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#5387590 - 10/29/14 06:41 PM Need a 22lr for the wife
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I'm tired of her dragging me out of bed at all hours to go blast an armadillo that's laying waste to her flower beds. I have a 39A that I keep by the front door, and it's got a red lens light on it. Great for armadillos at night, but too heavy for the wife. So...I need something that is: light, cute (this matters to her), scoped, and safe. Particularly want it to be safe. No semiautos. So should I go single shot? But she might need a followup shot. Bolt action? Heck, I just don't know, so any suggestions from ya'll are welcome. I'm kinda stuck and can't decide what to do.

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#5387617 - 10/29/14 07:01 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Edited by TexFlip (10/29/14 07:03 PM)
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#5387618 - 10/29/14 07:02 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Pink Cricket. I don't think there all that cute, but understand why some do. Any experience with revolver's? I have the Ruger SP101 in .22LR. It is extremely reliable and accurate.

Only other thing I can suggest, is take your bride to BPS, Cabela's, etc, and let her handle every .22 firearm they have in the store.
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#5387627 - 10/29/14 07:08 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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I thought about the cricket, but it's a single shot. She has several pistols, but probably couldn't hit an armadillo. As for going to cabela's, I sort of wanted this to be a surprise.

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#5387637 - 10/29/14 07:14 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: TexFlip]
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#5387643 - 10/29/14 07:16 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Originally Posted By: Varget 7-08


And one more. How is a semi auto not safe? All the same rules apply to it as a bolt action, pump, or lever.
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#5387661 - 10/29/14 07:25 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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A semi in the hands of my wife makes me a little nervous.

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#5387662 - 10/29/14 07:25 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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If you are willing to swap the stock, I would say Savage Mark II FVSR 22LR. It's a good, inexpensive, accurate, bolt action rifle. It ships with a 5 round magazine, but you can get 10 round mags for it. It also comes with a picatinny rail already on it (no iron sights) and is threaded for a suppressor if you want to go that route in the future. The only bad part is that they put a cheap plastic stock on it that is way too low for a any cheek weld, more like a chin weld. You could go with a kydex check weld bolted to the original stock and get by. Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3J8ERQ?psc=1

In the mean time, go get some powdered Tide laundry detergent and spread it in the yard like a fertilizer. Kills the grubs that the armadillos are eating.
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#5387666 - 10/29/14 07:26 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Oh yeah, and hydrodip the stock to make it look cute.
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#5387717 - 10/29/14 07:47 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Cz 452, 453, 455. They have synthetic stocked models if you want to dip it, or nice wood stocks for the classic "cuteness".

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#5387724 - 10/29/14 07:50 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Ruger American bolt that takes 10/22 mags

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#5387761 - 10/29/14 08:06 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Browning BL-22

A beautiful gun with a short 33 degree lever throw, very easy to operate. Light, accurate, won't pinch yer fingers as the trigger swings down with the lever. Not nearly as long or heavy as the Marlin.

Only problem is that you'll be fighting a distinct feeling of jealousy... Trade your Marlin in on it to offset the cost, maybe?

The finish on both the metal and the wood is top-notch, outstanding. Go over to the Browning, and you'll never look back.

Browning BL-22 Grade 1



They also make a micro version with a shorter barrel and stock, if required. Depends on the girl.

Don't get me wrong, I like the Marlin too but this addresses the problems she's having with your gun. Let her shoulder one, be sure to bring your bucks with you when you do.



Edited by charlesb (10/29/14 08:21 PM)
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#5387878 - 10/29/14 09:05 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
A semi in the hands of my wife makes me a little nervous.


Then you need to spend some time with her shooting cans.

But have a little faith in the wife. Our ladies can do a whole lot more than we give them credit for some times. I used to think the same kind of things about my wife. Now she outshoots me some days.
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#5388000 - 10/29/14 09:48 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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I've had her shooting off and on for years. Still...I don't feel that confident she's clear on how guns work. The last Dillo she shot, she thumbed back the hammer on the 39A and shot it, but didn't kill it right away. The Dillo ran and she told me that the rifle didn't fire the second time. Hmmm, so I asked what she did on that second shot. She said she thumbed the hammer back again and pulled the trigger but it didn't fire. Whew!

So they make that BL22 in a micro version? I'll look into that. And then I'll re-explain about that lever thingy and how it works.

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#5388009 - 10/29/14 09:53 PM Re: Need a 22lr for the wife [Re: 603Country]
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Ooooo, that micro is cute and light and should work just fine for her. I'll call Cabelas tomorrow.

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