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pmwglock19
05-16-2010, 16:16
Want to buy a Semi auto 22lr rifle and pistol for plinking and shooting practice. What in your opnion would be a good buy?(Rifle -Ruger 10-22, S&W M&P 15-22, etc and pistol Ruger MKII, MKIII, Buckmark). As far as price is concerned, I am looking more at a good 22 that is easy to take apart and clean.

KILLERtj
05-16-2010, 16:34
Ruger 10/22: cheap, tons of aftermarket parts, easy to take down and clean

There are many other great semi-auto .22 manufactures out there, but I have more experience with the Ruger.

Good Luck,
KILLERtj

pmwglock19
05-16-2010, 16:40
Which make and version of pistol do you recommend, killertj?

Morgo
05-16-2010, 18:05
You can't go wrong with a Ruger 22/45 MKII.

98_1LE
05-16-2010, 18:22
You can't go wrong with a Ruger 22/45 MKII.
Agreed. The 5.5" stainless model is pretty common, and is a great pistol. Add a Clark hammer bushing and sear pin, Volquartsen trigger and sear, and it will have a nice 2# trigger that is clean and crisp.

The MkIII's are too much hassle.

Here is mine
http://i46.tinypic.com/2i6i0pf.jpg

Morgo
05-16-2010, 18:32
The stainless 22/45 was my first pistol, its had over 40k rounds through it and still works as well as the day I bought it. Its also never had a replacement part.

I ended up with a blued one as well :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020860.jpg

Glock 17L
05-16-2010, 19:39
I would also suggest a Ruger 10/22 in a rifle & a Ruger MKII in a pistol..
Can't hardly go wrong with them & well priced..

Sammler66
05-16-2010, 20:08
Hard to go wrong with a 10/22 but I really like my S&W 15-22. Everyone in the family wants to shoot the 15-22 so the 10/22 ends up staying in the safe.

Jason D
05-16-2010, 20:35
I have had a 22/45 for years, and is has been nothing but reliable.
It's not a MKIII btw.

I also have a new MKIII, that is kind of turning me off from Rugers.
It has been nothing but a nightmare from the beginning.
I finally believe I have all the bugs worked out if it, but your average shooter would have sold it off within a week of buying it.

98_1LE
05-16-2010, 20:42
I met a gal at the range today that just bought new 22/45 6-7/8" Hunter, MkIII. It wouldn't chamber a round from the mag that came with it. Tried one of my mags; bang bang bang.

Ruger's QC seems to be questionable as of late. My 22/45RP has been perfect, but if there was an issue I could fix it.

RedHaze
05-16-2010, 20:47
Keep your eye out for a Hi-Standard

Mine will feed and fire everything. Literally everything I've put through it without a hiccup (other than a few fail to fire from bulk packs). Which seems rare with .22LR. Great trigger. Mine had been fired enough to wear the sear down to the point where it needed replacing.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7222_1126123876469_1328317000_30332169_2358885_n.jpg

krunchnik
05-16-2010, 21:48
I recently also picked up a Ruger MK III Hunter thats fed at least 250 rounds of CCI Mini Mags,Aquila Hypervelocitor and CCI Stingers without a malfunction from either mag that came with it.Mine just runs.I hear there are a few problems with them but I luckily must have gotten a good one.
http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx272/krunchnik/IMG_1150.jpg

1985 4Runner
05-16-2010, 22:00
Marlin 60 rifle. Ruger MkII pistol.

pilsbury
05-16-2010, 22:01
Have a couple of 10/22s. They are the most reliable rimfire rifle IMO. Shot a gazillion rounds through them with absolutely no problems.

GreyEclipse
05-17-2010, 00:48
Rifle- Ruger 10/22 unless you want a bolt action then Marlin or CZ.
Pistol-Ruger Single Six Hunter

I've had a lot of problems with the Ruger Mk 1, 2 and 3.
Don't trust em, won't bother with em ever again.

KILLERtj
05-17-2010, 13:57
pmwglock19- As far as a semi-auto .22lr pistol, I do not own one. I have shot many Ruger Mark II's, III's and High Standard pistols. They seem to be pretty reliable, but I'm a .22lr revolver fan. If your looking for a bolt action .22lr, I would highly recommend a CZ-452.

Good Luck,
KILLERtj

Jason D
05-17-2010, 15:40
I met a gal at the range today that just bought new 22/45 6-7/8" Hunter, MkIII. It wouldn't chamber a round from the mag that came with it. Tried one of my mags; bang bang bang.

Ruger's QC seems to be questionable as of late. My 22/45RP has been perfect, but if there was an issue I could fix it.

Four out of four magazines in my gun would hit the casing on the way to the ejector. I have recut two of the so far.

I had no problems today with it.

