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Got a bunch of trash pandas and other assorted varmints around. Looking for a .22 to do some cleaning up.

Recs? Suggestions?
 
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10/22.


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how far off do you want to shoot them?

One of the guns left on my list is a Ruger M77 in .220 Swift.



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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Any old bolt-action .22 will do. I have an old Marlin Glenfield model 25 that I got for $90 that has killed more stuff than any other gun I own. It'll feed anything from CB caps to Long Rifle, and it uses a box magazine, which I prefer to a tube because it's easier to unload and easier to clean.
 
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how far off do you want to shoot them?



20-30 feet or so
 
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I think a 220 Swift would do the trick. Lol
 
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A PCC in 9mm is fun and it’ll drop them on the spot at that range.
 
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I think a 220 Swift would do the trick. Lol


Yep ideally suited for 20-30 feet!



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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I think a 220 Swift would do the trick. Lol


Yep ideally suited for 20-30 feet!


hey!!

if the bullet don't get them, then the muzzle blast might burn em up! Big Grin



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Got a bunch of trash pandas and other assorted varmints around. Looking for a .22 to do some cleaning up.

Recs? Suggestions?



budget?



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Got a bunch of trash pandas and other assorted varmints around. Looking for a .22 to do some cleaning up.

Recs? Suggestions?



budget?


500 or less
 
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Get a Ruger 10/22.


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Rather than the ubiquitous 10/22, I was going to suggest a Winchester 9422 or Model 39A Marlin, then I looked at the current asking prices. Eek Nope, 10/22 it is. A S&W M&P 15-22 would be another option, but I don't know how much having the sights over the bore axis affects POI at 20-30 feet.
 
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Personally, I don't like the idea of one rifle for one purpose.
I dig the multi-purpose stuff!

A .22 cal is great for taking out trash pandas, possums, rats, rabbits, woodchucks.... And plinking. A decent gun with a decent scope, no problem doing that out to 50yds and beyond.

The Ruger 10/22 is honestly one of the best .22's out there! There's hundreds of extras, parts, stocks, barrels, triggers.... You name it- for the 10/22.


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Sounds like I'm looking for a 10/22 then!
 
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Consider a Savage BMag in .17 WSM rimfire.

You can still find ammo online.

Oops. It was there yesterday, November 10th. Frown


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Of the .22's I own I think my Henry H001 lever action is the most fun to shoot. It's very accurate and holds 12 LR rounds. Something to think about.

Jim


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I like my Thompson Center 10/22 clone.
 
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What the heck.... how about a Marlin model 60?


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I have a Savage MKII bolt 22lr...with the Aquila primer compound only (no powder) it’s quiet enough to shoot in the city limits. Without the suppressor. Same with the Remington subsonic ammo I have.

I also have several 10/22s but suppressed ammo doesn’t cycle the bolt. (Not a problem with the bolt gun) and regular ammo does have a supersonic crack. It sounds like gunshots but it’s hard to determine where.

Id just get a bolt gun from a pawn shop and get some subsonic ammo.



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