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Old 01-06-2020, 07:30 PM
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My daughter recently conducted an intervention on my centerfire addition, giving me no end of a talking to about how I liquidated her late grandfather's rimfire collection 15 years ago. But after the holiday break from work, I'm happy to say we're back in the rimfire game in a big way:

1) 1968 Marlin Model 60. Used my C&R to have it delivered right to the house. 22" barrel and in really excellent shape. This is the nicest on on the bunch

2) 2013 Marlin Model 60. Not C&R. But for the price I paid, I could afford shipping and transfer fee. 18" barrel(?) and has seen some use, but it's not bad. Missing the sights. Still in nice shape though.

3) 1966 Marlin Model 81. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy my C&R license. The seller said this rifle was refinished. Wood and metal are good to very good with some very light scratches. 22" barrel.

I purchased off GunBroker, as Armslist, gun and pawn shop prices are out of sight in my area. When folks start by pricing their used rifle way above retail on a new rifle, I don't even bother wasting my time and gas. Yes I know I can talk them down, but not enough. I'm happy with all three purchases, with my net coming in at right around $135 each after shipping and transfer.

The two Model 60s came with glass, but it was really bad stuff -- unusably bad. One had a Tasco 4x15 you couldn't hardly see through. The other had a Weaver C6 that didn't have anywhere near enough eye relief. I'm in the process of replacing the glass on both with some low end Barska units I picked up on a closeout. All I can say is that they are worlds better. Hopefully they don't fall apart.

The Model 81 will be getting better glass, but still lower end: a Bushnell Banner 4-12x40 AO. I expect this might be a touch too much magnification, but I was a screaming deal on closeout. I can always swap it for the glass from one of my other rifles if I need to.

Eventually I expect my centerfire addition will relapse, and I'll probably sell one or two of my new purchases. But in the meantime, it's good to be back in the rimfire game.

Larry
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:28 PM
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:31 PM
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You better stock up on ammo. My wife and I burn up a lot of 22lr. A lot more than center fire.
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LESchwartz sir to start with to Rimfire central where we here will help you spend more money than you ever dreamed of on rimfire stuff...I know I have and love every minute of it.

We are like family here so all you have to do is ask...and welcome home just be careful there are ENABLERS here. Great start on your rimfire collection.

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Very nice! I have plenty of centerfires but rimfires are just more fun. More times than not, if I'm grabbing a gun to go plink with, it's a rimfire.
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Congrats on some very nice rifles!
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Nice start there, Mr. Schwartz. Dont stop now.
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Old 07-25-2020, 11:32 PM
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Congrats on some very nice rifles!
Picked up a couple more rimfires since the new year: A 10/22 and a CMR-30.

I love being back in the rimfire game!

Larry
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Picked up a couple more rimfires since the new year: A 10/22 and a CMR-30.

I love being back in the rimfire game!

Larry
Those are 2 very nice rimfires as well. I've owned a 10/22 most of my adult life (I still have one in my safe). I've never seen a CMR-30 in person, but I really like the Kel-Tec designs.

I've picked up four rimfires this year myself, but I'll start new threads on those in the Marlin bolt action and lever action sections.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:42 AM
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Nice! As they say "this little piggy went to market." We don't have wild hogs up north here, but I imagine they're tasty.

Larry
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:54 AM
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Those are 2 very nice rimfires as well. I've owned a 10/22 most of my adult life (I still have one in my safe). I've never seen a CMR-30 in person, but I really like the Kel-Tec designs.
The thing I like most about the 10/22 is the 25 round mags -- for range use they can't be beat. And it seems reliable as the day is long.

The CMR-30 is the most accurate of this whole bunch of rimfires. However with the double stack mags, they're a little finicky in the reliability department. Sometimes the mags don't sit in the mag well quite right. But the so-called "5 second magazine fix" corrects that problem. The mags are also very particular about how they're loaded. A Maglula speed loader fixed that problem too. Even using cheap Armscor 40gr, it's been several 100s of rounds since I had any sort of malfunction. My wife really loves it too, and lately I hardly get a chance to shoot it.

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LESchwartz sir to start with to Rimfire central where we here will help you spend more money than you ever dreamed of on rimfire stuff...I know I have and love every minute of it.

We are like family here so all you have to do is ask...and welcome home just be careful there are ENABLERS here. Great start on your rimfire collection.

Signalman
Wait until he starts spending time on the CZ/BRNO forum.

Those enablers are brutal.
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