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Thread: The best "new generation" 22 RF

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    I paid $1300 for my Annie 54 , it was 2nd hand , but other than a few little scratches on the wood , it looked almost new , maybe because it had a thick barrek , the 1st owner never hunted with it ? , I shoot it a fair bit at 100yds just for fun . I have scared the odd magpie with it at over 200yds , luckly the scope has approx 75 moa up form the center , at 216yds i had 21.5 moa dailed .
    You can not rely on getting at that price all the time , but getting a used 54 for the price of a new 64 , I will always chose the 2nd hand 54 , just has better value for money for me .

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    old 54 hold their value, you buy one today, you shoot 10k round and sell it in 5 years, you should get the same money back, if not tiny profit.

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    The 2nd hand 54s I have brought have been much cheaper than the new price of 3k NZ , and in most cases with the sporters , not used as much as say a target 54 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisF View Post
    I paid $1300 for my Annie 54 , it was 2nd hand.... .
    You got an absolute bargain, particularly if it has the meistergrade stock. I wish Anschutz would make all the sporting 54's with the same classic stock as the 1710 DHB. It's ambidextrous and sits on front bags better than the Monte Carlo stock.
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    Yes its a pity they donot offer the std repeater with a more modern stock that fits scoping a bit better , like the stock on the heavy barrel rifles , also a shorter & factory threaded barrel would be nice as well .

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    Anybody tried volquartsen? Thinking about getting one.

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    Well I don’t know about new generation but I spent yesterday playing with my new-to-me toy, a CZ 455 Varmint .22 LR acquired from @jim160 and now much improved after some excellent work by @Wingman while I was chilling out and mending... pillar and epoxy bedding, trigger, shortened barrel, Funworks suppressor. The stock is excellent and now the barrel is free floating she’s making iddy biddy wee holes.

    It is as quiet as an air rifle with CCI Standard Velocity and as accurate as I have ever seen a rimfire in any form and wow what a bloody great load of fun it is too. Can’t wait for the 4.5-18x50 to arrive, for now I have a loan scope that works very well and we spent yesterday smacking gongs in the wind and rain from the comfort of the porch, sorry @Max Headroom the pics of me in my pants will have to wait, not the weather for it.

    So whilst I hear some bemoan the switch barrel, to me the design is hard to imagine improving. Sure its a semi-custom now I ‘spose but its cheap and cheerful and shoots like a rifle in a totally different price bracket.

    I had lost the faith a bit, in rimfire, but now I am totally glad I got back into it. There are some great old designs out there, and a bit of well considered TLC can turn a good rifle into an excellent rifle.
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    ' how much accuracy do you need & what are you doing with it ' should be a part of this decussion

    so often there is an over emphasis on how much accuracy you need, the most accurate is the best etc . . . but from practical hunting an honest 1.0 MOA is more than enough to get the job done at normal or out to extended ranges (200-300 yards ) on small game with .22lr.

    while it is nice to have more you dont need it . . . unless your a target shooter/paper puncher
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    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    ' how much accuracy do you need & what are you doing with it ' should be a part of this decussion

    so often there is an over emphasis on how much accuracy you need, the most accurate is the best etc . . . but from practical hunting an honest 1.0 MOA is more than enough to get the job done at normal or out to extended ranges (200-300 yards ) on small game with .22lr.

    while it is nice to have more you dont need it . . . unless your a target shooter/paper puncher
    100% agree.

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    Love my 22's , an Annie 54 is my dream rifle all the others mentioned are definitely a step down. I love my early 1416 it's a classic along with my EM332 which is a tack driver. In waiting for a nice 54 to turn up.

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    So in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, if you want the best new age .22lr get an old anschutz.
    Rules are for the obedience of fools
    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi.45 View Post
    ' how much accuracy do you need & what are you doing with it ' should be a part of this decussion

    so often there is an over emphasis on how much accuracy you need, the most accurate is the best etc . . . but from practical hunting an honest 1.0 MOA is more than enough to get the job done at normal or out to extended ranges (200-300 yards ) on small game with .22lr.

    while it is nice to have more you dont need it . . . unless your a target shooter/paper puncher
    I reckon fine accuracy makes a 22 a much more useful training tool...the difference between 1/2 and 1 moa is me being sloppy...

 

 

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