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    22 Nirvana

    Over a couple of years I've played with a lot of 22's to find the "right one". I'm a walnut and blued steel snob so that eliminated a lot of possibilities (I did try a Marlin 795 and its brother the heavy barrel M7000, and once had a Ruger 10/22, as well as a high end 10/22 clone). I also decided aways into the project that I didn't like tube mags (so that was the end of a nice little Miroku copy of an SA-22).

    I did report on acquiring this one, but didn't confess that it was going to get a "chop" as I thought I might weaken and not be able to go through with it (I have had a couple in that category).

    As is, this is a beaut wee rifle, as accurate as any Brno bolt 22 I've had, reliable with subs and std velocity, carries beautifully, and best of all, has a neat single shot feature that you can "switch on" to hold the bolt open after every shot, to go again just press a button down. Damm I like it, its a keeper. Only issue is magazines, mine is 5 which is fine for me (I've seen 10's and 15's, and some people say there are 20's), but they are like rocking horse shit so don't lose one.

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    Great looking wee rifle @Tentman, nice to have something a little different....check with @gundoc he may know where some magazines are...

    I secured 2 Ruger 96/22's last year, one in LR the other in WMR which I have an interchangable 17HMR barrel for it... both are blued wood but I updated both with boyds stocks and cerakoted.

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    Only thing wrong with them is the trigger imo but your one isnt blued and looks a little different so have you done work on it? They also came factory threaded and with a nice slim little supressor but I guess 25 odd inches of barrel can be a bit much at times.
    Welcome to the unique club Tentman.

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    I had one a few years back, very nice rifles, very different to the usual Ruger, Stirling etc
    Still have a new 'Unique' branded suppressor sitting in the cupboard. PM me if you're interested.

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    So what is it?
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    Its a Unique x-51 BIS, slightly odd in that it doesn't have the very bright blue (except in a couple of places) that most I've seen have - it has a un-usual matt/dull blue/blacking. Thanks for the offer of the suppressor but I'll leave that for a collector etc.

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    Yeah amazing little rifles, I love mine and it's a joy to carry and use. I agree the triggers aren't great and lack feel but with use you do adapt to them.
    Look after it @Tentman as they are becoming hard to find and collectible.

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    Mine in action. Bloody accurate and very reliable . A joy to use.Name:  DSC_0078.JPG
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