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Which of these currently-manufactured .22 rifles do you think is the Rolls?

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If I've forgotten your favorite .22, don't vote and let me know what it is so I can add it. Remember, it's got to be currently manufactured. (CZ 452s aren't totally phased out yet).

Why Rolls-Royce over Cadillac? Have you seen the new Cadillacs? :p
 

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My vote would be for the Ruger Mark II Government Competition.


A close second would be the Single Six Hunter:


But it appears that this is a rifle only poll.
From what you have listed, I'll vote for the model 39 (and that's based on my being biased). I suggest you add the word "rifle" to the title. It would also be nice if you gave a Mountie/39M option. I really don't like the standard 39a as much. Thanks.
 

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Oh Boy... Where to start? Favorite .22 for what purpose?

My Daughters Anschutz is a great rifle in a prairie dog town, so long as you don't have to pack it very far; but would be a lousy rifle for popping squirrels. By the same token, it gets pretty boring shooting targets on a berm with it, but shooting it in a match keeps things pretty exciting.

The ol' Marlin model 60 is pretty tough to beat in a prairie dog town, is easy to carry, works great for popping squirrels, rabbits etc., makes for great fun at rapid fire drills on clays and cans at the range, but can't compete with the precision of many other rifles.

My 9422 is about as handy as the Marlin model 60 in everything listed above, but again, can't compete with the precision of many other rifles.

The analysis could go on and on and on and... ::)

I will have to say that the Rolls-Royce of .22's is the one you have in your hands at any given time. They are all great fun, economical, plenty accurate (if the shooter is up to it), forgiving, great learning tools, and so-on.

If there is ever a range session that doesn't include at least one .22 of some sort, then you didn't prepare well before you left the house. Just my $0.02 worth. ;) ;D
 

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DWB said:
I will have to say that the Rolls-Royce of .22's is the one you have in your hands at any given time.
I'd say that it'd be the one you still don't have. ;D

BTW, how do you change the thread title?
 

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Remington 66 Nylon

Still commands premium money

 
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BTW, how do you change the thread title?
The original poster (that would be you, MarlinXL7) would have to go back to the original first post in the thread, click on the modify tab in the upper right corner, and simply change the Subject: line to read whatever you like, then click on the save tab down below. That's it... ;)
 

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All the other voters here don't know cars well enough for their votes to mean anything ;D

The 39A is the Cadillac of .22s. You can spend more on a rifle, but you probably won't enjoy owning and using another rifle any more than this one.

The Anschutz is the Porsche of .22s, but worthless to me as they don't make lefty models. German performance for a price that is out of reach for many.

The CZ 452 (I own one, haven't ever seen a 455 but I bet they're similarly good) is the Corvette of .22s, and available either left or right handed. Sleek high performance that anyone can afford.

The Blaser is the Rolls-Royce of .22s for obvious reasons. The ultimate in luxury, very uncommon, breathtakingly expensive, powerful (lightning fast action and modular), etc., etc.



Any one of these would serve its owner supremely well as an only rimfire rifle.
 

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That Blaser is stunning....................I would be afraid to pack it around hunting, though.

I chose the 39A for very specific reasons:
1. I can balance it on one finger directly in front of the receiver = nothing swings better;
2. it has a long sight radius (with my Skinner rear and Lyman Target Globe front);
3. it has a very crisp trigger (field grade: good for hunting AND target shooting);
4. it is fairly light weight and carries well in the field (all day);
5. it is extremely accurate (1" or less 5 shot groups at 50 yards with peep sights and the right ammo);
6. it is the most versatile - Super Colibris to Snake Shot to Hyper 40 grainers - all without a hiccup in operation and all can be loaded into the same magazine tube however I want them;
7. it is a take down rifle - I can take it apart very quickly with a quarter to make it very packable and I don't lose my zero.
8. it is beautiful! very deep bluing and very nice walnut furniture
9. it can hold anywhere from 19 - 26 rounds (depending on shorts or long rifles) in the magazine tube
10. it is very robust and well built - like a little Rolex watch

There! 10 points of scoring contention. How does YOUR .22 stack up? You'll be lucky to hit 70%.

