I've been keeping an eye out for good deals on .22 rifles for a while. I haven't found what I consider a steal yet, so I continue to look.
I'm really torn between the new shiny models, and the older more robust examples found on the used market. There is just something about an older steel and walnut rifle that whispers 'quality'. Whereas the new shiny models necessarily scream "look at me! I'm just as good."
For my purposes, plinking with my sons, either would do. I hate for it to come down to making the decision based only on price. I'd love to find a good deal on either though.
To that end, I have recently found a Remington 552 Speedmaster (ADL) in a pawn shop. It looks good, not terribly worn, with just a little bit oh honest wear. I picked it up, the tag read $149. I hesitated a bit, then handed it back. I wonder if that is a good price, considering what it is and the condition. Opinions, thoughts?
For a plinker for my son I am pretty much set on getting a semi-auto, and tube fed at that if possible. But, I am open to suggestions. The middle son is due a .22 of his own, and that's what I'm looking for now. My list of qualities I want in it for him are: Semi-auto, tube fed preferred. Decent accuracy. Good quality. And of course a reasonable price for Dad.
Yeah, I know. That sounds like a Wal-Mart plastic stock .22 to me too. But I was hoping for something with a little more...panache.
Secondary to a rifle for him, I'm considering a scoped bolt-action .22 for both or all of us. Something along the lines of a 40-X, without the price tag. Again, I ask for suggestions.