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Old 07-09-2012, 1:40 PM
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Default Contemplating a .22

Ok, my wife and I trade off on our gun purchases and I get the next one. Im leaning toward a .22 to add to my collection. They are fun, inexpensive and economical to shoot.

Question: Should I purchase a dedicated .22 rifle; 10-22, Savage 64 and the like, or should I get a .22 kit for my AR15? How reliabel are the drop-in .22 kits from CMMG? DPMS just came out with a dedicated .22 upper, its kinda pricey for a .22 but could be a viable option.

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Old 07-09-2012, 1:47 PM
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CMMG Sierra .22lr upper. Only about $100 more than the drop in kit and (from what I've heard) WAY more reliable. I have one with about 3000 rounds through it and 0 weapon related malfunctions. Oh and I haven't cleaned it once.
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10/22----Its a barbie gun--
Dedicated AR upper--Feels like an AR--Still a Barbie gun

In other words...Both
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Old 07-09-2012, 2:00 PM
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i really like my mp15-22. it can wear real ar accessories and has been reliable from day 1.
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No on the Savage 64, Yes on the Ruger 10/22 (everybody should have one of those IMO) and a dedicated .22 upper is the best.
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Wife has a Savage 64, its OK but Im sure there are better. Leaning hard towards a dedicated .22 rifle. Either a 10/22 or check out the Mossberg 802, I like the idea of bolt action.
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Old 07-10-2012, 9:12 AM
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Not my posting, but I own a similar one:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...9&highlight=37

A little pricey for most, but I think it is worth it! You'll have the only one at your range, unless we're both at the same one...

Here's mine:
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10/22 is something I think everyone should have.

As for drop in vs dedicated upper....prolly depends on how much you intend to shoot it
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Not my posting, but I own a similar one:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...9&highlight=37

A little pricey for most, but I think it is worth it! You'll have the only one at your range, unless we're both at the same one...
Thats nice, but quite a bit more than I want to spend on a plinker. $400 is my total budget. Probably a $200 rifle and a nice scope.
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Thats nice, but quite a bit more than I want to spend on a plinker. $400 is my total budget. Probably a $200 rifle and a nice scope.
Look into a bolt-action Savage MK II. I have the G model... wood stock, iron sights, AccuTrigger. I love it. Fits right in your budget.
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Marlin 795 is around $150 at most sales.
If you're not looking to do any heavy mods (if so, get a Ruger) and want a basic reliable shooter out of the box, the 795 is a great autoloader. I'm looking to get a .22 bolt action, but I already have so many mags for the 795, I decided to take the red dot off and put a scope on it. Very happy.


scope on sale:
http://swfa.com/BSA-3-9x40-Sweet-22-...pe-P42505.aspx


Leupold 1" rings are about $15 most places


$14 per mag + $10 for shipping
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/mabopre88au2.html
("Thank you" to another Calgunner who pointed to me to this price)
these mags are normally $17-20



you'll get better dedicated equipment, the combo above is the best bang for the buck IMO
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I had a conversion kit for my AR and didn't really like it. I decided to just buy a dedicated .22 rifle. My Sig 522 Commando has been very reliable, practically 100%. I'm also picking up a Smith MP22 next week and have a Ruger SR22 waiting 30 days after that.

.22 is great to practice with and very fun to shoot. Let us know what you choose!
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Thats nice, but quite a bit more than I want to spend on a plinker. $400 is my total budget. Probably a $200 rifle and a nice scope.
Once you use start shooting the high-end rimfire rifles, you really can't bring yourself to shoot a "plinker", it will ruin you!
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Marlin 795 is around $150 at most sales.
If you're not looking to do any heavy mods (if so, get a Ruger) and want a basic reliable shooter out of the box, the 795 is a great autoloader. I'm looking to get a .22 bolt action, but I already have so many mags for the 795, I decided to take the red dot off and put a scope on it
You can get a Marlin XT22 bolt action rifle. The 795 and XT22 uses the same magazine. I love my XT22.
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Marlin Model 60. Great rifle, accurate out of the box, the tube will hold more than 10 rounds and no magazines to buy, lose or accidentally leave at home.
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Hello,

I recommend getting a Rifle in 22LR.

To reiterate V.O.R.'s post. If you just want to shoot out of the box. The Marlin 795. If you want to modify then the Ruger 10/22. Both shoot exceedingly well and have all the versatility that you will ever need.

If you go with the Marlin, I'm thinking all you need is a good sling, swivels, 3 extra magazines, and the Tech Sights. You can do all that for approximately $300.

I do like some of the aftermarket stocks for the Ruger though. I believe " Archangel " is one of their popular sets.

Whenever, I'm in the tactical mood though. I'd rather just shoot that bigger caliber through an AK / AR platform.

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Ive been doing some shopping over the last few days. I've narrowed it down to a Ruger 10/22 tactical, or a Henery lever action. Completely opposite ends of the spectrum. I loved the butter smooth action of the Ruger. Have not yet handled a lever action .22, only a 30-30.
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Ive been doing some shopping over the last few days. I've narrowed it down to a Ruger 10/22 tactical, or a Henery lever action. Completely opposite ends of the spectrum. I loved the butter smooth action of the Ruger. Have not yet handled a lever action .22, only a 30-30.
A .22 lever gun is kinda underwhelming. I love .22 rilfes but I did not enjoy the Henry Golden Boy I shot at the range.
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Ruger 10/22 just to reiterate. Buy the standard version or the stainless or even better the take down. Then buy a good optic and you are set. I also like to add a VQ auto bolt upgrade and smooth out the trigger while I have it out. This will last you a lifetime, especially if you change the recoil buffer to VQ as well!
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Keep checking used racks at your lgs. You can score some great deals on old .22s.
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10-22---you NEED one!
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Thought Id resurrect this post from the dead.

As an update to getting a .22 LR rifle.

I went with a Ruger 10/22 Tactical. I put about 300 rounds through it then decided to go on a little upgrade spree.

-Slapped on a Vortex Crossfire II 3-9 Scope
-Picked up 3 additional mags
-Picatinny scope rail
Went to tactical innovations and purchased:
-Stainless billet trigger
-Stainless extended mag release
-Stainless charging handle and guide spring
-Auto bolt release mechanism

Of all the guns I have ever owned, this is my favorite by far. I even prefer it to my AR.
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Tactical = S&W 15-22
Traditional semi-auto = Ruger 10/22
Old school = CZ 452 or Savage MKII
C&R = Winchester 62
Classy = Browning Semi-auto 22
Survivalist = Ruger 10/22 Take-Down
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Good choice sir, I prefer my 10/22 to all my other guns too!
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