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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #45 - Sep 6th, 2021 at 7:44pm
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Marlin model 60 for me. Fantastic rifle if you kept it clean. I had a redfield pistol scope on it for quick shots in close.

It was a victim of cindys 'dangerous rifles' horse shit. I cant remember how much I got for it, but it wasn't enough.

then also began the war with the Police about a rare winchester pump action rifle worth some $2500 american. Because it wasn't on their list they offered me $250, and then wouldn't give it back to me!!

Got it back after I threatened them with a civil case of theft!!
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #46 - Sep 6th, 2021 at 8:57pm
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My favourite† .22LR is an Anschutz 1400 which I bought new for $40 on my 16th birthday. It has a co*k on closing action. It is a pleasure to shoot with excellent accuracy due to a good trigger and barrel. I still have it.
The next is a Unique X51 which can be set in single shot mode or semi-Automatic, which is a great feature when introducing someone to shooting. It also has a magazine disconnect† to block the hammer when the magazine is removed. The fact that it is all steel construction and very accurate, also endears itself.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #47 - Sep 7th, 2021 at 9:08am
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trg42 wrote on Sep 6th, 2021 at 7:44pm:
Marlin model 60 for me. Fantastic rifle if you kept it clean. I had a redfield pistol scope on it for quick shots in close.

It was a victim of cindys 'dangerous rifles' horse shit. I cant remember how much I got for it, but it wasn't enough.

then also began the war with the Police about a rare winchester pump action rifle worth some $2500 american. Because it wasn't on their list they offered me $250, and then wouldn't give it back to me!!

Got it back after I threatened them with a civil case of theft!!


You should have kept the Marlin 60.

I gave mine a good clean the other day, ready for getting out of lockdown.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #48 - Sep 7th, 2021 at 9:23am
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trg42 wrote on Sep 6th, 2021 at 7:44pm:
Marlin model 60 for me. Fantastic rifle if you kept it clean. I had a redfield pistol scope on it for quick shots in close.

It was a victim of cindys 'dangerous rifles' horse shit. I cant remember how much I got for it, but it wasn't enough.

then also began the war with the Police about a rare winchester pump action rifle worth some $2500 american. Because it wasn't on their list they offered me $250, and then wouldn't give it back to me!!

Got it back after I threatened them with a civil case of theft!!

Why on earth did you surrender your Marlin 60 particularly as you post it as your favourite rimfire?
All my tube mag rifles are still with me. Simple mod to the tube mags and they miraculously went from dangerous evil things to legal things.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #49 - Sep 7th, 2021 at 6:04pm
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Yes my last model 60 was adapted to 10 shots - paid for by government. Brilliant wee rifles. Simple but great barrels. Had about 15 Marlins of various models including heap of their semiautomatics - models 60, 60DL, 60DLX, 70HC, 7000, 75, 795, 990 etc.  All fine shooters. In thorough bench testing (12-20 types of ammo), the worst of the 15 marlins was better than the best of our half dozen stock ruger 10/22s.

Of round 100 sporter, standard barrel makes/models of rimfire I've benched (rimfire hobbyist), the two most accurate at 50m to my huge surprise were two model 60 semiautomatics.  One (a 60DL) averaged 0.29" for four five shot groups, and the other (a 60DLX Anniversary) averaged 0.39". Nearly fell off the stool.. In a long shooting career I learned that rifle price is often an indicator of quality, but is not necessarily an indication of accuracy. The inexpensive little 60s tuned with right ammo were precision shooters and shot superbly at 70-100m. 

Surprised they never caught on here, but they outsold rugers worldwide by near 2 to 1, and remain biggest selling rimfire ever.  Remington bought Marlin firearms in about 2008, but after the recent bankruptcy of Remington, Ruger has now bought Marlin.  Wonder if we'll ever see any more marlin 22 semis..  Existing ones going up lots in price in US.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #50 - Sep 21st, 2021 at 8:10pm
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The 10/22's definitely respond to a little tickling - I have a VQ hammer in mine and a good suppressor and it shoots beautifully.
  

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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #51 - Sep 22nd, 2021 at 9:31am
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Yes- if you're into modding/developing your rimfire the Ruger 10/22 is best for that. Untold aftermarket parts available.

