.22 Rimfire Rifle Fans? (Pics)

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  1. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Like to shoot & got back into .22LR last summer & been enjoying it. Today wrung out a new CZ 453 Varmint (single-set trigger) and ran through 250 rounds at the range. Photos show: CZ 453, best CZ group today (sub-MOA, I'm happy for 1st outing; lower group = me messing around), my 541S & my '46 BRNO Model 1 Trainer last winter. The latter deserves & will get better glass when I have $ to do so. All are very accurate when I do my part. Bought the 541S in 1980 & just sorted it last year to let it do what it's capable of though it needs bigger glass to really be consistent (MOA or better) at 50 yds. +.

    The CZ has a Nikon Buckmasters 6X18X40 Side Focus that is remarkable glass for any shooting from 50 yds. on out. The single-set trigger is a wonder. It is great to finally put time into something I started 45 years ago and let lapse!
     

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  2. BB123

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    Oooh, nice CZ. I used to have one like that. I have a built-from parts Ruger 10/22 that's pretty good, though I haven't been out target shooting in forever...got burned out now i'm enjoying learning guitar :rolleyes:
    I might have some old target pics on my photobucket, if so i'll edit and put em in.
    Edit: Found one. (Not the greatest quality, but I think that's a dime...) Can't remember if that was at 25 or 50 yards, probably 25...
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  3. Hiker

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    Nice thread!

    Currently, I've got a Remington Viper 522 w/ factory synthetic stock. More of my time is spent with larger calibers.
     
  4. cbnutt

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    i got a CZ last fall, 452 American, i thought they had all been sold, and would have to by the 453, but found a new one at gun dealer. i think the 452 is discontinued. there great shooting 22,s :)
     
  5. Stubee

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    They are trying to w. the 455 but many fans of the old models (natch). Think the 453 is pretty much the 452 with the single-set trigger and, in the case of the Varmint, two barrel action set screws/453 v. one/452. Just heard 452/453s are now back-ordered like forever so I lucked out ordering this a week ago.

    CZs are very rare around here so I ordered mine sight unseen = I'd take it & am happy with this puppy.
     
  6. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    My favorite 22s are a Remington Speedmaster BDL, and a Browing BA22 takedown.
     
  7. Westerly Sunn

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    My favorite was/is a Marlin 39a. A friend of mine has had it for a decade and a half. I'd go get it but I'm deathly afraid to see what kind of shape she has probably allowed it to fall into... :(

    Amoung the fun examples of it's accuracy; A friend of mine (with his granddaddy's bolt action) and me (with the 39a) used to call single reeds of dog fennel across a pond and cut them in two... with open sights!

    I bet my eyes wouldn't support that kind of stuff now... :lol:

    At the price of these now, I really need to retrieve that rifle...
     
  8. TeleTim911

    TeleTim911 Friend of Leo's

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    I have several .22's. I love them all. You don't have to worry about your ears being blown out, the recoil is very small, most I have encountered are pretty accurate, and practice shooting is pretty inexpensive. How can you lose when you can spend about $10 on a box of ammo, and sit for an afternoon target shooting?

    Good looking rifle there too. That's a pretty nice grouping you got going too, good job!!
     
  9. Minoan

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    My rimfires. BRNO Model 1 and CZ 452 .22 Magnum.

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    1950's model 69a winchester bolt-action. scope mounted, and with cci viper ammo, a garanteed ruin-your-day for vermin within 150 yds. or so. maybe further with someone who can really shoot.
     
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    1962guitargeek Friend of Leo's

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    I shot competion in H.S. in the late '70's, we had some old govt. bull barrel .22's...lots of fun!

    I have a 10/22 and a Ruger MKII pistol....22's are always handy and just plain fun to shoot.
     
  12. studio1087

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    Plinking! Great fun. Great skill builder.

    Couple of good old Ruger 10/22's.....

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    Ruger Single Six with the 22 vs 22 Mag cylinder and a Browning Micro Buck Mark.....

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    My favorite plinker......

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    The 10/22 with the checkered stock was my dad's. Dad has been gone for three years now. That's a special one.
     
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    I have a old Anshutz target rifle with peep sights. I need to pull it out.
     
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    Same here, I have a small scope on it. It's great for the kids. I'm looking for a heavier .22 for me. That CZ looks pretty tasty, I really like their pistols.

    For pistols, I have an old H&R Sportsman with the top-break and that's my favorite, along with a Hi-Standard Army trainer. Bloody loud, that one.
     
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    Jesus, I miss plinking old beer cans! Where I live if I walked out of my house with a 22 rim-fire the police would arrive before I hit the last step on my front porch. Didn't used to be that way here. Now guns just mean crazy man alert goes up.
     
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    I have a 1949 Remington Scoremaster. I'll try to take a pic at some point and post it, .22's are fun and cheap to shoot
     
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    I shot NRA 4 position smallbore for a few years. Had to sell my Walther GX1 to get through college. Man I miss it. Shot with a 24X score at 50 feet. Your heartbeat would knock you completely off of the target. Awesome stuff!
     
  18. justatwanging

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    22WMR is one of my favorite cartridges in a rifle.
    My rig is a Savage 93 FVSS with Nikon ProStaff 3x9x40.

    I also like to shoot the 308 rifles but it cost a dollar bill every time I pull the trigger.
    22LR AND 22WMR are fun to shoot and do not break the wallet.
     
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    I've never owned a .22 but wouldn't mind getting one. My only concern is wether they have enough firepower to take down a zombie. Assuming it was a well placed shot, do you think they have enough stopping power for the undead?
     
  20. stantheman

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    Not that big on bolt action myself.
    Remington Fieldmaster 572 is my favorite.
     
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