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Old 03-22-2020, 09:50 AM
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Although I'm a Winchester guy, I'd lean towards a Remington 521T. Light enough without being too light, stocked for an adult comfortably, priced around $300-$400.00, and very accurate. Box magazine like you want. I had one and I'm sorry I let it go.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:01 PM
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Remington 581. Reputation as good shooting rifles. Trigger easy to get down to 3-4 pounds for hunting. Lightweight. Not to difficult to find. Early rifles had walnut stocks.
Winchester 320 is made in Australia. Good rifles. Smooth action.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:57 PM
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Thanks for all the input so far! Certainly giving me some new options to look at, now to narrow it down to just one (for now at least)!
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:39 AM
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How about a Browning A-bolt. If you can find one, Browning makes a pretty gun.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:22 AM
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How about a Browning A-bolt. If you can find one, Browning makes a pretty gun.
I'll certainly agree they are pretty, but the premium price they command and reputation for hit or miss accuracy coupled with the fact that they weren't offered with iron sights (to my knowledge) means it's not really in the running for me.

I do like the new and old production t-bolt though, my brother has a new one he hunts with and it's a quality rifle for sure.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:48 AM
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I owned a 513S and liked it very well.
It has been a while now, but RFC member " salish " had a very nice 513S with pretty wood for sale. He claimed that it would shoot half an inch at 50yds. You might PM him and see if he still has it and if it is still for sale. There are pictures of it on here in the Remington section.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:09 PM
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Some A-bolt models did indeed have open sights. And the one I had shot just average groups with some ammo but shot good with some cheap Federal Auto Match that I had.
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Old 03-24-2020, 11:42 AM
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Original Browning T-Bolt
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:34 PM
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Here's a very nice Model 69A at a fair price (I have no connection with it): https://www.gunbroker.com/item/862189861
I'm sure JWA and many others will agree with me that the M69A was one of the best Winchesters for the money ever. It only weighs around 5 1/2 pounds and really is a little better balanced than the fine M75 Sporter. Triggers and accuracy are generally very good.
The only problem with the one above is that it's not ready for a scope. One with scope grooves will cost a bit more and be harder to find as well.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:29 PM
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I don't know much about .22s, but I had a good old bolt Marlin with irons that killed a lot of squirrels in the 80s/90s and it fits all your criteria. I would say it MIGHT not fit with "a step up in quality", but I've shot some pretty crappy .22s. Haha
It would definitely fit in your budget (you should be able to buy 7 or 8 of them). I don't see how you couldn't get a really awesome squirrel hunting .22 for under $800.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:21 PM
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Another vote for a Winchester 69A. They just have that certain something about them! I have 3...
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:56 PM
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Another vote for a Winchester 69A. They just have that certain something about them! I have 3...
Agreed, but if it were me I would hold out for a later one that is grooved for scope mounts...

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Old 03-26-2020, 05:07 PM
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So the ideas fielded so far seem to hold that the 69a is a better sporter than the 75 sporter? That’s interesting, I was definitely considering a 75 sporter and it would save me a pile of money to just do a 69.


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Another vote for a Winchester 69A. They just have that certain something about them! I have 3...
Agreed, but if it were me I would hold out for a later one that is grooved for scope mounts...

Bob
Do you feel like holding out for the grooves receiver is worth it even if I didn’t plan to ever run a scope and just use the irons? I know they carry a premium, but I didn’t think there was any difference besides not having to alter the receiver to run a scope.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:21 PM
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As long as you never plan on using a scope I guess any 69A would be fine. However, the grooved receivers will have higher resale in any event and give you the option to change your mind later...

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:22 PM
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Wish you would have posted this two months back, I let an original 75 sporter with grooved receiver go for $950 , very good shooter. ( had to buy the wife a carry gun) . I would suggest you look for a 69A, I have owned several and they don't disappoint. Remington 541S is a nice gun. None came with sights but the sights for their centerfires work just fine on them, change the large bead out for a smaller one!
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