 74 that I inherited from my uncle when I was a kid. I swear to God that Ruger got the idea for his super popular line of Mark I, II, III and IV pistols from this rifle ... the receiver and bolt are almost identical. When I was a ranch kid in Montana in the early 60's, cold fronts in Canada would drive big jack rabbits down by the tens of thousands. They would literally destroy hay stacks by munching away until they fell over. There was a 50 cent per head bounty on the little buggers. It was COLD there ... 0 was warm, 10 below was common, 40 below regarded as "cold" and it could hit 60 below. I used to fill up 50-gallon oil drums with wabbits, they would freeze, and when I had 10 or so barrels, take them in to Pacific Hide and Fur and collect my bounty. 50 cents in 1962 was somewhere aroud $3.00 in today's money. That was a pretty good haul for a young kid in those days. That gun saw a LOT of shooting. Hitting a jack rabbit at 100 yards at night, frozen in the beam of a B52 landing light, was nothing ... 150 yards wasn't real hard.
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Old June 30, 2020, 02:45 PM   #24
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While I am not fond of the trigger my Walther bullpup is my favorite .22.

It's a pain to take down and clean, but fortunately it's a .22 so that does not happen very often.

My wife has a Ruger 10/22 with Mannlicher stock, sweet little thing. She insisted on a 3X9 variable that is darn near as big as the little carbine it is on.

No bueno, but it is hers, not mine.
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Old June 30, 2020, 06:39 PM   #25
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I once had a Remington 552 Speedmaster, I liked it a lot. It shot all manner of .22. Other than that, a Ruger 10-22 Takedown- but I was never an Annie Oakley.

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