Son had one few years back - a highly modified 10/22 with Hogue stock, Green Mountain heavy barrel, mostly Volquartsen internals etc and it was a very accurate shooter. Only the trigger blade was original Ruger from memory. He paid $700 then and someone had spent at least double on it. Didn't keep it overly long however - found it front heavy and not ideal for hours wandering the hills. 

Whole new generation of very accurate production model rimfires now - eg the Ruger Precision series, Bergara, even Howa 1100.  All designed for rejuvenated rimfire shooting competitions - big deal in US now. So modding Ruger 10/22s less necessary.  Be good to play with the new models but doubt I'd use them for high number bunny shooting. For this I always go for functionality - lighter, short, accurate worker 22s - the polished JW15s, Marlin925/980/795s, and the fine CZ/Brnos.

Just set up a little Marlin 795 semiauto for fast accurate high number shooting from the truck etc. This one does 0.8" grouping at 75 meters - and that's good. Very dead bunnies ... Hopefully.
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #52 - Sep 22nd, 2021 at 9:44pm
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50 years ago, week after my 16th birthday and sitting my FAL, for what I thought was a fortune at the time,I laid out $45 and brought a Toz 17 from King and Henry in Masterton.
Came complete with leather sling, not fitted and plastic pouch with pull through. A little Bushnell x4, $16 on top and off we went.
Still have the first three items but the scope was traded for a weaver steel omnivue. A Unique suppressor was fitted in the early 80ís. The company who threaded the rifle didnít want to see another as the steel was so hard it damaged their threading tools.
The Toz has taken all the small game also larger ones when the perfect opportunity presented itself. Pigs and Deer.
My only .22 for years.
Moving to Marlborough and finding rabbits in large populations, the Toz was rather lacking with only one mag even though I had modified the guide rails and gained another two rounds, 7.
After reading an article in NZ Guns and hunting, I keep watch and eventually found my next dream 22. A semi auto.
A clone of the Ruger 10/22 but all stainless, bull barrel, target spec chamber, Hogue stock. Fantastic trigger. Built by Arcadia Machine and Tool. Or AMT. Long story, short, Ruger sued them. No more rifles.
I trued all the flat surfaces with a sheet of glass and wet and dry. A Nikko 3-9 on top and shot rabbits. Thousands of them. Winchester subs with a suppressor. Could happily fire 1000 rounds without a jam more magazine faults and firing on empty chamber.
Still have both. Both have stories to tell. Love em.
  

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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #53 - Sep 22nd, 2021 at 10:04pm
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Just sold a Toz I  had just reblued and tidied up - very simple mechanically but a good wee shooter.  The AMT semis were very good little rifles - the 10/22s ruger could have made if they had put more time into barrel quality etc. AMT Lightning mmmmmm.....  a keeper..
  
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Re: Your favourite rimfires - and why?
Reply #54 - Sep 23rd, 2021 at 2:25pm
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Huntertoo - pop up a pic of that AMT if you have one.. Were all those AMT Ruger clones called Lightnings?
  
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Reply #55 - Sep 23rd, 2021 at 2:53pm
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AMT Lightning.

Is that the one that was all stainless steel and razor sharp edges?
  
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Reply #56 - Sep 23rd, 2021 at 8:41pm
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The lightning rifle was called the small game hunter as AMT also produced a pistol called lightning.  Wiki has all sort of interesting info.
Varmint, yes all investment cast stainless. No plastic within.
When I got it, I sanded the bumps and burrs off it as I thought it felt a bit grainy in the action. Cycles flawlessly and smooth. However it has had thousands of rounds through it, so it is well run in.
The bolt has an edge either side where it slides in the action guides.
The only down side is that stainless is noticeably heavier than the Ruger 10/22

I shall attempt to post some pics.
  

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Reply #57 - Sep 23rd, 2021 at 8:44pm
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AMT Small Game Hunter
  

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Reply #58 - Sep 23rd, 2021 at 8:56pm
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Reply #59 - Sep 24th, 2021 at 1:34pm
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Nice..  well regarded wee semis.
  
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