Readers Debate Best Rifles For Small Game
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I have researched this and ended buying an AR 7 Henry 22 LR. It all comes apart to fit in the butt of the rifle to make it compact and is VERY accurate. It hold 16 rounds of ammo in two magazines (8 each) with slot inside the butt for storage. Who would need anything else?
I would add a Remington Nylon 66 22 LR to this list. Lightweight, accurate, and very reliable. Mine is the most accurate 22 I have ever fired.
I have two .22 rifles — a Weatherby semi-auto and a Winchester 52. I use the Weatherby most, because it is scoped. It is by far the finest .22 I’ve ever shot, but very expensive (I inherited it from my father, so that wasn’t an issue). I would recommend a tubular magazine, scoped bolt action with a telescopic sight. The versatility of being able to shoot everything from cb caps and shorts to long rifle is worth a lot. At close range cbs will do the job and they hardly make any sound at all, so you can use them almost anywhere and not frighten the livestock — or the next rabbit, for that matter.
I would say the Marlin 795 should be in place of the Marlin 60 especially when comparing against the Ruger 10-22. The 795 is the modern version of the 60. Magazine fed and last shot bolt hold open. The 10/22 has better after market bolt on goodies that make it look like an AR. That and the cost for the base unit is it. … I will take my Marlin any day!
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I would bring a good knife. A machete or something like it with a honing stone to sharpen it. A machete is very versatile, you can cut branches, butcher animals, cut vines . . .