Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rittmeister, May 22, 2020.
They are kinda unique
My picks in my preferred order
Why am I not surprised?
Thanks in advance for you input.
Have a blessed day,
I was doing the same thing. I had $600 scopes on rifles I shot maybe a couple times a year, but had cheap (and I mean cheap) scopes on my slug gun I used for my main hunting, which was deer. And my .22, which I used a lot.
I think a lot of guys cheat themselves on.22’s when it comes to scopes. “it’s good enough for a .22”.
My 453 CZ has a 4-14x40 VX-3. Crystal clear. Absolute joy to shoot. I expect to shoot one hole groups at 50 yards.
....... My vote also.
.. Although it's been mentioned already, the used .22 market seems to have a lot of good deals vs. buying new, and who shoots a 22 bolt gun enough to wear it out ? And while I have no experience with them, The Ruger American Rimfires are quite impressive from what I've seen. Lotsa good choices out there.
Had my FS since 2008, till this day whenever I pick it up still can't beleive it's a rimfire, built more like a centerfire, then my cz 455 varmint precision trainer
I only own three .22 caliber rifles that are not semi-automatics. I have a lever-operated, falling-block single-shot Steven 89, a version of the old Stevens "Favorite", that added a faux magazine tube. I also have a Henry H001, and a 1985-ish Marlin 25.
Oh, yeah, I do also have a Keystone Crickett around somewhere, bought a few years ago for my daughter, but the time for presentation never came up.
What magnification range do you want?
Dad has a sweet 17 on his 17hmr encore barrel. Funny thing is that 27 inch barrel chronos most loads 100-115 fps faster than the ammo box says. I've seen him shoot prairie dogs in the head at 400yds with it.
I looked at those when I had my buddy order my 457 also, but the bottom metal, bladed trigger, and my experience with my last 93, pushed me to either the Ruger Target, or the CZ.
Accuracy wise, its hard to get more for you money tho....but GEEZ that bottom metals awful.
Something in the 3-9 range, probably never will shoot it further than 100 yards.
Have a bless day,
Regarding iron sights for beginning shooters, I implore you to make it a receiver-sighted version instead of a notched rear. Use a large aperture (doesn't darken the image) that makes it easy to shoot. Only the front sight and target need to be lined up, after looking through receiver sight. It's both more accurate and easier to use well.
I may have to look into some of these other options listed though
They have the American Rimfires in the ad I just got in the mail today for $269. Don't know if that's a decent price or not...
Is it illegal or against forum rules to snapshot an ad and post it here?
I've seen the standard RA rimfire 22lr for as low as $189
Oh ok. I've never priced one. Just happened across it in the advertiser they throw in my driveway every week.
I didn't think of the Ruger American. I'll have to research that. I was seriously considering an RA in 6.5CM a while back, which I wound up not pursuing (scrapped the project entirely in fact). I know they've gotten good reviews.
I have to say, right now I'm leaning in the direction of less money - Savage or Ruger vs the more expensive CZ. I know, "you can always just save longer to get more to spend" and "buy once cry once" are excellent rules to live by and I often do, but I also have to contend with "can I justify that expense for this item when I also have blah blah blah I must spend money on" type questions. It is what it is, and I'm still considering.
Again - thanks for all input, I much appreciate it. Very grateful for this community!
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