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ACsbronco
11-05-2008, 9:58 PM
I am looking for a rimfire semi-auto for plinking and whatnot for under $300ish. Don't want a 10/22 (shot a couple and was not impressed). I heard good things about the marlins and have been intrigued by the taurus model 63....but i don't know. Just looking for advice from the knowledgeable calguns community :cool:. Thanks.

~Tim

aplinker
11-05-2008, 11:56 PM
A 10/22 with an upgraded barrel and stock.

Saying you shot a 10/22 is like saying you shot "a rifle."

There are literally millions of variations of 10/22s. They're rimfire tinker toys.

Someguy925
11-06-2008, 6:51 AM
If you want to go cheap, Marlin Model 60. 15 round tube feed magazine.

kermit315
11-06-2008, 7:09 AM
yeah, I love my Marlin 60. And, the thing is a tack driver if I do my part. I cut the string on a hanging tennis ball at 50 feet with it. (yeah, maybe lucky shot on my part....:P)

frigginchi
11-06-2008, 7:13 AM
Marlin model 60. Better out of the box than my 10/22. Sadly there isn't a lot of aftermarket support.

xxdabroxx
11-06-2008, 7:54 AM
i love my 10/22, recently made a 10/17 for a guy as well.

mossy
11-06-2008, 8:22 AM
its a sin not to love the 10/22 luckily Marlin model 60 was made for us sinners ;)

rolo
11-06-2008, 10:00 AM
I too would recommend the marlin 60. Dead simple, dead reliable, needs no upgrades to make it useful for any role. Every house should have a rifle as dependable as the marlin.

tenring
11-06-2008, 10:18 AM
I prefer the Marlins over the Savages, but niether compares to a 10/22

ACsbronco
11-06-2008, 6:53 PM
thanks for the replies..... i do like the model 60 but am still wondering if anyone else make a semi-auto that is any good??? maybe i should just price out a marlin in stainless :rolleyes:.

dchang0
11-06-2008, 6:59 PM
If your price ceiling were $400, the Walther G22 ($380 on gunbroker.com) would be an option. And if it were $500, the GSG5 ($460 on gunbroker.com)...

Heatseeker
11-06-2008, 7:09 PM
I have a stainless Marlin 60 and enjoy shooting it every time I take it out. It handles well and is accurate out of the box. I also have a Winchester 190 that is dead accurate and fun to plink with as well.

I've never shot a 10/22, so I can't help you there.

5hundo
11-06-2008, 7:15 PM
..... i do like the model 60

You'd rather have a 14 shot tube magazine than a 10/22 or a 795...? :confused:

dfletcher
11-06-2008, 7:36 PM
I am looking for a rimfire semi-auto for plinking and whatnot for under $300ish. Don't want a 10/22 (shot a couple and was not impressed). I heard good things about the marlins and have been intrigued by the taurus model 63....but i don't know. Just looking for advice from the knowledgeable calguns community :cool:. Thanks.

~Tim

I have a Taurus 63 in stainless, think I paid just over $200.00 new and was amazed a neat little gun like that can be make so inexpensively. It's got nice wood, good fit & finish and and is overall a good casual plinker. Having said that, it won't take a scope but you can screw on a Taurus peep rear sight for about $30.00. I have a few peep & globe rifles (Rem 40X, Win 75, Marlin 1894) and am always amazed at how well they shoot with that set up.

If you want a plinking semi auto it's a great choice, if you want something that will take a scope try the T/C semi, it's supposed to be very accurate but I don't really know their price.

shmeare
11-06-2008, 8:05 PM
I bought a marling 795 (.22LR) from Big 5 ($149) two weeks ago and I'm pretty happy with it. U can use their steel 10rd mags. Pretty cool toy to have

thebloodsonthewall
11-06-2008, 8:22 PM
I have a 10/22 and I have several buddies that do as well. I don't like how the trigger comes. There are a couple parts that you have to replace, like the hammer and sear and they improve the trigger big time.

5hundo
11-06-2008, 8:59 PM
I have a 10/22 and I have several buddies that do as well. I don't like how the trigger comes. There are a couple parts that you have to replace, like the hammer and sear and they improve the trigger big time.

This trigger kit makes a HUGE difference:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0012783224318a&type=product&cmCat=SEARCH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntt=10%2F22+trigger&Ntk=Products&sort=all&Go.y=0&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&_D%3Asort=+&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form1&Go.x=0&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

With numerous options that are available on the 10/22 (laminated stock, stainless steel, heavy barrel, etc.) I personally wouldn't get anything else...

DedEye
11-06-2008, 11:11 PM
A 10/22 with an upgraded barrel and stock.

Saying you shot a 10/22 is like saying you shot "a rifle."

There are literally millions of variations of 10/22s. They're rimfire tinker toys.

What he said.

Did you shoot a stock 10/22, someone's tacticooled version with stock trigger components, or a nicely tuned tack driver?

Air
11-07-2008, 8:08 AM
anyone else make a semi-auto that is any good???

Personally, I think that the Browning Takedown is probably the finest .22 available, but it's out of your specified price range...

InsightsBest
11-07-2008, 9:37 AM
If your price ceiling were $400, the Walther G22 ($380 on gunbroker.com) would be an option. And if it were $500, the GSG5 ($460 on gunbroker.com)...
+1 gsg-5 is the way to go if you dont want a 10/22

nobs11
11-07-2008, 9:59 AM
10/22 is the best and most accurate semi auto out there with tons of aftermarket parts. Hardly anyone I know has a stock 10/22. I suggest building up on a 10/22 receiver. Or get a used 10/22 and customize it.