Author Topic: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)  (Read 11981 times)

Offline DaveShooter

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Re: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2010, 03:47:44 PM »
No I can't say i have. I had about everyone but a CZ handgun . Hear they are great pistols for sure.... I guess alot of other gun companies copy the CZ design.... Sounds like a nice one ya got.... :)  :)

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Re: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2010, 11:09:23 PM »
My rimfire collection:
Pistols:  S&W Model 41, 6"bbl, Browning Buckmark, 6" bull barrel,
Long guns:  Browning A-Bolt 22LR, Browning SA 22LR takedown, CZ-452 Varmint 22LR, CZ-452 Varmint 17HMR, Marlin 39A 22S,L,LR, Ruger 10/22 22LR w/ KIDD 20" 0.92 target barrel & KIDD trigger group, Remington 511 22S, L,LR.
Most accurate?  CZ-452 Varmint 17HMR.  Most accurate 22LR? Custom build Ruger 10/22 or CZ-452 varmint 22LR. The Remington 511 is a classic and is also seriously accurate with open sights -- but my eyes are too old to shoot it to its full potential.  The little Browning SA is surprisingly accurate, also, shooting almost MOA at 50 yards.
Least accurate?  Browning A-Bolt.  
Most fun to shoot?  Ruger 10/22 or Browning SA.  
Best hunter?  Browning SA.  
Best 22LR ammo?  Wolf Match Target, CCI Standard Velocity, CCI CB Longs
Worst Ammo:  Remington Thunderbolt
Best bulk ammo?  Federal AutoMatch at Walmart, if you can find it.
Best 22LR Target Scope? Burris FullField II 4.5-16X 42MM w/ Burris Signature Zee rings (although there are many fine scopes out there, depending on one's budget and tastes).

Offline DaveShooter

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Re: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2010, 02:01:59 AM »
Tcup,
        That Remington 511 one fine rifle for sure. I have shot one of those riles and man was it a tac-driver.... Ya got a nice collection :emoticon:  :)  :D

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Thanks!
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2010, 09:43:24 AM »


I just want to thank all y'all for your responses to this thread; I got plenty good ones and way more than I expected.



Thanks! 8)  



Oh, and it's good to know at least one person thought my fake forum "conversation" in the first post was funny. For some reason it takes me a lot of courage to try and say anything online in a forum setting like this.

Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

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RE: Thanks!
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2010, 05:33:01 AM »
Eric, I understand that you don't want to do any "add on" parts, but I recommend the 10/22 because of your stated backpacking purpose. My 10/22 with a TacSol barrel is feather light, and with a small red dot is one of my favorite firearms. So, with the 10/22 if you ever decide to reduce the weight of your load out it is simply accomplished. Regards, Jim
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« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2010, 07:01:50 AM »
Unfortunately right now it seems like whichever rimfire gun I'm holding at the moment seems to be like the best one. I'll have to think this over for awhile yet, but I do note that 10/22 endorsements seem to be piling up.
Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

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RE: Thanks!
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2010, 07:25:47 AM »


If you do get the 10/22, take a deep breath and set yourself a spending limit. I once asked a friend who was a very talented amateur gun smith why he didn't have a 10/22? He said, knowing how he was, he would end up with twelve or thirteen hundred dollars tied up in it. Don't laugh, there are those out there with that much invested and more!



On the 5XX series Remingtons like the 511, be aware that the triggers are the most limiting aspect of the guns. Very, very tricky to work and not as much can be done with them as with other designs. In fact, someone who really knew them recommended buying a spare if you were thinking of tuning one, they are that easy to over-do. Plus, nowadays, you can get a nice, almost new CZ452 for what the 511's are going for.


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RE: Thanks!
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2010, 07:43:10 AM »


I'm certainly not laughing about the 10/22's potential to become a financial sinkhole. I've seen some of the crazier ones.



And while do trust myself to obey spending limits, there's a little voice in the back of my head that says "are you sure you could resist putting more money into a 10/22..?" I think for the time being I need to count the customization potential as a negative against the 10/22 because I shouldn't be putting money into that sort of thing.



Thanks for counterbalance against the customization crowd Red. Sometimes I need a slap on the wrist or a sharp warning to keep off that sort of track.

Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

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RE: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2010, 08:39:24 AM »
i been looking at that marlin myself in .22  sweet rifle i would get it
keep your eyes on the prize & dont let it crawl away.

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UPDATE: pulled the trigger...
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2010, 11:37:53 AM »


I just got back from the local gun shop with a used Remington 597 (.22 autoloader).



I kinda decided to give up on the idea of an ad hoc backpacking rifle. For one it'd be pricier than other options, and that would eat into the potential summer airgun budget Second, I also realized that this last summer I had a job that required me to go backpacking with additional equipment bulkier and heavier than most any rifle. Yeah, the additional weight and bulk aren't optimal, but if I really feel like taking it along I will. That said, it's still not a backpacking rifle. Oh well.



The price was good, but what really won me over in the end was the stock of all things. It just felt better than other .22 autoloaders. And the full-size length of pull was a huge plus. The gun itself is just generally a bit bigger than other autoloaders- 20" barrel, 40" overall. I need to find the serial number and look up the year of manufacture- it doesn't look the same as the current 597 in the Remington catalog.



So there you have it, I got me a Remington 597. Pictures to follow if 1) I can find the camera and 2) y'all convince me they're really necessary.

Yea, though I walk through the garden in the shadows of pests,
I will fear no squirrel: For thou art with me;
thy scope and thy trigger, they comfort me.

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o( ()()  ~In memory of Alu~

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Re: Hey all!! / need some rimfire advice :)
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2010, 12:38:40 PM »
ahhh.. let us know how accurate that gun is.  I was gonna say go with a 10/22...
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RE: UPDATE: pulled the trigger...
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2010, 02:00:14 PM »
Congrats on your new shooter. I'm sure you're gonna like it. There's always time toadd a back-packing rifle to the stable in the future...and yes, pic's are mandatory
David

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RE: UPDATE: pulled the trigger...
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2010, 02:16:20 PM »
Congrats Eric. I sure like my 597. I don't think it's too big or bulky to be a decent back packing rifle.

Yes, pics are mandatory.
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