Mother in law wants a .22 Rifle

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  1. FLYPNW

    FLYPNW
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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    Or a fieldmaster pump action.
     
  12. old_heli_logger

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    Yeah that...\
     
  13. mjbskwim

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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

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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

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    Marlin Model 795.
     
  17. Key-Hay

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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

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

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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

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

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