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Old 09-08-2021, 12:36 PM
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Buy once, cry once. Life is short and if you have the ability.......

https://www.pardiniguns.com/store/pr...ufm374inbrkpi5

All joking aside, there is always some level of balance in our sport. No matter the final path on rifle vs ammo selection, if you are happy that is all that really matters. Best wishes on the path forward!
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Thanks Gentlemen,,,

You have given me an education on what a "match chamber" really is,,,
Enough that I can now base my decision on some basis of fact.

In reality though,,,
At this point in time it's a moot point.

There's nothing (or nearly nothing) to be found out there.

I'm determined though,,,
I'll not buy a new gun just because it's available.

I'm going to just sit on my cash and wait,,,
Eventually something I want/like will show up on the market,,,
When that happens I'll happily spend the cash to get the rifle that I desire.

Thanks for the information good people,,,
I greatly appreciate all of your help.

Aarond

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Old 09-08-2021, 03:48 PM
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Be sure and post pictures when you get your mission accomplished. And in my opinion, you don't have to shoot top quality ammunition in a high quality Rifle or pistol to enjoy it. Just adjust your expectations accordingly.
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I've posted it everywhere else,,,

I've posted it everywhere else,,,
Might as well post it here too.

I finally was able to make a decision on a rifle,,,
And no, it doesn't have a "match chamber".

Yesterday I placed an order at Buds,,,
For a CZ-457 Varmint At-One with a 24" barrel.



At the same time I went to DI Products website,,,
And ordered a 25 MOA 11mm to Weaver adaptor rail for the 457.

I have a Vortex 4-16x44 Diamondback Tactical waiting for the rifle & rail,,,
Weaver Rings from Cabela's should be in today.

It should hit The Evil Pawn Shop by the middle of next week,,,
Even after sleeping on it for a night,,,
I'm having no buyers remorse.

This good people is my retirement rifle gift to myself,,,
It's only 9 months after the fact.

Aarond

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Old 09-09-2021, 10:32 AM
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You might be interested in my Crazy Ammo test where I tested about ten different ammo from Lapua Midas to CCI Mini Mags in a $2500 custom Anschutz.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...razy+ammo+test

The I did the pretty much the same text using a pretty accurate 10/22.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...razy+ammo+test

Part of what I learned that if you have a precise rifle, even "bulk" ammo will shoot reasonable well.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:51 AM
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Pictures of the rifle and targets will be required.... heard a lot of good things about the ATOne rifles...

Bob
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:04 AM
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Hello BobSc,,,

Pictures of the rifle and targets will be required....

As soon as I get the rifle and get the scope mounted.

Aarond

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I’d buy or build a Kidd and shoot till your hearts content. Everything shoots decent thru mine but Eley and Lupua are lights out.
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Buy whatever you want. A quality rifle should do better than average with average ammo. And if you decide that the ammo is holding you back, just buy better ammo.
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I have a Kimber "S" series a limited run of 500 which predates the Super America. It shoots any brand of am far better than I'm capable of. It will put 10 shots into a dime sized hole with anything at 50 yards. I'm staring 69 in the face so were about the same age.
That being said I have ordered a CZ in 22 Mag.
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Im 67 pressing 68. Never bought anything for myself while working. Really never had time to do anything but work. Since retirement I have three cz 452s, one tikka t1x, an anschutz 1710 and my finale riffle will be a Vudoo single shot. After it arrives Im through buying. But a person needs to enjoy life while he can, life is so short.
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:27 PM
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I think I'm going to buy a $100,000 Ferrari and put regular low octane gasoline in it and cheap oil.

But, it'll look neat driving it and people will envy me!
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I have a CZ 452 American Lefthanded, it came with a really crappy stock. So I went to Boyds and ordered a stock, I fit the gun to the stock and scoped the gun and finished the stock. Looks really good and doesn't chip, scrap, scratch or gouge when you look at it cross eyed.
Then I started buying single boxes(50 rds) of every different make of ammo I could find. I think I had something like 25 or more different makes of .22 LR ammo.
Then I sat down at 50yds with all the ammo and a bunch of targets. Shooting a 5 shot group of each make/type of ammo. I found an ammo that shot a group that was one ragged hole(Winchester 40gr). That ammo is not a match ammo or a high end ammo. I have a friend who has a every day .22 LR nothing fancy, but that gun shoots thunderbolts better than 10X or any other of the top of the line ammo.
Each and every rifle is different than the one ahead of it, and behind it on the assembly line, and they shoot all the ammo differently. Even the high end rifles are true to this rule just to a lesser degree/amount. Lets not forget that your Glass/scope and it's repeatability also comes into play on how well you shoot.

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Old 09-09-2021, 07:59 PM
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Is it worth buying a high dollar rifle to use with medium grade ammo?

I'm in the situation right now,,,
Where I can afford to purchase just about any .22 rifle made.

So I've been perusing the Tikka, Bergara, Christenson Arms, etc websites,,,
Some of the rifles are showing to be very tempting.

But when I read about "match chambers" I wonder,,,
If I know I will never buy match grade ammo,,,
Is the high end purchase worth the money?

I have 15,000-plus rounds of Remington mil-surp ammo,,,
It was originally purchased through the CMP website.

Everything I've read about it says it is very good ammo,,,
Not ELEY quality for sure but still very consistent.

So far it's performed very well in all of my cheaper and mid-range rifles,,,
I will say it is noticeably more precise (tighter groups) than any HV bulk I have used for general plinking.

As I use this up I am replacing it 50 round box for 50 round with CCI SV,,,
These two brands of ammo seem to have identical (or nearly identical) performance.

My question is this:

If All I will ever shoot out of the rifle is the Remington mil-surp or CCI SV,,,
Is it worth spending well over a Grand for a match grade rifle?

Aarond

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Just remember this, if you buy a match grade rifle, you will get superior performance with match grade ammo should you choose to shoot it. However a run of the mill rifle won't be made to shoot to the performance level you would be seeking from match grade ammo.
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[QUOTE=Thomasconnor;12452743]I hope you aren't desperate enough to pay anywhere near where those modular CZs with plastic stocks are priced given the alternatives.

Speaking of plastic stocks I am strongly considering the 457 synthetic 20" mainly because it is lighter and by the time you add optics it would still be light enough for carry. I don't competition shoot but do shoot from a rest at our range but justify a lighter rifle for carrying on our place. I just hope the quality is there on that model.
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