PDA

View Full Version : Cheap .22 rifle and WASR-22 questions


Flogger23m
04-14-2009, 10:57 PM
With the prices going up so much in ammo, I think I want to get a .22 rifle. I want something cheap but reliable. Is there anything in the $150 range that can be had for new or used?

A bolt action or semi auto is ok, though I think a bolt gun would fit the $150 range better. A rifle without a detachable mag would also be nice, so I don't have to spend money on buying separate mags. But it does not matter much to me. So, what are your suggestions for someone new to shooting?

I don't really want a 10/22, as I see them going for $250 or more new. At that price I would rather get a WASR-22. Which leads to my next question, and that is how much are these now? Are they even being sold anywhere? I live in the Bay Area and I don't really want to order anything online. Does anyone know if any local gun store sells these?

And are there any updates on those S&W .22 ARs, or the SiG .22?

Gator Monroe
04-14-2009, 11:00 PM
WASR 22's are now scarce (Look on Gunbroker .com ) or at the EE (equipment exchange at ar15.com)

wilit
04-14-2009, 11:05 PM
Try and find a Marlin 60 or Glenfield 60 (they're the same rifle). They're tube fed semi-autos and can be found in 14 or 17 round versions for generally $100 to $150 used. They'll last forever too.

Jamez
04-14-2009, 11:57 PM
A bolt action or semi auto is ok, though I think a bolt gun would fit the $150 range better. A rifle without a detachable mag would also be nice


I assume you are talking about $150 before taxes, fees, ect.
I bought a VERY nice Savage Mk2 bolt action, detachable mag with a bushnell game scope for about $130ish?

I agree with wilit. Older Marlin tube fed semi's can be found on gunbroker for under $110 and most of them that i've seen are 1960's-70's.

I bought a very nice wood stock Stevens Model 60c for $90. I had a gunsmith check it for me and he said it was probably about 50 or 60 years old (this was last year) and it operates just fine minus the back sight which has rusted so i can't adjust. Good training aid though!

Quiet
04-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Try and find a Marlin 60 or Glenfield 60 (they're the same rifle). They're tube fed semi-autos and can be found in 14 or 17 round versions for generally $100 to $150 used. They'll last forever too.

+1 on the Marlin Model 60.

And are there any updates on those S&W .22 ARs, or the SiG .22?

Last I heard, Q3 2009 release with a MSRP around $550.

offrdmania
04-15-2009, 7:34 AM
If you can even find a WASR 22 these days, be prepared to pay close to $400 for it. If you can get one, hold onto it because im sure it will increase in value in the coming months. You wont be able to find one in a store anywhere. The only place to get them now is online. I just picked up a used one online and it was just under $400 and I was excited to pay that price whereas my first one I paid $250 last summer. Its called supply and demand.

BroncoBob
04-15-2009, 10:47 AM
If you can even find a WASR 22 these days, be prepared to pay close to $400 for it. If you can get one, hold onto it because im sure it will increase in value in the coming months. You wont be able to find one in a store anywhere. The only place to get them now is online. I just picked up a used one online and it was just under $400 and I was excited to pay that price whereas my first one I paid $250 last summer. Its called supply and demand.

And it's a sweet one too. Some guys have all the luck.

Flogger23m
04-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the info on the Marlin, I will look into it.


I bought a VERY nice Savage Mk2 bolt action, detachable mag with a bushnell game scope for about $130ish?



Is that $130 with fees ect.? Thanks for the suggestion.


Do both of these rifles come stock with iron sights, or would I have to get a scope? Most of the pics I see online have scopes.

Flogger23m
04-15-2009, 8:06 PM
What is the average price on the Savage Mk2? On the website it is $250 or so, which is a lot more than $130. :p

How much do mags cost for it to?