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.22 caliber rifles

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nwcid, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    With all the doom and gloom talk these days along with ammo prices. Since we all like our "cool" guns this means that there is more of a market for .22 "clone" guns.

    I see ATI came out with their STG-44 rifles, American Tactical Imports How cool is that. While I know it is not a "real" one it is still super cool to shoot and much cheeper. Has anyone had a chance to try one? After calling around a bit I found a shop that had 2 left in stock and they are holding one for me until I can get down there in a week.

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    On the way home today I took a different route and stopped by a gun shop on the way to see if they had the STG before I had the other shop hold one. At this shop they had a M1 Carbine "clone" on the shelf, Chiappa Firearms This seems like a neat little gun but the reviews seem real mixed. The other "downside" to this gun is that it appears that you can only get 10rd mags for it. Any one have any experience with these?

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    As I have said in some of my other posts that I shoot a lot more .22 these days. Here are some good suggestions of fun ones,
    Of course an AR-15. Mine is a Spikes lower with CMMG dedicated upper

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    AKT-98 which is a Romainian AK with only about 1200 imported. I hear good things about the ATI ones though

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    The GSG-5's are a lot of fun and super reliable. I did a 2500 round no cleaning "test" on one and never had a failure

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    Then there is Auto Ordnance 1927a3

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    Kimber 1911/22 and there are several other companies making these now also

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    I also have a Bingham PPS-50 with 50rd drum but no pic right now. These are now being made by Puma

    Post up any other good options for cool "clones". Yes I know there are lots of other .22's like the 10/22 but they are not a "clone" of military style rifles.
     
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  2. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Any firearm that can do that gets my attention!
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Now there are pics so maybe this will be more exciting.
     
  5. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I handled the STG-44 (.22) at a gun show recently, seemed like it was a nice quality piece.
     
  6. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    As a friend of mine once said, "God had a good day when he invented the .22!" :thumbup:
     
  7. cstmp8r

    cstmp8r vancouver Member

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    I had a chance to shoot a suppressed gsg and talk about cool. the only sound you could hear was the firing pin. And shooting a full auto ak74 was a bit cooler but yeah, 22's are fun and cheap to shoot. But it seems even the "clone" style .22's are hard to find right now.
     
  8. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    If you want a M1 carbine in 22LR, there are a couple of "tribute" stocks you can get for the Ruger 10/22. I'd go that way rather than the citadel.
     
  9. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have several 10/22'S and I have semi considered that. While functionally the 10/22 may run a bit better, and there is the mag interchangeability, it is not quiet as close of a "clone" as the Citadel.
     
  10. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Damn, now I really want to play with a GSG-5...
     
  11. Redtazdog

    Redtazdog Washington in the sticks Active Member

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    I have a dozen 30 rnd stick mags new in plastic wrap for the Auto Ordnance 1927a3 22Lr
    Forgot I had them until today, maybe I should find a new home for them as I dont use them.
    Two of 14 out of the plastic
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  12. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've invested in Ruger 10/22s.

    So, besides the bull barrel 10/22s, I have an Archangel Nomad and an Archangel AA556R. Next will probably be the stock change- M1 Carbine 10/22 Tribute Project.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  13. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Marlin 795 and Marlin 7000.
    Great accuracy. Only real downside, limited magazine capacity and the darn FCG/Trigger Guard can crack because it's not reinforced with a metal gromets. But other than that great great affordable rifles, and very accurate.
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    MA, I have several 10/22's also but this thread is about "clones".

    ZA what are those Marlins clones of?
     
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    Jgfox Tacoma New Member

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    I just picked up a ATI STG 44. One of the best clones on the market. Great shooting, fun, accurate, heavy and cool rifle!
     
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    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    NWCID: "ZA what are those Marlins clones of?"

    The 795 is a clone of the classic Model 60 but with a detachable mag!
     
  17. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    So they not clones of "military" style firearms.......
     
  18. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    Do I really have to use a bunch of smilies for people to recognize sarcasm?
     
  19. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Apparently some days :banghead:
     
  20. Focer

    Focer Mt Hood Active Member

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    M&P 15-22's are awesome. Maybe 5K rounds through mine and wish I could shoot it every day. Set it up just like your 556 AR and pick your cost of each range trip or bring both. ..neither are happening for me right now :-( Damn you hoarders!