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Savage A22? Or other semi .22 suggestions?


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Fun relatively cheap 22 lr Erma-Werke M1. Perfect for plinking. Feelings won’t get hurt if it takes a drop or spill.
 


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I have a Marlin 795 that I really like. It's very accurate and dependable, but there are not many upgrades out there for it. Very similar to the model 60, and you can get a heavy barrel variant too (model 7000.)

I have a couple 10/22s as well, they're fun.

My all time favorite was my dad's Savage 63.
 

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I love my 10/22. It's mid-80s vintage. My gripe about the newer ones is they have a plastic trigger group.
 

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I have a Marlin 795 that I really like. It's very accurate and dependable, but there are not many upgrades out there for it. Very similar to the model 60, and you can get a heavy barrel variant too (model 7000.)

I have a couple 10/22s as well, they're fun.

My all time favorite was my dad's Savage 63.
After the Ruger buyout of Marlin the future of the Marlin 22's is sadly in question.

I would love a 39A...
 

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Tried buying one lately?

At least in my area there are none. No store has one, no warehouse has one, no distributor can get one within 100 miles of me.
I have not.. but I believe it. Crazy times. Went on cheaper than dirt to see how much a box of .45acp is nowadays.... holy crap.
 

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After the Ruger buyout of Marlin the future of the Marlin 22's is sadly in question.

I would love a 39A...
Yeah, we'll see, maybe they'll keep both brands alive and improve both for the better. I'd love a 10/22 with a Marlin micro groove barrel... or a Marlin with more aftermarket support and better magazines. Newer Marlins have had a distinct "cheap" feeling... not quite as bad as Savage and Mossberg, but cheap nonetheless.
 

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I actually prefer the feel of my Mossberg to a newer Marlin...
 

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Which Mossberg do you have? I looked at the Plinkster when I was in the market for a basic semi auto small game rifle... I thought the 795 was far and above better quality. Add a wood stock like on the model 60's and they start to look real solid.
 

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702 Plinkster. It is an older one, I got it used around 2007. Synthetic stock with a silver barrel.

I really wanted a new Savage Mark II at the time but then I found this on the used rack for $80 at Cabela's and I couldn't pass it up. They had a 4-5 of them and they were all lightly used and identical, I wondered if they were surplus from a shooting class or something (but usually they don't use semi autos for classes :icon_confused:)

It is probably my most used gun, the thing just works and hits what I point it at.

The Marlin was never on my radar from what I can remember because of the tube mag. Basically it was Savage's game to loose and they lost it on a gamble over price ($300 vs $80)
 


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