Help me choose a .22 rifle

Help me choose a .22 rifle

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    Help me choose a .22 rifle

    The thread on Appleseed reminded me that I need to seriously think about purchasing a good, accurate rifle in an affordable caliber---the Appleseed goal is torso hits at 500 yards.

    Right, now, the only requirements I have to have are detachable magazine and adjustable iron sights. Sling loops are pretty close to being mandatory, though I realize I could always have those added afterwards. I am leaning towards .22LR, but will consider other rimfire calibers.

    Right now, if I had to choose blindly, I think I'd go for a CZ 452, probably the Lux model. Also high up on the list are the Savage rimfires, either 64G (semi-auto) or Mk II (bolt).

    I am open to any and all input on the matter, though.

    Thanks!
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    I got a Mk II Shoots great it does'nt have the accuetrigger but a scope 100 yrd under a inch if I do my part ; )
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    Savage bolt action .22lr with the accutrigger. It is heavy, but accurate and affordable ($550)

    sorta like this (this might be .17hmr)

    Savage Arms 17 Series Model 93R17BTVS

    You are probably not going to be getting 500 yard hits out of .22lr It is the PERFECT round for training purposes (low recoil and low cost), but the drop after more then 200 yards is pretty significant. Training with .22lr at 50 yards, 100, or 200 is just fine. Just use reduced size targets...

    Once proficient with the 22, match it with your favorite center fire.

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    My vote goes for one of these. It's featured in this months American Rifleman. I want one!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    My vote goes for one of these. It's featured in this months American Rifleman. I want one!!!!

    German Sport Guns GSG-5: The .22LR MP5
    Is the threaded silencer model legal?

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    I like the CZ Silhouette and the MKII, but I also like a scope. Take a look at the Remington Model 5 too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombstone55 View Post
    Is the threaded silencer model legal?
    It's a fake suppressor to conceal the barrel length (16 1/4").
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazzaerexys View Post
    the Appleseed goal is torso hits at 500 yards.
    I’m confused. 500 yards and a 22 LR does not go together

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    targets are scaled down for use at shorter ranges ...


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    What Nick said. For a two day Appleseed they have you use small targets at shorter ranges the first day, at least; then, if there is a long rifle range available, they recommend using the centerfire for day two.

    So, I am covered for centerfire; if I want to go the cheap ammo route for day one, I want a good rimfire rifle for 100--200yds.

    Sorry for the confusion!
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    I just bought a Savage Mark ll BTVS .22LR w/ Accutrigger and thumb hole laminate stock and it is a tack driver. Scoped it with a Meuller optic and Burris Signature Zee rings (high). It looks great and shoots even better.

    Paid $329 for rifle, $125 for scope and $39 for rings. Almost $500 into it. Worth every penny.

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    I think the "liberty" rifle configuration is pretty commonly used. That is a 10/22 configured with Tech Sights, a sling, and an extended magazine release for easier changes. The Tech Sights peep gives you pretty much the same sight picture as an A1/A2 ...


    I did one based on the 24" SS Wal-Mart special a while back.


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    I just looked over their webpage. Ever consider an AR15? Consider you will be paying 50-100% more than a good .22, but I think it's the ticket for their definition of a "rifleman". The ammo isn't rediculously priced, though much more than .22LR, and you don't need custom loads or match barrels to be combat accurate at 500yd.

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    Hands down... the 10/22 which are great buys... and then rebuild with all the aftermarket goodies as I did... great shooter, good price, easy to modify and really looks good before and after.
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    Another vote for the Savage Mark II. Here is a 50 yard group from mine.

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