I have been away from .22's since I was a kid hunting squirrels. That got me into sniper school in the army which got me into large caliber rifles and I forgot all about the little .22's until recently. I stopped with a friend by a gunshop for him to have a Glock worked on and I bought a cheap Marlin Model 60 Semi Automatic with a cheap 3 x 9 Tasco scope on it for $95. Man, I had forgot how much fun them little thing are. Well, I also bought several boxes of ammo to see what the rifle liked at the same time.
I bought one box of CCI CB's and I was beside myself when the first round fired. It didn't cycle the next round, which I have found out why now, but I liked the little thing.
I could hand load the CB's and shot the whole box up inside the city limits. Don't get mad at me. I have a 20 acre field behind the house and 38 acres of woods and most of the woods is in the county. Legally I am breaking the law, but there isn't a danged thing back there, and what is 29 grains of lead at 710 FPS going to do anyway?? Well, that is what this is about.. What will 29 grains of lead do at 710 fps????????
At 75 yards, you can't here it go off. It's an invisble sound there. But she will hit the bottom of a drink can at that range.
I need a pump, bolt, or lever action .22 rifle that will cycle the CCI CB's without a problem.
The Marlin 60 won't do it. I bought a Marlin 81DL bolt that seems to just be worn out but I am not sure if it is that or it simply doesn't like the bullets.
It will fire the Mini Mags OK, but nothing other than that chambers right.
I'll go ahead and buy a new rifle, if I know it will fire the silent type bullets but I don't know what to look for.
I have been hooked on shot guns, 30.06's and SKS's for so long and I just don't know snit about .22's any more.
I would rather have a good pump that will fire them if I can get one that I can "DEPEND ON"
One more thing is it needs to be tube fed.
So what is the cheapest, yet still good .22 rifle that I can buy new that will cycle the short and long CCI CB's???
I have racked my brain trying to figure this one out.
Thanks for any advice.