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Thinking of getting one of these. Are they reasonably accurate and do I need to budget for aftermarket parts like replacing the trigger? Also, can I mount a non-rimfire Leupold FX-II 4x and expect it to hold up or should I just get a rimfire scope? (I usually shoot out to 100 rather than 50 yards unless it's really windy).

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hell nothing wrong with the 10/22 in my book. i've put 1,000s of rounds down mine. with even a cheap wallyworld scope i can flip 40auto casing @ 100yrd. i have done any after market work to either.

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I have a few and my favorite keeps them inside an inch at fifty yards all day long. That particular one has a fixed 4X B&L that is a big game scope. The parallax never is an issue with it for my shooting from fifteen to a hundred yards.
Also, you don't have too worry about a scope holding up with a .22 rimfire. The biggest thing is the parallax is usually set at around fifty yards for most makes. The shorter range parallax is really important if you get higher up in magnification. Or, you're shooting mice at ten feet. Other than that the FX-II will work great and is a fine choice.


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mine has had open sights since 1976, and i cant venture to guess how many rounds of rimfire ammo have been run through it, gotta be pushing the hell out of 50000 rounds. as long as i dont try to put a new butler creek 25 shot mag in it she will rattle off ten at a time out of factory clips all day long, ive killed everything but big game with that beat up rifle. i will never let her go. my dad won it while attending college in chadron ne, the raffle ticket for the rifle cost him $1.
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Mine has over 5000 rounds through it, no work done on it, BSA Sweet .22 scope and it shoots 1/2MOA at 100yds.  I've never shot it from a rest at 200, but standing and kneeling, I can hold 6"-8".  Never have shot it sitting, either, now that I think of it... don't know why, just never have.  I use 25 round mags and have heated it up pretty hot, keeps on keepin' on.  I try to clean it every 500 rounds or so.  
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Nothing wrong with a 10/22.  They are mechanically simple, very reliable, and fun to shoot.  They are also easily customizable, which is one of the reasons for their popularity.  You can buy a bunch of different aftermarket parts for it to include barrels, stocks, target trigger assemblies, etc.  They are also relatively inexpensive, so they are a great value.
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The only thing that will stop you modding the 10/22 is the amount of  money you have.
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10/22's can be money pits.  They are fine stock, but if you want you can change everything out.  The only thing left on mine that is stock is the receiver housing.  Different stock, barrel, springs, ....  Get one, you won't be disappointed and they will just about run forever.
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I went down to the store to get one today and ended up with a Savage Mark II FV instead. It was also on sale and struck me as more suitable for my needs. I realized that going with the semi-auto would mean not working the bolt like I do with my hunting rifle. I'm also not into the idea of customizing the daylights out of a 10/22. There was a stock model down there and also a cheesy-looking AR-lookalike that felt like a crappy plastic toy.

I'm not impressed with the stock on the Savage either but the rest seems pretty good, including the heavy barrel. I wasted no time when I got home adjusting the Accutrigger down to 2.5 lbs. It breaks nice and clean. I mounted my Leupold FX-II 4X on it and am good to go to the range Saturday morning. (.22 rimfire rifle prices make it easy to keep up the practice of spending more on optics!)

Now I just need to acquire 4 or 5 10-rd mags instead of the supplied 5-rd.


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Excellent  Nothing wrong with the savage.
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http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp 
Model 70PSS Stainless   This handy little take down rifle is one that should be considered also.  I have had several ruger 10-22s over the years and I feel like the ones they made years ago were more accurate than the last one I purchased.   I've bought several 22's in the last  year and the best shooter was Model 980S http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/980S.asp but I will say that if you order the sight base from the factory and that is the only place you can get it you need to discuss the method of shipping because the shipping cost far exceeds the cost of the base which really should have been included with the rifle.
I also have a thumbhole stainless savage bolt  http://www.savagearms.com/markiibtvs.htm  that is very nice but I believe the marlin is slightly more accurate and all three of the above smoked the ruger 10-22 I bought a few months back as far as accuracy.  One really cant have too many .22 cal rifles  Cool


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The Marlin 70PSS looks like a very nice rifle.

I took the Savage out this morning and got it sighted in pretty quickly. I didn't have much time today but will tomorrow in between cold-barrel load testing with my .308. So all I did was fire prone @ 25 yards. I could see the potential though. After 15 rounds to get it where I wanted on paper, I shot three 5-round groups and they were almost all touching. That's with plain ol' American Eagle 38 grs. that I picked up a bunch of several years ago when it was $9-10 for 400. Will have to see how it does @ 50 yards. Should be good shooting early in the day...clear and calm @ 6000 ft. isn't always easy to come by and tomorrow is a 200-500 yard day.

The stock 5-round clip is not as bad as I thought. At least it loads up quickly. However, I'm going to get four of the 10-rd clips so I can just bust through 40 rounds without having to stop. The only other thing I may regret later is not getting a better stock. It's not like this one is horrible. It's just a little flimsy.
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