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    Default Rimfire Autoloader options???

    I'm in the market for a new rifle, and I want a rimfire autoloader, I think. I know the Ruger 10/22 is a good one, but what about the others?

    I kind of like the Remington 597, and I have read that most of the problems with them have been corrected but I have yet to shoot one.

    I'm also open to the different calibers available, 17 HMR, 22 WMR, 22LR.

    I want it for basic plinking but also hunting bunnies, grouse, maybe some fox and coyote also.

    Any recommendations?

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    For pure sweet handling, it's hard to fault the Browning.

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    For serious reading head over to rimfirecentral.com. They have a subforum fro every make.

    I still think the remington has issues from reading others posts on it.

    Most 22's in the 200 dollar range require some tweeking if you are picky about performance.

    That is where the 10/22 beats everyone. afterMarket options, not to mention TONS of information on how to tweek it.

    Id get a 10/22. You can tailor it limited by only your imagination. And usually for not that much extra cash.

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    Default Think accuracy

    My choice would also be the Browning or perhaps the TC for top flight and accuracy out of the box.

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    My first choice is the WINCHESTER model 63. I just flat out love them. But from a more practicable stand point I would have to vote for the 10/22. I don't know of any other auto loader .22 that can come close for accuracy that can be gotten out of the 10/22. A lot of great after market gear to make them better.

    The only down side to the 10/22 is trying to load the magazines with -20 temps and your gloves off. Of course if you get the big magazines and have several, it's not an issue. The biggest weakness with the 10/22 is the front sight does not take any hard knocks.

    If it was me I would build one from scratch and not buy a factory rifle and start throwing away parts to get what I want.

    Full blown, all out built, the 10/22 is vary capable of throwing down .250 five shot groups. This is real world not Internet BS.
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    I've had good luck with the Marlin 60. It's nothing real fancy, but the basic blued with wood stock will cost you around $150.
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    How about a Remington 552 Speedmaster? It'll shoot LR, longs and shorts. I have a 572 and those shorts are sure nice when dispatching that annoying squirrel w/o making any noise.

    I really don't like the 10/22's, because they have a clip. I know I would end up loosing it.

    I have 2 Marlin model 60's and love them. Just don't shoot cheap dirty ammo.

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