If you're referring to the Winchester Model 70, you're out of luck.... it's not a rimfire. The Ruger 77/22 is a nice bolt gun for .22 LR, and Remington has just come out with a new one that's a serious bolt-action .22 rimfire. Can't remember the model, though,
If you want the best one ever built, start looking for an old Winchester Model 52 - preferably a 52B "speed lock" or a 52C. They came in every style from sporter to target to bull gun.
One word of warning about the Model 52; hold on to your wallet!!!
im sorry my mistake i just realized that i had read it was chambered in .22 hornet not .22 LR which sucks because i want an excuse to buy a model 70 ive heard great things about them but does anyone else have opinions on the best bolt action .22's out there? the model 504 by remington is supposed to b nice but i want something older I dk why maybe just to have something different than everyone else
Depending on your price range, Kimber and Sako have high end 22's. More reasonably priced are Marlin and Savage. Savage, I believe, has the Mark I and Mark II. An excellent little 22 bolt action is available from CZ. I would also recommend that you check out the American-made rifles from Henry. I am particularly impressed with their lever action offerings (see comments on this site), but they also make a pump and a bolt action.
If you have a large budget you might consider a Cooper, they are mighty fine. If your budget isn't quite so large then you probably want to look at CZ 452 American first and then the rest of them after that as far as the best accuracy for the money.
As Cartridge Guy said if you can find a used A-bolt 22 it will be a dandy and so would a Winchester 52 as mentioned earlier, however neither one will be low priced.
hey cartridge guy, looks can be very decieving, i own one, and they are amazing, i have fired thousands upon thousands of rounds through that gun and it still works flawlessly, which, the first hundred rounds or so can be a little difficult, the last round will everyonce in a while snag the chamber on the way out and get hung up, all you have to do is face the breech towards the ground and shake it, and it falls out, after the first hundred rounds or so,you never should experience it again, its very accurate, very inexpensive, and in my opinion, is a good looking gun,has a high capacity, and goes to the shoulder really easy, if you want a paper punching gun, this is mediocre, if you want a fun squirrel, rabbit, wild cat, coyote, plinking, varmint gun, this is the gun for you, did i mention the price, i got mine for 190, put a scope on it, and took it off, because i didnt like aiming through a scope, take my word for it, you cannot go wrong with the henry