Keep your eye out for a Hi-Standard

Mine will feed and fire everything. Literally everything I've put through it without a hiccup (other than a few fail to fire from bulk packs). Which seems rare with .22LR. Great trigger. Mine had been fired enough to wear the sear down to the point where it needed replacing.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7222_1126123876469_1328317000_30332169_2358885_n.jpg


I have a Hamden 107 Supermatic Citation. It is a damn fine pistol, better than most in it's class.

98_1LE
05-17-2010, 16:24
I have twenty-three 22/45 mags, and five 22/45's (well that will be +2 mags, +1 gun this time next week). With the mag disconnect properly disposed of, all the mags work in all the guns. No issues, no mods to any of the mags other than thousands of rounds of ammo.

M4J0R T0M
05-17-2010, 17:47
I have a 10/22 and a 15-22. Both are great guns and you will be happy with either.

The ruger has tons of aftermarket support and many configurations are possible, from tactical, to benchrest, to squirrel killer. The 15-22 also has tons of aftermarket possibilities since most any AR goody can be hung on it.

The 15-22 has a higher stock capacity. The ruger is pretty picky with aftermarket mags. The ruger is almost half the cost so that could be a big factor.

I only have one .22 pistol and it's a hand me down Browning Buckmark. I got it from my dad, and I love it. Don't really have any experience with any others.

Dan
05-17-2010, 18:32
Rifles: Ruger 10/22 or Marlin Model 60. Out of the box the Marlin is all over the 10/22, but a nice Green mountain barrel added to the 10/22 then you have a heck of a shooter.

Pistol: Browning Buckmark hands down. Not a big fan of the Ruger Mark series.

mitchshrader
05-17-2010, 18:51
I've got the same MK III as the above picture, fluted stainless. Just runs. One mag out of 5 I bought aftermarket needed the feed lips buffed, but can't blame Ruger for that.

On the rifle, you wouldn't know it for all the 10-22 fans, but the single most common .22 is a model 60(family) marlin. All their semi versions are on one receiver, 6 million made since 1935. From the takedown papoose (my next purchase) to the stainless all weather version, tube fed or mag fed, you can find a flavor you'll like.

And it's a win on my scales that you Can't spend 1000$ on aftermarket tweaks. 10-22's are a black hole for money, and I'm a tightwad. I want half a dozen spare mags and not much else but ammo. So, I've got the 7000 target version, but look at 'em all, there's one that suits you.

pmwglock19
05-17-2010, 19:25
Thanks everyone for their advice. I do have a 10 rnd S&W 6 in revolver, so I am looking for a pistol. I believe that I am going to get a 10-22 in stainless(saw one at the dealer and I really liked the look and feel). Does anyone have one and if so, how did it shoot. The dealer I saw it wants $279.

mesteve2
05-17-2010, 19:48
Rifle model 60 Marlin best out of the box.

Pistol Browning Buck Marks.

Ruger pistols with the plastic receiver (45) are less

quality and do not shoot as well as the metal ones.

If you have extra money one can purchase

after market parts for the Rugers.

But depending on what you want.

If you get all the parts for at wholesale/dealer price

one will end up spending as much or more than a target

gun that you will never be able to sell and get your money

back!

I have done that on the Rugers rifle and pistol.

On the rifle I replace every part except the bolt and receiver.

On the pistol all parts except bolt, receiver, and barrel.

Good Luck I have made all the mistakes. That is how I know.

KILLERtj
05-18-2010, 15:05
pmwglock19- I own a synthetic/stainless 10/22, and I do like it a lot. Completely stock I could get quarter sized groups at 25yds with a 4x scope and I am completely happy with that.

During the last few months I've been changing somethings on the rifle:
Titanium firing pin
new extractor
Hogue stock
new takedown screw
3-9x scope
Doing this I was able to shrink the groups just a little. The only mod I have planned for this 10/22 is re-working to trigger to lighten the pull, which should shrink the grouping even more. I don't plan on making this rifle a single hole puncher, thats what the CZ is for.

Good Luck,
KILLERtj

Jason D
05-18-2010, 15:58
Rifle model 60 Marlin best out of the box.

Pistol Browning Buck Marks.

Ruger pistols with the plastic receiver (45) are less

quality and do not shoot as well as the metal ones.

If you have extra money one can purchase

after market parts for the Rugers.

But depending on what you want.

If you get all the parts for at wholesale/dealer price

one will end up spending as much or more than a target

gun that you will never be able to sell and get your money

back!

I have done that on the Rugers rifle and pistol.

On the rifle I replace every part except the bolt and receiver.

On the pistol all parts except bolt, receiver, and barrel.

Good Luck I have made all the mistakes. That is how I know.


