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Hammertime
04-09-2011, 1:30 PM
Hi, please bear with me, I am trying to gather opinions on what the most accurate/reliable semi auto 22lr on the market is right now. I'm intriqued by .17 but those are bolt action unless I want to drop a grand! NO THANKS.

I've been hearing a lot of good things about ruger 10/22's but not much about any other rifle on the market right now.

Been seeing a lot of m4/16/tacticool stuff as well.

Anyone ever shot the Mossberg m4 22's?

Thank you.

CSACANNONEER
04-09-2011, 1:37 PM
The "best" would be a 10-22 because, it is the most modular and can be made into a precision rifle, a tacticool rifle, a hunting rifle, etc. There are so many after market accessories for it and, let's not forget that it is a proven design that is reliable and durable. I can't say the same thing about any of the modern tacticool AR look-a-likes which are currently on the market. Only time will tell but, I doubt that any of them will ever come close to 1% of the production numbers that a 10-22 has. That, in itself, should tell you something.

FUBAR
04-09-2011, 2:03 PM
The 10/22 is nice. I have the Target model. But my favorite rifle is my Marlin 795. It is bone stock but a joy to shoot.

Ripon83
04-09-2011, 2:22 PM
When I first saw the Mossberg I thought it might be cool. A couple of fluffy marketing reviews made it look even better. Then I watched someone try to sell theirs on the market place....at a low enough price they found a taker. I've yet to read many positive comments. Marlins are thought to be good stuff and a few others, but I don't think you can beat out a good 10-22,

Dion
04-09-2011, 2:37 PM
Hands down a 10/22.

I should've got that instead of my Marlin 60 (pre-surfing CalGuns).

bjl333
04-09-2011, 2:45 PM
10/22 ...

Quiet
04-09-2011, 2:58 PM
Toss up between a Marlin Model 60 and a Ruger 10/22.
Betweem the two, more people prefer the Ruger 10/22 because there are more accessories available for it.

Hammertime
04-09-2011, 3:18 PM
wow thank you for the multitude of replies! Looks like 10/22 takes the poll for now (bet y'all work for Ruger ;) haha)...

What about Remington 597's? They look like they are just about good to go and Remington is a reliable company.

Again thank you for your input.

MyOdessa
04-09-2011, 3:39 PM
Remington is good, but you just can't beat 10-22 for ease of modding, parts are plentiful and you can find parts for any budget. Most mods you can do yourself. Look at Rimfire Central forum http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/ for more info and ideas.

Tank 57
04-09-2011, 4:49 PM
10-22 was my first gun.Still have it.Lots of others including .22s have came and went.I love .22s.Have around 25 or so.Only semi-auto rifle is my 10-22.

moosegun
04-09-2011, 4:52 PM
no competition 10 22

Hammertime
04-09-2011, 4:56 PM
Haha ok then thanks for the solid input.

yuccales
04-09-2011, 5:43 PM
10/22's. Can't have just one! :)

dfletcher
04-09-2011, 6:54 PM
There are high end semi autos based on the 10/22 - Volquartsen, Magnum Research for example. I think the most accurate and reliable "yes I can afford that now is the Thompson/Center 22 auto

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/rimfireR55Sporter.php

I have a few 22 semis to include a 10/22 Target, but I think "factory to factory" the T/C wins.

goofcat
04-09-2011, 7:18 PM
It depends on how much you are looking to spend. I think for around $200 the 10/22 is hard to beat. But if you budget is higher, there are many options. I love my Sig 522. It is a tactical .22 and some folks look down on it because of that, but it is a solid rifle that shoots great, and there won't be the endless need to upgrade it as with a 10/22.

Furncliff
04-09-2011, 7:36 PM
Marlin 60
11 Million sold
priced under 200
Accurate out of the box
Mine is nothing special, (except for nice walnut TH stock) but it shoots ~ .5 inch at 50 yards with the right ammo.

Hammertime
04-09-2011, 8:12 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bCm9Lx7X5Z8/TR4W01t7qdI/AAAAAAAAARQ/SE-Vd8WUBa8/s800/COMP.jpg

I'm in love....

