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Thread: Are Toz .22 ok?

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    Are Toz .22 ok?

    Looking for a budget 22. Just for practise and bunnies as I never have the time available to get out to areas to use my 7mmRM. Half day just isn't enough :-(
    Are Toz .22 ok? https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=2396491567
    Or better to get a JW15? https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...0ee6b69963-003

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    I've had/have a few of each, but check the norinco before you buy it. I prefer the jw15s over the old toz but fit and finish wise the norincos arent always the best.

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    They're both generally very accurate rifles. The JW15 is a copy of the Brno .22 action and can be a little roughly finished as mentioned by BP above. I prefer the Toz myself.
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    If it's the model with the bulbous muzzle they are now getting pretty long in the tooth at around 50 years old in some cases so your examle may not be in great condition.

    They were a great rifle despite the view of Russian stuff back then. A tad agricultural.

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    Just picked up a Toz 17-01 off here and it is a great wee piece of kit. Bolt is surprisingly tough to close though.

    Excellent wee project.

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    Iv had an old USSR made toz (cock on closing) for perhaps 13 years. (to3 17-03 I think?) I really like it.
    Its lightweight, has dual extractors & very strong firing pin spring = super reliability. Very accurate, lightweight, and reliable rifle.
    I own only two .22s, the TOZ and a 10/22. I would certainly not swap it for a Norinco. I don't think id even swap it for a brand new t1x/cz or other comparable rimfire. Im perfectly content with it.
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    I have a single shot TOZ .22 and have found it a great rifle. Reliably accurate enough for bunnies to reasonable range. Trigger isn't flash but quite usable and every bit as good as the Norinco I had.
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    I've found my Toz17 to be a good wee rifle. Managed to get one with x2 5 shot mags, matching serial numbers with mags, bolt and action too.
    Cocks on action close, trigger isn't the lightest in the world but has an honest break point. Tips rabbits over here in Central.

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    I've had both. both pretty agricultural but more than adequate for the job.

    Toz magazines are hard to come by.

    Avoid the Polytech and Outdoor Arms branded JW-15s.
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    Anither vote for toz over norinco.
    A bit of time with a stone on the trigger bits, drill and tap the right places ans you can make em light smooth and adjustable easy enough.
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    Sounding quite tempting! Thanks all for your comments

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    Entry level 22 from 30 or so years back. Sturdy and reliable. Problem now is sourcing replacement springs, parts, magazines.

    Don't rule out the Norinco JW15 - we've chopped/polished up about 20 now and doesn't take much to make them into very efficient wee hunters.

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    Yep,same as all of the above, I have both. I like the TOZ a little more,(love the look of the steel-sights & they arent for show) its a 70's model and has no discernable bore-wear. No rabbit or possum has shown a preference so far. If you are a larger-person, you might find the TOZ a bit small
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    My very first rifle was a Toz single shot 22 that Dad got for me when I was about 11 or 12. I was glued to that thing took it everywhere with me, only had irons on it but I got pretty proficient at using them. I must ask Dad, good chance it's probably still in the safe somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Anither vote for toz over norinco.
    A bit of time with a stone on the trigger bits, drill and tap the right places ans you can make em light smooth and adjustable easy enough.
    Got any more in-depth instructions there mimms? Sounds like mine is in need of all of those

 

 

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