View Full Version : Bolt action .22 help please

lcpl. huynh
04-14-2009, 11:49 PM
I need advice on a good bolt action .22. I'm quite loyal to Remingtons and have been looking at the Remington Model Five, however, none of the gun stores I went to had one. My budget is roughly $200-$300. I've read good things about CZ and Savage rifles. Thanks Calgunners.

04-15-2009, 12:11 AM
You trying to conserve ammo? Thats about the only advantage to a bolt .22! ;)

I have to ask, why so set on a bolt-action? I can understand brand-loyalty, so hows-a-bout the Rem 597? Magazine-fed semi-auto and the price competes with the 10/22. A .22 is so much more fun in a semi-auto (IMO). Besides, if you buy the Remington 597, then you get to tell people you just bought a "semi Remy"-- which is just plain good fun all in itself. :thumbsup:

lcpl. huynh
04-15-2009, 12:52 AM
i shot a ruger 10/22 that jammed a lot, the rifle is being used mainly to teach my friends how to shoot, and i'm not about to let them shoot my Remington 700 .270 their first time. Also, I can't shoot my .270 as liberally because prices went up. I'm more comfortable with a bolt action, its safer for a beginner to shoot it because theres less chance for a negligent discharge. Although, you do make a good point my friend, a semi would be more fun. I'm loyal to Remington because all of my long guns so far are Remingtons, and they've never failed me.

04-15-2009, 1:20 AM
I really don't think you can go wrong with a Savage Mark II. They are well in your price range and very accurate out the box.

04-15-2009, 1:34 AM
Savage or CZ are in your price range

04-15-2009, 6:17 AM
I like my CZ 452 best but it was the nicest one that was made left handed.

04-15-2009, 9:48 AM
I had been meaning to get a Savage for a while now, but kept forgetting to order one when I was drosing other stuff.
I have to dros again and remembered and just ordered the last one they had
I really wanted FV version but it was outof stock and this looks nicer either way :)


04-15-2009, 9:54 AM
Love my Marlin 925R. Very accurate rifle. Replaced return spring with spring from the ball pen. Triger is sweet.:):thumbsup:

04-15-2009, 9:55 AM
Get the Savage MkII and don't look back - its the best bang for you buck out there.

lcpl. huynh
04-15-2009, 9:56 AM
Thanks everybody, I am now looking highly considering the Savage mark II and will be calling different gunshops to see if they have it in stock so that I could see it for myself.

04-15-2009, 10:38 AM
Both the Savage MKII and CZ452 are excellent rimfires.

OP stated you wanted a rimfire to practice with and you currently have a Remington bolt action in .270Win.

My only cavet with the CZ452 is the safety works backwards to what you're used to/what is on your CF rifle. On the CZ452, the safety is FORWARD for SAFE, BACK for FIRE.

I realize there will be many posters that say that is not a big deal, but just so you are aware of it.

For ME, it was a deal breaker and I ended up with a Savage MKII.

04-15-2009, 10:51 AM
I have the CZ 452 varmint model, the CZ FS and a Savage Mk II Classic. They're all accurate, the CZ varmint was a touch on the small side so I added an adjustable "recoil" pad. The Savage is full sized, nice walnut scheckered stock. Either one will shoot one hole groups at 50 yds with whatever ammo it likes. I'd say a 22 bolt still has an accuracy advantage over the semi autos in general, the tricked out 10/22s may be an exception. My 10/22 Ruger Target does very well, the CZ & Savage still beat it. But the 10/22 is more fun, especially with the hi caps.

04-15-2009, 11:46 AM
my only thing with a 10/22 is you would have to spend twice the amount of an MKII to perform just as good.

lcpl. huynh
04-15-2009, 3:02 PM
Thanks everybody, I went ahead and bought myself a Savage Mk II. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced scope? Thanks.

04-15-2009, 4:19 PM
Nice, how much did you pay for what model? What's your budget for a scope?

lcpl. huynh
04-15-2009, 6:02 PM
I paid $250 for the rifle. I'm thinking of getting a Bushnell rimfire scope which is around $40. My budget for a scop is no more than $100

04-15-2009, 6:27 PM
The savage is very nice for the money spent. More accurate then me. I'm not into bench resting, I want to do more then pull a trigger. I got a bv for 300. Might be cheaper in your area.

04-15-2009, 6:40 PM
I paid $250 for the rifle. I'm thinking of getting a Bushnell rimfire scope which is around $40. My budget for a scop is no more than $100

Save alittle more $$ and get a Nikon Buckmaster 4-14x40SF ~$300. If that's honestly too much money, then a Mueller APV ~$150.

04-15-2009, 7:02 PM
Most of the older Remington are good shooters. Like the mod 10 & 11 TargetMasters.
Might be hard to find because of age.

04-15-2009, 7:19 PM
Thanks everybody, I went ahead and bought myself a Savage Mk II. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced scope? Thanks.
which one did you go with?
I have to get a scope as well...


04-15-2009, 7:34 PM
I got the 4x bushnell and it seems fine. Who knows how well it will hold up in the long run, but for 25$ who cares. Most people will say you should get a scope that costs way more, but your not shooting extreme long distance, or in the rain\snow\sand. Just my .02. Also I would have went with .17 hmr. Ammo is a little more but it's so worth it. That's a hot little rimfire. 1 more thing, I do have a 300$ Leupold on my .308 so I'm not just some person that buys the cheapest **** around. Usually you do get what you paid for.

Ventura Guy
04-15-2009, 7:38 PM
My vote is for the CZ 452. They are true beauties! Although, new they are not in your price range anymore. Try to find one used. Their keepers!

lcpl. huynh
04-15-2009, 11:04 PM
I went with a MK II F but then the dealer magically had a MK II with a wooden stock for $2 more than the synthetic so I went with the wooden stock.

04-16-2009, 1:25 AM
I have always heard that bolt action rifles were more accurate than semi-automatics.Lever and pump actions count as bolt action in the accuracy theory. I don't know if it is true. I do know that Annie Oakley never shot a 597 or 10/22. :p

05-05-2009, 2:23 PM
I've had a Remington 521T since 1968, and it is so good that I doubt I will ever buy another .22 rifle. They aren't cheap, though, and since 1968 is about when production ended, a lot of them had a gazillion rounds put through them and have lost their best accuracy. Nonetheless, a 5-shot group at 50' covered by a dime is a piece of cake.

In a new .22, my brother just bought a Savage MkII bolt-action for $120 at a Wally-World in Western Washington, and that's another nail driver. I just can't see how you'd go wrong with one of those.