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Old 09-01-2009, 02:39 PM
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I see we have a bunch of Remington 552 fans here - I think we should form a "Club" within this board.

I just acquired a new unfired old stock (2006) Speedmater, and just installed an EOTech holosight... I have not yet shot this thing, but plan to remedy this by tomorrow, weather permitting - I'll let you all know how it shoots,and if I will like this holosight or not. Lets keep this "Club" going by continuing to add our comments in one single thread. Thanks.



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Old 09-01-2009, 02:50 PM
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Im in!! Here is mine.

While were on the topic, can anyone help me age the old girl? I has J O S 10 on the left side of the barrel. The number 10 is right next to the receiver and a bit higher than the JOS.



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Old 09-01-2009, 03:28 PM
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This thread is a great idea!

This is my 1959 Remington 552. As far as I can tell the sling and swivels are Remington original.


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Old 09-01-2009, 03:47 PM
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BDL's & ADL's



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My latest....a work in progress.

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Old 09-01-2009, 03:53 PM
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rsv1mos, tell us about you latest project.
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:05 PM
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Great pictures, rsv1mos - I think we need to find a clear disassembly/re-assembly video, or step-by-step how-to-do-it instructions. BTW, my BDL looks exactly like yours - what year model is yours?

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rsv1mos, tell us about you latest project.
See here:

https://rimfirecentral.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=296150

I started on the stocks yesterday, got them stripped, de-oiled, sanded and stained. Have to lay on about 8-10 coats of tung oil over the next couple of weeks.

The barrel is completely shot out. I have owned and restored over 200 .22's and this is the worst barrel I have ever seen.

No rifling at the muzzle, probably because of over aggressive cleaning rod use, no defined chamber, several rings and some pitting. I found one on the internet, it should be here next week.

Will post pictures......
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Im in!! Here is mine.

While were on the topic, can anyone help me age the old girl? I has J O S 10 on the left side of the barrel. The number 10 is right next to the receiver and a bit higher than the JOS.



Hi passport,
I was looking at your rifle from the first page of this thread; it looks real nice. What type of Leupold scope do you have mounted, and in what brand/height of rings? That's a sweet setup. Thanks.
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Nine groups each time...

Hi everybody!
Today I went shooting again.
I decided to fire nine groups each time, to better compare them with RonJ marks (see explanation https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...&postcount=141)

November 17th 2010, 2.40 to 5.45 PM.
Wind: 2 - 10 mph from 10 to 4 hours quadrants.
Temperature: 73 Farenheit
Atmospheric pressure: 1007.5 Hp.
Humidity: 50 %
Ammo: CCI Standard Velocity.

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RonJ challenge..............................FENIX 1st. attempt 17/NOV..............................FENIX 2nd. attempt 17/NOV
1/9 = 0.927 MOA..........................................1.204... .................................................. .......1.318
2/9 = 0.963 MOA..........................................1.303... .................................................. .......1.464
3/9 = 1.057 MOA..........................................1.395... .................................................. .......1.520
4/9 = 1.170 MOA..........................................1.492... .................................................. .......1.589
5/9 = 1.250 MOA..........................................1.614... .................................................. .......1.659
6/9 = 1.368 MOA..........................................1.714... .................................................. .......1.728
7/9 = 1.452 MOA..........................................1.827... .................................................. .......1.859
8/9 = 1.545 MOA..........................................1.927... .................................................. .......1.975
9/9 = 1.814 MOA..........................................2.017... .................................................. .......2.122

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:11 PM
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CCI Target Short in the 552

Could several of you try some CCI Target Short ammunition in your guns and see if they will reliably function with this cartridge?I owned two of these rilfes at one time and never tried any of these.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:07 AM
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Trigger job

Hi missedshot! Unfortunately I cannot help you, because I didn't fire that ammunition yet. Nevertheless, I suppose that our rifle can handle it perfectly well, and probably, another some Remington 552 Club member can tell you his experience about that ammo.
By the way: Are you still own one of those two rifles to join our Club?

