BEST Semi-Auto .22 Rifle
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What is the best semi-automatic .22 rifle? Wow…great question! .22 semi-autos are particularly interesting and probably one of the most popular firearms on Earth. In this video I’ll present a number of semi-automatic .22s but there will be more to come on another day so stay tuned for that. I have selected what I feel is the best semi-automatic .22 and I will share that with you later in the video. What a big task this is but I believe we are up to it! Make sure you share your thoughts and opinions below and don’t forget to click the “bell” so you are notified of my coming videos. If you like this video please consider supporting the channel using the links below. Remember that Patreon and Discord are waiting to welcome you! Thanks for being here!
I get lots of enjoyment from my Ruger 10/22
Totally agree, 1022 is by far my all time favorite, I was beginning to wonder where it was in your collection. You saved the best for last.
The Ruger 10-22 is great so long as you buy a new stock, buy an aftermarket barrel, get a new trigger group, and put on aftermarket sights..it’s a good rifle then, after spending 2,000$.
Weird way to spell cooey
Great video and l have the marlin model 39A lever action, rem mod 552, CZ 452, Ruger 10-22, and several others. Keep up your work, love it
All I know is the 10/22 is my go-to and a pure joy to shoot.
Mossberg 51 bough in 1952, my fathers, then mine, now my suns, has never jammed, shoots 5 and 10 round one hole targets, have even shot dragon flies with it, with open iron sights. no addons needed, tube fed through the stock. Also I now have a Savage A22 rotary magazine great rifle shoots dime size groups right out of the box and much easer to clean from the breech than the Ruger, ( if it can be done at all on the Ruger,) How many Ruger’s need trigger jobs and barrel replacements from new to shoot good groups . I find it hard to see why one would pick a 1022 Ruger for a no.1 rifle Talking one right form the box before any up grades. I shoot mostly bolt action rifles now just like them better my favorite is my Savage Mark ll TR for scope and Mark II FVT for peep sights. even with these 74 year old eyes can get dime size groups. no mods needed, love the Savage Accutrigger and heavy barrels. I also liked how the Mossberg came apart for cleaning always clean through the breach.
I’m really interested in seeing all your H&R guns, they tend to be very cool guns compared to the ‘common’ stock guns available.
I have a half dozen Ruger 10/22 versions – a number of Remington 66 versions (mostly the – Nylon 66AB) but the best were the Browning .22 short ATD – why so – as a kid I discovered how the .22 short was actually more effective on game than the .22 long rifle – it was all I could afford one day – but to my amazement it was far more effective on squirrels – and my dream gun was the Browning .22 short ATD – as it was the best caliber and it was able to be carried comfortably in one hand – love the 10/22 but it is not nearly as handy as the little Browning – and virtually all of the others have issues with one handed carry – generally the bolt draw lever – or the magazine gets in the way – and the first time I hunted squirrels with one – I shot 18 tree rats – took my limit – went home and cleaned them – went back for another limit – determined to only shoot the ones jumping through the tree tops – still shot my limit in less than an hour – then went out once more and blasted another limit – it was actually far too easy with the little Browning – and we ate squirrels for a week – the gun was quiet and extremely effective. Now that I no longer live in farm land – I use it to drop the coyotes – and it works just as well on them. I have one FN made one – two made by Miroku Japan – and one made by an unknown manufacturer Browning used in Asia – by far the Miroku are the best – and I have two .22 short and one .22 Long Rifle made by Miroku – they really are top notch. Liked the Weatherby version also and had a thing for the Colt Colteer – but neither of them was on the same level as the little Browning and I pedaled them – The Savage I purchased for 15.00 never worked – the Colt was a bad design and was cheaply made – whereas the Weatherby was well made but ungainly – like my 10/22 models (especially the Mannlicher) but by far the best are the ATD Brownings.
17:30 — "They just never jam"? — What? Just from those words, you know this guy is not trust worthy. 👎👎
I had a Sterling semo auto 22 a great gun shot hundreds of rabbits with it
Mr. USOG, I just realized that you are like my hollow shell of a President in that whenever Gropin’ Joe says, " this is no joke, folks", you know the next words coming are lies?" How does that relate to me?", says Mr. USOG. Well, when you say, " you probably already know this but", I know I’m about to learn something!
You have a character trait our Liar-in-Chief lacks, though. It’s called modesty. I don’t have two nickels to rub together, but a guy like you would be perfectly comfortable, and fit right in at our Hillbilly hunting camps.
Ruger 10/22 is a decent firearm but it’s the Toyota Corolla of .22LR rifles. It’s produced in mass numbers and styles but not exceptional in any way. It’s not particularly accurate, it’s not lightweight, it’s not even that economical. Most people I know heavily modify their 10/22’s: upgrade the barrels and triggers, change the furniture, aftermarket parts for last round bold hold open features.
Very well executed thank you so much.
I like the relaxed atmosphere most
id love to see a review on a rem pump 222 very rare
Just a question: Do you have an
AMT MAGNUM HUNTER rifle?
It has been rated by many as the most accurate 22 magnum ever built. All stainless steel. I have wanted one for years, but each time I find one on the secondary market, it’s far too expensive for my meager budget. Please let me know if you ever did a video on one. Thanks for your show. Very interesting indeed!
Browning SA22 is the best out of the box semi-auto 22lr
Wow what a display! You knocked it out of the park. I had a browning like that once, regret getting rid of it. Great presentation 👏.
