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View Poll Results: Which rifle should I choose?
Savage Mark II F 29 76.32%
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Old 08-25-2011, 3:46 PM
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Default Which .22LR Bolt-Action Repeating Rifle?

I am looking into getting a .22 bolt-action repeating for a build that I can use for training on the cheap. Training on a .308 isn't budget friendly. Being this is my first bolt-action, I don't want to break the bank. After a little bit of reading, I am considering:

1) Savage Arms Mark II F
2) Marlin 925

I am also open to any suggestions for other .22 bolt-action repeating rifles that I can find $250 and under.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-25-2011, 6:10 PM
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Savage Mark II FV would be my choice.

I've had mine for less than a month and I love it. Groups at 50yds are quarter size with cheap Wal Mart ammo. At 35 yds I get dime sized groups with the Remington Gold Box ammunition.

Overall, I love the Savage.
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Old 08-25-2011, 6:14 PM
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savage. I am a firm believer in them.
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Old 08-25-2011, 6:46 PM
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Savage is good, Marlin is good, can't go wrong with either. Suggest you only consider those with wood stocks for best accuracy.
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Old 08-25-2011, 8:49 PM
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Thanks for the info and input.
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There are tons of used .22 bolts out there for great prices. I bought a Springfield 56A by Stevens a few years ago for $75. Figuring it was late 50's/early 60's. Turns out it's from the 1930's. Very accurate for a sporter.

But the new Marlins and Savages are great guns for the money. However, on just about any bolt .22, I would recommend upgrading the rudimentary sights to something like a Lyman Globe on the front and a Williams peep on the rear.

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Don't a lot of people also love them rimfire CZs? I don't have a CZ, just a Winchester Wildcat rimfire, when I bought it I thought it was made in the USA,- wrong....! The thing is Russian, a TOZ by-product but still very nice to shoot, looks kinda like a Mosin Nagant near the magazine area....

I have a nice, clear, holds zero Leapers 4x40 scope on it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 9:21 PM
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Love my CZ.Not going to find one for $250.Savage with accutrigger are great shooters.Haven't shot a Marlin in years.Never heard anyone complain about them as far as accuracy.
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I have to agree with the members both are good choices and can't go wrong,BUT the Savage would be my pick!
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I'd take the savage.
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Looks like I am going with the Savage. Thanks for all the help and input everyone!
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Love my CZ.Not going to find one for $250.Savage with accutrigger are great shooters.Haven't shot a Marlin in years.Never heard anyone complain about them as far as accuracy.
I have a CZ and no your not going to get it for 250 but this rifle with a 40 dollar trigger job shots 1 inch groups at 100


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Either one is good...
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my buddy has CZ military trainer . it feels very solid . total different feel like from my savage . i could tell right away where that 200 additional $$ went .

but i still my savage plinker
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Mossberg M44, Model 52, Rem 512, 513, etc.
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I have a CZ and no your not going to get it for 250 but this rifle with a 40 dollar trigger job shots 1 inch groups at 100


CZ452V (5) by usmcchet92_96, on Flickr
could you tell me little about ur trigger job ?

brand .. is it adjustable ?

so i can pass that info to my friend , he doesnt come here , n after he shot my savage accutrigger , he wanted to lighten up a bit

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I really enjoy my Marlin XT-22R! It is basically an updated 925. I got it cheaper than a 925 too!
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IDK the used market for the Ruger 77/22 but mine has over 2000 rnds thru it, it drives nails, and the magazines are easy to carry. I know a new one is more but I don't see used one's too much....
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I have a CZ and no your not going to get it for 250 but this rifle with a 40 dollar trigger job shots 1 inch groups at 100


CZ452V (5) by usmcchet92_96, on Flickr
Boy howdy, that's a nice scope! What is it?
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Boy howdy, that's a nice scope! What is it?
Super Sniper 10x42 Mil-Dot- From the Flickr page.
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Super Sniper 10x42 Mil-Dot- From the Flickr page.
Nice!

I may be in the market for a .22 soon. I'll have to look that one up.
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I've got a Simmons .22 Mag 3-9x32 on mine. I can see great as far out as I'll probably ever be shooting the rifle, and after sighting it in, I can hit pretty much anything I want.
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I got a Marlin form big 5 for 175 a few months ago...i think its the 925...it was easy to choose to get it because its the only .22 bolt I found locally in stock

its my first bolt action , heavier than my 10/22 , and surely more accurate than I can shoot it...maybe I'm nuts but it seems like the bullets impact harder at distance than from my 10/22
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@ socalocalypse: I was looking around Big 5 and it seems like that the 925 is the only .22 bolt action repeater they carry.

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their input. It has been a great help.

I overlooked the XT-22R as a consideration. Seems like it is the Marlin 925 updated with their own version of an Accu-Trigger from the Savage. Got a few inquiries out to LGSs for pricing right now on the Marlin XT-22 and the Savage MKII.

Hopefully I will put a rifle in jail soon.
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could you tell me little about ur trigger job ?

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so i can pass that info to my friend , he doesnt come here , n after he shot my savage accutrigger , he wanted to lighten up a bit

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Offhand I forget the name. Go to rimfire central to the CZ section and they can help you out
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Here's my XT-22R. Pardon the crappy indoor picture; it's all I've got ATM.

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I got a Marlin form big 5 for 175 a few months ago...i think its the 925...it was easy to choose to get it because its the only .22 bolt I found locally in stock

its my first bolt action , heavier than my 10/22 , and surely more accurate than I can shoot it...maybe I'm nuts but it seems like the bullets impact harder at distance than from my 10/22
You may not be imagining it. There is a VERY small loss of velocity from the semi-auto action, but you'd never notice that alone. However, if you are shooting a 10/22 short barrel version vs. a 22"+ barrel bolt action, the muzzle velocity will be significantly higher on the longer barrel. 4 inches is probably enough for most people to tell the difference on steel targets
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I agree, any old school bolt action .22 would be a tack driver. I have owned a Remington 511 for years and I'm very pleased with it.

As for the Poll, I voted for the Marlin because a buddy of mine has one and it seems like a well made rifle. As for the savage, I have no experience or knowledge.
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my current .22 rimfire BA stable consists of two CZ 452's, a rem 510, Winchester 69A.

IMO, there are many good .22 BA rifles on the market.

as inexpensively a they can be had, I'd suggest purchasing new, whatever you decide on. many if not most, may now be transformed into tack driving plinker/target/hunting rifles with the after market accessories now available.
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I have a 1948 Winchester model 52 B mint condition. It was stored in my safe since 1983 when I purchased a collection of guns. I took it out a year ago and fired it for the first time. Previous to that it had never been fired. It shoots sub moa at 50 yards with pretty much any lr ammo. It is topped with a redfield 4X scope the same age.
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I've got a Marlin, but I had to vote for the Savage. It looks pretty sweet.
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