nogunz and broke as fuck here. Want to buy a .22 without breaking the bank. The bank is VERY easy to break. What should I be looking at? Bolt action? Single shot? Is semi-auto totally out of the question if I want to stay cheap? Should I look at used? Is a pawn shop a bad idea?
Don't buy a firearm now. Focus on more important financial decisions to get yourself into a better position in the future so you can enjoy the hobby. If you're persistent, get a break action pellet gun.
not a fan of the 795- super cheap feeling. if money is of utmost concern, a model 60 would be a better choice. its about the same price, no cheap syn stock, and no mags to buy
what is your exact-down-to-the-penny budget?
rent and other bills take up probably all but oh, 300 dollars of my monthly take, before food. Food budget depends on whether I feel like eating shitty and cheap or REALLY shitty and cheap. My work schedule tends to fuck with me too leading to me eating a lot on the go (unhealthy and expensive) because my boss' idea of a work schedule is 'barely restrained sociopathy', unsurprising as he's a former Marine.
I don't know, some kind of surplus .22 trainer maybe? Some of the Czech and slav surplus models are pretty cheap, under $300 for sure.
M-69 and WZ-48 come to mind.
even $100 a month adds up quickly if youre patient.
in any case, marlin model 60. its the type of gun you can go back to for fun years later, even you have other guns.
10/22 is another gun like that (plus an enormous aftermarket) but you have to buy mags.
Wait until Black Friday and look for deals if you don't want to buy used. 10/22 for under 200 bucks. If you're ok with used, just troll gunbroker for cheap 22s and do research on the models you find to see if you'd like them. I was considering buying a cheap old marlin 81 for like 70 bucks before I just said fuck it and bought a 10/22 TD when they first came out like 3 years ago.
Make sure you can actually buy ammo before buying the gun though.
WZ48s are uncommon these days (they've always were uncommon, but now they aren't available on the primary market) and it's a gun you want to inspect and even test fire before buying if possible. Last primary market price was 250. I can imagine that they go for more in the secondary market now, unless it's one in not great condition.
second this , I've seen marlin 60s at pawn shops for sub 100 prices, not beautiful, and maybe needing a little work but definitely serviceable.
10/22s are the shit though, if Jamal isnt about to bust up in your shit id hold off to save up for one.
you should also check out walmart and dicks. walmart has there guns on clearance occasionally, you never know until you go and look.
dick's also had some sale recently, i dont think it was nationwide but there were some really good deals (i think 10/22 were $180ish, and these were multicam stock ones)
The Ruger 10/22 has been called the 800 pound gorilla of the semi auto .22s for sometime now, and with good reason. As others have mention, it has a ton of after market options and a long history of reliability. I wouldn't doubt if 10/22's have taken more critters than any other rifle in the US.
Save up and get one. They are as inexpensive or expensive as you want to get and I never met a person who didn't love owning one.
>light as fuck
>micro grove barrel
>cheap reliable 30 round mags
>last shot hold open
>put roughly 10k rounds thru mine and never been cleaned and has only ever had one stove pipe
>also nothing better than showing a ruger fanboy your cheapass gun has better features than theirs thats they paid 300-500 for. poor fags unite
>picked up mine for 110 last black friday