I love my 10/22 with its 4X scope.
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Rifle? Pistol? Revolver? Fun? Serious? Practical?
Help me buy a .22.
I haven't had a .22 in a long time. I used to have a Ruger single six and I used to have a Marlin 39A. I loved the rifle, the single six not so much. I currently have a .22 mag in both a semi-auto pistol and bolt action rifle. And I've got a .17 HMR. I'd kinda like a .22 in my home again. I'm thinking a Ruger 10-22 seems to be everybody's goto rifle, but an AR-15 style to match my current AR seems like fun... and that Chiappa 1911-22 seems like a fun gun. I saw one of those on a shooting program the other week and one just found its way into the LGS's display case... of course the Ruger Mark series .22 seems to be the gold standard...
SHTF situations aside, if you could have just one .22 for mostly fun and plinking, no hunting, which way would you lean and why? I've pretty much talked myself into a semi-auto, one way or the other, rifle or pistol.
I love my 10/22 with its 4X scope.
It depends on what kind of shooting you like to do. Do you like to modify and tinker? Does extreme quality play second fiddle to cheap price and knock around ability? Are you looking for cheap plinking or low cost training? Do you want accuracy or volume shooting?
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it would be a tube fed marlin rifle .....
I love my 10/22. Easy to work on, reliable, pretty accurate, inexpensive. I plan on buying a 2nd one soon.
If I could only have one, I would take a rifle. You said you want semi-auto, and in that case, I would go with a 10/22, because you can leave it stock if you want, or tune it to your hearts desire.
The being said, if I could only have one, it would be a Henry .22 lever action.
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Easy choice for me, my favorites:
pistol - Ruger single six.
Rifle - CZ 452
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10/22 all the way, have one open sight and one with a 3x9by40 scope on it.
Open for fast up close defense and up close small game, scoped for 100+ yard defense and small game.
With work you can hit quarters at 100 and plus yards. May not be the best defense round but will penetrate into a landscape timber 2 to3" at 200yds.
BTW before you say 22LR will just fall to the ground at 200+ yards do have some fun and try it.
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Lots of folks leaning towards the 10/22...
blah.. everyone loves their 10/22.
I have to agree, tube fed Marlin Model 60.. older the better so you can hold 18 rnds instead of the 14 current. =)
Add a 4x and you'll be golden.
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Rifle-Ruger 10/22 your choice of 10,20,30,50 round mags.
Pistol-either a Ruger Mark or a Browning Buckmark
IMHO hard to beat a 10/22
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Today I would get a 10/22. That said I still have my Marlin 39-A Golden Mountie.
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