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#6053508 - 11/27/15 06:50 PM Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200
rifle.30cal Offline
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Registered: 07/19/10
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Loc: Far North Metroplex, Texas
Son in law wants a .22 semi for Christmas, budget is $200. Need suggestions on a reliable (dependent upon ammo) .22 semi. I have owned Ruger semi's but it has been quite a few years. Are any of the other current models a decent buy and not jam-o-matics? Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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#6053548 - 11/27/15 07:14 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Marlin M60 comes to mind, and never had an issue with a Ruger 10-22. Both are solid rimfire's. I'd steer clear of the Mossberg's.
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#6053592 - 11/27/15 07:45 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
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^^^^^^^^

Good advice IMO
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#6053613 - 11/27/15 07:57 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
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10/22

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#6053615 - 11/27/15 07:57 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Marlin model 60, $169 for a black one. I prefer it to the 10-22 because of the tube magazine and it doesn't have an odd lever to hold/release the bolt.

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#6053678 - 11/27/15 08:30 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: San Angelo
Model 60 or 10/22
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#6053720 - 11/27/15 08:53 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
Brandon82 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 471
Loc: Dallas,Tx
I have a Marlin model 60 and a Ruger 10/22. Out of the box model 60 all the way for me.

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#6053723 - 11/27/15 08:55 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
jetdad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: Grayson county
I got my son the 10/22 two years ago. It's amazingly accurate and has yet to miss a beat. It's been great.

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#6053731 - 11/27/15 09:03 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Flip a coin. Lots of mods available for the 10/22; I've killed a bunch of varmints with both.
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#6054609 - 11/28/15 01:03 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
rifle.30cal Offline
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Registered: 07/19/10
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Loc: Far North Metroplex, Texas
Thanks for all the good advice. Found a 10/22 in the for sale section and will pick up a model 60 for myself.

Randy

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#6055320 - 11/28/15 08:34 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
okstatefan Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
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Loc: Forney, TX
I grew up with a Marlin, and it never let me down. However, we have a 10/22 for each member of the family and have never wanted for anything else.

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#6055730 - 11/29/15 06:57 AM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
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Registered: 12/15/13
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Loc: Cooke County, Texas
There's a used M60 in the classifieds for $100.
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#6057107 - 11/29/15 07:59 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
charlesb Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: West Texas mountains
I've owned several 10-22's and Marlin M60's.

I like the Marlin best.
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#6057136 - 11/29/15 08:09 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
D-Day Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 102
Loc: North TX
Can't go wrong with a Marlin 60...I have one...as do most of my friends.

If your SIL likes to tinker though, there are 1001 accessories one could buy for the Ruger 10/22.
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#6057397 - 11/29/15 10:21 PM Re: Need suggestions good .22 semi auto under $200 [Re: rifle.30cal]
Dub32 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 52
Loc: DFW
I have owned or currently own multiple M60's and 10/22's, both excellent guns. However, I will throw another 22 out there, the Remington 597. I got one of these a couple of years ago and have been very impressed with accuracy and function. Have heard of others having issues with this rifle though.

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