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Old 12-30-2019, 03:13 PM
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Here ya go old swede:
Glades you stole that rifle for $120!
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:31 PM
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Paid 165 for this a couple yrs back (bare rifle).
Stock needed refinished. Cleaned up OK ('67)
Sold it for 185 after all that work, and it took 2 months for it to sell

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Old 01-01-2020, 11:36 PM
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Paid $250 for this '70 FG.
It has two chips at back of receiver, was gonna fill w Acraglass and refinish stock. Make it my hunter.
Really too lazy, so was gonna run as is.
Shoots crappy.
Had lots of forend tip pressure plus some from side.
Cleaned that up, haven't tested it.
Listed it for $250 and no takers after 2 months.

Everybody thinks a 10/22 should be 100 used, they just want to build something from it. And that's fine. But too many are jerks about it.

I know what it is.

Had a late 60's SPC at a show and guys were all stoopid over it, said they'd go 700 but only if it was a checkered .44 mag. I told em those are 1500 and they can KMA.
Only one guy was cool about it, said they're jerks.

Sold a month later, got my 700.


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Old 01-01-2020, 11:43 PM
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IMHO the 10/22 standard stock sucks.
Got my first one in 2nd grade, shot it for years.
Heck, I didn't know any different.

But having owned a variety of them, and other .22 rifles...........the old fingergroove sporters are THE ones to have.

Not everybody has the same level of sensitivity. But for those that are picky, that's the stock to get.

Of course, some might find the fit or different stocks to be better.

Had a young guy blow me crap about the SP, then I let him shoot mine.
His lightbulb came on.

Offhand it just works very well for me, and he was bigger than me and liked it better than his target model.

So............until one has tried one, no they aint a 120 dollar rifle and they do command a higher price. Collector and shooters pay it.

And they aint stupid.

Just is what it is.

Heck, I'm looking at buying the new Colt Python. Already heard folks claiming it was overpriced and old Pythons also over priced.
Well guess what? You want one, you gotta pay for one.

Having actually shot the things for years, yeah they're expensive.
Would I pay 3K for one? Nope.
Would I buy one unfired and stick in the safe?
Nope.

Shot an 8 pointer w a E series. My eyes getting bad. New style w an Aimpoint sounds pretty neat.

And killing deer w Colt Python is cool.
Too cool evidently for some folks.

And that is fine by me
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:45 PM
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Squirrels w a 10/22 fingergroove is cool too
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:49 PM
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I aint rich, far from it.
But I don't go to casinos or the movies and drive a beater vehicle (and do most of my own maint).
So I don't shoot the cheapest guns or bows around.
Deer don't care how much you spend, but some stuff does work better than others.
And you can always tell your buds w the cheap stuff that your venison tastes better
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You talked the talk and walked the walk with those pics, GG.
Nice looking wood!
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Thanks Sagittarius, I got lucky at a gun show which has never happened before!

CD2, it seems you got upset about my comment on the finger groove for which I am sorry. I am not a 10/22 connoisseur and never owned one till I bought the one mentioned. So, you probably know a lot more about them than I do. I bought the one pictured because I liked the wood on it and never owned one before. I have heard that the carbines suffer poor accuracy because of the barrel band, but mine is surprisingly accurate with the barrel band on it.
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:48 PM
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Not upset, just tired of folks saying it's just another 10/22.
It is, and it isn't LOL

They don't make em anymore. '66-'71.

The stock IMHO looks and feels so much better.

From a utilitarian point, yup.....it is just another 10/22.
Trigger suck, accuracy maybe not all that great.

Walnut, anodized receiver, no warning on bbl. Age makes the stock finish amber, w red tones. The new muddy stock finishes used by Ruger, like on #1 rifles w black pads.............just don't have the look.

Now that look, the better fit and finish........is it worth it?
On a 10/22 that might not shoot all that great?

Maybe not.

But if you have one you IMHO have the best rig from which to tweak.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:00 PM
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I've done the band on and off. Overton stocks and newer.
Never saw great change.
Had to do more than that to get one to shoot.

Best shooting 10/22 I ever had, was my SPC (that a fingergroove factory checkered).
All I did was slap a Volq hammer in it. Zero stock work.
Had been shot a ton by prev owner (original owner).

It'd put Blazer under .75" at 50 yards w scope at 6X, front bag only. For 10 shots.
Again and again. Yup, I was a fool to pay 300 bucks for a used 10/22

Cool factor pretty high IMHO


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Old 01-02-2020, 05:20 PM
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I paid $400 for a fingergroove last year that was in mint condition. I thought I got a good deal once I picked it up and handled it. Sure I bought it for a collector gun but I shoot and enjoy it. I wouldn't trade it for two new ones.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:08 PM
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$400 for a minty one sounds good to me.

Yes, I wish mine was in better shape.
Since my dad has a mint '66 .44 mag sporter.
But, then I'd be afraid to ding it up hunting.

Paid 250 for mine and it needs stock refinished.
But the color I like and refinish will change that.

It'd be fine as is, for a cool "hunter".
Why I bought it.

Did I give too much?
Maybe.

Did see a '64 standard at the gunshow, guy has 450 on it. Not mint.
He's had it there twice.

A reg walnut sporter, sling studs added and rear not done in ideal location (little too fwd)............wants 250.

Clean walnut standard here will sell for $200.
Just don't see the old sporters much.

So 250 out the door, while not the best, I thought reasonable. If it shot good it might have even been a good buy.

It's raining. Just woke up. Might say screw it and go to gun club for a bit (covered line). See if stock channel sanding helped or not.
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