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Do you want a bolt action, semi auto, lever action...etc? I'm a Marlin guy personally but since they've been bought by Remington they have terrible quality, so you would have to buy an older one. For semi auto I would say a Marlin 60 or 795, depending on whether you want a tube fed or magazine fed, and they can usually be found for around $100. For bolt action probably a Marlin 925. And my personal favorite, a lever action Marlin 39A. The 39A's are somewhat expensive but they are worth it. A couple years ago I bought a 1955 Marlin 39A "Mountie" (20" barrel and straight grip stock) for $325.
 

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Browning or Ruger 10-22 for semi auto. There are a few good single shots that work well for kids such as the Rossi or TC HotShot. I like the older Marlins a lot as well. My dad has a lever action Marlin from the 1970's and my brother has a bolt action Marlin from the1980s and both are great little .22s.
 

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I've never seen a .22LR I didn't like. All the ones mentioned so far are excellent choices,
You may want to give the Mossberg 802 Plinkster a look and I want to mention the Henry Lever Action also.
Good Luck
 

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Im torn between the Mossberg Tactical and a Ruger 10/22 Carbine...

im not really gonna use it for small game or anything unless i start to have a ground hog invasion... just mostly plinking around and trying to see how far i can stretch it out down range... max like 300yds

I know it would be better to get the 10/22 Target for the distance because of the extra 2 inches of barrel length but the carbine and the tactical are exactly the same price and right in my budget.
 

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If u want an ar platform in a 22 go with the smith&wesson way better quality and much better firearm.I also dont no about 300 yds with a 22lr more like 100 yd max and probably shorter with either the models you have spoke of.
 
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