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Hi guys,

I'm ex Australian Army. I miss the calming, stress dump feeling of going to the range with the lads, so I've been researching .22 rifles for a while. For the price the Marlin xt22 seems to be a very good rifle and I think with the right ammo the main limitation with most rifles is the operator.

I've fired a few mates .22 rifles and they've all been quite good, with their scopes I'm hitting 1-2" groups at 100m and usually can hit a golf ball at 100. So from probably $1000 rifle/scope combinations down to several hundred dollars i really couldn't see any improvement on the target, and obviously my mates had worked out good ammo for their rifles.

So long story short I've got my safety course this weekend, I find it slightly amusing as I've fired everything from anti-tank weapons to pistols in the military and now I have to do a course. Anyway can't wait to get a rifle and start doing some comps for fun.

Quick question, where the hell are the model details for the xt22 range? Tried to find what a xt22-vo is and I have zero idea. Apologies as it's probably basic but I can't find it.

Thank you to all of you for your very educational posts, I've enjoyed them immensely and look forward to reading more.

The combo I've eyeballed has a generic 3-9x40 scope and is dirt cheap, so I'll shoot a brick with that and try different ammo before changing to a better scope, maybe a little mildot or something fun. Must say I like 9x and 12x a mate shoots a 16x as he uses it to zoom into the target to check his shots, sounds fair enough to me but I'll probably get a 3-9x Nikon or tasco, cheap but reliable.

Cheers guys.

Plink.
 

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Welcome to MO. Have fun with your new rifle. Do you boys down under have a hard time finding .22 ammo like here in the States?
 
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Welcome to MO. Have fun with your new rifle. Do you boys down under have a hard time finding .22 ammo like here in the States?
I'm not too sure mate, do you mean you just can't find any, or no good stuff? Seems to be plenty at the LGS, just have to find what shoots nicely from my soon to be rifle...
 

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Hello and welcome to Marlinowners from Louisiana!!!!
 
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Plink welcome to MO from Brisbane. check out the ANZMO (Australia and New Zealand Marlin Owners) section in the 336 section. Wags is running the show here, all the more the merrier. Before you buy a new 22, check out Used Guns there are a few good looking 22s on there.

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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Thanks for joining us! Finding any 22 ammo here in Texas is difficult (unless you want to pay scalper prices:() John
 
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WELCOME FROM OLYMPIA, WA; IN THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST - THE "ORIGINAL MARLIN®" (North Haven, CT Rifles) COUNTRY!
 
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Thank you gents, I really had no idea just how popular Marlins were til I found this forum.

Quick question that I haven't been able to get answered elsewhere... Has anyone used the Marlin factory scope? If so what did you think? A xt22 package includes the scope for a cheap price, I'm tempted! At least to leave it on for a while then upgrade.

Thank you.
 
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