Tube feed or magazine feed--rimfire rounds

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    Tube feed or magazine feed--rimfire rounds

    After purchasing a Marlin 983S 22mag, it got me thinking, this is my first tube feed, bolt action rifle, and truth told, I am liking it quit well.

    I like the flat bottom of the gun, no magazine sticking out, and the capacity is better, this gun holds 12----22mag cartridges, the magazine type holds 7. You can't really bump the tube and lose it like you can with a magazine. The only down-fall a magazine would allow faster reloads, but if you can't do the needed damage with 12 rounds, you may have real problems.

    So, what's you preference???

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    I have a Marlin 795 .22 and love it. It is magazine fed. I am hoping that when funds allow I'll be able to get another one that is bolt action and tube fed.
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    I prefer the mag scenario.
    You have a great point when you say, "if you can't do the needed damage with 12 rounds, you may have real problems" for sure, but I guess for me, I don't want to spend the time IF I needed to reload quickly, doing it like I'm back in colonial times.

    I have the Ruger 10/22 with the Butler Creek mags (20 rounds) and it works, flawlessly. I looked at the Marlin and others while researching for a .22, and decided to go with the ability to reload quickly and rapid fire if needed (versus bolt action). Having said that though, the Marlin's are accurate as hell, and it's a fantastic rabbit/squirrel/small game weapon also.

    If I didn't get the Ruger, I'd have opted for that one, for sure! You can't go wrong, and if the SHTF, you have an accurate, reliable FOOD source .22.
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    Magizine or tube....?

    With a .22 I'll go both ways.
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    I use a Savage bolt action mag. fed .22. I like the mag. fed because I can quickly change between bullet styles without loading the whole tube. I use several different styles of ammo depending on the use. I an carry several magazines each loaded with something different and have what I need.
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    IMO Magazine tubes belong on lever guns and shot guns.

    magazines you can load and keep with rifle. Loading a tube is loading the rifle.

    No mag to lose.... what about the rod you have to take out? Granted its larger then a magazine but say it dropped on the ground in tall grass while you where loading?

    That said I do like my marlin 44 mag lever gun. I also like my 12 gauges. You load the tubes from the receiver side.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Only tube fed 22 I own is a Springfield(J Stevens Arms Company)Model 87A,my Dads 22 he gave to me,this gun is Semi Auto and will shoot 22 short,long,and long rifle.To shoot 22 short you push in the cocking lever to lock the bolt closed and manually eject the spent cases
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    For quick reloads on a tube-fed 22, there is a speed tube that you can buy. You pre-load the tube. When its time for a reload, you take out the tube rod and and use the speed tube to slide the rounds down the magazine tube. Insert rod and you are ready to go.

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    I like the 10/22 mag type feed system best.
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    Ye Ol' Remington Nylon 66 .22 LR has a removable long brass tube that you pre-load with ammo & then push it into the rifle butt...then twist it to lock it in. (see PIC below that shows the brass ammo tube)

    You could buy extra brass tubes and load them up in advance for really fast plinking.


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    QKShooter, don't you wish Remington still made the "66"...way ahead of it's time.

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    For my purposes I've had great luck with reliable tube feed magazines.

    My favorite is this Winchester Model 1890 .22 Long Rifle.


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    I voted tube feed. Don't really care one way or the other, but with a rimmed cartridge a tube is less likely to have a jam caused by rim to rim contact. I know that the way a mag is loaded almost eliminates this occurring.
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    I just picked up a Marlin w/mag feed today. I would have bought a tube feed, but the mag was what was in stock. Either works, and tubes have been around a long long time. The work well.

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    Yep, unreal what the vintage ones are selling for these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    QKShooter, don't you wish Remington still made the "66"...way ahead of it's time.

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