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Old 02-21-2010, 12:00 PM
Gil Martin Gil Martin is offline
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I agree with Joe

The Remington Models 581 and 582 are terrific rifles. All the best...
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:52 PM
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I fully agree with you. I have two 581's and they are very accurate and I wish they still produced them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:10 AM
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I have an old Winchester 52 that is a very accurate rifle (pre-A), but a little heavy. I currently am shooting a Ruger 77/22 that I did a little work on. It will get those ground squirrels as far away as I can see them. I bought my two grandsons a pair of CZ's a couple years ago. They are a very accurate rifle. All of them are good. Just keep shooting them.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:37 AM
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Thumbs up for 511,First rifle I bought with paper route money,10.00 early 70's.Reblued it in Highschool.
Fortuna Union High School had a gunsmithing class before it became incorrect,no-one ever got shot,amazing!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:10 AM
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I have been drooling over those CZ .22 bolt-actions every time I go to the gunshop now for a couple of years. I may have to break down and buy one. Maybe they would qualify as a poor man's Anshutz!

I have a pre-war Mauser .22 single-shot bolt-action sporter. It's made like a mini '98 Mauser. It's got a 26" heavy barrel and probably weighs about 8 lbs. It is a beauty and, if I do my part, is capable of ragged one-hole groups at 50 yds. It is certainly the most accurate .22 I own and is probably the most accurate I have shot.
This is the way of a postscript. I finally got a CZ - the ULTRA LUX. My son gave it to me for Christmas last year. It shoots as good as the above mentioned Mauser, and maybe a wee bit better. It is certainly as accurate as any .22 rifle I've ever shot and more so than most. Though I've never owned (shame on me) or shot the ANCHUTZ, I'd still love to have one.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:23 PM
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threads about "The Best" anything are hard to respond to. I really think that most guns are pretty good, but whether my choice is the best, I'm not so sure.

That said, the bolt .22 that I like the most, is my old 1948 Remington 521T. It is a reliable squirrel killer out to 50 yards.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:44 PM
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This is the BEST 22 MAG rifle I've ever owned. It shoots 5 shots into a quarter (.25 cents) at 75 yards when I do my part.

Marlin model 882L

Simmons scope model 44 MAG 2x - 7X is clear and bright

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Old 10-30-2011, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by dovehunter View Post
Wow this is like asking what is better blonds or brunettes, Fords or Chevrolets, etc. - it is going to be so subjective.
Best 22 bolt action hunting rifle ever made?
In regard to what?
Quality of materials?
Appearance of weapon?
There isn't a best anything. The variables are so great that no one thing will be everything to everyone all the time.
And that doesnít take variables of ammunition into account.
I have an Anschutz target rifle that shoots one hole groups using Eley Club but cant hit a barn door with Remington.
Iíve seen an old Russian Vostok that had a stock like a floor board that had a barrel on it that would not have been out of place accuracy wise in an Olympic final.
There is no such thing as best ever made.
Thereís a lot of very good ones though.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:24 PM
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Thumbs up Best 22 bolt action


Right on with your post! Wish we could all burn these comments into our brains once and for all. I compete in SB silhouette and am often asked what is the best rifle. I usually tell them to pick any decent rifle, experiment with different ammo and put a good scope on it. We see good scores from competitors using Ruger 10/22s, Savage MKIVs, Rem 581s, Rem 541-S/Ts, CZ452s and of course various Anschutz models. Target or hunting. It is all the same.

The same goes for centerfire hunting rifles. Gun writers tend to spin stories about their successful hunts and often imply that only certain brand of rifle in a certain caliber would have worked for their particular quarry. Makes me so ill that I go back to reading Jack O'Connor's stories.

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:05 PM
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My vote is for the 1950's Winchester Model 52 Spoter. However, they now sell for $1,500 +

The Kimber and Cooper .22 rifles are awfully nice, but somewhat pricey.

Today, the best buy is probably the Ruger 10-22 Heavy-Barrel. Mine is very accurate, and ideal for squirrel hunting.

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