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jcaoloveshine
02-02-2008, 9:15 PM
what autoloading 22lr would you guys say has the best out of the box accuracy? im thinking about just getting the rifle itself with a solid scope and no aftermarket modifications.

ViPER395
02-02-2008, 9:21 PM
Marlin Model 60

HeHateMe
02-02-2008, 9:44 PM
Thompson Center R-55.

virulosity
02-03-2008, 10:08 AM
Rhineland R22 Heavy

Jaiofspam
02-03-2008, 10:12 AM
Marlin Model 60

+1 on the marlin model 60

TonyM
02-03-2008, 10:19 AM
Rhineland R22 Heavy

Considering they quit making them, and the RhinelandArms Website (http://www.rhinelandarms.com/) seems to be about music now, you got lucky if yours works.

aplinker
02-03-2008, 10:20 AM
Volquartsen

eaglemike
02-03-2008, 10:32 AM
Ruger has a couple of factory target models now. They shoot very well. If your local FFL or store doesn't stock them, go to http://www.galleryofguns.com/gunlocator/locatorstart.asp and run a search for Ruger .22 rifles.

all the best,

Mike

884runner
02-03-2008, 10:39 AM
What is your intended purpose for the rifle? If you want the best accuracy, go bolt action, otherwise for a very fun plinker/squirrel gun the ruger 10/22 would suit you well. I have a 10/22 and can shoot ground squirrels at 50yds all day in stock form. I also have a marlin bolt gun that is definetally more accurate, but not as fun at the range.

-hanko
02-03-2008, 12:15 PM
Volquartsen
;) Yep.

-hanko

frigginchi
02-03-2008, 12:26 PM
You might want to set a price point.

jcaoloveshine
02-03-2008, 12:58 PM
i live in socal right now since i go to uc irvine so im thinking about keeping a 22 rifle around here that i can shoot on weekends at the range. price range is $150-250. probably going to use it more for target shooting which is why i still want it to be pretty accurate for the price paid. right now im seriously considering a model 60sn over the 10-22 but ive got my eye on the marlin 795 as well. what do you guys think about the 795?

ivanimal
02-03-2008, 1:11 PM
I like the 795 and love the 10-22. I have both.

Linus
02-03-2008, 2:13 PM
Are you going to mount a scope? If you don't peep sights are the most accurate.

jcaoloveshine
02-03-2008, 2:17 PM
yeah i will probably get a bushnell 3-9x32

maxicon
02-03-2008, 2:18 PM
Yeah, price is critical. Under $200, out of box, the Marlin Model 60 or 795 is hard to beat, depending on whether you want tube fed or mag fed.

The 10/22 is also a great gun, but to match the Marlin, ends up costing more, IME. You can't go wrong with it either.

fairfaxjim
02-03-2008, 2:19 PM
Out of the box, either of the Marlin's are good, 10 shot detachable magazine vs. 14 shot tube magazine. I think they shoot better than a stock 10/22, jus personal preference though. The 10/22 is good also, better if you want to do any aftermarket mods, probably more mods available for it than just about any rifle. You can start simple and end up with a one of a kind.
Beyond your price range, but my personal favorite 22 lr is the Marlin 39A lever.
For target use, you may want to go with a bolt action instead of a semi-auto.

jcaoloveshine
02-03-2008, 3:37 PM
yeah thing is i already have a bolt action marlin so i want a semiauto just to spice things up. ill probably get a model 60 because its a pretty reliable rifle.

dfletcher
02-03-2008, 3:59 PM
A Ruger target is a good shooter out of the box. I have one and made some modest changes - bolt release, mag release & some trigger work. Probably about $60.00 total.

If I were buying a 22 semi auto and made no modifications, I'd get the T/C.

M. Sage
02-03-2008, 5:30 PM
+1 to the Marlin 60. Never had a problem with mine, and it's got reasonable accuracy. Mine seems to prefer the "hyper" velocity ammo accuracy-wise, FWIW.