I now have a 650.00 MKIII, that is still just a Ruger.
More if you include the price of the optic.

vafish
05-19-2010, 07:03
Want to buy a Semi auto 22lr rifle and pistol for plinking and shooting practice. What in your opnion would be a good buy?(Rifle -Ruger 10-22, S&W M&P 15-22, etc and pistol Ruger MKII, MKIII, Buckmark). As far as price is concerned, I am looking more at a good 22 that is easy to take apart and clean.


In that case skip the Ruger MK-II or MK-III. I'd suggest the S+W 22A.

As for rifles, I think there are 2 choices the Ruger 10-22 and the Marlin Model 60.

BOOSTED12A
05-19-2010, 10:04
i can only go with my experence with what i own. a ruger MKI and a winchester 77 tube feed. the ruger used to have some major problems. wouldnt eject a round worth a dam! i replaced the ejector claw and i havent had a stove pipe or fail to eject since. i have 3 mags for it as well. one original and 2 newer factory ones. the original had a big feed problem, everyother round would eat the ramp. i deburred the inside edges of the top of the mag and its been good for hundreds or rounds. the 2 newer mags have performed flawless. also something to note even with crappy load that barley has enugh power to pop the bullet out of the barrel she still cycles. i have polished all the mating surfaces and the triger pull is smooth and crisp. only thing i still want to do is drill the triger for pre travel and stop adjustments. now for the winchester, that thing is a tank. i picked it up at a pawn shop, dry as hell and dirty. shot a tube full with no problems. ive since cleaned it and man is she a good shooter. never a malfunction of anysort. not shabby for a 22 made in the 60s!

pmwglock19
05-19-2010, 18:09
You guys are killing me. Everytime I think I got it figured out, someone comes up another great shooting 22lr. What I thought would be an easy choice, is turning out to be very difficult.

Morgo
05-20-2010, 00:52
You guys are killing me. Everytime I think I got it figured out, someone comes up another great shooting 22lr. What I thought would be an easy choice, is turning out to be very difficult.

There's always an S&W auto like the 41 or 2206 since you have the 617 :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030218.jpg

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020834.jpg

BOOSTED12A
05-20-2010, 09:54
You guys are killing me. Everytime I think I got it figured out, someone comes up another great shooting 22lr. What I thought would be an easy choice, is turning out to be very difficult.
like any gun purchase, it comes down to going and trying them out at the range or someones back yard. what shoots good for one is not nessasarly gonna shoot good for the other. like i said i only know what i have and have shot. only 22s ive shot are my ruger and win.

ScrappyDoo
05-20-2010, 11:17
I have a Remington 597 .22LR semi auto that came with an OD-green synthetic stock and a 3-9 x 40 scope, and I love it... and it was less than $200.

I also have a S&W M&P 15-22 and it's a different type of piece than my Remington, and usually close to $500, but awesome as well. And despite the many ways i'v eseen ppll mod it, my yet-to-be-modded Stock 15-22 rifle is awesome out of the box.

and of course my Savage Mark II bolt action .22LR is my fav fav BFF... it's like having a Garand or M1A in a smaller rimfire package :)

oh and according to Remington's website, the 597 "is easily the most advanced rimfire rifle ever designed and built" Like, duh!

pmwglock19
05-22-2010, 07:21
SAcrappyDo,

Have you had any trouble with your M&P 15-22. I have read there are problems when shooting them with exjection of brass.

salvo
05-23-2010, 00:24
I would also recommend the Ruger 10/22 and MKII.
It's true you can spend a mint on them of you choose too, but you don't need to.
Mine have only trigger jobs on the stock parts, I have shot 40x40's in IHMSA with the 10" MKII The only other .22 I was able to do that with was an Anchutes Exemplar 14"
Stock Rugers can shoot!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20MKII/IMG_5274.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20MKII/IMG_4066.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Guns/Ruger1022-1.jpg

bac1023
05-23-2010, 04:17
I like the few I own (Ruger Mark III, Browning Buckmark, Beretta Neos).

pmwglock19
05-23-2010, 08:05
How do all you 22lr shooters like a lever action rifle, and what is your opnion on the Henry(USA made)?

Jason D
05-23-2010, 13:49
I have an Uncle that bought a lever action Henry.
He's been very pleased with it.

pmwglock19
05-23-2010, 14:02
Cabella's has a golden boy for 337.00. Is that a good price?

JimBianchi
05-23-2010, 16:23
I love my 10/22 and Buckmark Camper, both are reliable and accurate with either sub-sonic or match/standard velocity ammo .

That being said, it I had to do it a again, I might get the Brownig Rifle to go with the Buckmark. They both use the same magazine and the Browning rifle is very accuate, and kind of cool looking also.

pmwglock19
05-24-2010, 19:16
so you have a picture of the rifle?