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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby imaduckin » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:31:11

im really happy with the accuracy of my SW22a, and i like the bull barrel and rail on top. mounted a scope on mine with weaver mounts and squirrel and fox hunt with it. i shoot mostly cci mini mags


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby wpoppert » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:03:53

I prefer the Buckmark to the Mark III, but I think much of it comes down to personal preference, what feels better, etc. For rifles I like the Marlin 60 over the Ruger 10/22 (but I still want a 10/22 for all the ways you can trick it out).


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Baer45 » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 01:29:01

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Smith and Wesson Model 42 (?)...ill put it up against plastic any day of the week....wife likes a little Buck Mark...c


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby gunderwood » Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:44:50

Handgun: MkII/MkIII (easy to get rid of the silly "safety" features on the III, thus making it a II for all intents and purposes)
Rifle: CZ452 (military trainers and/or the lux's)

IMHO, those two are about as good as it gets for accurate .22s until you want to spend big money for an Anschutz, etc.
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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby RWBlue01 » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:12:06

I think there are several good options.

Semi-auto
1. Browning. I like the Browning. I like that you can change the barrels. There are times I wish I had done this. It would have been better for my suppressor.
2. S&W makes a couple semi-autos. The less expensive one I tested is not as accurate as the Ruger or Browning.
3. Ruger MKII or MKIII slab side and bull barrel are VERY accurate. The thin barrel, not as much, but still very good on par with the less expensive S&W.
4. I find myself shooting my conversions more than my Ruger.

Revolver.
5. I have head good things about the Taurus, but have not shot one.
6. I have an older K-17. This thing is VERY accurate and has a great trigger. IMHO, it is the best. S&W makes other 22lr revolvers, most are good. For a dedicated target gun, I would suggest a longer barrel.
7. Ruger, has mixed reviews. I want a single6, but it would probably not be as accurate as my S&W or Ruger MKII slabside.


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby breacher » Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:56:32

Rugers of all kinds, including very cheap ones are great and best of all, down the road are easily customizable. They're a lot of great companies that make high-end aftermarket upgrade conversions. I bought a bunch of Volquartsen components over time for my Ruger II and III's and enhancements are incredible.

I own also a Sig/Hammerlli Trailside thats highly accurate and a lot of fun to shoot now but it needed a ton of work to run reliably. If you are not a gun tinker I'd stay clear. The Sig Mosquito is also junky...I'm sure there are some lovers here but I haven't had good experiences. The Walther P22 is great. If you like 1911's the Umarex Colt 1911 (also made by Walther) is really nicely made and shoots very well. Stay clear of the Kimber 1911 though. I have read the Sig GSG 1911 is also really nice but I have no personal experience with it.
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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby TScottW99 » Sat, 08 Dec 2012 12:41:05

I own a Ruger 22/45 MK III target and love it. Great fun, very reliable and accurate.
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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby GeneFrenkle » Sat, 08 Dec 2012 13:50:14

The sig and gsg are pretty much the same thing, just different companies, grips, etc. Having shot the sig 1911-22 (dunno how many hundreds of roumds), it just plain works for me with cheap federal bulk. Only issues were ammo related (solid primer stroke, just no bang). Takedown is different than a standard 1911 and the slide is aluminum i believe. Lots of fun to shoot and shoots right where it's aimed.

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby jasonallen127 » Sat, 08 Dec 2012 16:03:10

I see this is an old thread, but in case someone is looking for answers to the same question in the future...

I'll echo everything said above about the Ruger Mk I, II, and III, as well as the 22/45. They are built well, tack driver accurate, and they feel "right" in your hand.

