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Just back from our new vacation home in NW Montana. I am now in need of a bolt action .22 rifle to help reduce the ground squirrel population. I am thinking of bolt action so I can run subsonic ammo to keep the noise down without going suppressed. Mostly close in work from an elevated position. Under 50 yards. Looking at the Ruger American but open for suggestions. Not looking to break the bank but want good quality. Input?
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CZ. Talk to Griddler! It鈥檚 Montana, you should go with a nice blued, wood stocked gun! Just my opinion 馃槉, have fun shopping!
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Ruger gives the most bang per buck. And you are not shooting 300 yards. Besides 22LR accuracy is all about which brand works best in your gun. It's not like reloading for a center fire rifle. You just have to go out and buy a bunch of different brands.
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Another vote for the Ruger here ! Or send a little more and go CZ their a proven quality rifle ! Personally I would recommend the lithgow LA101 if you can find who imports them! Their pricey but a bloody good rifle
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The Ruger American would work well for what you are looking for. It鈥檚 a good choice.
If 50-75 yards hunting is all you are looking to do, keep it light weight. Get a 1-4x scope or even a red dot and go at it.
For target shooting you need more magnification, but for your purposes, 1-4x or a red dot would work.
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Just back from our new vacation home in NW Montana. I am now in need of a bolt action .22 rifle to help reduce the ground squirrel population. I am thinking of bolt action so I can run subsonic ammo to keep the noise down without going suppressed. Mostly close in work from an elevated position. Under 50 yards.
I like the way you think my friend. Another vote for Ruger too.
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Squirrels have a pretty small target zone. I would go with a 4x crosshair.
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I have the Kimber Government Model 82 Target which I got several years ago through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. It has a wood stock, heavy barrel, and superb accuracy. It has the adjustable iron sites but I use it with a scope. Prices are all over the place on these. I bought mine for about $350 but prices have jumped to about $1500 or more.
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The Ruger is a good choice, but Savage also makes a nice 22 bolt action at a very attractive price. And check the used racks at your LGS, too - if you spot a JW-15, grab it! It's a Chicom knockoff of the CZ.
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The Ruger is a good choice, but Savage also makes a nice 22 bolt action at a very attractive price. And check the used racks at your LGS, too - if you spot a JW-15, grab it! It's a Chicom knockoff of the CZ.
Back in the mid 80's the Norinco JW -15s made their appearance over here ! They were shocking The actions used to fall to pieces after about 2000 shots ! Wind the clock forward to the early 2000s and a mate of mine brought one chambered in .22 mag ! We all cringed but it turned out to be a very good rifle ! Somebody had done their homework and improved the quality a great deal
Have you thought about something like the Rossi Mod 62 pump action? They can be fitted with scopes and pump actions are fast on second shots and are generally fun to use !
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Back in the mid 80's the Norinco JW -15s made their appearance over here ! They were shocking The actions used to fall to pieces after about 2000 shots ! Wind the clock forward to the early 2000s and a mate of mine brought one chambered in .22 mag ! We all cringed but it turned out to be a very good rifle ! Somebody had done their homework and improved the quality a great deal
Have you thought about something like the Rossi Mod 62 pump action? They can be fitted with scopes and pump actions are fast on second shots and are generally fun to use !
My JW-15 dates back 25+ years - it was used by a competitive shooter every Saturday for most of those years, with many thousands of rounds down the barrel before he sold it to me. It is as tight and extremely accurate as when it was brand new. Just sayin'
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Savage does make a good bolt rifle. If you have the $$$, the Ruger 77/22
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I ended up ordering a Ruger Precision Rimfire. Couldn't find one locally so I had to order it in. Crimson Trace is letting me test their Hardline scope and the rings from Warne. It should be a fun package to keep the varmints under control.

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Squirrels beware!
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I have a savage bolt action .17 hmr that was given to me for my boys to learn bolt action on. I love it!
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I ended up ordering a Ruger Precision Rimfire. Couldn't find one locally so I had to order it in. Crimson Trace is letting me test their Hardline scope and the rings from Warne. It should be a fun package to keep the varmints under control.

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And! 1/2"-28 threaded barrel for standard muzzle accessories, like the Silent-SR庐 suppressor

Pffft...

Here's one I popped last year, only 29 oz with a .177 Diana. Biggest was 44 oz, with a 22 Gamo repeater.



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And! 1/2"-28 threaded barrel for standard muzzle accessories, like the Silent-SR suppressor

Pffft...

Here's one I popped last year, only 29 oz with a .177 Diana. Biggest was 44 oz, with a 22 Gamo repeater.

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I have a Diana pellet rifle. It鈥檚 nicer then some of my real rifles.
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