Best 22 cal rifle

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by LIK2HNT, Jul 30, 2013.

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  1. Lefty223

    Lefty223 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2016
    Have any of you guys read up on where many international sniper teams are using the 22LR as a simulated trainer for real world 308 tactical use? I forget the percentage offhand, but there's supposed to be a pretty consistent relationship in drop and holds, etc.

    Granted the 308 may not be the ruler in that category nowawdays, but still the concept is pretty interesting! One country has a full 1/3rd scale (if I recall correctly) training facility setup where all the shots are taken w/ 22LRs to simulate full caliber distances.

    My Club just started 100 and 200-yard benchrest and offhand competitions for 22LRs and some of the results are astounding! It is also bringing out NEW shooters - so that's a plus too!

    A new 22LR-built AR began turning heads when it beat out all of the Anshultz and Win 52s and other 'older' premium 22LR target rifles, like 40XBs and the like. That is until I finally pulled an old Ballard single shot Schuetzen rifle out of the safe and used that to beat the AR! Haha, looks like sometimes 1890s technology can compete with the latest & greatest barrel-tuned mojo rifle of the year build ... and but of course the stock design rules for offhand use. Offhand at 200-yards ... with a 22 rimfire! ... can humble a person quickly.
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  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    I practice LR routinely with my 22LR set up. It is pretty close to a 3 to 1 relationship to my 308 using 168 Federal Match against my 22 loaded with 40gr Federal Match HV. 1000 yards elev and wind is 9.5/2.5 MILS for my 308. 300 yards is 10.8/3.0 MILS with the 22LR. A very viable and cost effective way to practice, particularly wind management.
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  3. kiwikid

    kiwikid Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    A Remington 541s would be my first choice and I see that there is a new one for sale on Gunbroker at the moment. Also there is a person on Gunbroker selling metal 5 shot magazines for the 541s.
    My second choice would be a Weihrauch 66 Production but I am unsure whether they are available in the USA although I have been told they were designed for the US market.
  4. GunsNotGroceries

    GunsNotGroceries Member

    Aug 11, 2015
    Might be worth holding out for a new Tikka T1x. No official accuracy reports yet, but I'm not sure Sako could make a bad barrel if they tried.
  5. jpfrog

    jpfrog Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    @Greyfox I'm glad to see your stance remains consistent even after posting on this thread almost 5 years ago (on the 1st page)...that's a solid endorsement over a very good amount of trigger time for that TR!! I may have to go look at getting one now- was planning on a new 10/22 for my 5 year old son, but as usual, this forum has me questioning everything.
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Yes! It’s been an accurate and reliable rifle, as has the one bought by my son-in-law around the same time. I must have near 10,000 rounds through this rifle and it’s as accurate as the day I bought it. I just give it a good cleaning every 1000 rounds or so.
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  7. d500lnn

    d500lnn Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2013
    I had a Browning A-Bolt that was fantastic and I just sold it. I have a Ruger American with a suppressor and Timney trigger that does pretty well. Had a Savage MKII that was pretty accurate, but my all time favorite is a Kimber (Yonkers) Classic Varminter Stainless Fluted Barrel that is out of this it. Little laser
  8. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    One of my favorite .22 rimfires is my Weatherby MK XXII I get amazing accuracy from it, but my true love in rimfires is my Winchester Mod 9422 one in .22 S, l, LR the other in .22 magnum, and both show outstanding accuracy off the bench and just plain fun to walk around the field with popping Sage-rat's. Winchester 9422 & 9422M circa 1974 & 1972 001.jpg Weatherby XXII with Leupold M8x6 42mm Leupold rings, test target 003.jpg
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  9. busdriver989

    busdriver989 Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    .22 Rifle Challenger Sport

    Basic configuration

    – Small bore action «Challenger»

    -.22LR with barrel diameter 23.5 mm

    – Match trigger 50 g to 160 g

    – Cartridge ejector, switchable on/off

    – Center sight line

    – Sight line center position 157 mm

    – Precision diopter with front sight base and front sight tunnel

    – BLEIKER Sporting stock

    – Stock color anthracite / silver

    – Stock width 46 mm

    – Grip M, rotatable, lengthwise adjustment

    – Sight line extension tube 157 mm

    – Front sight base

    – Service booklet

    – User and maintenance manual

    – Original test group 50

    – BLEIKER Butt plate «Super-Grip Match 1»

    – Cheek piece with fine adjustment

    – Stock weights, 2 x 100 g

    – BLEIKER Hand stop

    – Tool


    – Grip S/M/L/XL

    – Stock width 52 mm (wide)

    – Stock color: blue / silver

    – Various rackets

    All pistol prices reflect 5% discount for check or money order
  10. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    I’ve gotten a couple of nice 22 over the years.
    CZ 455 Varmint, Mossberg 144, Mossberg 144 LSA, Anschutz 64 Match, and Kimber 82 Government. Also your normal 10/22s, Savages and so on.
    The CZ is a great rifle at a decent price, and most shops have it. I also like that it doesn’t feel like a small gun.
  11. 10ring1

    10ring1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Have a Anschutz 1710 dkl that is accurate as anything but doesn't eject worth a ----. Bought a Vudoo V22 and will never look back. More than pleased.