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Old 06-14-2008, 10:25 AM
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I'm getting ready to turn 18 and I want to buy a .22 rifle.
What's the best .22 I can buy for $200.00 or less?
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:58 AM
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CZ 452 or 453. They cost a little more than 200 bucks, but a life time of shooting won't wear one out. My 452 Lux will shoot an inch five group at a hundred yards with target ammo on a still day.

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If you just want a fun gun for plinking then the Ruger 10-22's are hard to beat and right around your target price at Walmart.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:44 PM
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It depends

I would shop the used gun racks and see what is available. Take care...
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:30 PM
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Try the Marlin Model 60.
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Old 06-15-2008, 06:21 PM
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CZ 452 is the best .22 rifle for the money anywhere. If you cannot afford that, then go for a Savage MK II bolt action. Hard to beat those as well.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:45 AM
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Savage (Stevens) rule.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:01 AM
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CZ for a little more but if you want to keep it under the 200.00 mark i would go Marlin bolt action over th esavage although they may be too close to call. savage gets the edge on the accu-trigger if you like those triggers but the marlin rimfires are as accurate as they get. yes they will shoot up there if not better than the CZ's, they just don't look as nice. those cz americans are pretty.
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:22 PM
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for fun 10/22 ruger good accuracy' reliable and up grade parts,accessories what more could you want? First 22 at 18 (hands down) you can find them under 200 used easy.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:03 AM
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Smile Life is full of choices

CZ 452 Trainer - cheap accuracy from box...even second hand works fine - just spend some 30$ on the "Erik Brooks trigger upgrade"
CZ 453 Varmint - if you want more and a long lasting freind...works better with bigger scopes
Ruger 10/22 - not that fun from box BUT you will be able tweek it in to a FUBAR and quikly turn your wallet into your own "black hole"
An outsider is the Sako Quad that offer very good precision and simple barrel exchange...they have the best .22 action...smoooooth

Most important...feel it,sqeeze it....if it dont FEEL good...dont buy it!

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:25 AM
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I have a Ruger 10/22, a savage .410/.22, and a Henry lever action .22. The rifle I use the most is the lever action, it's the most versatile. It can shoot shorts, caps, shot shells, as well as the standard long rifle round. Henry makes a good rifle for the money, last I checked they are under two hundred .

As was stated earlier the Ruger isn't a bad rifle but it's like buying a two hundred dollar car, it takes another thousand dollars to get it where you want it to be.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:40 AM
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My first question to you would be to ask what you are looking for out of a rifle. Are you looking for something to do some mindless plinking? Do you want semi-automatic, or do you want something else like bolt action or lever action? Do you want something brand new, or are you willing to look for a deal on something used?

If you want a brand new semi-automatic, I think that a Ruger 10/22 would probably be a good choice. Otherwise, if you are willing to look into used guns, I think that it would really open up a world of possibilities.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:33 AM
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I'm getting ready to turn 18 and I want to buy a .22 rifle.
What's the best .22 I can buy for $200.00 or less?
Just a thought here. $200 is three tanks of gas in a full size pickup. And you know how long that lasts .

A quality .22 is a lifetime investment. I have never seen anyone wear one out. A couple idiots have rusted the bore, and one clown drove off with it sitting in the bed of his truck with the tail down, but aside from that.....

I have an auto and a bolt action .22. I use both differently, but I shoot a couple thousand rounds through both every year, and surely I've spent more on ammo than I have on the guns, by far.

Get a good one, and put a good scope on it. You won't be sorry.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:31 PM
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uncle said the marlin 60 semi ..get an clean used one that still has the 18 shot capacity..
then use the rest of the money for a scope..it pretty accurate an for home protection.. if you cut loose 18 times on a bad guy ,,hes gonna be either gone ,,dead ,or setting somewhere stuttering..
it was all a mistake ,i blacked out,,where am i at..and other lame attempts to deny guilt..
i wouldn t lettim set on you furniture while the police are coming tho.. those 18 rds probably madeim poo on hisself..
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It depends what you prefer, is available and can afford. I would shop the used gun racks. My preference would be for an excellent used Remington Model 581 bolt action. All the best...
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When I was a young shaver...I used to limit myself to a certian price range. Now I would do without for a few months more to get what I really wanted. The CZ .22s are the best buy for the money. (400-500) hundred dollar range. This seems like a lot to pay for a .22 but in life you get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap .22 and later wish you would have bought the better gun ...how much more will you spend. Much better to save and fork out the cash for quality to start with. I hope the best for you.Q
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for fun 10/22 ruger good accuracy' reliable and up grade parts,accessories what more could you want? First 22 at 18 (hands down) you can find them under 200 used easy.
I paid 189.00 new last month.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:42 AM
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When I was a young shaver...I used to limit myself to a certian price range. Now I would do without for a few months more to get what I really wanted. The CZ .22s are the best buy for the money. (400-500) hundred dollar range. This seems like a lot to pay for a .22 but in life you get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap .22 and later wish you would have bought the better gun ...how much more will you spend. Much better to save and fork out the cash for quality to start with. I hope the best for you.Q
You know, when you look at it that way, when you are looking at quibbling over a couple hundred bucks, it makes sense to get what you want and let the cost be secondary. While I inherited most of my guns, to put it into perspective:

S&W 44 Mag - purchased new in 1956
Marlin 39A I shot as a kid in the 1980s - purchased new in the early 50s.
Winchester Model 94, 30-30 - made in 1950, purchased in the 50s
Remington 870 Wingmaster - purchased in the early 70s
Ruger Blackhawk 357 - purchased mid 60s
Winchester Model 1892 - made in 1913, purchased shortly thereafter by my Grandfather

Those are just a few examples - there's more, but that's enough to fully illustrate the point. Guns when properly cared for will last a long, long time, so it almost makes sense to spend a bit more for something a little higher in quality because it's could feasibly be used by your grandkids, great grandkids or even great great grandkids.

I know I recommended the Ruger 10/22 and it would certainly do the job, but you could invest a little more (and a quality firearm is an investment in my opinion) and have a very fine firearm that will be used for generations.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:43 PM
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Dollar for dollar a Marlin 60 is hard to beat, and maybe the "best buy" in 22's for many years. Used Remington's bolts in good shape with walnut stocks are purtty nice too. Both can be had under $200.
I have both a CZ and Remington bolts, the CZ is maybe a tad more accurate but never had the Rem's scoped to tell, and either will do for small critters or plinking just fine. For plain ol fun a lever is hard to beat and the Marlin 39 is a dandy but $200 is not going to buy one unless you get real lucky.
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:00 PM
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Tman, $200 is about a tank and a half now... at least in my truck w/ the 35 gallon tank. But as far a good, innexpensive .22's go, keep an eye out for an older mossberg, from like the 50's and 60's, they buggers shoot. I get up shooting a 46mb and it was a real tack driver. Friends have 44's and they shoot great too. Now mind you great means under 1/2" at 50 yard for 5 shots off the bench with prefered ammo.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:23 AM
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Depending on what you want the rifle for plinking, tin can accuracy at 50 ft, or punching paper or shooting the occasional squirrel at 50 yds in the eye.
For a tin can shooter, nothing beats a Ruger 10-22...
For shooting a squirrels eye out you can opt for a new CZ 452 for somewhere around $350 or a nice used Mossberg 144 or 46 for something around $100 to $200.
Having all of the above I have to say I partial to those 50 or 60 year old Mossbergs! They really grow on you.
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