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shaw5038
07-18-2008, 6:55 AM
In the late 50s/early 60s, I received my first firearm, a Winchester 70 .22 cal single shot bolt action rifle. I have very fond memories of my dad taking me to the local range on weekends to shoot a box of ammo. After doing a little research on the internet, it's obvious that I should have held onto that Winchester, because prices for them are through the roof! I prefer not to spend over $1,000 for it.

So, what I am asking this forum is for recommendations for something similar; a bolt action, single shot, wood stock .22 rifle. It doesn't make any difference as far as new or used. All replies are greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance.

Bowser
07-18-2008, 7:13 AM
CZ! (http://www.cz-usa.com/products_rimfire_rifles.php)

dfletcher
07-18-2008, 7:29 AM
Single shot? Aside from the kid guns (can't think of the brand, maybe Henry?) I can't think of any single shot bolt 22s. You may want to consider a Winchester 75 target model. Though prices are climbing, you can probably still get an excellent one for about $400.00. I've had one for years and it's about as good as it gets with nice iron sights.

30Cal
07-18-2008, 7:40 AM
You can get a model 52 sporter--they made a bunch over in Japan that are pretty nice and not too spendy.

mike100
07-18-2008, 7:41 AM
My Mom gave me her brother's old Springfield catalog single shot (Made by J. Stevens for a couple of different makes). Kind of cheap, but it still seems pretty accurate. it's a bolt action, but it doesn't cock when you open the bolt-you still have to pull the rear part of the bolt back to set the spring- very basic.

CSACANNONEER
07-18-2008, 8:46 AM
I have a couple of old Mossbergs that shoot as well as my Anshulz does. If you can find a Mossberg M42 or M44 for under $250, you won't be sorry.

ThatFishGuy
07-18-2008, 10:12 AM
i know its not quite single shot, but the savage mark II got amazing reviews by field and stream. its bolt action and does have a wood stock option. just a thought.

Army
07-18-2008, 10:47 AM
1 big + for Savage. They've a large selection of .22's and .17's that will not hurt the budget, leaving you with plenty for quality glass to mount on top.

Check'em! Savage Rimfires (http://www.savagearms.com/rimfire_home.htm)

ar15barrels
07-18-2008, 10:57 AM
Single shot? Aside from the kid guns (can't think of the brand, maybe Henry?) I can't think of any single shot bolt 22s.

Remingtoin 40x

dfletcher
07-18-2008, 12:24 PM
Oh yeh - forgot about that, and I have the darn thing in 7.62. How about the military Kimber, is that single?

ar15barrels
07-18-2008, 12:25 PM
How about the military Kimber, is that single?

I think the military Kimber is magazine fed.
Still a good option though.

r1ghtw1ng
07-18-2008, 1:23 PM
Check out rimfirecentral for discussion on the CZ 452 or 453. Both are bolt action tack drivers.

shaw5038
07-19-2008, 5:02 AM
I want to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions. I've decided to look into a Savage Mark II, even though it didn't meet the single shot criteria I thought I wanted.

Can anyone recommend a good place to shop for the rifle in the Bay Area? Anyone sell at a discount?

Thanks again.

lou3100
07-19-2008, 8:13 AM
Try this!


Single Shot Rimfire Series
Model MARK I-FVT with Peep Sights -- now with AccuTrigger
Caliber .22 S, L, LR
Overall Length 39.50"
Barrel Length 20.75"
Weight 5.25 lbs
Magazine Capacity Single shot
Stock Black synthetic with molded checkering
Sights Peep sights
Rifling Rate of Twist 1 in 16"
Features New AccuTrigger, blued steel bolt action, heavy target barrel, button-rifled, with peep sights, swivel studs
Suggested Retail $367.00



I bought one from my son a couple years ago. Awesome rifle! He was taking down bowling pins at a 100 yards with the peep sight. We ordered are from Turners in Reseda.

mwarren2
07-19-2008, 12:41 PM
If you're looking for a single shot, bench rest, target rifle, you will be pleased with a Harrington and Richardson M12. Super accurate and not too pricey. Mine will shoot dime sized groups at 50 yards. CMP had them for sale but I believe they have sold out. I picked mine up at their North Store this past April for $225.

ThatFishGuy
07-19-2008, 5:57 PM
i am actually saving up to buy the Mark II i recommended. i handled one at a local turners and the thumbhole stock version feels great. F&S testers were able to make groups just above 1/8 of an inch. thats impressive if you ask me!

FMJBT
07-19-2008, 7:39 PM
Not a single shot, but it is a Winchester:
http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/detail.asp?cat_id=525&type_id=101&cat=018C
http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/images/525101m.jpg

Sheldon
07-19-2008, 9:35 PM
The Kimber 82G the CMP is selling is a single shot. The Winchester 52D is also a single shot and can run about $600+ depending on condition. The Remington 40X is nice too, but also in that $600 plus range. I like the mag fed Mossberg 44 rifles as well as the Remington 513T rifles. All of these have been available in the past through the CMP in limited quantities for less than the market rate, but currently only the single shot Kimber 82G is available for $600. They may have small quantities of the other rifles in the future, but who knows what the Army will turn over to them and when it they'll do it??

dfletcher
07-19-2008, 9:50 PM
I want to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions. I've decided to look into a Savage Mark II, even though it didn't meet the single shot criteria I thought I wanted.

Can anyone recommend a good place to shop for the rifle in the Bay Area? Anyone sell at a discount?

Thanks again.

I got their Classic model in 22lr, haven't shot it yet but I'm sure it will work very well. It's full sized, nice shaped walnut wood and well polished metal with bluing - nicely done rifle. I bought mine at Badger John's on a road trip to Sacramento. I'm sure any gun store could order one.

Thefeeder
07-20-2008, 1:02 AM
There is none better than an Anshutz with a 54 action.

Many sporter versions out there