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NEF sportster .22lr

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Guvnor, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to give a brief report on this gun. Bought it the other day for $150 at local gun shop. Got it to serve as a lightweight, compact .22 to take camping and hiking. Wasn't expecting much but it turned out to be a great little gun.

    It locks up tight, has a decent trigger, excellent sights, and comes with swivel studs. I was going to put a scope on it, but the irons work so well out to 25 yards I think ill keep 'em. Today I was shooting mini-mags and easily getting offhand 5-shot groups about the size of a half dollar at 20 yards, and im not a great shot either...:D Only con: bluing isnt too great, but its a budget gun after all.

    Very happy with this gun. Anyone looking for a cheap single-shot .22 might want to check out one of these.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  2. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    Good choice Guvnor, I have a 17HMR Sportster and it will usually shoot 1" at 100yds with Hornady's 17gr BT. That's with a 3-9x scope of course.
    Try different brands of ammo with yours, and keep practicing. IIRC, if you're 1" high at 50yds, it should zero at 75yds.
    22's are a blast.

  3. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    I have a 223 that I haven't shot yet. I did put johnsons paste wax on it to keep it from rusting. I also bought one of the nickle plated 20 guage shotguns with the shell holder built in. Its a neat gun. The butt was way too short so I sent off for a full size butt stock. Now its just right.

    I have looked at the 22 sportsters. I may have to pick one up. I have always liked single shots. Simple, sturdy guns.

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