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daveW
February 23, 2013, 10:22
Ive searched with no luck...thought I'd ask here, my favorite forum!

I want a good .22wmr bolt action. It will be used for a range toy, primarily, but accuracy and reliability are desired. Here's the catch: I want a barrel around 18" and threaded. I just purchased a suppressor rated up to .22 Hornet so I'd like more toys that can utilize the can.

I know I can buy something and have it threaded so recommend a ready-to-go, threaded barrel first but also, who makes a good rifle either way?

I'm leaning towards a Savage if I have to have it threaded. I don't have anything in this brand and it has been recommended already, plus I really like the price. I've considered one of the older Rugers with the v-block barrel but they're at the upper end of what I want to spend AND I have to buy a barrel separately. I'd like to keep the purchase well under $500 especially if I have to buy a separate barrel or have the barrel cut/threaded.

Advice?

fnogger
February 24, 2013, 20:31
A dealer might need to make a special order and I think the barrels are 16.5", but the FVSR and TRSR from Savage (the threaded models) are both available in the 22wmr.

daveW
February 24, 2013, 21:24
That fvsr would be perfect but they only show it available in .22 lr. Have you actually seen it somewhere in .22 wmr?

Thanks,
-Dave

denny
February 24, 2013, 22:26
Ruger 77/77 mag.
Half to have the barrel threaded tho.

Denny

MAINER
February 24, 2013, 22:49
CZ 455
http://cz-usa.com/products/view/455-american/

No threaded barrel, but a danged good rifel!

HighRatMaster
February 25, 2013, 00:46
CZ 455
http://cz-usa.com/products/view/455-american/

No threaded barrel, but a danged good rifel!

X2. I've owned the others but this is a keeper. Well made and accurate, I use mine alot.

ramiller
February 25, 2013, 09:10
Try a CZ 453 Varmint, under you price range, can be bought on the secondary market for around 300.00 shoots better than guns twice the price.

Hootsmon
February 25, 2013, 13:41
I'd go with the CZ (in that price range).

I'd choose the 453 over the 455, mainly because I'm a Luddite.

john17427
February 27, 2013, 23:03
Try a CZ 453 Varmint, under you price range, can be bought on the secondary market for around 300.00 shoots better than guns twice the price.

+1, but all the CZ rimfires are scary accurate in my experience.

geno929
February 28, 2013, 07:56
I know it's not the most glorious name in weapons, but I have a Marlin 25 MN that shoots very tight groups. Maybe 1/2 - 1 inch or there about at 75 yards. And I have a simple 4X scope on it. Nothing fancy, but it was in my price range and it does look very nice after I refinished the stock. Maybe an option for you.

daveW
March 02, 2013, 11:30
Thanks to all for the recommendations...I'm gonna go with the cz455 and have already put in a request for one at my local shop...I'll need to have the barrel threaded but my suppressor won't be here for 6 months or so.

-Dave

Andy the Aussie
March 02, 2013, 15:04
Godson has a 455... you wont be disappointed.

dfletcher
March 04, 2013, 22:47
Thanks to all for the recommendations...I'm gonna go with the cz455 and have already put in a request for one at my local shop...I'll need to have the barrel threaded but my suppressor won't be here for 6 months or so.

-Dave

If it hasn't been mentioned the CZ 455 has a removable barrel and you can do 22 WMR, 22 LR, 17 HMR and 17 Mach 2 switch outs. Barrels with one magazine go for about $135.00. So far as threading goes I'm guessing it's easier and less expensive to do a barrel that's already off the receiver.

I have a groups of CZ rifles and they are always accurate, well made. Scope rings can be a challenge, but I've found the European 11 mm will accepts pretty much all 3/8" rings.

GIshooter
March 07, 2013, 11:32
Gotta agree with the CZ. I love mine. What about a CZ in 22 Hornet. It is very inexpensive to reload for. Easily outperforms any rimfire round. My 22 Hornet is an Anschutz.

MACV
March 07, 2013, 12:56
I know it's not the most glorious name in weapons, but I have a Marlin 25 MN that shoots very tight groups. Maybe 1/2 - 1 inch or there about at 75 yards. And I have a simple 4X scope on it. Nothing fancy, but it was in my price range and it does look very nice after I refinished the stock. Maybe an option for you.

I like the Marlin's too. I've got a older 882 VSS. It's a stainless heavy barrel with a 3x9 Nikon scope on it. I think I paid more for the scope than the rifle. It has a great trigger and will shoot groups a little bigger than a nickel at 100 yds.

daveW
March 07, 2013, 21:25
If it hasn't been mentioned the CZ 455 has a removable barrel and you can do 22 WMR, 22 LR, 17 HMR and 17 Mach 2 switch outs. Barrels with one magazine go for about $135.00. So far as threading goes I'm guessing it's easier and less expensive to do a barrel that's already off the receiver.

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...All very good points that factored into my decision. As for .22 hornet, I considered that as well but am content with .22 wmr for now. I might get a hornet later on.

Thanks again, all.

ramiller
March 08, 2013, 14:43
...All very good points that factored into my decision. As for .22 hornet, I considered that as well but am content with .22 wmr for now. I might get a hornet later on.

Thanks again, all.

You might want to check out the new 22 super mag by Winchester

Blackmore
March 14, 2013, 04:34
CZ 452 FS if you can still find one...

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/22WMR_CZ_FS_001.jpg

Tuhlmann
March 14, 2013, 20:19
CZ 455 is a gun who's value far outstrips its modest cost. It is nicer than many centerfire rifles costing twice as much.

Another great option is the Winchester 9422M, if you can find one and your pockets run a bit deeper. A beautifully crafted lever gun and priced accordingly.