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That Blaser is stunning....................I would be afraid to pack it around hunting, though.
Just as I would be afraid to drive a Rolls-Royce around Atlanta traffic, just more proof that it is the Rolls-Royce of .22s ;D

Personally if I had a lot of money to throw around I'd buy a Cadillac over a Rolls-Royce. Having a Rolls is just ostentatious, which isn't what I'm all about. I prefer simplicity and repairability, too. A lot more mechanics can work on a Caddy vs. a Rolls.
 

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Marlin 39 FTW!

That's "For The Win" for those not into the new internet shorthand thing.

You know, I'm dedicated enough and willing enough that I can have any gun I want. I might have to sell all my other toys and scrimp nickles and dimes for a decade to do it, but it's true... I can have any rifle that's legal to own.

And I have the model 39. To me that says more than anything I could type here.
 

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Yeah, I've seen one of the new Cadillac's - the super cadi. Over 200 mph....................

It was SWEEEEET! Some old lady pulled up in it to wal mart. LMFAO!!!!
 

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Oh, yeah, 450 Sniper, those are pretty awesome. I know what you mean, I saw a silver one, once. Doesn't get much finer than those.

The 39 may be the best choice in rifles among the bunch (maybe close to tied with the CZ, with it being American-made edging it in for the win), but it doesn't necessarily answer the original question about which is a Rolls-Royce ;D
 

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Based on "bang for the buck", Marlin mod 60 hands down.
 

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A new Rolls-Royce Phantom starts at a little under $400,000. Rolls is not concerned with bang for the buck ;D

Which is not to say that a $20,000 Miata, Mustang, or Camaro is not a heck of a car...
 

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All the other voters here don't know cars well enough for their votes to mean anything ;D

The 39A is the Cadillac of .22s. You can spend more on a rifle, but you probably won't enjoy owning and using another rifle any more than this one.

The Anschutz is the Porsche of .22s, but worthless to me as they don't make lefty models. German performance for a price that is out of reach for many.

The CZ 452 (I own one, haven't ever seen a 455 but I bet they're similarly good) is the Corvette of .22s, and available either left or right handed. Sleek high performance that anyone can afford.

The Blaser is the Rolls-Royce of .22s for obvious reasons. The ultimate in luxury, very uncommon, breathtakingly expensive, powerful (lightning fast action and modular), etc., etc.



Any one of these would serve its owner supremely well as an only rimfire rifle.
+1 on the CZ 452 ... and excellent 22!
 

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No disrespect, but the model 60? ??? Maybe the Chevy S-10 of rifles, but I don't see how anyone could justify it as the Rolls Royce of rifles. Now I should point out that I had an S-10 and it was a great truck. It always got the job done, but in a utilitarian sort of way. It was a long ways from a Rolls Royce.
 

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Remington 66 Nylon

Still commands premium money

You mean these are worth money? Boy I got a two brownies and a black one of these just sitting around in a closet.
 

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Miatakix, you were too right about people not knowing cars well enough to vote properly. ;D In my opinion, the only rifles worth voting for are the Remington, Blaser, Cooper, and Anschutz. I put up all the other ones in case some people were highly prejudiced towards a certain rifle. Maybe I should have put this in another forum? ;D Maybe a less Marlin-centric one?

I still think the Remington's the Rolls of .22 rifles. The Blaser, well, you can convert it to other caliber, so it's not really a dedicated .22 in my opinion. ;)
 

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You know..................your right. I'm not qualified to vote on what is a Rolls Royce. I've only seen them on Cribs.

I just know what works and what works BEST!!!

I'm going to go sulk on over to my tin can and go pull a lowly 10 second quarter mile to make myself feel better about myself.

Well, that is if my 315's in the rear don't just spin......................I sure do miss my Drag TA's.

;D

 
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