Help with cheap 22 rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadHunter View Post
    Why is that?
    Because they are a cheap Brazilian copy of the basic Marlin rimfire auto design, less some rather important items. ( I suppose to get around patents) The ejector and feed design are different. They are made specifically to be cheap with cheap materials. So is the Marlin 795, but at least Marlin cares a lot about their reputation and skimped where they could and did not where they couldn't.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Because they are a cheap Brazilian copy of the basic Marlin rimfire auto design, less some rather important items. ( I suppose to get around patents) The ejector and feed design are different. They are made specifically to be cheap with cheap materials. So is the Marlin 795, but at least Marlin cares a lot about their reputation and skimped where they could and did not where they couldn't.
    So do they not hold up or are they unreliable or do they have other specific operating deficiencies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadHunter View Post
    So do they not hold up or are they unreliable or do they have other specific operating deficiencies?
    No, they wont last long but they probably are about as reliable as one would expect from a sub 100 dollar .22. There has been some complaints about the feeding and extraction of cheap ammo. Its just at that price point, the 795 is a much better buy. The Mossberg will probably be fine if its going to shoot cans in the backyard once in a while, but if it were my money, I'd buy something a little nicer for the same amount of cash.
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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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    Bolt action rifle FTW...As related to your stated intent and desire.

    Savage Rimfire 26700 Mark II F 22lr, with AccuTrigger
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    I have a Ruger 10/22 and have had nothing but good times with it. I recommend.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    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.
    You can get the OEM Ruger tipoff/Weaver mount for under $10 from Ruger, or invest $5 more and get the B-Square mount from Midway or similar sources.
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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:

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    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.

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