Norinco Browning SA22 knock off - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-20-2019, 11:29 AM
ffracer
US Navy Veteran

Join Date: 
Jan 2011
Location: 
Oregon
Posts: 
29
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Norinco Browning SA22 knock off



Log in to see fewer ads
Does anyone have and shoot one of these? There's one sitting in a local pawn shop that is in pretty good shape and cheap. Do they shoot?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2019, 11:53 AM
bakeman
Law Enforcement Officer NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Mar 2019
Location: 
idaho
Posts: 
20
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
norinco browning sa 22 knock off

i have one i found in lgs for 75 bucks. the prior owner had barrel nut glued to keep tight. i bought it as a project gun because the rest of the rifle was in good shape. when i got it home, i found the spring and plunger that keeps barrel nut tight was gone. ordered parts from sarco. also ordered ejector and various other internal parts from browning as they were cheaper. the browning parts dropped right in with no problem. put her all back together and she is one fine tack driver. no hiccups or other problems. barrel stays tight. have put at least 500 rounds through it. had no idea they were this accurate and fun to shoot. never could really afford a browning. from what i have read about them on rfc, most people have good luck with them and they are shooters. i wouldn't hesitate to grab another one if it was cheap. go for it!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2019, 12:09 PM
abureels4me
US Marines

Join Date: 
Oct 2009
Posts: 
227
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
I have one i bought several years ago. It out shoots my dads Browning with tbe wheel sights on it
Reply With Quote
 
  #4  
Old 03-20-2019, 12:24 PM
buckweet's Avatar
buckweet
US Navy Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Aug 2006
Location: 
missouri
Posts: 
4,930
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
I missed out on one here awhile back..
Kinda wanted it..
Just to go with my Browning's.
Can't have enough Sa-22s... Or the clones.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2019, 12:36 PM
Toomany22s's Avatar
Toomany22s
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Sep 2017
Location: 
Indiana
Posts: 
2,932
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Buy it, brownells has parts. I have one. It shoots great. Two things you should know. Bottom eject hot brass likes to go into shirt sleeves and mounting a scope is a bit of a quandary. You can go with the weaver mount, cheaper lighter, and smaller,but you’ll have to knock out the rear sight and either find a long vintage scope to get to your eye or use a scout scope. I opted for the latter. Or go with the browning style mount, which is bigger and heavier and more expensive.this is before the scout scope.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B7613B46-BAED-43C9-83CB-F492C528A7AA.jpg (456.7 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2019, 01:05 PM
lonestardiver

Join Date: 
Jan 2011
Posts: 
184
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toomany22s View Post
Buy it, brownells has parts. I have one. It shoots great. Two things you should know. Bottom eject hot brass likes to go into shirt sleeves and mounting a scope is a bit of a quandary. You can go with the weaver mount, cheaper lighter, and smaller,but you’ll have to knock out the rear sight and either find a long vintage scope to get to your eye or use a scout scope. I opted for the latter. Or go with the browning style mount, which is bigger and heavier and more expensive.this is before the scout scope.


I also have one...beware the bottom eject with long sleeves as mentioned above.
Bought mine about 20 years ago used. It already had a short 3x scope on it (long eye relief).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2019, 02:03 PM
ffracer
US Navy Veteran

Join Date: 
Jan 2011
Location: 
Oregon
Posts: 
29
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lonestardiver View Post
I also have one...beware the bottom eject with long sleeves as mentioned above.
Bought mine about 20 years ago used. It already had a short 3x scope on it (long eye relief).
I also learned a bad lesson sitting in shorts shooting my SA22.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2019, 05:23 PM
abureels4me
US Marines

Join Date: 
Oct 2009
Posts: 
227
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
So I used your question as an excuse to go out shooting this evening LOL Here she is with a Burris Mini 2-7. Left group shows the potential I was adjusting scope in the other two. [ATTACH]20190320_181218.jpg[/ATTACH]
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190320_181148.jpg (540.8 KB, 18 views)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2019, 07:42 PM
kaynine's Avatar
kaynine
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jun 2003
Location: 
On Top of the Blue Ridge Mt.s
Posts: 
1,346
TPC Rating: 
100% (15)
Nice shooting. At what range was that?

PS: I think your front rest is a rather clever adaption of a scissors, car jack. I might cobble one together myself:-)

Last edited by kaynine; 03-20-2019 at 07:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-21-2019, 03:54 AM
abureels4me
US Marines

Join Date: 
Oct 2009
Posts: 
227
TPC Rating: 
100% (3)
25 yards and yes it is a car jack and a guitar holder
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-21-2019, 08:10 AM
jon p
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2012
Location: 
winder, ga
Posts: 
7,440
TPC Rating: 
100% (4)
go get it now

these are fine .22 rifles, I bought mine new back in the mid 1980s, just 129.00. it is a shooter and looks excellent too. I cant afford the browning, I am VERY HAPPY with this copy.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-30-2019, 07:55 PM
jerryd
US Army Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2006
Posts: 
707
TPC Rating: 
100% (41)
years ago a local gunsmith who did work for the Oregon Dept. of fish & game picked up several for them. The idea was a 22LR that they could use for dispatching deer hit by cars or ? in a compact little package.

I had one, functioned and shot fine. Had two of the brownings and one had function issues while the other functioned fine. Unlike most of my other 22's I never really benched it/them at 50 yards... hated to put scopes on them as they are such a trim package without one.

Presently I only have the 22 Short version. Which I shoot CCI 22 CB Shorts out of, Super quiet, functions about 99+ % of the time. It will go to my kids.

Jerry
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-31-2019, 09:57 AM
oki
US Air Force Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
May 2009
Location: 
Wonewoc, WI.
Posts: 
44
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ffracer View Post
Does anyone have and shoot one of these? There's one sitting in a local pawn shop that is in pretty good shape and cheap. Do they shoot?

Thanks.
OP,
If it's in good shape and you can get it for less than $275.00 OTD, I would go for it.
They are no longer being imported into the U.S. and they as close to a Browning SA22 that you'll find. Even the parts interchange. I got one with a Bushnell 4 X 32 rimfire scope mounted on it for $269.00 shipped and have been very pleased with it.
Gary
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-31-2019, 01:03 PM
kaynine's Avatar
kaynine
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Jun 2003
Location: 
On Top of the Blue Ridge Mt.s
Posts: 
1,346
TPC Rating: 
100% (15)
The only serious down side of these Chinese Norinco Browning ATD-22 clones, is that they were manufactured using some kind of soft, Asian mystery wood. Consequently, it does not take staining well, or present a good candidate for a stock refinish unless you want to use something like a bed liner coating.

Otherwise, they're a fine rifle for the $$ IMHO.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-31-2019, 01:20 PM
jackkade

Join Date: 
Nov 2018
Location: 
North Central Alabama
Posts: 
137
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Well, mine that I bought new when they first came out WAS A PIECE OF JUNK. NEVER could get the barrel/lock to work. I never got to shoot it. Finally returned it for a refund. Said i'd never own another Norinco anything.
Jack
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who has a Scope on Browning SA22? BadaBing11 Browning 81 06-14-2019 05:07 AM
Browning .22 caliber Pistol Historical Timeline tuckerd1 Buck Mark / Buck Mark Rifle / Challenger I, II & III / Medalist / International Medalist and No 45 04-22-2019 10:35 PM
Deciphering Browning SA22 scope mounting StdVel Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 2 04-29-2018 02:20 AM
Browning sa22 long rifle buckweet Browning 4 08-08-2017 11:33 AM
Browning SA22 barrel lock reassembly made easy GladesGuy Browning 5 11-03-2016 06:34 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x