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Old 02-12-2019, 08:23 PM
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Maybe I did pay $525. It was about 30 years ago. What would it go for now with original box and papers?
I will go out on a limb and say 900 dollars since you stated in a earlier post it had wood on it like Geralds.I have been reading your posts for years and have no doubts you have high condition firearms. That would be the price right now for me as a minimum I would let one of mine go.
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Pretty close to dead on. I think I did okay.
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Gerald, I think the Luepold 3x9 EFR is a great little scope for that rifle, which is currently what I have on mine. Below it is pictured with a Weaver V16 mounted.
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Talking with another member last night on the phone and he suggested I start with something with a bit of power (GS 4-16x ?) then once I know what flavor of .22lr it likes go to something trimmer, sounds like what you've done pumps.
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Yes, at that time I think I had the two Brownings and the two Winchesters. My plan to was to test them for accuracy potential and keep the one that proved out the best. Eventually sold the other three.
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Think I have a 2 -8x on mine. Now I'm curious, and will have to dig out of the back of the safe and see. I kind of like a rifle with a little heft to it. It is long and skinny. Pencil thin barrel if I remember correctly. The only thing I was not sure about is the black forend tip, I thinks its plastic, not wood. I remember I bought the gun at Connecticut Gun Exchange. The owner had some of the most beautiful Kimbers in a personal collection. The guy was a bit on the chubby side I remember. Not the friendliest guy either.

I wish they would bring back some of the classics like the Model 63, BAR22, BPR22. I just cant gt into the new stuff.
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I have a 6-20x50 on my Winchester 52 now. It fits the rifle surprisingly well and allows me to see my target hits waay out there. One of thee days I may go with a fixed power scope and a 40mm objective. But not yet.
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Very nice find and rifle. I have both the Browning and Winchester . Also have an original 52 sporter made in 1957. That is a nice stock. Most were plainer than that.

Love them 52"s !!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi billysue, Just out of curiosity, how would you say the 52 repros compare to your original. I also have a Winchester 52B repro, and I think it is very well made, but it can be a bit inconsistent in accuracy. One day I might get sub- 1/2 inch at 50, and the next day it's closer to one inch. It seems the forend screw tension makes quite a difference.
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Beautiful rifle!
I regret letting mine go. I like a low mounted scope and a good cheek weld. This proved to be a challange on my rifle. Look for a longer length scope with good eye relief. By the time the scope is mounted low enough, the eye piece may interfear with the bolt.
I never did find the combination I was happy with. I would look for an older Burris long tube scope.
My example was sold to a friend, who put on a Burris Rimfire 4-12x. The scope is short, by the time he pulled it back, the eye piece interfered with the bolt. He ended up putting on high rings to avoid the interference.
Now the scope is to high to get a good cheek weld, and the eye relief is poor. To shoot it you must crane your neck forward.
I have not see him shoot it since he set it up.
Weaver bases are not the most elegant, I recall experimenting with them, milling new cross slots in an attempt to get the scope closer to my eye.
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Thanks to the kindness of a RFC Member she is scoped and a Weaver GS 4-16x is mounted for ammunition testing, something more compact will eventually grace it.
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Hi billysue, Just out of curiosity, how would you say the 52 repros compare to your original. I also have a Winchester 52B repro, and I think it is very well made, but it can be a bit inconsistent in accuracy. One day I might get sub- 1/2 inch at 50, and the next day it's closer to one inch. It seems the forend screw tension makes quite a difference.
It's hard to say due to the original having peep sights and not tapped for scope base. I don't want to take it from original. My repros shoot really good for stock sporter rifles. Really depends on the ammo you use. Mine love Lepua Center -X .

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The Weaver GS 4-16x has pretty large ocular and this with the bolt lift combines to a high mounted scope, that said the height doesn't bother me, Picked up some more turn in rings in Med/Tall/Ex Tall.





I'll deal with it one way or the other.
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Looking good, Gerald. Can't wait to see how it shoots.
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I have a brand “spanking” new one, (that I’ll never use, or give to my sons).
I believe I have two mags, plus Browning rings & bases as well.
As I’m new to RFC, is there a “for sale” forum?

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