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Anschutz 1518

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RSVP2RIP, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. RSVP2RIP

    RSVP2RIP Member

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    Just bought an Anschutz 1518 Nuss carbine in 22WMR. Its one with a half stock not the Mannlicher-style stock. I was under the assumption that the 22 mag develops it's max velocity out of a tube about 20" or so long, so I didn't feel like the extra mobility of the shorter barrel was a comprimise. It was a toss-up between this and a CZ 452, but I just couldn't get over how the saftey was backwards on the CZ, so I wound up spending twice the ammount on the Anschutz...but hey, quality is remembered long after price is forgotten, right? I was thinking of topping it with a Leupold VX-1 2-7 in Leupold 11mm rings. Is this a good match for shooting out to 100-150 yards on groundhogs with rabbits and squirrels mixed in? My brother owns a Anschutz 54.18 and the accuracy at 100 yards is absolutly ammazing, so this was a determining factor in my purchase. Does anyone have any experience with any of Anschutz's 22 mags? And which loadings are people using for coyote under 100 yards?
     
  2. berettashotgun

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    If you don't mind me asking - where did you buy this rifle? How much?
    Some of my co-workers and I were talking about them, and I got the bug.
    I have always wanted an Anschutz 22 caliber rifle.
    As far as scope - I believe this would work for you, but a 3x9 might be more in your range.
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

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    i was torn between the Anschutz and CZ 452 American too...CDNN had the CZ for <$280.

    i was really tempted by the Weatherby Mk XXII, with the 164 action like you have, but figured if i was going to spend that much anyway, i'd just go all the way to the Annie 54 action...i got the 1412 Silhouette.

    with the .22 Mag, i think a better fit would be the Leopold VX-II 3-9x33mm Ultralight EFR. it's length and objective size really compliment the Annie's lines
     
  4. RSVP2RIP

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    I got it from Collector's Firearms, http://collectorsfirearms.com for $900.

    I've owned 3-9x's before but I only ever had them up above 6x at the range, never when hunting. I don't want to go too high on the magnification so that I limit myself to shots in range, and also because big power means lots of weight and I like to travel light. I've never had any luck with compact scopes. I always thought they didn't deliever in the brightness/clarity department.
     
  5. steven58

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    I can't recommend Anschutz sporters highly enough!

    Think of them as Olympic match rifles that have been "milled down" to a sporter configuration.

    I have a left handed 1415 in .22 LR. Most accurate rimfire sporter I have ever seen. I read somewhere that they have a slight choke in the bore towards the crown that contributes to this.

    My experience is that from sandbags at 25 yds this will put 5 rounds through the same hole with stuff it likes. if I use ammo it does not like, then the groups open up to 1/4" I don't know what the twist rate is, but it shoots those Aquila 60 gr. Sniper Subsonics just fine.

    Almost forgot, mine is scoped with a Trijicon Accupoint 3-9 X. This is a great hunting scope for poor light or moving game.
     
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  6. PzGren

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    RSVP2RIP,

    what year is your gun from and can you post a photo? I have a pre-1418 Anschütz Mannlicher-stocked Stutzen which is rare with a 54 action in .22 l.r. and am right now trying to gather as much info as possible on the 1418/1518/1733 rifles as I can.

    Here is a pic of mine:

    DSCI0021-2.jpg
     
  7. RSVP2RIP

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    1518.jpg

    It's new, so I'm guessing '08-'09 manufacture.
     
  8. 9mmepiphany

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    i got mine at International Shooters Supply. Neal was very nice to deal with and very informative...plus he will sometimes have sales.

    i got mine a couple of years ago at his Christmas Clearence. apparently Anschutz, or their importer Markel, only make one price adjustment a year...so a price in Jan is good all year
     
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