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Old 06-20-2003, 02:53 PM
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I've been using my brother-in-law's old JC higgins semi-auto 22, and it's one really nice rifle. Tube magazine is easy to load, and so far after 200 rounds, only 1 jam.

Naturally, I have to get my own 22, but for some reason the newer 22's just don't seem to be made as well as the older ones.

I've been looking at the Ruger 10/22 stainless steel, hear it's a good rifle, but it just doesn't seem as well made as the old JC higgins.

The Browning BL-22 looks like a hearty old style 22 (at least from the catalog pictures), and I'm wondering how it is in reality?

I only plan to use on the range for target practice/plinking, and have no desire to go crazy with modifications. I just want a good solid 22 auto.

Any helpful assistance will be appreciated. Thank you
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:21 PM
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I have a BL-22 and three 1022's. i've done some mods. to the rugers,but you can get ruger for $150 add one greenmountin barrel[$120]and volguartsen hammer[$32]and you have a rifle that will for sure out shoot the BL-22. The BL-22 is a lever action by the way.
I like mine but it won't shoot with the rugers.
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Old 06-22-2003, 11:27 AM
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There is also a BL-22 Semi auto

I happened to see the BL22 semi-auto yesterday, but at this point I am leaning towards stainless steel. It's a nice rifle in the $400 range.
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:45 PM
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Sorry,I was under the impression that BL stood for browing lever, thus the bl.
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:59 PM
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AS a matter of fact I just looked up Browning.con and it states that the bl stands for browning lever.The auto is listed as Browning Semi-auto!
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Old 06-22-2003, 03:08 PM
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Thanks for pointing that out!!

Glad you got me straight on that one!!
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:57 PM
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Love my BL-22. From a kneeling position I can hit empty 12 ga shotgun hulls almost everytime at 75 yards with T-22 ammo and a 4 power scope. That ain't too shabby! I can also do the same thing with my POS Marlin 60 rifles too. Point is that I've found that for practical shooting, such as smallbore metallic silhouette, it's more often the shooter's ablilty than that of the rifle. I've shot better scores in smallbore with a Marlin model 60 with a fixed 4 power scope than shooters with fancy Anschutz rifles and gazillion power Leupold scopes.
Don't get me wrong, I would dearly love to have one of those expensive rigs but I doubt I would shoot scores that would mirror the vastly more costly rifle.
Don't sell the BL-22 short on accuracy.
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Old 06-25-2003, 04:46 AM
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Golly Gee, I can't hardly see a shotgun hull at seventy-five yards with my 3-9. And if I could I would have to have an awfully good rest to hit it with that bl-22.
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Old 06-25-2003, 10:03 AM
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Maybe you need to apply some good old Zen philosophy to yer shootin , Billy. Just kidding. I was out at 7 this morning testing some new Dynapoints with my much modified Glenfield model 60 and 4X scope. Yup, I was bouncing 12 ga hulls all over the hill side using the top corner of my Samurai top as a rest. Maybe the thinner air at 4000 ft makes a difference.
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