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Bergara BXR .22 LR Semi Auto

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sirgilligan, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. MihiT

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    In fact you don't even need to buy a ruger in the first instance, just assemble the (better) aftermarket parts.
    The OEM magazines and mag detent is about the only stock thing I'd keep from a 10/22 build. :)
     
  2. someguy2800

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    I've never bought a single part either oem or aftermarket for a 10-22.

    I guess I'm batting about 15:15 because I've never had a 10-22 in my hands that didn't work. Either I'm incredibly lucky or you don't know what your talking about.
     
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  3. CraigC
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    Wrong. Nobody throws a bunch of money at a POS to get it to work right. Sorry but that crap ain't gonna fly......again. People 'spend' money on them to either tailor them to a specific purpose or to make them exceedingly accurate. Your notion that people spend a bunch of money on them with no improvement other than to get them to work right is simply absurd. The aftermarket doesn't explode to fix turds.


    A factory equipped 10/22 is apparently acceptable for most people, millions of them in fact.

    Is a 1911 built entirely from scratch not still a 1911? What about an AR15 built from a conglomeration of parts from various sources? Your logic seems more than a bit flawed.

    10/22's don't have a BCG. They have a bolt. Sometimes they are accurized for minimum headspace, sometimes they are simply replaced with one already so-modified. So what? Is a Remington 700 built off a blueprinted action not still a Remington 700?
     
  4. Caplock

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    My 10/22 has been eating 22lr rounds like a fat kid eats cake for 30 years.
     
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  5. fpgt72

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    Yea we all know I am not a fan.....I will pipe up once and a while and put in a voice that says....you know there is one guy on the planet that does not think Ruger is god.

    My P85 was the worst pile of _______ I ever touched.....brand new out of the box you could work the slide by snapping your wrist.....and if you think a loose fitting gun is going to be more reliable.....ahhh....nope....this thing rattled more then a model T....and was about as reliable as a Yugo.

    My 22 rugers I have had to toss parts at every one to make them acceptable.....and I am one of those odd people that thinks you should have a gun that works out of the box....go figure.

    I will leave now....you guys can go on with your 10/22 love fest.

    But new folks coming in that might read this.....might think....well they seem like everyone likes it so I will get one......then after he gets it home, posts questions and gets told he needs to "brake...break.....suffer through the newness of the gun" and it still does not shoot well and starts to toss the parts book at it....will think back in his mind to that one loud mouth in a sea of fanbois and go....you know that blow hard just might have a point.
     
  6. redneck2

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    I never said they didn’t work. I never said they weren’t acceptable. I assume they’re no more or less accurate than other typical .22’s

    Suppose I had a heart transplant. The donor was a NFL player. After getting the heart, am I now considered an NFL player just because I have the heart?

    If you’re happy with a 10/22, buy as many as you like. I just can’t grasp changing 95% of the parts and calling it a 10/22. It’s no more a 10/22 than I’m an astronaut. If you get pleasure out of putting $800 into a $300 rifle, have at it. I just personally don’t understand the allure. You don’t need to justify it to me. It’s your money
     
  7. CraigC
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    "What" it is is usually determined by the receiver. What else would you call it? Why does it matter anyway?

    I guess that's one way to look at it. Why build a custom of any kind then? It's usually as I said, either to make it more useful for a particular purpose, make it more accurate, or both. The beauty of the 10/22 is that the end user can tailor it to suit any purpose or taste, without the services of a gunsmith. Most people think it's pretty cool that you can take the same basic $200 carbine and build a super accurate varmint/target/long range rifle out of it.

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    Or drilling AQT's.

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    Or build something that is perfectly suited for pest control after dark.

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    Or something that is just fun to shoot.

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  8. rust collector
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    The BXR has apparently been shipping since Sept, and my BXR001 came home yesterday. Number is below 500, so I reckon I will be a beta tester.
    My gun has the steel barrel. Scale puts it at 6 pounds 2 ounces. I will wait for the trigger to settle in, but it is reasonably light. The 30 degree pic rail is actually the top of the receiver. Finish is good, ergos are good with all spacers in the stock, and stock seems solid.

    Only disappointment at this time is a magazine that seems reluctant to drop free. I will clean the barrel, check things out and hope to function test in the next couple days. A fellow at Snipers Hide reported disappointing accuracy on his initial outing, so Bergara wanted his rifle returned for eval. It was the fiberwrapped barrel. I will have no idea of precision until I have mounted a scope, and I would welcome recommendations for a suitable scope.
     
  9. Captcurt

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    I'll have one.
     
  10. rust collector
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    It would be fun to see a non-German company give Anschutz a run for its money. The era of the 3 or 4 position rifle has likely come and gone, but precision, bench and other shooting games arise to test the mettle of shooters and their equipment.
     
  11. rayatphonix

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    I’d love to see a Bergara bolt action 22. That would likely keep me from buying another CZ.
     
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