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Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: Robster] #15993507 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by Robster
Marlin lever action. Pairs well with beagle on walks. Has a lot of soul bing wood/blued/lever action


I’m thinking a Marlin might be perfect.

Thanks for the BL22 trigger warning & the collection of thoughtful responses!

I may have to buy two - the CZ/BRNO options looks interesting & Classic too.

The T1x might just need to be added fir no other reason than it adds to my growing T3x collection - they share the same platform I learned.

I may have to edit the title - what would your ultimate collection of .22LR look like for under 6k. smile

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Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16002710 04/17/21
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Just picked up a sweet CZ 455 with nice figure in the wood - now if I could just find a sweet little Marlin 39...

Thanks again fellas

Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16039930 04/29/21
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pints ya done good with the CZ. let us now how she shoots. imma czech fanboi btw for a reason.
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Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16042823 04/30/21
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The OP typed, "a .22lr with soul." I dig that, but "soul" is in the heart of the beholder. If I wanted to chase rabbits with a rifle that made me smile, I would carry my Marlin 39A most every time! But, my old Glenfield bolt I got from Santa Claus some 4 1/2 decades ago has as much soul to me as anything - even though it might fetch less than $100 at an auction. A Ruger 10/22 has little soul to me in most configurations, but they're awesome and I still own a takedown for the great tool that it is. Now a walnut-stocked 10/22 RSI, that's a different story.

So - a .22 with soul for $600 or less:

- An old and used Marlin 39A if you're lucky enough to find a good one for a good price
- I haven't priced the CZ's in a while, but as a lefty a 452 would be up on my list
- Henry Small Game rifle - a very cool and smooth lever with peep sights to-boot
- A Ruger 10/22 RSI, or one of the older pieces which sometimes have some cool old wood on them
- Find anything you like, but produced the year you were born. That automatically adds cool points to your choice
- And finally, ask Santa for a .22. That will bring a smile to your face every time you carry it.

Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16055462 05/04/21
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AZ I ended up buying a sweet CZ 455 but with the comments and suggestions made I’m looking for a 39A to go with it.

Thanks for chiming in & I won’t forget about Santa!

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Re: Looking for a .22LR $600 budget - what should I buy? [Re: Blackheart] #16079871 3 hours ago
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Originally Posted by Blackheart
BL-22's are alright if you don't mind a 10 pound trigger or putting time/money into a trigger job and still not having a particularly accurate rifle. My BL-22 had absolutely the worst trigger of any .22 I've ever owned and also had the distinction of being one of the least accurate. My Henry out shoots it by a bunch and had a crisp, 3 lb. trigger out of the box.


My BL-22 has a decent trigger pull. (maybe 4 pounds). Accuracy at 50 yards with Federal blue box and the open sights isn't great but I have yet to try the CCI red tip stuff that I bought.

Unlike Henry lever .22 rifles (which are decent enough) the BL-22 has a substantial and solid blued machined steel outer receiver, which unlike the Henry, has the barrel screwed solidly into it. The Henry outer receiver is a painted cover that is made of ZA-5 (ZAMAC) zinc-aluminum alloy, which is about 92% zinc as I recall. The Henry has the barrel pinned to a hole in the inner receiver.

The inner receiver on both rifles is alloy. ZA-5 again for the Henry, and aluminum for the BL-22.

A scope fitted to the dovetail on the BL-22 is solidly connected to the barrel.
A scope fitted to the dovetail on the Henry is attached only to the receiver cover.

Removing the Henry outer cover by removing four screws will alter the zero of your scope.

The Henry is easier to put back together than the Browning, because of the fiddly ejector and spring that must be positioned in the BL-22 when sliding the barrel and outer receiver back on.

Both rifles have ingenious and reliable actions and can use .22 short, long, and long rifle.
Both have walnut stocks and decent usable open sights.

Check out this BL-22 review video by mixup98:
(The actual review starts at 1:00 if you want to skip the preamble,)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kif9TEJuwaQ

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