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Old 02-21-2021, 10:37 AM
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Thinking of getting one (synthetic stock) in .22LR.

Some issues with feeding and less-than-optimal machining (tool marks) some years ago. All been resolved ?

(I know about the post-2016 magazine with metal follower which evidently solved the feeding issue ?)

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Old 02-21-2021, 12:20 PM
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If my LH LA101 -bought November , 2019 - is anything to go by then the feeding problems have be solved ; as for poor machining I can find no evidence of it on the rifle I have. If you elect to buy a Lithgow be aware that after market stuff is much more readily available in the "titanium" finish rather than the black finish. My take on the Lithgow is that "it is like a Ruger American Rimfire on steroids that is built to and shoots to Anschutz standards."
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Thanks, ppipe. That is exactly what I was hoping to hear.

Do you know whether a good trigger shoe is available ?

And best option if I wanted to use 30mm Weaver ring mounts (i.e. not a Picatinny rail) ?

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Got my shoe on E&ay. It was shipped from Australia
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Thinking of getting one (synthetic stock) in .22LR.

Some issues with feeding and less-than-optimal machining (tool marks) some years ago. All been resolved ?

(I know about the post-2016 magazine with metal follower which evidently solved the feeding issue ?)

Cheers,

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Our local gunsmith has high regard for Lithgow. He tells that any warranty probs that occur the company is onto it no arguments.
I have an early 101 and had the devil to sort out the stove-piping of rounds from magazines. But, I sorted it out and kept up a correspondence with lithgow during this time. They were very pleased that i did so and sent me a hat!
Buy yourself a Lithgow they are very accurate and well made.
There is a company here in Oz called "Acme Firearms" that make after market magazines for the Lithgow. These are 10 shot. There are two types I have found the more expensive ones are the best. My 101 has a preference for HV ammo and this includes any of target variety's.
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Thanks, sportco63 !

Will certainly look into it.
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I have one. It is a really nice shooting rifle with no issues. More accurate than most of my CZ's. Go for it.
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Thanks, flangster.

Word-of-mouth references always trump any other sort of marketing/advertising.
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Sportco- can you give info on aftermarket mags - using Cz now without problems but always looking for better products - thx
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Gentlemen,

How about some photos of your LA101's ?
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Showing the metal rear shroud and metal bolt handle. Nice little upgrades, but I had to make a paper washer for the rear shroud as it made a slight "bell ringing" sound when working the bolt.
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Starting to love mine (laminate stock).

Was fussy, have since relieved the barrel channel on one side just ahead of the knox to give a better float and moved up + differing torque on front and rear action screws. New batch of SK rifle match, all seems to have had some effect.

I've also added the Lumley bolt knob, much better in handling than the factory. Gives more to 'hook' on to when shooting offhand in particular.
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Superb, flangster !

What manner of scope and mounts are those ?
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Superb, flangster !

What manner of scope and mounts are those ?
The scope is a Weaver T36 -- fixed power 36x -- that I bought used off of the Trading Post here. The rings are Burris Signature rings I think, and I believe the mounts came with the rifle. It is a nice little rig, and is not particularly ammo-picky.
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Capeboer...I have a couple.

These are good rim fires and mine have proved to be ultra reliable over thousands of rounds. Like all mass produced fire arms, there have been a few "whinges" about quality control since they were introduced but I've seen very few complaints on local forums over the past few years.

I've done a full build on the laminated rifle which is the most consistently accurate 22 sporter I've owned. The walnut/black rifle has a few up-grades and will run with my Anschutz 1710's. If my new Vudoo is even close to these as far as function & accuracy goes, I will be satisfied.

I use Burris Signature zee rings with the insert kits which will fit the LA101 factory bases and the inserts give me heaps of windage & elevation options when mounting scopes.

https://australiantacticalprecision....r-scope-rings/

These magazines have worked well for me but export restrictions make these types of items very hard to obtain ex Aus.

https://precisiondefenceindustries.c...22lr-magazine/

Here's a couple of pics...Attached target typical of the black rifle - The build will comfortably outshoot this




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