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Old 07-31-2021, 10:26 AM
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After 15 years of "amassing" .22 rifles,,,



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After 15 years of "amassing" .22 rifles,,,
I've finally decided to pare it down to 4 or 5 rifles.

My collection is rather random.

Most of the time I bought a rifle because it caught my eye,,,
Not because I had any special need for it.

Here's what I have in my safe:
  • ES340B Mauser
  • H&R Sportster
  • WZ-48 Polish Military Trainer
  • Mossberg 340 KC
  • Mossberg 702 Plinkster
  • Western Field M815 - (Mossberg 320)
  • Savage Mark II-F
  • Crickett Rifle
  • Savage 3B
  • Henry Acu-Bolt
  • Henry Mini-Bolt
  • CZ-512 Rifle
  • CZ-512 Carbine

Here's what I plan to keep for myself:
  • ES340B Mauser
  • Savage 3B
  • CZ-512 Rifle
  • Crickett Rifle

I'm keeping the ES340B Mauser because I just love this old single-shot German Gal,,,
I have a Leupold 3-9x40 mounted on it and it's a true 200 yard shooter,,,
I'll eventually replace the Leupold with something more appropriate.

I'm keeping the Savage 3B because it's a very precise shooter,,,
It has an after-market peep sight that is very nice,,,
This rifle shoots very tight groups at 50 yards,,,
It will be my short range silhouette rifle.

I'm keeping the Crickett because every person needs one youth sized rifle,,,
This little gun has generated countless smiles for my friend's kids.

I'm keeping the CZ-512 rifle (full size) because I just love that rifle,,,
I have a 4-12x40 Nikon scope mounted on top of it,,,
Everyone needs one high quality .22 semi-auto.

I will be buying one more new rifle if they ever show up at Buds again,,,
I need (want) a precision bolt-action rifle for long range rimfire,,,
I have decided on the Savage B22 Precision for that need.

I've been trying to find a new one since I retired back in January,,,
I have a 4-16x44 Vortex Diamondback ready to mount on it,,,
I see plenty of "like new in box" offerings on Gunbroker,,,
But I want to experience that "new gun smell" again.

I've already started to re-home some of the rifles,,,
The Mossie 340KC, the Western Field M815, and the H&R Sportster are gone,,,
I gave them to the three oldest sons of my best friend as Christmas gifts last December.

I gave the Savage Mk-II to the young son of my other best friend,,,
I mounted an inexpensive Simmons 3-9x30 scope on it,,,
His grandfather has a large farm they hunt on,,,
He skinned/cooked his first squirrel there.

I have another friend with a young daughter who has almost reached shooting age,,,
The only rifle he owns is his Dad's 50's vintage Springfield .22 single-shot,,,
It's in very good condition, shoots well, and has a 4x scope on it.

I'm considering giving my Henry Acu-Bolt and Mini-Bolt to his wife and daughter,,,
They live way out in the country and do shoot off their back porch,,,
I think they would be good inheritors of this rimfire pair.

I'm waffling about the CZ-512 Carbine,,,
The full size rifle is the easiest to hit targets with,,,
But the dang thing is just so fun and cute I kinda hate to part with it,,,
I may keep it around just because they aren't making them in .22 LR anymore.

So that leaves a few rifles to deal with,,,
The WZ-48 Polish Military Trainer and the Mossberg 702 Plinkster,,,
I'm certain I can find good respectable homes for these last two of my collection.

I had fun owning and shooting these rifles,,,
But at my stage of life I just don't need them anymore.

Aarond

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Old 07-31-2021, 10:28 AM
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Find a nice anschutz and be done with the rest.
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:57 AM
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I would need more than one rifle but an Anschutz 1712 or 1710 would be a nice addition.
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Old 07-31-2021, 08:20 PM
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I'm not drawn to Annies,,,

I'm not drawn to Annie's,,,
They are great rifles for certain,,,
But none of them "twang my chimes" so to speak.

I like the looks of the Savage B22 Precision a lot,,,
And the ones I've seen at NRL matches performed very well indeed.

I almost forgot about another .22 rifle I'll be keeping,,,
That's my Beretta NEOS with the Carbine Kit.



I have one pistol; frame dedicated to the carbine,,,
A second pistol with 6" barrel and red dot,,,
A third pistol with 4.5" barrel,,,
With a spare 4.5" barrel.

I'll keep these because they are Pure Plinkin' Fun!
I take this set to the range when I have friends along.

The NEOS trio have acceptable tin can accuracy,,,
And as I said before,,,
They exude fun.

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Old 07-31-2021, 08:27 PM
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For a pistol try a smith model 41 it will out shoot most rifles
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Old 08-05-2021, 07:16 AM
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only 15 years? You lack fortitude and conviction, son.
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:05 AM
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Went thru mine. Marlin 39a, Rem 582, CZ 452, Ruger 10-22, Ruger 77-22, Tikka t1x
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:16 AM
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Shocked just shocked there are no 10/22s

I have enough too and don't plan on getting more unless I pass on two or three of what I have.

Good for you. Glad you're enjoying it.
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Old 08-05-2021, 09:32 AM
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Those Beretta Neos's are really neat. Never have seen those carbine conversions except on RFC.

I have slowed down a lot. This year so far I have only bought 2 guns and sold 2. Previous 4 years bought 27 and sold (traded, etc.) 52.

Have more or less quit buying fixer uppers to work on, focusing more on accurate rifles, especially Savages.

It's very good that you are passing along some of your collection to those who will enjoy them.
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Old 08-05-2021, 10:42 AM
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only 15 years? You lack fortitude and conviction, son.

"...only 15 years? You lack fortitude and conviction, son."

I started late in life.

I'm almost 70 years old now,,,
I got my first .22 rifle back when I was about 8-9.

I hunted a lot (deer and small game) when I was in high school,,,
But then I joined the USAF and that became a bit difficult,,,
Not impossible but too many hoops to jump through.

Then I spent the next 20 years,,,
living in a very California Liberal environment,,,
It was simply not a big priority for me at that time.

I only got back into recreational shooting about the year 2004,,,
I graduated from college at 54 years old and got a great job.

That's when I dove head first into recreational shooting.

Never having had any money as a youth,,,
I went a bit overboard in buying guns.

Before I started giving some of my guns,,,
I was up to 65 fiery arms.

It's time to pare the number down a bit,,,
And honestly it's more satisfying to gift them than sell them.
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Old 08-05-2021, 11:37 AM
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easy rider

I have a modest collection...but now thats pretty relative...anyways..


Maybe its just an easy way out..but I'll leave mine to the left behind bunch

Kind of like a motorcycle, my guns are a way of life..like Christianity

Hope they enjoy em as much as I did..


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Old 08-06-2021, 10:25 AM
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For some reason,,,

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Shocked just shocked there are no 10/22s

For some reason,,,
The Ruger 10/22 never held any attraction for me.

I've fired many of them in my years of shooting,,,
The little rifle never "twanged my chime".

I did come close to buying one at a gun show one time,,,
It had been configured to look almost exactly like an M1 Carbine.

I thought "How cool would it be to pair this up with one of the 1911 .22 copies."

But I passed on it,,,
That's as close as I ever came to owning one.

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