This is a discussion on Help with cheap 22 rifle within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by HeadHunter Why is that? Because they are a cheap Brazilian copy of the basic Marlin rimfire auto design, less some rather important ...
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I've shot all three rifles before, and by far my favorite is the 10/22 (although truth be told i put on a sleek pair of tech-sights)
also +1 to whomever recommended a .22 conversion for your ar-15 excellent idea and it will give you more trigger time on the AR.
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I had wanted a Ruger 10/22 for a while but couldn't find one locally so I ended up settling on a Marlin 60 that I picked up for about $100. Its a decent plinker, but I regret not having all the "options" the 10/22 offers.
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Savage Rimfire 26700 Mark II F 22lr, with AccuTrigger
You can attach a reddot to a rifle by either Weaver or Picatinny rail, or even with many but not all reddot products support use of scope rings regardless of base type.
I have a Ruger 10/22 and have had nothing but good times with it. I recommend.
My 10/22 came with a combo tip/weaver mount rail and the hardware to put it on the gun. All I had to add was rings and a scope. I looked at used models but their mounting system did not include the weaver option, so I bought new.
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Save up an extra few weeks and buy the 10/22. Mine is bone stock w/ a Centerpoint 4x16 scope (Walmart ~$75) and I pop prairie dogs at over 100yds with it braced on a corner post. It is THE standard all 22lr rifles are vetted against, and most fall below it.
PS yes you can "sporterize it" more than any other 22, but you can find magazines for it virtually anywhere. On one of my shooting trips, my buddies 11 yo son borrowed my hicap magazines because the were loaded and we were at a hot town. Got back to the camp and found that he had lost the mags. No problem, ran into town and picked them up at the local gun shop, and when we were filling up for gas the quick shop had some and grabbed a few more. Try that with a Mossburg, Remington or Marlin.
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I second the Marlin 60. Might not have as many "upgrade" options as the Ruger 10/22, but it's because the Ruger needs to be upgraded. As for upgrading the Marlin to a more "tactical" stock, you there is a bullpup stock conversion as well as the "dragunov"-style kit that I bought after the stock wooden one cracked. I couldn't find any good pics, so I just snapped this with my phone to illustrate what it looks like:
If you want better pics, I'll hunt down my DSLR and wait for daylight. This was $40 (incl shipping) from ebay + the $90 I spent on the rifle (used). The stock was the only modification made, and only mod needed. For a .22LR plinker, it's surprisingly accurate.
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I get a kick out of these threads. Most people start off with a cheap gun and then spend money trying to polish a turd. Why not save a little more dough and get yourself a tactical .22 if that is what you would like. Everyone starts out saying they don't want to invest the money because it's just a .22, well I have found that I shoot my .22 ten times more then my AR15. Having it setup for a test bed is great as well. I have learned quite a bit doing this. Here is my rig as I leave it stock unless I start messing with my other gear.
Mine is setup just like this and then I pop lasers, red dots, optics or whatever I want to tinker with.
S&W M&P 15-22
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