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05-24-2011, 7:46 AM
hello, i tried searching but nothing came up in terms of a 22 bolt action rifle. i am looking for a fun little bolt action 22. i was told that ruger made this in the 10/22 but i was not able to find anything on their site. i want something thats fun and reasonably priced. i was told the rugers had a lot of options that you can get for it so that's the reason why i was looking for them specifically. any help would be greatly appreciated. i'll be honest, the reason i want bolt action is for the "fun factor". i was told henry makes a very nice lever action but maybe at a later time.

05-24-2011, 7:48 AM
Savage and Marlin make some pretty nice .22 bolt actions that don't cost a lot of money.

05-24-2011, 7:50 AM
thanks for the quick reply... would you say they are in the same class in terms of quality and options available as the ruger? ive heard good things about the marlin 795 semi auto that you can get from big 5, and some guy is selling a savage bolt action with scope but not sure on the quality.

05-24-2011, 8:16 AM
Ruger makes a 77/22 and it uses a 10 rnd rotary magazine, but it's not real affordable....but it is fun

05-24-2011, 8:51 AM
Savage and Marlin make some pretty nice .22 bolt actions that don't cost a lot of money.

Good advice. For the OP, the Ruger 10/22 in NOT a bolt action rifle but a semi. Marlin has a new line of bolt 22s coming out this year with an adjustable trigger like the Savage accutrigger. Might be worth a look. You can find tons of info on 22 bolt action rifles using google or go to rimfirecentral.com.

Decide what you will use the rifle for before you buy. Plinking, target work, hunting, etc. The rifle will be the smallest cost, ammo the biggest.

05-24-2011, 8:55 AM
I suggest finding an old Mossberg M42 or M44. They are priced right and will outshot any new gun in their price range. Besides, they have historical/collector's value and will appreciate rather than buying a new gun and having it depreciate a few bucks.

05-24-2011, 9:04 AM
If you can find one...I like my Marlin 981t

05-24-2011, 9:10 AM
I like my Marlin. Ruger 10/22 is not a bolt, though. If you really want a nice .22 bolt gun, check out CZ.

05-24-2011, 2:47 PM
thanks for all the advice everyone... i was told by someone that ruger did make a bolt action one.. maybe i heard wrong... this gun will be used to scratch an itchy trigger finger that's cheaper than our 9mm. my wife wanted the mosquito but since we had 2 9mm already, i wanted something different. i will definitely check out the sites and the brands you guys recommended. the ruger 77/22 is too pricey for what i am trying to o although they look like really nice guns. thanks again.

Patrick Aherne
05-24-2011, 3:00 PM
CZ is what O bought for my kids to learn with and it is bug-nuts accurate with Win t22

05-24-2011, 4:25 PM
i just checked out the cz models and its more than what im looking to pay right now...

what exactly is an accutrigger?

05-24-2011, 4:27 PM
ya, a savage w/ their "accutrigger" is dope. really, no work needed. I've used one in .308 and .17HMR and both were very accurate.
i have a marlin 60 and while the trigger is a little rough (i've noticed that many manufacturers put nicer triggers on bolt guns than on their semi auto's), the rest of the gun is very well built marlin makes great barrels.
if you can get your hands on a remington 580 (single-shot) / 581 (clip) / 582 (tube), i'd recomend it. I think they were discontinued in the late 70's. They feel great in the hand, have very crisp triggers, and can be found for <$200.

05-24-2011, 4:40 PM
after some reading around... i'm looking at the savage mark ii f and the marlin 981t. theyre about 200-220 (hopefully i can find somewhere cheaper) i kinda like the marlin for the tube vs. the magazine so i dont have to reload every 10 rds. unless im mistaken... anything else similar in price and quality?

05-24-2011, 4:44 PM
The Zastava made USSG Z5. Very nice deep, dark bluing, iron sights, fully adjustable trigger, so so walnut stock(improves with a bit of work). Very accurate.
Also known as the Zastava CZ99, the Charles Daly Superior II, and the Remington Model 5(comes with laminated stock).
With the hooded front sight, and adjustable rear ramp sight, it looks very much like a miniature large caliber rifle .

