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Old 04-06-2019, 09:26 AM
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An estate is selling a few guns and I have a chance at a R55 hm2 laminate stocked Sporter barrel. It has a 4x TC scope which isn't much but the gun is in excellent condition. Are these any good, I think the R55's are very well built but have never owned one. I personally would only have it for squirrel hunting so wouldn't be exposed to lots of shooting and dirty chambe/blowup issues as much. What are your thoughts and a fair price to offer?

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Old 04-06-2019, 03:12 PM
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Some R55's had a problem with the chamber mouth getting chipped out by the extractor, other than that they have a good reputation.
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I have the Classic non R55 sporter in 22LR. Shoots very good and is very nice to carry in the field for jackrabbit hunting. I can't say how the 17HM2 will work but it should be fine. And you know to keep them clean. Price? I would stay under $400 myself and hope for $300-350. I was in search of an R55 but stumbled into the earlier Classic first. Magazines are getting expensive and there are several generations of them. Make sure to get the late model R55 magazines.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:45 PM
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I had one in 17M2 only mine was stainless steel and composite stock. Mine was extremely accurate and function was flawless. Just keep it very clean to avoid the kabooms that you hear about. I carried a boresnake with me and used it frequently. I would say Huskaboom is pretty much right on about pricing.
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Terrible gun. You shouldn't buy it. Please PM me the name of the seller
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I had one awhile back with no problems and sold it. A month back I traded for and got it back,still no problems. Great gun in .17hm2.
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I have seen a number of the 55's lately and they have sold right around $300, this one is $375 which it's the first hm2 I have seen. I have a couple hm2' that's why I am kind of sitting on the fence. If they would ship it I would pass it along but they refuse to do that, they actually want to know who the guns are going to. You have to respect a family that cares that much about their fathers collection.
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I had a brand new one blow up in my face. No injury to me but the rifle was completely destroyed. It even broke the stock. I had just sighted it in with Hornadyís and the loaded it with Eley. First shot did it.
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I actually did buy it and it shoots right with my other 2 hm2's. I'm just trying to figure out how I can carry all three and about a dozen or more other squirrel rifles at the same time. Lol
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I've owned and sold 4.

Older low s/n rifles to fairly late ones. I gave up on them when 2 of them blew up on me (they were clean) Magazines are hard to source and $$$ also they have a weird finish that looks like corrosion. As GMD noted, check the chamber carefully
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Jammer22 reminded me of one small thing that I really didn't like about my TC R55, and that was the magazines, they are HEAVY! I also owned the TC model before the R55 and it had the heavy bbl and laminated stock. I accidentally dropped an empty magazine on the rifle from a distance of about a foot above the rifle and the magazine left a good sized dent in the laminated stock. The magazine is only a small part of a rifle but it does make a difference in your overall impression.
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