View Full Version : Cheapest bolt action 22 that takes a mag?

07-21-2012, 6:39 PM
I've kinda fallen in love with bolt action 22's. They're just plain AWESOME.
But just about everything I can find under $200 is either:
A. Semi
B. Single shot bolt
Or C. Break open.

And I'm looking for a bolt action 22 that takes a detachable magazine. If this was 4 years ago, I'd consider a Romanian M69 trainer, but those are all dried up, and what's left are easily over $200. Is there anything new under this price point? Because if not, I see a section in the market that needs to be filled.

07-21-2012, 6:52 PM
The Savage with the Accutrigger goes on sale alot for just under $200 I believe.I picked one up with 4 magazines from Turners a couple years ago for $149 plus tax,dros.It is the black plastic,blued,accutrigger.Msags were 5 shot and 10 shot.I really like it and it will operate with shorts if you rack it slow.

07-21-2012, 6:55 PM
I recently bought a used Glenfield (Marlin) Model 25 for $99. It's bolt action and magazine fed. This rifle is crazy accurate. It will shoot short, long and long rifle. The triggers are decent, but I replaced a trigger spring with one from a bic lighter(there are guides to do this on rimfirecentral.com) and now the pull comes in under 3# and breaks very crisp. You can find these rifles in pawn shops, gun shops or online. I think I got mine for a steal considering the excellent condition, but you will find them anywhere from $75-$150 depending on condition and the shop you get it from.


07-21-2012, 9:15 PM
Well, rimfired, he was looking for an idea on the .22 Mag. I know the Savage unit very well and it shoots good. Not sure how available 10 round mags are for it, though. Mine cost considerably more, but that was die to the special stock & fluted stainless bull barrel. Tack driver for sure. Unfortunately, it doesn't meet your price range.(At least here up North where we have no big gun warehouse stores.)

07-21-2012, 10:01 PM
Check Dick's Sporting Goods. They have an exclusive Savage Mark II GXP that comes with a disposable scope... no iron sights, no AccuTrigger. BUT I think it's only about $179.

Magazines are everywhere. Last time I was in my local Dick's they had them but they were way overpriced. Bass Pro Shops had them, my LGS's have them. Should be about $20-ish and they were $24 at Dick's I think, I just remember they were way more than I paid for mine.

My son and I love shooting my Mark II G (the one with AccuTrigger and iron sights.) If you look hard and long enough you can find them for around $220. I paid $239 for mine.

07-22-2012, 5:21 PM
not sure where you are from but i found this Mossberg .22lr for $175 Fees included (http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/for/3155046266.html) in the IE. not sure if it is bolt action either cause they didn't take a picture of the other side.

07-22-2012, 5:38 PM
^^ That is a STEAL! unless the bore is corroded. 99% sure that is a bolt-action

RUGER made/makes a M77/22 that uses the standard rotary mag. I have one & it is real nice.

07-22-2012, 6:07 PM
I just picked up a new Savage MkII FV for $218+ fees! I know that the Mk II F is a simpler and lighter rifle. Last i recall asking price was a mear $179. Everything your looking for and a well know good shooter.

07-22-2012, 8:21 PM
i just bought a Savage MarkII-FV from turners

SoCal Bob
07-22-2012, 10:29 PM
I haven't shot it yet but I picked up a Marlin XT-22 from another Calgunner for $160 a short time ago. It looks to be well made. XT-22's come with either a magazine or tube. Mine has a magazine and is supposed to be able to use the same magazine as a Marlin 795.

07-23-2012, 6:47 AM
If you're going strictly on price, then check out the Marlin XT-22. I have a tube fed one and it's pretty good. The Savages are nicer (I have a .17HMR Savage), but also pricier.

07-23-2012, 7:12 AM
My Savage MkII FV-SR shoots .5" groups all day at 50 yards, and will do the same at 100 yards if I don't have caffeine jitters. The bolt throw is a little tight, but the accutrigger is nice and it is a very handy rifle with or without the can.

As Caldude said above, the Marlin XT-22s are nice also, but the Savage is definitely worth the price difference.

07-23-2012, 7:41 AM
The MKII FV-SR sounds like a great buy... I will have to snag one of those some day soon... Hopefully a deal shows up somewhere.

The War Wagon
07-23-2012, 7:45 AM
I bought my Marlin 925R a few years back around $199 new, as I recall.


Mail Clerk
07-23-2012, 6:17 PM

My best suggestion would be a Marlin 25N model. It's a bolt action and is accurate using the right ammo it likes.

Mail Clerk

07-24-2012, 7:17 PM
Any Savage with an Accu-trigger is fantastic and more accurate than just about anything on the market. Hands down a winner!

Cheap Shot
07-24-2012, 8:46 PM
was $199 + fees, came to 241.49 out the door (this was feb 2010).
very accurate came with a 10 round magazine and I purchased another 10 round magazine and weaver scope mounts mail order (I won't say from where as they said in stock and took 3 weeks to finally ship them to me). Got all my bad habits adjusted and added a Savage in .30-06. Now I can swap back and forth and keep myself from developing 'flinch'.

07-24-2012, 8:53 PM
savage mark II, marlin 795

07-24-2012, 9:48 PM
Might check this active thread out: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=596769

07-24-2012, 9:51 PM
mossberg 802 plinkster. no experience with it, but i love my semi-auto 702!!!!!

07-24-2012, 9:58 PM
For those of you with Savage MKII's with the accutrigger: Is the stock accutrigger bad? I saw a couple used MKII's for sale with the Rifle Basix trigger upgrade.