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Old 06-21-2018, 04:31 PM
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Just picked up one of these in 22lr yesterday. Pretty good looking wood on mine, some character marks. It fits me well, but is a little different than most other 22s I've handled. It's hard to describe, but I'm glad I was able to handle it before I bought.

Got to look at 2 and pick the one I liked, which was great. Scoped it with some extra CZ rings I had lying around and put a BSA Sweet 22 (a 50 dollar scope) on top. Even tho it was pretty darn windy today, I got it sighted in at @ 30 yards or so using Eley Club.

I got a couple nice groups and then was able to shoot a fly right at the edge of the target. It's been a while since I had such an easy time with a new rifle. The trigger is what I would describe as "2 stage", with about a half inch or so of take up then breaking cleanly.

I would like to put some better glass on it at some point, but at this stage, why argue with results?

The salesman really did a good job helping me out as well, very patient!

If you are on the fence about this rifle, I would recommend it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:58 PM
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Got the offical word that my rifle will be here towards the end of next week!!! Already have a Leo 4-12 to go on top of it...need some rings now
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Dont understand the matte finish. At that price point they should have a deep blued finish. It just makes more sense.
I agree, but look at Kimber Classic from over a decade ago. About the same price with matte finish. And we know what a Superamerica cost.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:31 PM
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I agree, but look at Kimber Classic from over a decade ago. About the same price with matte finish. And we know what a Superamerica cost.

The coating that comes on these Steyr Zephyr rifles is like a powder coat type deal. It is easily marked. I would prefer a matte blue finish over what comes on them. If I could find a place that would do a quality matte blue finish on my rifle, I would strongly consider it.
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Have Scopes Need Rifles & Rings

I now have both scopes. Leupold 3-9x33 EFR and Leupold 6.5-20x40 EFR CDS. One for hunting and one for target shooting.

I am hoping to use Warne Quick Detachable Rings so I can change scopes according to my needs and maintain zeros. I am not sure which height rings I need. Anyone have any technical expertise?

I was told that threaded barreled Zephyr II's in .22LR would be in stock last month but still do not see them listed on the website.

I am going to see what the range is for accuracy. I have heard of fellows in England shooting .22's to 600 yards but that is hard to imagine.

As far as he CDS functions the first calibrated knob is free. I am debating using CCI Standard Velocity and/or CCI's newer AT round for hunting. I might get two knobs.

I am expecting to have accuracy and light weight.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:14 PM
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The coating that comes on these Steyr Zephyr rifles is like a powder coat type deal. It is easily marked. I would prefer a matte blue finish over what comes on them. If I could find a place that would do a quality matte blue finish on my rifle, I would strongly consider it.
Have you handled one? Or are you guessing from the photos?

I have a good idea of what to expect on the barrel since I have one of Steyr's Elites with the THB. It is a beautiful twist and the finish is robust. With a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.

I am not fretting the finish being scratchable. None of my other Steyr's are.
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The finish, like all Steyr products is their Mannox proprietary finish.
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The barrels on these rifles are awesome very accurate and nice to look at also.
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I unfortunately purchased the Steyr in .22 wmr. Plastic mag well, plastic trigger housing and safety assembly, piece of garbage stamped trigger guard, came with a CZ magazine %%%? Wood looks nothing like any of the website pictures and it’s not all that accurate! Good thing i got it from GrabAGun for 835 bucks but it’s still not worth the money. I have a few.22 rifles and they are much more accurate than this.22 mag this is the first.22 mag I purchased only bought this just because of the reviews, reviewers are morons idiots!! I don’t know maybe.22 mags aren’t that accurate. CZ varmint wasn’t available i kick myself for not waiting for the CZ!!!
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I unfortunately purchased the Steyr in .22 wmr. Plastic mag well, plastic trigger housing and safety assembly, piece of garbage stamped trigger guard, came with a CZ magazine %%%? Wood looks nothing like any of the website pictures and it’s not all that accurate! Good thing i got it from GrabAGun for 835 bucks but it’s still not worth the money. I have a few.22 rifles and they are much more accurate than this.22 mag this is the first.22 mag I purchased only bought this just because of the reviews, reviewers are morons idiots!! I don’t know maybe.22 mags aren’t that accurate. CZ varmint wasn’t available i kick myself for not waiting for the CZ!!!
Really, you again? lol.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:39 PM
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Just installed rings and the finish marred

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Have you handled one? Or are you guessing from the photos?

I have a good idea of what to expect on the barrel since I have one of Steyr's Elites with the THB. It is a beautiful twist and the finish is robust. With a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.

I am not fretting the finish being scratchable. None of my other Steyr's are.
I mounted the rings on my Steyr and they left marks in the receiver. I have

a Steyer Zephyr, in .22 LR and I posted pictures of it on this forum somewhere.

I am speaking from MY experience. Not a complaint, just a fact. I just broke

down and purchased a torque screwdriver, I needed one any way. I

probably overtightened the rings.

I have another .22LR Steyr Zephyr on the order list, I expect awesome wood,

and a 6 month delivery time. My rifle is accurate, not quite as accurate with

as many types of ammo as my Tikka T1X, but it is a classy happy happy rifle

to shoot ! I do have a couple of old timer rifles that most of the new .22LR

will have trouble keeping up with, my three Remington 541S, My older P94S

Sako, to name a couple. The Steyr is a joy for me to shoot offhand though,

The Tikka T1X is the best shooter with cheap ammo.
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I never could afford while they were available !

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I agree, but look at Kimber Classic from over a decade ago. About the same price with matte finish. And we know what a Superamerica cost.

I could not afford one of the Super "Merica" Kimbers, but I wanted one

At the time I had the money, I simply just told myself I didn't need to pay that

much for a rifle. Three weeks after I decided I could not afford The

" Super Merica" I purchased a Match 54 Action Sporter with sights

with some awesome wood for the high dollar figure of 655.00. A year later,

one of my " Buddies" stole that Anschutz. They knew exactly where to get it

from, nothing was broken in the theft. I never did recover it.

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Old 06-20-2019, 11:35 AM
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The older rifles style is gorgeous! Sadly, production standards have
changed too. Your original Zephyr was built by gunsmiths. Current
non-custom rifles are assembled by non-skilled workers. Modern
CNC machining will never approach the level of quality that real
gunsmiths, who were experts at using hand files, could produce.
Cherish the old rifles. Well not see their likes again except for
custom guns most of us cannot afford.
I have to differ on this one. High tech machines requiring much more precision fitting than firearms are made with cnc parts. Hand files are not a match.
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