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Posted: 8/2/2017 12:15:00 PM EST
So I have decided I want to get serious about rimfire. I love long days on the range shooting rifles but due to recent injuries about the only rifle I could really shoot all day long is a 22. So my big question is, if Im going to get serious is it worth it to spend $1K on a Sako? I absolutely LOVE Sakos and I really like the FinnfireII (love the heavy barrel with wood stock). But I am hesitant to spend that kind of money on a rifle I may not need. Im not going to be competing, but I would like a rifle that I might be able to get to 100 yards with. So is it really worth paying that much more than a CZ or even the Savage?
Link Posted: 8/2/2017 5:45:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/2/2017 8:19:41 PM EST
You don't need anything special to shoot 100 yards. It's my favorite yardage to shoot my 10/22.
Link Posted: 8/5/2017 6:44:52 PM EST
Honestly I had been thinking of getting a Savage Mk II (probably the BV, because I like wood stocks and heavy barrels). But I remember reading as of late the accuracy could be hit or miss. So i just kinda started thinking about if its worth it to spend big rifle kind of money on a rimfire to grantee high quality and good accuracy.
Link Posted: 8/5/2017 11:08:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 11:06:28 AM EST by Trollslayer]
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Originally Posted By dillonivik:
Honestly I had been thinking of ... if its worth it to spend big rifle kind of money on a rimfire to grantee high quality and good accuracy.
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My first rimfire was a 10-22. It was inaccurate crap and I sold it off.

My second rimfire rifle was a Remington Model 37. It was accurate and awesome - walnut and polished blued steel, made in 1937. The 5 round magazine and single round loading block are exceptional. I still have that one.

Still, I wanted a trainer that more closely replicated my centerfire match rifle.

I started my final rifle build with an Anschutz 1813 barreled action. It now mimics my match rifle perfectly - trigger, stock, sights, everything except that it fires a 22LR cartridge instead of a centerfire.
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 7:19:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 7:27:10 AM EST
yes. I have a $200 savage with almost $800 in glass on it, plus a can. way more money than a 22 should be, but it goes to the range every time, and I enjoy shooting it every time. come to think of it, I'll probably head out tomorrow in the rain and shoot steel under the covered roof...
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 9:15:52 PM EST
Can't go wrong with a CZ. Training rifle is around $350 and with a DIP 11mm to PIC rail adapter you can run standard rings.
Sights were dead on out of the box and trigger is pretty good too.
The full stock model gives me wood.

The 455 barrels are swappable, too.
Link Posted: 8/7/2017 4:00:39 PM EST
I've been amazingly happy with my CZ 455 Varmint topped with SWFA SS 10x. I find myself shooting it in between strings of my .308 and get lost in it and have to remember to go back to my .308. Bug holes to 100 and paper plate to 250-300. Awesome rifle.
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 6:39:29 AM EST
At the $1,000 range you could get an anschutz 64. The 54 will run more. For less than the base anschutz I have heard nothing but good on the cz's. $1000 is close to a kidd supergrade also. You could also build your own custom 10/22 that would shoot great for yhat much. Good stock that fits you, kidd or lilja barrel, good trigger, etc.
I had a anschutz 1710d hb and it was the best shooting rimfire I have ever seen. Was it worth it? Not for what I was doing. There isn't much difference between 10 shot 1/4" groups and 3/8"-1/2" unless you are doing competitive shooting. A squirrel head won't care.

If you want a small ragged hole go anschutz.

If you are concerned about $, but want a good rifle go cz.

If you want the best semi auto get a kidd supergrade.
Link Posted: 8/12/2017 9:03:36 AM EST
I can say that I've been into the rimfire precision game for only about a year, I can shoot 100yds at home and not have to drive the hour it takes me to get to my normal training range so I wanted the 22 to be able to train more. I got a CZ 455 varmint and put it into a Boyds Pro Varmint and bedded it and have put about 1k rounds through it. It is a about a 1/2" to 3/8" at 50yds gun with SK Rifle Match which is fairly reasonable priced. I built several barricades and made up an assortment of appropriately sized KYL targets and also little IPSC silhouettes that simulate PRS style targets out at distance. I can most definitely tell an improvement on my centerfire positional stuff after practicing with rimfire. I can walk out the door and shoot 50rds and do that 3-4 times a week if need be. I havent messed with any other rimfires but the CZ is good to go.
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 3:43:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By dillonivik:
Honestly I had been thinking of getting a Savage Mk II (probably the BV, because I like wood stocks and heavy barrels). But I remember reading as of late the accuracy could be hit or miss. So i just kinda started thinking about if its worth it to spend big rifle kind of money on a rimfire to grantee high quality and good accuracy.
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Then a CZ of pretty much any flavor is what you want.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 9:45:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Zardoz:
Then a CZ of pretty much any flavor is what you want.
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CZ accuracy seems to be hit or miss as of late actually. At least on the 455 models. I never had a 452 to compare against but I had a 455 that was at best meh accuracy and when I asked some people on rimfire centreal they basically said "Yeah CZs are just as hit or miss as Savages, Ruger American Rimfire, etc" which really turned me off. No they aren't that much more but if it seems like some CZs are shooters and some are not.

At this price range seems to come down to get whichever bolt gun tickles your fancy and hope for the best.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:43:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2017 11:15:36 AM EST by Trollslayer]
If you get one that shoots well, all is golden.  If it doesn't, consider it a project to get it shooting well.

Personally, I wanted to shoot and did not want a project (the 10-22).  I spent the money to get a guaranteed shooter (Model 37 and Anschutz).
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:22:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
If you get one that shoots well, all is golden.  If it doesn't, consider it a project to get it shooting well.

Personally, I wanted to shoot and did not want a project (the 10-22).  I spent the money to get a guaranteed shooter (Model 37 and Anschutz).
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And this is why I considered the Sako, I want a rifle that I know will just need decent glass and I can go out and enjoy it. I have owned a few other Sakos (an M39, a TRG, and a few Tikkas) so I know the Sako will be 100%.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:12:31 PM EST
Well I started looking around and my LGS cannot get the Sakos, but can get Anschutz rifles. So I may be going that rout...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:35:41 PM EST
From benchrest my CZ 452 shoots 100 yard 10 shot groups sub-MOA all day long if I pay attention to the wind and use SK or Wolf match. 10-shot. Not 3. Not 5. 10.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:18:44 PM EST
If you've got the money and will use it a lot I say get the nicest rifle that you can. I'm extremely happy with my Savage Mark ll TR but if I could afford something nicer I would have done it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:30:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jus228:
If you've got the money and will use it a lot I say get the nicest rifle that you can. I'm extremely happy with my Savage Mark ll TR but if I could afford something nicer I would have done it.
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X2 my wife latched onto my Mark II.
Link Posted: 10/22/2017 12:35:50 PM EST
I love my Savage FVSR-II. I have the green gator stock from Swamp People, I really like it. I use a Silencerco Specter II on it. 100 yard shooting with it is repetitive as it is accurate and groups very well. I have been taking it out to 150 now and the holdover is pretty significant. I shoot CCI SV so it is subsonic.

Easily one of my favorites.
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