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Thread: Thinking about getting a 22 semi auto. suggestions please.

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    Lots of good advise here. Good option recommendations for different price points. I have been shooting 10/22's since 1974. I currently have 2 with all sorts of whistles,bells,trigers and clips. I can highly recommend them.

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    10-22s are fun...
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    10-22's are really nice but...... the 22 that has been most enjoyed by our family is the Marlin Papoose. Wood stock. Remove barrel and stow in 2 foot gun rug style bag. Accurate enough for 4x4 inch blocks out to about 100 yards after a few range and windage shots. Compact 10 round magazine or longer 20 and 30 round magazines are available. Kid or petite woman friendly. Easy to add an inexpensive 4x rimfire scope to for older eyes. It was just so easy to take it down, pack it and some .22's to have for some plinking wherever we were at if the opportunity for shooting existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost75 View Post
    Don't ignore used guns. Many bargains out there.

    Don't ignore tube magazine guns. No magazine to lose, hold alot of rounds. Reliable feeding.

    Marlin Model 60 is great buy for the money. Common as dirt.

    So are older Sears or Montgomery Ward autoloaders made for them by Savage or Mossberg and the Mossberg 151, 152, 251, 352, 702, Springfield 85, and Savage 62, 64, 187, etc.
    I'm a sucker for all those old 22's. When I can find them I buy them. They all shoot very nice.

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    I, too, am an aficionado of the olllld .22s, having a few in my safe. My two cents to the thread is questioning the "advantage" of having large capacity magazines to these, which -- just to ME -- ain't (sic) necessarily so! Albeit I'm an old Bullseye shooter who -- 'ceptin single shots -- loads everything in quantity of *FIVE* -- other than, perhaps, fending off an attack of a field full of jack rabbits all racing at me with a vengeance ( ) -- the safety component of having a measured magazine capacity (again, to me and me only -- I don't wish to change this thread to one of .22 mag capacity pros and cons) -- outweigh having the large cap ones.
    Yes, too, I concur with those who recommend Ruger's 10/22 -- and for mine, I have FIVE-round magazines. I purchased clips which enable two magazines to be glued top-top together; think of the "jungle-clipping" back in VietNam days -- and, with two five-rounders so put together, it's not difficult for me to know how many live rounds are at my disposal in each. A couple more of these in a pouch pocket -- and, I can have thirty pre-loaded rounds, ready to go.
    As a side note, my favorite .22 is a CZ model (452 Varmint) -- and I've never been "without enough" using their 5-round magazines.
    Re the tubular mags -- hey, I, too have one of these -- which I also ('though this one hardly leaves the safe ) load in groups of five.
    BE SAFE regardless of your choice! In addition to the many other reasons for owning one or two or three of these - .22s ARE fun!
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    Second the Nylon 66. Had mine for about 50 years, never any problems. My Ruger MK I pistol has shot thousands of rounds thru it. Think I cleaned it once. Will shoot just about anything I have tried.

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    I have a Ruger 10/22, a Remington 552 Speedmaster and a Marlin 99 (Model before the 60) and if I could only keep one it would be the Marlin. But I like all 3 and won't be getting rid of any of them.
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    On the smaller firearms the larger capacity magazines are somewhat awkward. The Papoose 10 round sits just barely outside the stock. Only thing that has been fun with more shots in the magazine is putting up a shooting gallery of clays, wood blocks and assorted physical targets. Otherwise the 10 shot is more comfortable and practical.
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    Always wanted a browning buck mark carbine. My buck mark 5.5 target pistol I received new in 91' is a shooter. I know you want a semi auto but I bought a CZ 452 ultra lux super exclusive last year that is a blast to shoot. The barrel is soooo long it sounds like it's suppressed. I also bought a ruger American rimfire 22 wmr last year that's rediculous accurate. I love the extra knock down and range of the WMR. I had squirrels crawl off with marginal shots with my 22 lr to big holes and dropping on the spot with the wmr.

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    I got a bad start with the semi auto 22s thirty to forty years ago. Seems like they were always having lots of problems. Have they gotten the bugs worked out by. Should I take another chance on one. If so which ones are good and which ones to watch out for?. Sorry if this is more or less a repeat of the original question.
    Thanks
    Last edited by GregLaROCHE; 12-02-2018 at 01:01 AM.

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    Had an anshutz semi years ago very magazine fussy not that accurate ,got a base model 1022 ten years ago easy to clean and modify ,cheap mags, should have got one years ago .

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    One nice thing about the 1022, and fot that matter most removable magazine rifles, the feed "system" IS the removable, and cheap, magazine. On tube fed there are a good many little stamped parts in the rifle itself. My beloved Browning SA22 and Rem 241s are a bit better in that regard. In my personal experience, the 1022 factory mag is very reliable and even moreso with a little less pressure on the follower.
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