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Favorite .22LR automatic rifle that's not a 10/22?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Buck13, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Captcurt

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    They function well, but the sights and trigger pulls are terrible.
     
  2. Eugen

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    My favorite 22LR is also the oldest firearm in my collection, a Rem Nylon 66. My dad gave it to me in 1965 on my birthday. Still shoots and functions like when it was new. Is it a great 22LR, probably not, but I love shooting it and always will.

    Lastly, what's a 10/22? LOL :D
     
  3. 303 hunter

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    Remington 597 AAC SD is gtg. It’s accurate and dependable.
     
  4. Kp321

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    Although I own two 10-22's, I a shoot one of my M&P 15-22's more. The 15-22's are not as accurate as the 10-22's but mine have been 100% reliable with good ammo. Most AR extras fit them and all of the controls are the same as its big brother.
    When I say not as accurate, I mean 1.5 moa compared to less than 1 moa. Still plenty accurate for anything but precision target work.
     
  5. If1HitU

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    My two Henry lever action .22 Mag. & GB.22 long.:thumbup:
     
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  7. TTv2

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    Mossberg Plinkster. Shoots way above it's price point.
     
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  8. fpgt72

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    I think again it comes down to the gun, I have two "nylons" one remington one cbc...both shoot about the same....and the crown on the cbc is really rough.
     
  9. fpgt72

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    I have wanted to get one of those just for the hell of it.....because so many say this thing is actually pretty darn good.

    Perhaps for grand kids when the time is ready.....I hear they are pretty light.
     
  10. jmorris

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    I have a couple, one was my first “real” rifle at age 11. They are not as common as they used to be, I guess they just don’t look “cool” these days.

    One semiauto 22 I own that I have never known another to have one is my Weatherby mark XXII. A “jaw dropper” vs most all semiauto .22’s but they quit making them in 1989.
     
  11. Bbear

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    I'm another one that votes for the Remington 552.
     
  12. alsaqr

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    i love my Browning .22 autos.
     
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    My old man has one of them. Only one I've ever seen. His is a blond maple with rosewood caps. Awesome looking gun, decent shooter.
     
  15. mgresh

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    Marlin 795
     
  16. fpgt72

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    I have one, there are several flavors of them, some made in japan, some in italy, I have a japanese version.

    Find one with the bundled scope...the scope itself is nothing special, but it does go with the gun and it is marked XXII.
     
  17. Ratshooter

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    I have one model 60 and two model 75 Marlins and three io/22 rifles. Only one of the 10/22s ever gave me any problems. A new Volquartsen extractor fixed that. If I thought there were going to start banning any semi-autos I would be looking for a different feed system. I would pick up a lever action. An old Marlin or a Henry. I have a model 39A made in 1989 IIRC and its a sweet shooter. Matter of fact its as accurate as any target gun I have shot. And it feeds shorts, longs and long rifle rounds including all the CB stuff.

    My most shot 22 is my Ruger 77/22 bolt action. Made in 1984 and came with factory open sights. It will shoot 10 shot 1/2" groups at 50 yards over and over again.

    There is no reason you can't make your model 60 work. A good cleaning, and make sure the chamber is clean and check the nylon recoil buffer. They crack. Still can't get it to work? Go to rimfirecentral.com. Those guys will tell you how to get it going again. Most report those rifles fire thousands of trouble free shots before cleaning. Good rifles IMHO.
     
  18. TTv2

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    Yeah, very light. The barrel is surprisingly skinny, but it holds up well accuracy wise. About the only criticism I have is the extended magazines are way too big and don't seem that reliable. The 10 round mags are great, but I wish a 20 round stick mag existed for the Plinkster.
     
  19. Buck13

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    Good tip! I've never had it apart, so anything could be going wrong inside.
    Yep. That is going to be my first step if/when I decide to start the resurrection project! They were able to help me fix *most* of the problems with my very problematic High Standard pistol. Still one or two bugs in that system, but I'll probably get them worked out eventually.
     
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  20. Ratshooter

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    Buck13 the Marlin model 60s are easy to take apart and work on. Most people shoot the crap out of them but never clean them. I bought a model 60 from the pawn shop that felt sluggish to operate the bolt. So I took it out of the stock and was amazed at the amount of gunk in it. And the chamber had a huge carbon build up. Its probably why someone pawned it. But 30 minutes of cleaning and its a flawless shooter now. And I have seen some amazing 100 yard groups posted at RFC shot by scoped model 60s.

    The buffers are the other thing to go wrong. They get brittle and crack. But they can be bought for $20 or less. you can get them at Midway, Brownells, Ebay and Marlin. I thought Black Jack buffers used to offer them too. If they do thats the one to get. You will never need another. I even modified one gun to use a small piece of vacuum hose. It will never wear out.:thumbup:

    I just checked the Blackjack buffers and don't see them offered.
     
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    Absolutely. Very impressed with mine, especially for $99.

    fpgt72 writes:

    Yes, they are. A little too light in the buttstock for my taste; makes the gun forward-heavy. I filled a ziplock with maybe 75 or so rounds of ammo, put it in a sock, and stuffed it into the hollow buttstock.
     
  23. ifit

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    image.jpeg I'd say build any dedicated AR platform in .22lr
    I recently built this, and is my favorite semiauto 22lr
     
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  24. maxxhavoc

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    Mine would have to be my BRN-22. Brownells BRN-22 Railed receiver, Butler Creek Barrel, Choate Stock, Ruger bolt and BX trigger group.
    BRN22.jpg

    After that, it's a tie for my Marlin 795 and Rossi RS22.
     
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  25. Risky buisness

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    Any one of the choices listed above would work fine.
    Were it me, I would devote the sum of money equal to the purchase of the most 'evil" rifle, as defined by your state, to one or two options. The first, donate to the NRA or state group fighting these assinine " laws", or second, start a seed money fund to move out of that socialist utopia place.
     
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