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Old 05-08-2012, 12:43 PM
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Looking for the best bang for my buck on a 22. i figured i would get the consumers favorites and decide from there.
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Never could afford a Winchester. My brother and did share a Savage 29B pump. I now have a Savage 29A that is a favorite along with a 1957 Marlin 39A levergun. I care nothing for anything made in the last thirty years. Quality and charisma have gone down the tube for the most part.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:15 PM
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The best .22 rifles that I have ever owned are Remington Model 581 bolt actions. I buy every decent one that I find at a reasonable price on the used gun racks of the gun shops that I visit. All the best...
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:36 PM
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The best .22 rifles that I have ever owned are Remington Model 581 bolt actions. I buy every decent one that I find at a reasonable price on the used gun racks of the gun shops that I visit. All the best...
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+1. I have a 581 that my dad gave me and my brother when I was 7. My dad has the 541, and it's beautiful. Great wood, and he still squirrel hunts with it. Great little rifles. If you can find the deluxe 541, jump on it. My dad's is the only one I've ever seen in person, and even crappy looking ones are going for $500 on gunbroker. A good 581 can be had for around $300.
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My dad paid $25 for a Marlin 80g back in the early 1980's. It was my first gun, aside from a BB gun. It's still in my safe and all four of my kids have grown up shooting it. It still put 10 rounds into an inch at 50 yards, when I do my part.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:42 PM
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I've owned a few through the years, including one of the first "survival" -type breakdown rifles. But the one I've had the longest (32 years now) is a Marlin/Glenfield model 75. A dandy little auto-loader. My daughter shoots a Savage Mark IIF bolt-action that's the most accurate I've shot.

I think the Ruger 10/22 (very similar to the Marlin/Glenfield 75) is probably the most popular - at least, you can customize it like no other because upgrade parts are so prolific.

For pistols, I like my Ruger Mark III Target, but I suppose I'd be just as happy with a Buckmark or a Walther P22.
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I agree with Stretch. Hard to beat a Ruger 10/22 and a Ruger Mark II or III. I own three of each in different models.
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I moved this to the rimfire rifles forum, although it's not clear if Gun Boss was asking about rifles, or handguns.

If rifles, 'bang for buck' in my case is a Charles Daly Superior II bolt action, clip-fed. VERY accurate, and adult-dimensions. Unfortunately, not available anymore as new offerings unless you find one in someone's inventory. The same action was used in Remington's model 5. I got my Charles Daly - with very nice wood - for $180. Rem (their distributors) was offering it at $300, later at $200.

If handgun, Ruger Mk xxx or Browning buckmark, even though my favorite is the Colt Woodsman, but you'll pay for one of those.
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It's been sixty years now and I'm still shooting my first rifle. A Savage Model 3, single shot, .22Short, .22Long, .22Long Rifle. Always dependable and pretty accurate.
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Pistol = Ruger Mark I target
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 AM
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Pistol = Ruger Mark I target
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I must admit I do love my MK II with a burris fastfire mounted at the rear sight holes. I also have the CZ452 Lux in .22WMR. They always travel with me to camp.
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My own CZ452 in .22 LR is "Dead-on" accurate. I've owned several .22 rifles over the years and this one I have now is one of the most accurate bolt actions I've ever owned in .22 LR. I also had a Winchester model 75 sporter which was equal in accuracy.
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My favorite may just be my first-ever gun, a Remington Nylon made by those nice folks at CBC in Brazil.

My 'best' 22 is my Marlin 25MN (22 WMR), with my Ruger MkII right up there with it.
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My favorite has to be a toss up between my first .22 rifle, an old ["Winchester LoWall"] and one of my BSA Martini's. [I still have the old LoWall after 60 years.]


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Pistol, hands down the Ruger Mk II. Accept no substitute.
Bolt action .22 Rifle, it's CZ.
Semi auto rifle, it's Ruger 10/22 but I do really like my Ruger 96/22.
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I really like my Anschutz Achiever even though it wasn't cheap, so I don't think it's in the "best bang for the buck" category. Excellent sights and an adjustable, two-stage trigger make it perfect for learning, hunting, target shooting.


My favorite pistol was a Ruger Single Six.

In PA a semi-auto is unlawful for hunting so many don't buy them.
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I have to agree with the Remington 581. I had a Marlin 39A for a lot of years, a 9422 and as a kid I had a J.C. Higgins (no clue now which one). The 581 just feels better & is VERY accurate.
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Best rifle is my current Stainless Ruger 10/22,Best pistol is my Stainless heavy barrel Browning Buckmark. Yours will probably be different but thats why they make so many.
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I love my Winchester 9422, slicker'n snot and accurate too!, the most accurate one I own is my CZ 452, it shoots better than I do!, my Ruger MKII Target 6 7/8" is scarey accurate for a pistol!
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I'll throw my 2 cents in on rifles, but I wish you gave me a price range to work with. The early Kimber Model 82's were the finest shooting rifles I've ever shot. I have two Anschutz rifles with double set triggers that can't outshoot my Kimbers, though they come very close. You MIGHT find a good one for under $800.

Then there are the Remington 581's. And, as has been said by several knowledgable folks here, buy every one of them in good shape that you can get your hands on. I have two and for under $250 you can't find a more accurate rifle.

If you're really a semi-auto fan, spend $300 or so on an old (pre-1976) Ruger 10-22 in good shape and you'll have a ball. They won't group with the above, but they're plenty accurate for the average plinker.

I have had three Marlin Golden 39A's, dating from 1965-vintage to 1990. Never could get those lever guns to shoot accurately, even with Eley Tenex ammo. Sure they'll group into an inch at 25 yards, but that hardly makes a squirrel gun. Just can't recommend the levers.

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