Thumb stocks aren't legal here though, huh...

rg_1111@yahoo.com
04-09-2011, 8:45 PM
The 1022 is hard to beat for $200.

Kryptyde
04-10-2011, 12:04 AM
10/22. Accurate, reliable and hugely customizable.

Nothing wrong with a thumbhole stock.

And no I dont work for Ruger...there arent any Ruger parts in my 10/22 at all.

http://members.cox.net/kryptyde3/KIDD.jpg

k1dude
04-10-2011, 12:32 AM
IIRC, the Marlin Model 60 is the best selling .22 semi-auto of all time. That should tell you something.

X-NewYawker
04-10-2011, 1:08 AM
The "best" is Volquartsen's version of the 10/22 platform -- for a thousand bucks without scope!

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/Vol-1.jpg

The best affordable is go to store and get a USED metal trigger guard 10-22 (Rettings in culver city has a bunch around $200) and then make your dream gun. (You can even use Volquartsen barrels and triggers to make a true match quality gun.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/10-22-muzzles.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/10-22-butts.jpg


This is 100 yard target with Volquartsen and Eley match semi-auto ammo:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/22%20rifles/Volquartsen22.jpg

I can't find my notes but I think these were ten shot groups. I've had a Volquartsen shoot 1/8 inch groups at 50 yards.

jimbos44
04-10-2011, 9:02 AM
for the money a 10/22. For the total coolness factor a gsg-5

fishnbeer
04-10-2011, 9:33 AM
i have a mossberg plinkster. its cool for a 22, got it for around $100. rarely jams (only does after 100 rounds when it starts to get dirty) and shoot straight. i like the mags and mag release better than the ruger style, i find it easier to load the mags and release/reinsert them.

however there is a lot of trigger creep, and nobody makes any parts for it but mossberg. ruger is surely better, but this one is still OK

MyOdessa
04-10-2011, 9:50 AM
for the money a 10/22. For the total coolness factor a gsg-5

Or one of each. :)

http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll359/MyOdessa/Kiddbarreled10-22047.jpg

TheDeej
04-10-2011, 1:42 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bCm9Lx7X5Z8/TR4W01t7qdI/AAAAAAAAARQ/SE-Vd8WUBa8/s800/COMP.jpg

I'm in love....

Thumb stocks aren't legal here though, huh...

Thumbhole stocks are legal for rimfire rifles. It only becomes an issue on a centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine, in that case, the weapon would require a fixed magazine/bullet button.

For your rimfire, it is pretty much mod to your hearts delight :D

Izzy43
04-10-2011, 2:55 PM
Accuracy and reliability out of the box. Excellent iron sights or scope it. Don't have to get a new barrel, a new trigger, a new receiver, change out all the parts. In other words, buy it, scope and shoot it. Will be more accurate than a stock 10/22 or Marlin 60 with renowned CZ quality and service.

CZ-512

http://www.cz-usa.com/products/by-category/rimfire-rifles/

azlester
04-10-2011, 4:02 PM
I love seeing all the 10/22 lovers jump on a thread claiming that a $200 bone stock Ruger is accurate out of the box. They aren't!. I'll take a bone stock Marlin 60 or 795 against any bone stock $200 10/22 you can haul in. Add any scope to it you like and a sling, I will do the same with my Marlin. I will win every time. The stock Ruger trigger is like a brick, stiff heavy and gritty(usually the first thing people replace). The stock barrel on the Ruger is OK if you want to shoot 2 inch groups at 25 yds(2nd or 3rd thing most people replace)., The stock is fine of your 5' tall. It feels like a toy(2nd or 3rd thing most people replace). All your left with from the original rifle is the receiver!
My little inexpensive Marlin that net cost me $99(after $25 rebate) will shoot 1/2 inch groups all day long at 50 yards shooting CCI std velocity or Wolf MT and the only mods I have are a scope and sling.
If you looking to drop several hundred dollars on a rifle go ahead and get the 10/22 or one of the latest Tacticool rifles. If your looking for the most accurate out of the box semi-auto 22 look no further the the Marlin model 60(tube feed) or 795(magazine). Spend the money you saved to get a good scope, a sling and maybe a bi-pod. You'll still have money saved to buy a couple cases of ammo to have a great time with.

ptgarcia
04-12-2011, 4:56 PM
If you want something to customize and dump a bunch of money into get the 10/22. If you want an inexpensive gun accurate out of the box get a Marlin 60 or 795. If you want to spend three times as much as the Marlin on a well made, very accurate rifle get a CZ.

