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4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:16 AM

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Im looking in to buying a new 22 bolt gun for varmint hunting, and just screwing around with, does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer a bolt gun, and something thats out of the box accurate. Right now I am leaning towards a Marlin 981TS but there are not really a whole lot of reviews out about it, and I dont want to waste my money.

4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:45 AM

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Savage 22 mag

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/36_62/products...

this is one of the most accurate I've come across out of the box...

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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is that a bbl?

is that a bbl?

4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:51 AM

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Fine looking rifle

$400.00 is a lot of bucks.
Too rich for me

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:47 AM

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Yeah,

a savage is a pretty safe bet.

4 years 11 weeks ago, 12:17 PM

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I have a mossberg 802 with a 3-9 by 40 scope it is extremely accurate out to even 120 yards great gun i love it and would recommend it they only run about 130$ if you are looking for a cheap yet reliable 22 I would definitely take a look at this so far I've probably put a thousand rounds through it and no problems

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

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Marlin

I've always found that Marlin .22s are very accurate, and have decent prices. I have a 25N (bargain priced bolt action) that has exemplary accuracy. My brother in law has a .22 mag bolt action (don't know the model number - somewhere in the 780 series) that is also very accurate.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

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Yup

Ecaman is right. I got a marlin .22 and it is wonderful

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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Kimber

Kimber Super America is a great .22, very accurate.....pricey though. Unless bolt-action is a strict requirement, the Ruger 10/22 can be accurized with aftermarket replacement parts at relatively low cost. 10/22 can be had used for about $100, and with another $100 in selected parts can be cheaper AND more accurate than a stock bolt-action rifle.

The main thing in my experience is finding the right ammo for a .22lr. Since .22lr is a non-jacketed bullet, there are often a lot more inconsistencies in size/shape of the projectile than with jacketed centerfire rifle ammo.

1. Subsonic ammo is often a LOT more accurate than high or hyper-velocity .22lr ammo. Depending on the load, range to target, and conditions, the bullet may be hitting the trans-sonic speed at some point before reaching the target during which bullets can often perform erratically. Subsonic ammo eliminates this variable, and usually has less flash/noise to boot. All of my .22s get fed 38gr Remington subsonic HP as their primary for this reason. The 60gr Aguila SSS is an unusually heavy rimfire that can be very accurate through through the right barrel. Other manufacturers make several subsonic match, solid, fragmenting and HP loads that will fulfill most .22lr uses.

2. Buy 1 box (50rds) of at least 3 brands/types that you think will work for your intended use. Buy at least one brick (500rds) of the most accurate of these, and you're set for a while. This will normally cost less than $50, and the leftover secondary ammo can be squirreled or burned up when accuracy isn't a primary concern.

4 years 11 weeks ago, 10:45 PM

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.22's

don't forget remingtons. i have an old one that came from my grandad and it is very acurate. they used to sit me on the bank of the cow pond and shoot snakes with it. head shots swimming in water with open sights. pretty good gun, and easy to clean and maintain.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:44 PM

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shooting snakes lol

I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, there not much bigger than two meters.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:26 PM

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I say go with a lever

I say go with a lever action... I just think they are more fun to shoot and out to 100 yards my Henry .22LR is very accurate. I know you said you wanted a bolt but I thought I'd be the voice of argument

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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Thanks

Its not that i just want a bolt gun, i just wanted something other than a semi auto. I have a 10/22 and its great, but im trying to teach my nephew how to shoot and making the rounds count doesnt work to well with that.

4 years 11 weeks ago, 8:13 PM

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Check out Buds

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I would check here and get an idea of what pricing should be like...

Also there are reviews listed, people are really straight up in their reviews too...

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 1:49 PM

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Marlin .22 bolt action

I have one its a Marlin 25N 7 shot clip plus one seated in the chamber. I say its the best choice in my veiw. There is lots of others but the Marlin 25N is my choice. Bought mine for $125 back in the day at the pawn shop.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 8:25 PM

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I have the Savage Arms Mark II .22lr its around 200$ and its very accurate. I have a cheap little scope on it and it is dead nuts accurate at 100 yards.

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 11:43 AM

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Remington ?

I don’t know how much you are willing to spend, but how about a Remington 541T, not cheap but a great bolt gun, but may be hard to find.
Ruger 10-22’s are great, but don’t waste money on Ruger 77-22, they are not accurate.
I am new to this site, but thought I would post my two cents worth.

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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thanks you

im new to this site too, and any contribution anyone has in much appreciated

4 years 8 weeks ago, 1:45 PM

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Another choice

is the CZ 22's extreamly accurate but lean to the pricey side...

I always was kind of interested in a break down 22 rifle, seems like that would make a fantastic pack weapon...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:41 PM

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i am selling my b model 52-22 winchester. this is a work of art. i have plenty of pics. 1,800 for rifle with scope and 1,600 for just rifle

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