That said, I did the coke/pepsi challenge between my buddy's tricked out Ruger MkIII and a range rental Beretta Neos 6". Once you get past your "Geez, that's a butt ugly space gun!" reaction to the Beretta Neos, you notice a few things... First of all, with the 6" model, iron sights, a box of old & super cheap Federal bulk-pack 22LR, I was able to print some very tight groupings with the first magazine - better than what I was able to do with the MKIII. Second, I really liked the long sight radius on the Beretta. Third, taking down, cleaning, and reassembling the Beretta is easy and requires no tools... the Ruger, not so much. Fourth, the sight rail of the Beretta is integral to the heavy bull barrel - great for adding optics! Fifth, the
"space gun" looks grow on you after a while.

I decided on buying the Beretta Neos for myself. I bought the 6" version and added a Burris Fastfire III optic to it, then I bought the 4" barrel which I use for iron sight practice. I use the SpeedBeez speed loader and 5 factory magazines for the Neos, and my girlfriend and I will often go through a whole 550 round box of 22LR in an hour when we hit the range.

I use Federal's 22LR bulk pack ammo for 7 and 10 yard shooting mainly, and CCI Mini-Mag round nose 22LR for any longer distance shooting. Both group nicely, but the CCI Mini-Mags are more consistent at longer range. I've also used CCI Blazer 22LR with good results, but a lot more cleanup afterwards. The only stoppage/failure to feed issue I ever had with this gun was using Remington Golden 22LR Bullets, which run VERY dirty in this gun, and in my Ruger 10/22 rifle - ammo related failures to feed resulted after 100 rounds in both guns, and stopped being an issue after cleaning... I'd avoid that particular ammo in general.

Of all the choices I was presented with when looking at a 22LR pistol, the Neos was inexpensive (I paid $270 out the door at Blue Ridge Arsenal), it has proven reliable & easy to maintain, and it's fun & accurate to shoot! With CCI Mini-Mags, the Burris Fastfire III optic, and a resting off of a sandbag, I can print a 10 shot group that you can cover with a quarter at 15 yards.


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Dooga » Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:04:25

I think I now want ten more 22s than I have. I do love my CZ452 Military Trainer but don't seem to shot it that much as I ride a moto and so the pistols are easier to transport.

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Ironbear » Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:10:32

OK my biases are showing through... :roll:

Find a good used competition-oriented High Standard and don't look back! Mine is older than me, and shoots better then I am capable.

Worlds easiest .22 pistol to field strip, and generally have beautiful triggers.
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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Rumson » Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:38:10

I have a bull barrel Browning. Highly accurate pistol. Never shot a Ruger so I can't compare.

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby FreedomBoner » Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:01:23

Love the the ruler and P22. Walther just introduced the PPQ in 22lr. I have the PPQ in 9mm and its my go to but have not had the pleasure of shooting the 22. Hopefully someone has here?

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Dooga » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:44:28

gunderwood wrote:Rifle: CZ452 (military trainers and/or the lux's)
I love my Military Trainer. No .22 pistols right now. Had a wonderful 6 7/8" tapered barrel but sold it. Wanted a bull barreled one in blue. I think I might start a .22 pistol collection.


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Dooga » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:47:47

Anyone try the M&P .22?

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby dmharvey » Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:10:38

Anything that starts with "R" and ends with "uger". (-:
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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby AlanM » Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:10:24

Here's another vote for the CZ 452 bolt action rifle.
I've had one for years.
I fire lapped the barrel.
Pillar post mounted the action which floated the barrel.
Installed a trigger modification kit that reduced the trigger pull and slack.

I then proceeded to earn Distinguished Expert in NRA Light Rifle Quals.

I was using it to shoot 50 yd. benchrest competition.

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby Dooga » Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:11:54

Respect!

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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby CDRGlock » Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:37:42

My Ruger Mark II Target Competition with an Ultradot Match Dot and a Volquartsen trigger kit is more accurate than I will ever be. I use Eley Club or Eley Target ammo. It is hard to be for the money.


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Re: Any recommends on an accurate .22 LR?

Postby kelu » Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:42:23

Matrix bro.
I took home last evening a Ruger 22/45 Lite NRA edition and today this thread digs up from the grave. What were the chances? Does Matrix wants me to put a picture or what?
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