I have a 10/22, an M&P 15-22 and a Marlin 39A. They are all a hoot to shoot! A Henry lever would be a great option for a lever gun. I have one chambered in .22 WMR and is also fun to shoot!
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy."
Ruger 10/22 - but it is a mistress that will lead you down a dark path of modification!!
Got my eye on an Anschutz with the Fortner action - see gun!
This pretty much sums it up if your first priority is iron sights check out. The Lux and Trainer variants are designed with iron sights in mind and have the hogback style stock to go with it.
Several years ago I found a nice 80s marlin 60 22" 17 round tube with last round hold open. Nice guns and I've enjoyed collecting a few more marlins like the papoose and a lesser know 981t bolt.
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I don't have the photos readily available because photobucket is a dumpster fire, but if you care about quality iron sights on a factory rifle, the CZ is really your best option.
I have a 10/22 takedown and it is a good rifle now that I added Tech Sights, but still not on par with the factory CZ.
Most 22s that have iron sights, the sights are an afterthought and essentially worthless.
I had mentioned to a guy at work that I was looking for a .22 with decent iron sights. He has a few Mossberg M44 US training rifles and has offered to sell me one if I like it. I'm going to check it out sometime this week. The sights look pretty good from what I can tell online.
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10/22 and LOTS of ammo.
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. Luke 11:21
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I just bought 2 Ruger American Rimfire rifles in .22LR.
An 18" threaded barrel and a 22" barrel.
I posted a review of them and am thoroughly impressed with them.
The trigger is light years better than my 77/22 that is already silky smooth.
I use them to shoot rats in chicken houses and abuse the everlovin crap out of them with no problems whatsoever.
You can't go wrong with the RAR.
Eeewwww, don't touch it!
Here, poke at it with this stick.
Tangent rear sight on my 452 Lux.
Not the greatest picture.
The sights are properly regulated. Aperture sights have their place. I put Tech Sights on a 10/22 for squirrel hunting and I actually much prefer the open style sights on the CZ. When it gets dim in the woods, aperture sights are harder for me to see through.
The CZ is a full sized rifle.
My favorite rifle to take to the woods.
NEVER use Kraft Italian Dressing to marinate squirrel.
Or anything else for that matter. Shelf stable salad dressings are disgusting amalgams of soybean oil and preservatives.
Icy salt water for a couple of days, then fried up with just a dredge in flour and a little salt and pepper.
Squirrel is delicious, it doesn't need a marinade.This message has been edited. Last edited by: IndianaBoy,
I got a Marlin Model 60 carbine for Christmas fifty years ago and it is still a great shooter. I will never replace it.
If I had to make a change it would be the 10/22
Thanks again for all of the suggestions. I ended up picking up a Lipsey's 10/22 Sporter with a 22" barrel. The sights aren't bad at all. For the type of plinking I'll be doing, it'll work. I may end up with a CZ in the future as well if I decided to do more target shooting.
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For a plinker don't forget to look at the classic Browning .22, its sights are good not great.
If you want a great full size .22 for plinking you might look for a Surplus Model 82 by Kimber, last I looked they were running around $600 and have true target sights. You give up the automatic action however.
Most accurate 22 I have ever fired
S&W M&P 9c
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