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    Considering a .22 Takedown

    As per title,

    No single shots considered and probably not a Norinco either.
    Have looked at a Ruger 10/22 (too heavy) and Henry but not that fussed

    I would like something light and simple that's not going to cost the earth!
    Browning SA-22, Miroku etc

    Whats your thoughts?

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    Following. Have used my regular 10/22 as a take down in the past, works ok until you lose the pins holding the trigger assembly in
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    Gidday - I'm still on a 22 bent myself and take-down 22's are great . . . if you ever take them down. Biggest thing I reckon is the magazine system, the SA-22 is the pick of the semi's and the Marlin Model 39 (if you can find one) for a levergun if you can live with a tube mag.

    Gets more complicated if you want a clip. I'm not a fan of the Rugers either, the wide magazine makes them fatter through the mid-section that sits in your hand, doesn't worry most people but I don't like it, doesn't carry right for me. I've got a couple of Marlin 795's, both the ordinary one and the Model 7000 (heavy barrel) function flawlessly, didn't cost much and shoot really well, the Papoose is the take-down version - here is a link to a cool conversion My Marlin Papoose abomination - RimfireCentral.com Forums

    I was in Chch on Monday with time to kill so went to the big three shops there, and I must say I was a bit underwhelmed, I looked at 10 or more 22's including several round the $1500 + price range and got so morose my sister offered to buy me a rifle to cheer me up. Didn't take her up on it but got the hint and moved onto a horse-tack shop that gladly took her money.

    Cheers
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    The little Browning's are cool. My brother has an early original one. Shoots well and is reliable.
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    cant fault the browning. I personly prefer my 10/22 takedown and sold my browning. If you want slim gervarm made a very handy wee takedown .22 semi and they come up fairly often cheeper than the brownings
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    The little Browning's are cool. My brother has an early original one. Shoots well and is reliable.
    Yes, a mate has had one for 40ish yrs and still like new . Very slim fore end and tang area loading not the later side butt loading. Was told the early ones were prone to cracking/breaking through the loading port!?

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    The other one to look at is the Marlin Papoose. Had one for about 20 years. Great little gun. Fed it with any ammo and it ran like a well tuned sewing machine.
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    I know you said the 10/22's are too heavy but what about something like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    The other one to look at is the Marlin Papoose. Had one for about 20 years. Great little gun. Fed it with any ammo and it ran like a well tuned sewing machine.
    Go the Marlin, designed as a take down.

    Personally I have a 14" barrel .22lr AR build that I have, upper, lower, suppressor and mags all fit in a longish day pack.

    Also have a 11.5" barrel 5.56mm centrefire AR with same take down ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    The other one to look at is the Marlin Papoose. Had one for about 20 years. Great little gun. Fed it with any ammo and it ran like a well tuned sewing machine.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I know you said the 10/22's are too heavy but what about something like this.
    Same mate as mentioned above is bringing a Magpul stock back from the States next month so will be interesting. Will still be heavy but the ammo/mag carry option looks good.

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    Considered a Papoose?
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I know you said the 10/22's are too heavy but what about something like this.
    Quite like the look of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Considered a Papoose?
    No I hadn't.
    Exposed mag and no fore end might (only might) put it down the list a little!

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    The lightweight/small thing comes from a 4hr walk to camp with rifle and gear to hump in as well. Want to sort pests out during the long nights!

 

 

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