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#5558689 - 01/22/15 04:55 PM Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22?
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Considering one for several reasons, one of which is shooting it suppressed for small varmint control, so it must have a threaded barrel. Other than the Ruger American, which models should I be looking at?
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#5558716 - 01/22/15 05:09 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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#5558728 - 01/22/15 05:17 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Why not concentrate your efforts on finding a good shooter and then have it threaded? Good chance you will find a good shooter among some of the earlier .22s and the price can offset the threading cost ? JMHO
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#5558741 - 01/22/15 05:25 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I bought the Marlin Xt22

Reasons why

1. Bolt action and tube fed
2. Will cycle short, long or long rifle
3. Inexpensive
4. Target trigger - idk if it really is, but it's a nice trigger for a cheap 22

My only complaints

1. Adjustment screw on trigger is made of play dough - super soft
2. Iron sights were put on off center. Had to install a scope

I thought the ruger Americans were ugly
I considered Savage, and probably would have bought one if I wanted magazine fed


There are really nice target 22s, but they are too expensive for me.

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#5559037 - 01/22/15 07:35 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
I bought the Marlin Xt22

Reasons why

1. Bolt action and tube fed
2. Will cycle short, long or long rifle
3. Inexpensive
4. Target trigger - idk if it really is, but it's a nice trigger for a cheap 22

My only complaints

1. Adjustment screw on trigger is made of play dough - super soft
2. Iron sights were put on off center. Had to install a scope

I thought the ruger Americans were ugly
I considered Savage, and probably would have bought one if I wanted magazine fed


There are really nice target 22s, but they are too expensive for me.


This ^^^...iron sights do suck. Put a Nikon pro staff on it and it's perfect... I do recommend the bolt action Marlin XT 22, beware, extra mags are impossible to find off shelf. I ordered 5 extra from marlin with no hassles. They came within a week so not really a bid deal. I do like the set up a lot. If you are gonna spend another 500 on it to barbi it up, this is not the gun for you. Never had a jam w/ cheap 22 ammo.

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#5559063 - 01/22/15 07:46 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I got a CZ 455 22lr varmint for Christmas and it will touch holes easily at 50 yards, can also get a couple other barrels for them since they are interchangeable. I may get the .17, but good right now.

I went through this all last summer and did a ton of reading, pretty damn happy with my decision on the CZ, great build quality and the wood on mine is the nicest Walnut I have ever had on a firearm.
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#5559064 - 01/22/15 07:47 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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No need to consider anything other than a cz455

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#5559289 - 01/22/15 09:30 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: SingleShot85]
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Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
No need to consider anything other than a cz455


I would rate the sako quad or the anschutz up there too.

Walter

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#5559383 - 01/22/15 10:04 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
No need to consider anything other than a cz455


I would rate the sako quad or the anschutz up there too.

Walter


The Sako and Anchutz heck yeah, but they are 3-4x's the cash!
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#5559410 - 01/22/15 10:18 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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He wants to run it suppressed.. I'd say look at the Savage Mark II..
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#5559439 - 01/22/15 10:36 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: Varget 7-08]
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Originally Posted By: Varget 7-08


You ended the discussion right there! If I could only get my hands on one
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#5559517 - 01/22/15 11:19 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I have a Savage Mark II FVSR. Change the stock, add a scope, good to go.
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#5559523 - 01/22/15 11:21 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
I have a Savage Mark II FVSR. Change the stock, add a scope, good to go.


I love those rifles. I just can't find one locally. Yours looks great
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#5559542 - 01/22/15 11:39 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: Stoney]
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Originally Posted By: Stoney
Originally Posted By: Varget 7-08


You ended the discussion right there! If I could only get my hands on one


Buds has it in stock for $232
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#5559551 - 01/22/15 11:45 PM Re: Thoughts on a new bolt-action .22? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Thanks, last time I checked they were out of stock
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