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    22 lr, 17hmr, 22 mag

    Hi Guys,

    Looking to get one of these. Is it possible to get a decent 22lr/mag/17hmr for about 400 bucks and then buy a separate scope or does that tend to run dearer? What is the best value for money approach for getting a first rimfire rifle? dont want to spend more than 600 probably on the whole setup.

    Thought that the buy and sell section on here might offer the best value for money judging by all the good deals ive seen on here with other stuff.

    considering any one of the the aforementioned calibers. Feel free to contribute your opinion on which one will work the best for some rabbit/possum shooting, target plinking, and dama wallabies.

    Not a big small game fan myself but mainly looking for a rimfire to get my little brothers into shooting bolt actions and so they can also start to "hunt" (small game first) with me.

    whats out there????

    If its a ready combo that would be great as im starting to think the separate rings/scope approach will not represent as good value, but considering anything.

    Thanks

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    Depends what your idea of decent is.
    Just accurate? If so you can get good jw15 combos with scope and suppressor for less than that.

    22lr obviously the cheapest to shoot and good fun too. Can dial for long range plinking nicely.
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    Decent - not only meaning accurate.. but also nice trigger, no notorious feeding problems etc.. and just representing good value i guess.

    jw15 looks good, heard somehwere that their synthetic stocks are crap and that its imperative that you purchase the wooden stock. is this true?

    thanks
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    i have a austrian made 17hmr with new 3-9x40 nikko scope rifle has fired less than 50 rounds and comes with hard case and 10 round mag aswell as 150+ rounds of ammo $650 for the lot

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    You get a lot of cheap Savage and Marlin bolt action .22s.

    If you're thinking about a semi then get a Marlin 795, can't go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    You get a lot of cheap Savage and Marlin bolt action .22s.

    If you're thinking about a semi then get a Marlin 795, can't go wrong.
    I'd argue with that, ... if there was anything to argue about. Good value options with good reputations. I have three Marlins in the safe, one bolt action, two semi. Not sure how they got in there, I think I just opened the door for a look and another one joined them about a month ago.

    You can pick up some really good second hand deals if you are patient.
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    Check out the ammo prices

    Determine the likely hunting range. IMHO you’ll get “straighter” shooting out to 100-150m w the .22mag or .17, but you pay for it in ammo cost.

    Nothings beats a .22 for plinking at tin cans (half filled w water!!!) with a kid.....

    If for younger ones check the length of pull

    You gets what you pays for in a scope. You want something that actually is easy for a kid to look through to get their sight picture; some are remarkably narrow in their range of eye relief required.

    Even if you pay a bit more, if it’s reputable brands it’ll hold its value well when trade up to something to fit a growing kid becomes necessary

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    Buy a .22 and a 17 HMR. Both are good to use. Currently having a love fest with a the 17 HMR and think all my .22s are getting a bit jealous...


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    i know 22 lr is ridiculously cheap to buy ammo for, but is there much of a difference between ammo costs of the 17hmr and the 22 mag? seems like theyre both around 50 cents a bullet..

    Thanks for all the replies so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by birch View Post
    i have a austrian made 17hmr with new 3-9x40 nikko scope rifle has fired less than 50 rounds and comes with hard case and 10 round mag aswell as 150+ rounds of ammo $650 for the lot
    Any more details of the gun itself? where are you located? cheers
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    Hi got a Savage93R17FVSS shortened to 18", scope, suppressor, 2 boxes ammo & cleaning kit included.
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    Sorry, price $450 + postage.
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    that is a good deal, mine shoots like a laser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    that is a good deal, mine shoots like a laser!
    You got the same one? have sent him a pm. Very keen on the gun! Looks beautiful too, love the stainless. should be a good way to get my siblings hooked!!
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