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Mother in law wants a .22 Rifle

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by FLYPNW, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    My mother-in-law has decided she wants a .22 Rifle for target shooting and general fun shooting (at least I hope so anyways :paranoid:).

    Her birthday is coming up and I thought I might look into finding a nice specimen for her. She is the type to totally under buy and will sacrifice any and all quality to save any amount of money. I would rather pay a little more to get something worth having.

    That being said, I'd love to find her a nice rifle that is a very good rifle for it's price. It does not need to be an expensive one, but it should have a REAL wood stock and should feel amazing in your hands like any good quality firearm does.(I imagine how my 50 year old Marlin 30-30 feels). It can be used or new.

    What kind of price am I looking at?

    What make/model(s) should I consider?
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Can you narrow it down just a little?

    Action type? Semi auto, bolt, pump, lever action, single shot?

    Sights---is she going to want a scope on it? (some older guns are NOT designed for a scope).

    If a repeater, any preference on magazine or tube fed?
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Look at the Savage MKII's I believe the wood stock models are the ones that the model starts with a G

    Very well made very accurate and reasonably priced. Bolt Action Mag feed
     
  4. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    If a lever action,take a look at the Henery rifle. Nice wood stock, blued barrel, smooth action. And the price is not bad.
     
  5. bmbowman

    bmbowman Vancouver WA New Member

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    Ruger 10/22 would be my choice for her, there is one or two on this board right now for sale.
     
  6. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW Fircrest, Washington & Jensen Beach, Florida Member

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    It could be any of these. Just looking for a good rifle. Probably "no" to the scope question...
     
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  7. Abiqua

    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    I'd recommend looking at the CZ 22LR bolt guns. A little more expensive than entry level but is that "quality firearm" you're looking for.
     
  8. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    Perfect item to hit a gunshow for. An older remington bolt action should fit the bill nicely
     
  9. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    i second the henry you can get them new for 225
     
  10. gunnails

    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    $150 will buy you a real nice used one on this forum, $100 if you have patience.

    Good Luck,
     
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  11. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Or a fieldmaster pump action.
     
  12. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Yeah that...\
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Buy one YOU like in case she decides she doesn't like to shoot.

    I like 22s,just about any kind.They are all fun to shoot if they feed properly.So just about all of the above are great choices.Only style I haven't had is a bolt action.And with the accuracy of some of the semi autos,I don't see the need.Except for teaching kids to shoot safely.
    My henry levers guns were accurate,my cheapo Marlin ,my Remington 597,my 10 22s (especially the one I have now)
    All were great fun after I found the right shells for them.

    I like scopes cause it's easier to see POI for my old eyes
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You know, can't go wrong with a Ruger 10/22. After she gets tired of it, you can give it a "make-over". 10/22 aftermarket is endless. You can replace the stock, barrel, etc and get her a totally new rifle while still being the same old rifle, sorta.
     
  15. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Marlin Model 795.
     
  17. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Henry lever. 7-70 everyone has fun with it Best part is you can load it with almost any 22 ammo. with 22 short and you don't need hearing protection. Can't do that with a bolt or Semi auto.
    Bimart usually has the best deals new.
     
  18. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Marlin 39a, if you can find one... Best .22 ever made. IMO.
     
  19. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I agree. Everyday price for a new one at BiMart is $199 and goes on sale fairly frequently for $179.
    They also sell a Henry lever action 22 at a decent price.
     
  20. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    MrkW is right the Savage is awesome. I should know. I use one.