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Book Giveaway: What’s the Greatest .22 Rifle of All Time?

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31 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: What’s the Greatest .22 Rifle of All Time?

  1. lonewhite

    Weather we were hunting the mountains for grouse or the plains for rabbits. I grew up hunting in Montana with the Marlin Model 99 M1 Carbine. My choice for greatest 22lr.

  2. ralphkramden

    Call me a contrarian, but my vote goes to the Stevens Favorite. It was the .22 for countless working stiffs, and how many boys and others owned one as their first or only gun? Maybe my fondness/bias for single shots is showing with this vote.

  3. madsci

    Sorry to go against the grain, but my vote is for the Winchester Model 69A. It’s a great shooting bolt action that came with a 5 shot magazine. I was able to obtain a couple of 10 shot magazines to reduce the number of reloads. The rifle was dead on accurate at 25 yards with iron sights. It did a great job at 100 yards with iron sights when I was a bit youger.

  4. Surculus

    While great fun, no semi-auto 22 can qualify as “greatest 22 of all time” as they do not instill the marksmanship of a manual action. No single-shot can qualify, for altho’ they make fine target & teaching tools, they are not practical for hunting w/ the 22. So the greatest 22 of all time will be a manually operated repeater of some sort by default. While I’m inordinately fond of the Remington 521T that I learned on, I must admit that the Marlin model 39 take down lever action 22 must be a front runner for the best 22 ever.

  5. shorne

    While you can’t beat the customability of the 10/22, I guess I’ll be the contrarian here and go with my all time favorite, the Marlin 60. I can fill the same hole all day long with my beloved 60 and she shoots shorts, longs, and long rifles. I’m sentimental I guess. (or just mental) :)

  6. shedhunter

    I would also have to go with the 10/22. Both of my daughters learned to shoot with a 10/22. They are easy to use, accurate and most importantly fun! When I go out squirrel hunting I always take a 10/22 even though I have 4 other 22 options available.

  7. bobcdcloz

    The Ruger 10/22. very handy, light and easy to carry, simple design, great platform for upgrades, 10 shot mag is almost indestuctable, excellent craftmanship, and above all- very affordable!

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