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Old 09-14-2018, 07:29 PM
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Picked up an SA 22 Belgium made for my wife's squirrel gun. She's a left so she gets powder and debris across the face with a traditional semi. She fell in love with it. IMG_20180914_183758722_BURST001_LL.jpg
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:42 PM
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The best semi auto 22 field rifle ever made.

What is not to like about it?
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:08 PM
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Just shot my inherited 1968 sa-22 Belgium made today. With eley match, it was stacking them....love that little gun.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:23 PM
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I enjoy building custom 10/22s, but the Belgium Sa-22 is still my favorite 22 rifle.
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:12 PM
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I enjoy building custom 10/22s, but the Belgium Sa-22 is still my favorite 22 rifle.
There's a guy in your vicinity that now has a super collection(though I suspect that it was mighty fine before mine joined the harem.) .Recently bought three of my special babies. The only one that I now have, is the shabbiest one that I've ever owned, but it's also my first one, the one that actually got some use,and the one that I received new for my 16th birthday. Gulp.That's almost 50 years ago.
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:27 PM
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Camster,
I remember your grade III.
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Beautiful guns and a ton of fun to shoot. Which Leupold is that ?
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:40 PM
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Vx freedom 2-7 but I wanted a gloss rimfire had to settle.
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More importantly, what scope rings are those and how did you mount it to the receiver? Most here seem to recommend the cantilevered Browning scope base and mounting to the barrel and I just can't bring myself to do that.
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More importantly, what scope rings are those and how did you mount it to the receiver? Most here seem to recommend the cantilevered Browning scope base and mounting to the barrel and I just can't bring myself to do that.
Barrel mount is your only option unless you have a pre 66 gun with a grooved receiver, like the OP.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:10 PM
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Warne optima rings on a grooved receiver it's even a wheel sight rifle.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:31 PM
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It is a beauty.
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:52 AM
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Thank you I'll pass the word on to my wife that you all like her choice in a squirrel rifle.
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I have always admired the SA-22 and when my first grandchild was born in 2014, I had a perfect excuse to pick one up. I ordered a SA-22 Grade VI for him and while I was at it, a grade I for me. They both have the 100A... serial numbers commemorating the 100th anniversary of this beautiful design. My grandsons rifle is resting in the safe, waiting for his parents to decide when they would like to introduce him to it.

Meanwhile I have shot mine often and I learned early not to place my support arm directly under the rifle...

By the way, most Belgian grade IIIs have much better wood than the new Grade VIs. I may look for a better stock and fore end and swap out the grandsons on to mine. Any suggestions on where to look?
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:37 AM
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I have always admired the SA-22 and when my first grandchild was born in 2014, I had a perfect excuse to pick one up. I ordered a SA-22 Grade VI for him and while I was at it, a grade I for me. They both have the 100A... serial numbers commemorating the 100th anniversary of this beautiful design. My grandsons rifle is resting in the safe, waiting for his parents to decide when they would like to introduce him to it.

Meanwhile I have shot mine often and I learned early not to place my support arm directly under the rifle...

By the way, most Belgian grade IIIs have much better wood than the new Grade VIs. I may look for a better stock and fore end and swap out the grandsons on to mine. Any suggestions on where to look?
Midwest gun works claims that they have NOS Grade II and Grade III wood.(Japanese production era, not Belgian, and probably picked over by now)
However,they won't send photos.The best that they will do is attempt to make a matched set.As a guy that's fussy about wood, I wasn't spending 800 for Grade III wood sight unseen.
I've never seen a Grade VI with great wood.Most of it is weaker than Grade II.
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