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Old 06-21-2021, 01:45 PM
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Hey guys I am torn in between a new SA-22 in grade 2/3 with octagon barrel or the grade 6 with the gold animal inlays. I am wondering in the long run which would be a better investment. Both are gorgeous rifles. Of course there is a $500 dollar difference between them. I do want to shoot the thing and not just keep it in the box in the safe. Would an octagon barrel shoot any better than a round one?

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Old 06-21-2021, 07:16 PM
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Buy the grade 6. I had 2 new grade II that both had multiple problems.Why I now own a new grade 6. Maybe I Just got 2 lemons but I will tell ya my new grade 6 works flawlessly and even the receiver parts look to be machined better. Even the fit of everything seems better.Just a guess but they probably have their better more seasoned craftsmen build and put together the higher grade guns at the Miroku plant. Like you I intend to hunt with and shoot mine. So having one thatís reliable was very important for me.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:53 PM
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Are the engravings done by hand on the grade 6 ?
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Are the engravings done by hand on the grade 6 ?
I donít think so. But the animals look pretty cool
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get what you like and let the future do what it will do.

If its machine/laser engraved then most of the old-time? collector wont care.

since you plan to shoot its all up to you.
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They are all made the same except for the details. If I was looking to invest I would buy the grade six. Since you are going to shoot it wy not Buy the grade six and a grade one for plinking.
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Do you have any pix of this model?
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Old 06-22-2021, 05:39 AM
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Buy what you like and forget trying to apply an investment scheme to the thing.
I think Grade 6s are overpriced for what they are.(I'm also a snob who once collected the finest Belgian SA22s of all grades) The wood often isn't that great, the engraving is machine done, and the animals are just gold plated.
No reason for one to shoot better than the other. Both should have the same build quality.

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Old 06-22-2021, 07:27 AM
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I have an older Belgium one that shoots shorts that I have used for plinking. I also have a Remington model 24 which is almost the same rifle.
I agree that the price for the grade 6 is way up there, but prices are up for most any gun these days. Even the used ones are climbing.
Has anyone shot the grade 2/3 ones with the octagon barrel. Wondering if they shoot any better than a round barrel one.
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Can you still get a plain (no engraving) auto-22?
- If so, get one of those... and send it off to your favorite engraver
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:46 AM
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Can you still get a plain (no engraving) auto-22?
- If so, get one of those... and send it off to your favorite engraver
No, and they were only produced and marketed by FN. Never offered by Browning.
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Mine.




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Old 07-27-2021, 06:43 PM
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The best wood that I've seen on one of these. In fact, the best wood that I've seen on any post 1980 SA-22.
My favorite scope mount set up as well. The Redfield scope is a nice choice as well, though I prefer a Leupold 4x or 2-7x rf special. (gloss of course)
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Nice...very nice. Great setup and a case too!
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Mine.




Beautiful SA 22 there! Can you relate the Browning hard case model # as I would like to get one for my SA 22 rifle. (Mine is a Gr. 1 in .22 Short chambering w/ the same scope mount system as yours.)

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