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Old 08-03-2004, 08:21 PM
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I am looking for a new .22lr. I was wondering what gun manufacturer makes the best one. But there also is the choice of buying a .17HMR. I will be using it on rabbits and squirrles mostly. Would it be to powerful, and totally rip them to shreds. I would like some advise
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:26 PM
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I don't know about ripping them to shreds...

The .22 is SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive to shoot than .17. As far as I am concerned, you have two choices: 10/.22 (semi) or Marlin 25n (bolt).

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Old 08-03-2004, 08:45 PM
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I'd get a 10/22. There the best auto .22's out there.
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:58 PM
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for good old rabbit and squirrel hunting the tried and true .22LR is cheap and worthy as anything you can use. To it's range which I consider 35 yards it's extremely accurate and powerful enough to do small game very well.

I have a Marlin 60 semi auto that's very accurate and reliable but the 10/22 crowd is very high on that gun as well. Look the field over....there's some very fine bolts, autos, as well as leveractions and pumps and the used racks present a plethora of bargains as well.
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:23 PM
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ill go with the marlin .22 its a good one & i have one for squirrel hunting & also a .17 hmr thats good also...............but its up too you tho
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:34 PM
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I just had to take a look, and according to Midway, you can get a brick of .22 for the same price as 50 .17!?!?!?!?! That makes it a no brainer to me.

Kev, how does that .17 shoot? I have seen a bunch of guys shooting it at my range, and they love the caliber. Have you hunted with it much? I didn't have it in me to buy a .17 rimfire, and ended up with a .204. Give us a report, please.

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Old 08-04-2004, 04:11 AM
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I have a marlin bolt topped with a straight 4 power and love it. I have been shooting this setup for ten years and a couple of thousand rounds. It is very accurate and will do the job well. I even use it for woodchucks out to a 100 yards
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Old 08-04-2004, 08:01 AM
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If it's any consolation, when the .17's came out, I bought one of each in a Savage 93. A .17, and a .22 mag. I kept the .22 mag if that says anything. You didn't say how much you want to spend. If your on a tight budget, a Savage MKII is a good choice. If you can afford a little more luxury, than my choice would be a CZ american. It's beautiful, shoots very well, and are really not to costly. If you want a semi auto, than the ruger 10/22 will be the most reliable. I also have a Marlin model 60. It is, without a doubt the most accurate rifle I have ever had the pleasure of owning. But, it is not nearly as reliable as the Ruger.
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:22 AM
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what about the ruger 77/22 bolt action
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:14 AM
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They aren't the prettiest gun on the market, and their triggers stink. If you are going to pay for a gun in that league,I would still recommend the CZ. And don't even consider the Remington 504. It's gross in all kinds of ways![:'(]
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