05-24-2011, 5:22 PM
I like my Romanian 1969 trainer.... Bolt action, 5 round detach mag...
looks like the sample below...

pretty cheap prices too....

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVLq2OExp4qwfzhexurzwSsS6M9Zk4e m5auSuyu3AvnIBVFXLZ

05-24-2011, 5:30 PM
I don't know how to forward a link to a prior post. If you scroll down the page to 5-15 11, there is a topic called a .22 for a 7 yr old about # 69 or so there is a list of .22 rifles that go from about $ 100 to $ 500. It is every helpful with links to each guns.
I hope someone will post the link for me.
Thanks all for your help.
Computer Challenged.

05-24-2011, 9:35 PM
thanks for the tip fireguy... is it ok for my wife and i which are a tad bit older than 7? lol

05-25-2011, 7:54 AM
A used CZ 452 should be well within your price range, maybe a new one too. I'm kind of tall and find them a bit on the smallish side, especially their Varmint model for some reason. CZ has excellent accuracy and is well made, will work for kids and adults for a long time.

05-25-2011, 8:11 AM
Start out with a Marlin 925. It can often be had for around $150 otd with tax and DROS. It's very accurate at 25-50 yards and you can get good results out to 100 yards with a scope. Replacing the trigger return spring brings the trigger pull down to a very pleasant couple of pounds, but do that only after you gain proficiency with the gun and safety practices.

A 3-9x40 scope makes it fairly heavy, but a super duper fun gun. I have mine mounted with see trough mounts so I can use either the scope or the iron sights for close up work. It's really not needed, but its fun to pick off bottle caps at 50 yards or knock the staples off of a target stand at 25 yards and at 100+ yards, you can easily see the bullet flying to the target.

05-25-2011, 2:46 PM
where can i find said marlin for that price? i can do 150 otd lol

05-25-2011, 3:57 PM
just got my Vostok CM2 from CDNN... talk about hair trigger.

the gun is build like a tank, no joke, Russian style.

the best part, 300 shipping included.

05-25-2011, 4:55 PM
here's another vote for the Mossberg M44 US!

05-28-2011, 2:16 PM
I picked up a Glenfield model 25 years ago for $75. It's a great bolt action. I love my 10/22, but cant shoot CB's through it easily. I can with my bolt action which comes in handy around the ranch.

Big Shrek
05-28-2011, 3:33 PM
There's always the New Marlin XT-22's

adjustable target trigger & micro-groove barrels...how many shots do you want to put in a dime at 50 yards??

If the answer is ALL OF THEM, go get a Marlin. :D

05-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Don't overlook the older guns....If you are looking for a cheap n' cheerful bolt action 22, keep an eye out for an old Marlin 101.

My first gun, circa 1968, was a Sears branded (marked Model 41-103) Marlin 101 that I still have (I'll never sell it :) ). It is very accurate - amazing considering the abuse it got - on a par with a TacSol-barreled 10-22 I also have - and I see them for sale on Gunbroker and GunsAmerica for well under $100 at times.

Bolt action, 17 round tube magazine, a decent trigger and usually have good wood and bluing.

Here's one on GA for $75 that just sold: http://www.gunsamerica.com/978458740/Guns/Rifles/Marlin-Rifles/Modern/Bolt-Pump/Revelation_Marlin_101.htm

And a similar Marlin 81G for $125, with scope: http://www.gunsamerica.com/998631624/Guns/Rifles/Marlin-Rifles/Modern/Bolt-Pump/MARLIN_81G_GLENFIELD_22_BOLT_ACTION.htm

Good hunting!

05-29-2011, 12:29 AM
FWIW, this inexpensive tube-fed beauty is on my list:



06-01-2011, 12:24 PM
I just bought a CZ455 Lux for $499 out the door. Now I need to wait 10 days :(

06-01-2011, 12:45 PM
I just bought a CZ455 Lux for $499 out the door. Now I need to wait 10 days :(



06-01-2011, 8:21 PM
If you can find one...I like my Marlin 981t

+1 I love my 981T. Super accurate. Load on Sunday and shoot all week.