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    semi auto 22

    Hi guys am just after some advice on what would be a good all round semi auto 22

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    Marlin 60 or 795 for value, accuracy and reliability would be my pick.


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    Cant go wrong with the Marlins, cheap and accurate.

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    Ruger 10/22 is an oft quoted default setting. That said I have a pair of Stirling model 20s which have never let me down despite having a reputation for being cheap and cheerful. One I have had for over 30 years and it was second hand when I bought it.

    22 mag isn't as easy to find in semi but I stumbled across a good Remington 597 in a shop in Gore some years back. They're not famous for accuracy but I haven't had problems with it in that regard.

    Happy hunting :-)
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    Marlins have a good rep for accuracy, and they're nice and light.
    I did however, take my Marlin back to Gun City yesterday as it wasn't accurate - at all!
    Staff there were surprised, as they know the Marlin reputation too. They're sending it to a gunsmith to get it checked.

    I got my money back, and bought a Ruger 10/22. They're rifles I know and I really do prefer the box mag.
    Also - they're like AR15s - lego for grown men!
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    As per R93's comment about the marlins. There are a couple of model 60's on trade me at the moment (one of them belongs to a member of this forum) and there is a model 70 on there as well. Don't bother with a Ruger 10/22 unless you want to spend money on aftermarket parts just to make it shoot good all well and good if you like tinkering with firearms.
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    Nah Do bother with a Ruger 10/22. Have had all the rest and they suck, Jams/misfeeds.Never had to touch mine, reliable as. But in terms of accuracy I didn't notice a difference from the rest, nor do I care, it a .22 for fucks sake. Can hit what I aim at within a hundy eeaassy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308 View Post
    As per R93's comment about the marlins. There are a couple of model 60's on trade me at the moment (one of them belongs to a member of this forum) and there is a model 70 on there as well. Don't bother with a Ruger 10/22 unless you want to spend money on aftermarket parts just to make it shoot good all well and good if you like tinkering with firearms.
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    The Marlins are great for the money and generally do what they should from the box. There is a reason they are the worlds largest selling rimfire semi action outselling Ruger by over 2:1. To get the Ruger to shoot anywhere near as well as the Marling usually means dropping at least another $2k onto it; even then it is not likely to match the Marlin
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
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    The Marlins are great for the money and generally do what they should from the box. There is a reason they are the worlds largest selling rimfire semi action outselling Ruger by over 2:1. To get the Ruger to shoot anywhere near as well as the Marling usually means dropping at least another $2k onto it; even then it is not likely to match the Marlin
    Going to be sighting in my model 60 now that it has a scope on it next weekend before I head to clements mill road or otherwise after I head out while on my way home.
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    What are people doing with there 22s? my 10/22 is stock standard it has a crap scope and has never been cleaned and it still nails bunnys. Are you all trying to do head shots at 150 yards or something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    What are people doing with there 22s? my 10/22 is stock standard it has a crap scope and has never been cleaned and it still nails bunnys. Are you all trying to do head shots at 150 yards or something?


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    Yeah, why aren't you?
    My 795 is my hack, never cleaned but has a decent scope so when the opportunity arises for longer range precision shot I can take it. Also decent 22 is good for practicing long range shooting cheaply.
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    Marlin - Out of the box accurate, reloading mag can be rough on city thumbs, SFA aftermarket bits (if you like modding). Horrible factory trigger.
    Ruger - Luck of the draw accuracy, nice mags, SHITLOADS (no, really, google that) of aftermarket bits. Even WORSE factory trigger.

    Throw a scope on, go shooting - Marlin.
    If you like to tinker and fiddle - Ruger.

    Both go bang, both are fun.
    Go to gunshop, find one that fits your shoulder and makes you weak at the knees. Thats the one you should buy
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    Thanks for the help guys narrowed it down for me now just have to wait for my license to arrive then a shopping I shell go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Yeah, why aren't you?
    Because he bought a Ruger. I like their idea, they just never sorted a couple of issues. The Marlin trigger can usually be sorted yourself for the cost of 10 minutes.
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