View Full Version : What gift would you chose?

05-28-2008, 9:34 AM
If you were told you were to be given one of these 4 semi-automatic rimfire rifles for free which would you chose?

Ruger 10/22-T .22LR w/20" Bull Barrel

Savage Model 64 BTV .22LR w/20.5" Match Barrel

Remington Model 597 LS HB .22LR w/20" Bull Barrel

Thompson Center R55 Benchmark .22LR w/18" Bull Barrel

05-28-2008, 9:40 AM
The 10/22 target, or the remington.

05-28-2008, 9:45 AM
I'd probably grab the Remington, but that's just because I already have a 10/22.

05-28-2008, 9:46 AM

05-28-2008, 10:20 AM
I would go with the Ruger 10/22.

05-28-2008, 10:38 AM
Depends on if you're going to keep it stock or modify it. Assuming it's got the Accutrigger, I'd go with the Savage (love that thumbhole stock on my wife's Remington 700).

05-28-2008, 10:43 AM
I'd go for the 10/22-T. My brother owns one and I love it! Eventually, I would like to upgrade my stock 10/22, but thats for another time and another day.

Toolbox X
05-28-2008, 10:47 AM
Ruger 10/22-T .22LR w/20" Bull Barrel

05-28-2008, 10:50 AM
I won the NRA door prize at Raahauges a few years ago and a similar choice. I already had a few 10/22s so I grabbed a Savage 93 in 17hmr.

Probably the least expensive rifle on the table but the most fun.

05-28-2008, 10:50 AM
I have a couple of 10/22ís including a T. Lots of aftermarket upgrades or modifications available. As is, the 1022T trigger is about 5lbs of pull. Maybe OK if bench shooting with a rest/bipod but a heavy trigger will make it difficult to hold ultra tight groups. Competitive small bore shooters use triggers measured in ounces not pounds.

I have a couple of Savage Mark II (bolt action) their new accutrigger is adjustable 2 stage set about 1Ĺ lbs. from factory. In prone shooting with sling this gave me half shots in X ring and half in 10 ring at 100 yards. The 10/22 gave me a few too many 9ís until I replaced the trigger (not a cheap upgrade).

I read Remington semi-auto has a steel receiver and dual guide rods (10/22 has aluminum and single rod) which sounds better technically but Iíve never heard of the aluminum failing. And feeding seems more ammo dependent.

Donít know squat about the Thompson.

Good ammo (subsonic target) like Lapua or Wolf match will hold much better groups than cheap stuff. A good barrel/trigger and technique canít make up for cheap ammo.

05-28-2008, 11:04 AM
If I was going to keep it as is (or just add sights) probably the savage. If I wanted to mod it the Ruger for sure.

05-28-2008, 11:18 AM

05-28-2008, 4:41 PM
ruger. so many upgrades, sidgrades any grades you want.

05-28-2008, 4:52 PM
i agree... 10/22...

05-29-2008, 9:00 AM
I'm goin' for the Ruger 10/22T in stainless. :)


05-29-2008, 9:04 AM
CHOOSE Ruger 10/22T.

05-29-2008, 9:25 AM
10/22 Target

tazmanian devil dog
05-29-2008, 12:51 PM
Ruger Rocks!!!

Ugly Dwarf
05-29-2008, 8:08 PM
I'd go with the 10/22.

That was my first gun and is still one of my favorites. Tough to go wrong with it and parts 'o plenty if you want to make it custom - mine is bone stock, with the exception of a scope that I put on sometimes.

05-29-2008, 8:10 PM
+ one million Ruger 10/22T

05-29-2008, 8:13 PM
10/22 :)

05-29-2008, 8:13 PM
Just to be different, the Thompson Center. I hear they are very very accurate.

05-29-2008, 8:15 PM
Stock go savage

If you are going to dump a bunch of money into it Ruger