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Old 05-24-2019, 12:19 AM
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A lot of choices.

I will recommend the best 22 lr semi auto field rifle ever made, the Browning SA-22.

They can be had for $500 or less when on sale.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:11 PM
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597 or 10/22

I would recommend either a 10/22 or the 597 HB. For the 597, you would need a VQ hammer and seer but that is a low cost upgrade. I have found the 597 to be very accurate and very reliable but its a pain to clean as are most semi-auto rifles not named "AR"

I see a lot of 10/22 recommendations but they all have the same theme. Buy a 10/22 and then replace the trigger, receiver, stock, bolt and barrel. The 10/22 is known for being a rifle with hundreds of aftermarket parts to upgrade but it seems everyone upgrades and then talks about accuracy and not the other way around.

I would say that simply buying 10/22 aftermarket parts and then having a custom built rifle saves you having to replace everything after buying a 10/22.

I really am not against 10/22's, just dont understand replacing every part on a rifle and then calling it a 10/22. The aftermarket options with the 10/22 do let you create a ridiculously accurate rifle vs options available for other rifles.
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My vote would go to the ATD either Browning or Norinco and the Mossberg 352 that can shoot shorts, longs and long rifles. The Mossberg is great for hunting one mag can be carried with shorts and easily changed for one with LRs. If you're looking for more accuracy then go to a bolt.
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most ootb 10/22s are good for between 1 to 2 MOA at 50y. a green mountain sporter barrel is $100 if you want 3/4 MOA or better. head spacing the bolt can be done with a sanding block. a $5 extractor and a diy trigger job or a cheap VQ hammer. you dont have to spend a million bucks on one. i get it what is said about 10/22s having had everything done to them, but you can also leave them alone. is a marlin 60 or others better out of the box, maybe. my 60 much more ammo sensitive. the 10/22 is also easy to work on compared to other stuff. i have literally cleaned and shot a very accurate mid 70s built 10/22 that had well over 50k rounds through it and had only been cleaned once in its life and it still ran. i cleaned it and it still ran and shot great. i havent seen anything else that would take that kind of abuse. the thing had never even seen a drop of oil.
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Where is pricelessppp? Looks like your first post got a lot of attention.
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The term accurate is meaningless without context. What do you need to do with the rifle? A stock 10/22 carbine will put bullets onto a 3x3-inch steel plate with stupid, boring regularity. That is sufficient accuracy to hunt small game, shoot steel challenge at the highest levels known to man, plink targets of opportunity, teach formal marksmanship skills, etc. It is more accuracy than most people who call the gun inaccurate can muster shooting offhand with any gun, period.
But it is not accurate enough to do well at metallic silhouette, benchrest, long range small game sniping, or PRS style matches. Again, accuracy is relative.
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Hi I'm new to the forums. Also new to shooting and am looking for a good first semi auto rifle. I'm wanting something accurate & reliable. Also looking for something with a barrel length between 16" to 20" And prefer the 22.Lr caliber but also looking for pistol caliber rifles/carbines. And looking for a AR-15 rifle even considering building one or getting all ready assembled one with lower/upper. Any good recommendations under 500$?
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The term accurate is meaningless without context. What do you need to do with the rifle? A stock 10/22 carbine will put bullets onto a 3x3-inch steel plate with stupid, boring regularity. That is sufficient accuracy to hunt small game, shoot steel challenge at the highest levels known to man, plink targets of opportunity, teach formal marksmanship skills, etc. It is more accuracy than most people who call the gun inaccurate can muster shooting offhand with any gun, period.
But it is not accurate enough to do well at metallic silhouette, benchrest, long range small game sniping, or PRS style matches. Again, accuracy is relative.
A stock 10/22 carbine will put bullets onto a 3x3-inch steel plate with stupid, boring regularity. That is sufficient accuracy to hunt small game, you must have fat headed squirrels ~~JMJ~~
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