Re: Best .22lr bang for the buck?
I worked at a gun shop for several years, and learned to trust my instincts, when reading Shot Gun News, in the slow times; the six "MAS-45 Type Training Rifles", advertised by Navy Arms, back in the early '80's, were one of those 'things' we all pray for!
While 'rollmarked' "Made in U. A. R.", the proofs were Czech, Brno Model 2's, every one, back when the wood was pretty, and blue was blue! (Proof dates were all 1957-58, IIRC!)
The one I kept was some scarred, from poor storage, in the wood, but, refinished to gorgeous, and, will shoot under a dime at 50yds, with good ammo, all day long; the scope, a 6X Leupold, that it hangs under,cost more than twice what the rifle did; the rifle was $69.95!
Long on headspace, short on throat, heavy in trigger, as it arrived; BUT, just like a real rifle, the receiver is threaded, so setting back the barrel, a thread, and re-chambering, was an hour's work!
The trigger, identical to the M-54 Winchester, responded the same way the Win does, with a stone, and a spring, to make it delicious!
I have at most, discounting my time, $210 in this rig, and it will shoot with most of my 'target rifles', without handicap.
I've 452's, and 52's, and 40-X's, aplenty, yet this rifle still stirs my soul, out of economy; maybe the cheapest thing on a rifle is the shooter!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry
Last edited by stash247; 07-19-2007 at 09:20 PM..