I had a Rem. 550.wonderful rifle! Also have a Ruger 10-22.A hompson Cen er .22 au o loader! loved his video!
Remington Speedmaster. The GOAT
Cooey 64 with steel magazine conversion.
Weatherby Mark XXII. Has it all over your admittedly fine list of other various semiauto 22 lr arms. A stainless version would be nirvana!
I own a savage/ springfield 87D .love it
I was hoping to see a Weatherby XXII , I enjoyed seeing a few I’d never heard of. Thanks
Are resistance band weights accurate?
Brother what brand name .22 is the best brand?
I am turned off by the plain wood that Ruger uses. No grace and elegance at all. No attention to the art of rifle making. They make some of the ugliest most reliable guns.
Amazing collection for sure!
I just bought me a 10/22 I love it and great video I’ve never heard of some of these very interesting. I love a 22lr fun to shoot n cheaper to great video!!
Thank You for the video.I had a savage from early 1970’s that had the gills for the gas to escape and it was a wonderful rifle.
just curious why the marlin Model 60 did not make the list when the Remington Model 66 and Ruger 10/22 did? I’ve had all 3 and the only one I kept was the Marlin because I thought it was the most accurate and had the best fit and finish.
Love your videos thank you
Have you ever seen the Iver Johnson .22LR copy of the M1 carbine?
I still have the 1022 from my childhood. I haven’t shot it in at least 25 years. It is a little beat up and have never been cleaned. I want to hire someone to clean it all up, including the wooden stock, for me to pass down.
I don’t know how many guns you’ve got. My brother died in 2019 and he’s a collectible since he uses a teenager and he had 175 guns in his collection. Now he is a hoarder
Wonderful video we just bought a ruger 10/22 with 22 inch barrel for our ten year old grandson, my wife and want to teach him how to handle guns the safe way and enjoy hunting together, so many beautiful rifles on the table
The Rising 22 is the same gun as the Rising submachine gun but in 22 instead of 9MM.
A childhood friend had one of the Browning bottom ejecting rifles. I truly loved shooting that little rifle more than any since. It was the nicest shooting squirrel gun I’ve ever taken afield. I don’t have one, but I’d sure snatch one up if I got a chance.
I love them.
I grew up with a stevens 87b. I think today they call it an assault weapon.
👍🏽great stuff, subscribed
Sir I feel that you are a fellow follower of Christ from your humble attitude. You are loved and appreciated for your work. No profanity is so nice this day and age
Mike what about the Browning T bolt so many people grew up loving these guns , I have the new version of the T bolt.
And I agree. 10/22. Mr Ruger is often called the original " Fudd", because of his testimony before Congress regarding magazine capacity limits, but he turned on more people to the shooting sports than any man I can think of with this rifle. So, I give him a pass.
Ruger 10 22 is hard to beat
Nylon 66 and the Ruger 10/22 are classics. A good Henry 22 is an amazing starter if you want a cool lever gun.
I’m pleased to see the variety of 22’s that you have to display, I’m a collector of several different 22 rifles and enjoy them all. The semiautomatic is a very versatile gun that is very comfortable to use for hunting and target shooting. My Browning is the most used for hunting and I use my 50th Anniversary Ruger with a mannlicher stock for target.
Great video and look forward to seeing more.
the model 87a/ d etc. was also called the click clack because of the sound it makes when it ejects a round it can also function like bolt action for shooting 22 shorts . a very accurate rifle.I have owned several different semis and this one is my favorite.
Great video, there were numerous 22lrs that I had NO knowledge of especially from other countries. Interesting designs, neat collection you have. I’ve got a ’61 Browning ATD that unfortunately had a small crack in the stock that I somewhat repaired because someone who had it twisted the stock instead of the frame when taking it apart, BAD IDEA. I had a Remington 550-1 but sold it (got TOO many 22lrs) I’m 70 and trying to cull the herd. I’ve got 2 Ruger 10/22s, one is highly modified by me and set up for ACCURATE carry squirrel rifle the other was already even more highly modified with a HEAVY BULL barrel which is set up for bench work, it was SO CHEAP I couldn’t resist. I was SURPRISED that you didn’t mention the Marlin 60 series, they made a BUNCH close to the 10/22 in numbers. I have a stainless PAPOOSE that’s very nice, recently traded my model 99 M1 with some money for a VERY NICE 4" COLT 3-5-7, I already had a 6" of the same but not that GREAT CONDITION. It has new Colt Python grips and a Python cylinder and crane. It was done correctly and it SHOOTS like a DREAM. They are also known as pre-Pythons, silky smooth action and GREAT TRIGGER. So I couldn’t resist the trade for a REALLY NICE 4" Colt 3-5-7, they ONLY MADE A ABOUT 15,000 TOTAL before stopping production because people had the option to pay a little more and get the Python. Unfortunately the Python is a GORGEOUS PISTOL compared to a Colt Trooper with the same hand fitting and tuning. The PRICE of older Colt PYTHONS Is OUTRAGEOUS and no way can I spend that kind of money on one but I wanted to have something VERY CLOSE to one. With those 2 Colt 3-5-7s I’m VERY PLEASED because their values are going UP AS WELL because more and more people are finding that OUT NOW. 😮😊😊😊😊😊😊
I’m still in total appreciation of my Ruger 10-22 in stainless steel.
the marlin 60 is my favorite nice lines, great hold, accuracy, tube feed, easy to clean, light weight, good open sights, triggers are good, been around 60 years. even had a 5 year warranty like the push button safety type.