ViPER395
02-04-2008, 1:37 PM
The 60's out of the box accuracy beats the 10/22 hands down. I have both. You'll need work to get the 10/22 shooting as good as the 60.

http://marcieeric.thedigitalhive.com/pics/IMG_2063a.jpg

SigShooter
02-04-2008, 2:18 PM
While I'll agree the Marlin's are more accurate "out of the box", you can build up a 10/22 to be a more accurate rifle in the end.

Are you set on a new "in the box" rifle? If not, it is possible to find a $100 - $150 used 10/22s in good condition and with a few dollars more you can add a new barrel which will increase accuracy 10 fold (maybe a little exaggeration there :) ). (Green Mountain makes excellent barrels for the 10/22 starting at around $80 from shootersdiscount.com.)

I have never owned a Model 60 (I do have two 39a's though), but I have shot a few and I know they are very accurate for a semi, so I wont trash talk the Marlin. However, the plethora of after market parts for the Ruger would make it my choice. For the simple fact that even though it may not be more accurate out of the box, it is very easy and very cheap to make it a very accurate rifle. I'm not sure of the availability of after market parts with the Marlins, but with the Ruger you are only limited by your imagination. Down the road, as you can afford it, you can go from a stock classic looking "sleeper" to a tack driving space gun and everything in between.

If you really want information overload on everything Rimfire, head on over to rimfirecentral.com and they will give you all the info you ever wanted... and more.

jcaoloveshine
02-04-2008, 2:49 PM
is the model 60 hard to clean because of its tube mechanism?

ViPER395
02-04-2008, 2:52 PM
is the model 60 hard to clean because of its tube mechanism?

No. You should never have to remove the tube or clean it. Everything is in the reciever. The entire action, trigger parts and lifter system is in one unit.

jamesob
02-04-2008, 3:45 PM
i'll chime in, 10/22 or model 60.

FEMUN
02-04-2008, 8:31 PM
Is the 795 as reliable as the model 60 or the 10/22

jarios
02-04-2008, 8:48 PM
Another vote for the Marlin Model 60. I prefer my Model 60 to my bro's 10/22 Stainless. The tube mag on the 60 is a snap to load (mine holds 17 rounds). You'll be doing alot of reloading since ammo is so inexpensive.

jcaoloveshine
02-04-2008, 9:41 PM
Another vote for the Marlin Model 60. I prefer my Model 60 to my bro's 10/22 Stainless. The tube mag on the 60 is a snap to load (mine holds 17 rounds). You'll be doing alot of reloading since ammo is so inexpensive.

oh THAT kind of reloading. for a second i thought you were serious about reloading 22lr. ;)

Linus
02-04-2008, 10:00 PM
I have to agree with SigShooter, you can make a more accurate 10/22 in the long run, which should be worth it.
By the way how does the tube feed system work with the ROs. They usually make you remove the mag and open the bolt during cease fire, but what do you do with the tube feed?

caldude
02-05-2008, 7:22 AM
With a tube feed, just pull the feeder stick (or whatever you want to call it) out, and then let any remaining cartridges slide out (usually works best if you hold the barrel side down). Just leave the stick out, and open the bolt, and that should satisfy any RO.

fairfaxjim
02-05-2008, 7:31 AM
I have to agree with SigShooter, you can make a more accurate 10/22 in the long run, which should be worth it.
By the way how does the tube feed system work with the ROs. They usually make you remove the mag and open the bolt during cease fire, but what do you do with the tube feed?

The bolt on the 60 locks back on the last shot, about 2/3 of the way open. It also has a "charging lever" on the bolt that will lock it fully open if you pull the bolt back and press in on the "lever," (It's really just a little handle that slides in and out of the side of the bolt.) RO's are typically looking for open actions, and then no mags on removable mag rifles. Never had any problem with them with tube feeds. You can remove the tube if you want, but I don't. You are going to leave it on the bench, with the action locked open, and not go near it again until the cease fire is over, no need to disassemble it.

jcaoloveshine
02-05-2008, 3:45 PM
hows the savage 64fxp?

ViPER395
02-05-2008, 3:55 PM
hows the savage 64fxp?

Notice now no one has mentioned it? :D j/k