Mamluke
04-12-2011, 8:51 PM
A 10-22 is a good start.... save up for a good scope to go along with it....

The new 'tacticool' rifles such as the Sig522, Colt m4, m16 H&K 416, GSG5 are the rage now....


.....

Izzy43
04-12-2011, 9:14 PM
Hi, please bear with me, I am trying to gather opinions on what the most accurate/reliable semi auto 22lr on the market is right now. I'm intriqued by .17 but those are bolt action unless I want to drop a grand! NO THANKS.

I've been hearing a lot of good things about ruger 10/22's but not much about any other rifle on the market right now.

Been seeing a lot of m4/16/tacticool stuff as well.

Anyone ever shot the Mossberg m4 22's?

Thank you.

Define accuracy please and at what distance? For reliability, if that means it goes bang every time then a Marlin 60, 75 or Ruger 10/22 will do that.

donw
04-13-2011, 8:41 AM
the ruger 10/22 is probably the most versatile .22 semi-auto out there at the moment.

i, personally purchased a Spikes tactical ST-22/M4 (along with 5.56 upper to go with it.) for the 'tacticool' and couldn't be happier. IMO the AR based carbine/rifles are much more versatile than most firearms out there now

beware...you can spend your 401k on it with all the variables available for it, though and you will end up with something that looks NOTHING like the original 10/22...:D

BTW: i have a 10/22 that I've poured a bundle into.

stockranger
04-13-2011, 9:54 AM
No one has mentioned it but the best semi auto on the market might just be the Thompson Center R55 if you just want to open the box and shoot it.

The 10/22 can be made into a very accurate gun but basicaly they are a money hole to get shooting well. I would buy a used one for about 160 if you want a 10/22. Half the gun will need to be thrown in the garbage and new parts installed so no point in buying one new.

The marlin 60, rem 597, and the R55 are all more accurate out of the box then the 10/22. That being said they have about no aftermarket parts so you cannot customize or improve their shooting.

I sold my 10/22 and went to bolt actions.I prefer no tinkering and driving tacks out the box.

mindwip
04-13-2011, 10:55 AM
17 rd tube feed, withspeed loader. Marlin 60 for win, a rifle that does not need a huge aftermarket

shooterdude
04-13-2011, 5:24 PM
Hi, please bear with me, I am trying to gather opinions on what the most accurate/reliable semi auto 22lr on the market is right now. I'm intriqued by .17 but those are bolt action unless I want to drop a grand! NO THANKS.

I've been hearing a lot of good things about ruger 10/22's but not much about any other rifle on the market right now.

Been seeing a lot of m4/16/tacticool stuff as well.

Anyone ever shot the Mossberg m4 22's?

Thank you.

I watched a guy struggle with his Mossberg tactical m4 all morning at the range last Sunday. It seemed he had a malfunction with every magazine. He said it worked better with CCI than the bulk pack Federal he was trying.

Just my humble opinion: a .22 plinking rifle should shoot the cheapest .22 available and do it all day long otherwise what is the point?

IPSICK
04-13-2011, 6:05 PM
Since cost sounds like an issue, then the 10/22 fits the bill.

But I have a really good time with my Nordic Components NC22 mounted to my AR Lower.

nick
04-13-2011, 6:12 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bCm9Lx7X5Z8/TR4W01t7qdI/AAAAAAAAARQ/SE-Vd8WUBa8/s800/COMP.jpg

I'm in love....

Thumb stocks aren't legal here though, huh...


They're fine for rimfire rifles, or for for semiauto centerfire rifles with a maglock.

USMC VET
04-13-2011, 10:58 PM
I love my gsg-5 sweet looking gun and suprisingly accurate.

GM4spd
04-15-2011, 3:34 PM
The only thing wrong with the 10/22 is that it's a Ruger. Pete

bsg
04-16-2011, 11:16 PM
the 10/22 is a hard act to beat, and for what it is... the price can't be beat.