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Looking To Get a .22 LR

The sportsmen's club I belong to is starting a .22 league this year. I only own a .22 WMR rifle and looking into getting a decent shooting .22 LR. I also would like it for hunting so the Ruger 10/22 is out. The Ruger 77/22 is real nice but a little more than I want to spend(Yes, that means the Anschutz is out also). I was looking into the Savage Mark 2. I saw a real nice one at Juniata Trade in Everett.

What would you guys suggest?

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CZ 455 American is a nice rifle
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It's hard to beat the accuracy of a Savage.

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Re: Looking To Get a .22 LR

I have seen used Ruger 77/22's going for $250-$300, I highly recommend one if you can pick one up. I have one and love it for target practice and squirrel hunting, plus I love the fact that it and my 10/22 use the same clips.

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I have seen used Ruger 77/22's going for $250-$300, I highly recommend one if you can pick one up. I have one and love it for target practice and squirrel hunting, plus I love the fact that it and my 10/22 use the same clips.
I'd love to get a Ruger 77/22, especially fpr $250 to $300. So far, every one I ran into has been over $500.00 and I want to get a leupold scope which will end up at $800 to $1,000. I'd like to keep the total package around $600.00.

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Re: Looking To Get a .22 LR

What about the ruger american in .22lr? I haven't shot one but seen some videos on it and it looks like a decent rifle.

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Re: Looking To Get a .22 LR

I just sold a cz American and bought a ss/synthetic 77/22.The cz was accurate but it had a crappy trigger,weak spring,the last shell in the clip would jam every time and the safety is actually backwards.I'd get a misfire every 20 shots or so,put the shell in another gun and it would fire.They sell stronger springs and trigger kits for them but I hated the safety.My daughter started to shoot and I didn't want her getting used to pulling back on the safety and then hunting with a rifle that worked exactly the opposite.It was very accurate though,considering the crappy trigger.

I bought the ruger because she can't bang it up and she'll be using a rifle with a 3 position safety.I put a nikon rimfire scope on it with a ballistic reticle and it's even more accurate than the cz,which surprised me.The trigger is a little on the heavy side but there's not much creep to it.It's a relatively easy fix for $20.

I'm not a big fan of the cheaper rimfires because they're usually light and flimsy.I shoot a pile of rimfire year round because it's good practice.I want a .22 that weighs close to my centerfires and balances halfway decent.

I've heard romors that the 77/22's don't shoot well but I have a 77/22 mag,77/17 hornet and this .22lr.They all shoot very well.The only downfall is the trigger but again,that's an easy cheap fix.
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Have several of the Savage Mark II. All shoot very well with quality ammunition. For price and accuracy they are hard to beat. Make sure to get one with the Accu-trigger.
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I wouldn't spend a nickel on a savage. They have extractor issues. Hard to beat one of these...
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=386049753

Notice the filler where a rear site would be? Thats because the first yr they were made the barrels from the marlin olympics rifle was used. Those have a match chamber. I have the later version with a semi match chamber and it shoots lights out too. You can find them used for $180.00 to $250.00.
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