What bolt action 22lr to get?

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don't have much personal experience but i have the Ruger Precision 22LR. Pretty heavy compare to my S&W MP15-22, especially after optic and bipod. note this and the MP15-22 are primarily for my kids so expectation is much lower... :D
 
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I am a big .22lr fan and own half a doz. My favorite is a Browning A-Bolt .22 with open sights and a low power scope. The A-Bolt is a beautiful rifle but
currently out of production. You may find one on the used market. Very accurate and handles like a sporting rifle. I have 2 semi auto`s and 3 pumps.
 
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There are many options to choose from, I feel myself leaning towards a few but I wonder what the local crowd here favors. I have a ruger 10/22, and a ruger mk iv, I could go the American rimfire route and share mags or one of the many other brands. I would like to keep the rifle under 600, some of the higher end rifles I have been eyeing are the Tikka t1x or the cz 457. What bolt action 22's do you enjoy/recommend?
 
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We special ordered a new CZ 457 Scout for my husband.


This will be his back up - second CZ Scout that he owns.

Cate
The special ordered CZ 457 Scout came in on Thursday!

She is a really sweet rifle. My husband is a happy camper.

Thanks to my FFL dealer in Western Montana, B., who is a member of this forum too. We APPRECIATE your good service!

Cate
 
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A good budget rifle is the Marlin XT-22. I bought one about a year ago and it’s a great shooting rifle for $210 new. I put a Nikon scope on it and tried over 17 different flavors of ammo. So far mine groups Blazer 40gr LRN the best, with CCI Velicitors and Stingers being the next best.
The trigger is adjustable and very good. My guess is that it’s the same or very similar to the Marlin XL7 trigger, used on center fire rifles. After shooting this gun I understood why I couldn’t get my 10/22 to group any Ammo. It’s because the 10/22 trigger is so heavy and terrible.
For the price of more popular rifles, this one can be had and fitted with a good scope and have money for Ammo left over. If mine is representative, they are fine shooters. 1600736578286.jpeg 1600736695869.jpeg
 
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I have owned many 22 bolt action rifles. Most are single shots. I had a 40X that I was going to convert to mag fed, but I sold it in favor of a new at the time custom. It’s not in the price range your in, but my Vudoo shoots as good as any Annie I have ever shot and is mag fed. It’s the same footprint as a R700, and mine sits in an AI AX chassis. The mags for it are the same size as the AICS mags, and is a slick set up.
If I was in your price range, I’d go with the CZ. It has great aftermarket support, and can shoot with right up there.
 

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