Trigger job

Finally I asked the gunsmith to work on my trigger.
When he returned my rifle and I used again last week, my initial impression was: - Wow! This is another thing..!
The shoot surprise me, even though I was prepared to a softer trigger.
I was real happy, and when I was preparing for the second shot: Surprise ..!
The rifle did not fire, because the trigger was disabled.
I loaded the rifle by pulling the bolt manually, and the rifle shot once, but the shutter will lock again as happened before, and all the times I tried following.
Inmediately I realize the source of the problem: The gunsmith had replaced the sear spring with one of thinner section, as usually done with popular CZ 452 rifles, and he did not test my rifle shooting before returning.

Our 552 is a semi-automatic, and needs a stronger spring sear to be able to catch the hammer when going back after every shot.
Then I returned the rifle to the gunsmith, and asked him to replace the original sear spring.
I know some cut only half turn of a spiral of the original sear spring lo leave a softer trigger, but after this bad experience, I prefer keeping all that stuff original.
Perhaps in the future I'm going to encourage...(if you know any tips, please tell us!)

Nevertheles, the gunsmith polished the sear and the hammer, and now I have a trigger with very litte creep.
Also, he took the rear and front sights out, and put screw in holes, leaving it ready and roomy for a better and largest objective scope.
Total charge: $ 75 (Seventy five United States Dollars) Don't cry for me Argentina...

-------BEFORE---------------AFTER---------

Hammer

Sear

Original sear spring, not replaced or cut in any way

Lateral side of the sear polished

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More views of the whole action polished

Screws placed in the screw holes of the sights
Today I was shooting again, and the rifle operates perfectly well. Which is not yet well is the shooter...
Rifle: Stock factory Remington BDL 552 Speedmaster, year 1992
Scope: Tasco (China) 3-9x32 (at 9)
Rings: Aluminum high see thru, no brand.
Date: December 9th 2010, 2.40 to 5.45 PM.
Location: Tiro Federal Argentino Buenos Aires (Lat. 34 32' 829 S, Long. 58 27' 248 W).
Altitude: Aprox. 15 ft. above sea level.
Range: 50 Meters (aprox. 54 yards)
Benchrest: Sand bags front and rear.
Ammo: CCI Standard Velocity.
Wind: 4 - 15 mph from 9 to 6 hours quadrants.
Temperature: 71.6/77 Farenheit
Atmospheric pressure: 1000/1001 Hp.
Humidity: 45/55 %
Measurement software: OnTarget, free download at http://www.ontargetshooting.com/download.html
About the challenge: Please read the thread https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3177078&postcount=141
Special notes: On the left side of my first target, there are some initials test shots left uncounted.

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RonJ challenge..............................FENIX 1st. attempt 9/DEC..............................FENIX 2nd. attempt 9/DEC
1/9 = 0.927 MOA..........................................0.941... .................................................. .......1.049
2/9 = 0.963 MOA..........................................1.308... .................................................. .......1.185
3/9 = 1.057 MOA..........................................1.497... .................................................. .......1.333
4/9 = 1.170 MOA..........................................1.686... .................................................. .......1.455
5/9 = 1.250 MOA..........................................1.866... .................................................. .......1.538
6/9 = 1.368 MOA..........................................1.993... .................................................. .......1.618
7/9 = 1.452 MOA..........................................2.171... .................................................. .......1.705
8/9 = 1.545 MOA..........................................2.306... .................................................. .......1.795
9/9 = 1.814 MOA..........................................2.576... .................................................. .......2.021

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Count me in... pics of my old speedie sweetie to come.
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Welcome to the Club, srad

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Old 07-31-2010, 03:28 AM
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An Argentine Remington 552 Speedmaster new proud owner

Hi! I'm new in this Rimfire Central forum.
I'm 57 years old, lawyer, living in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and I am a new proud owner of this May 1992 Remington 552 BDL Speemaster (you can enlarge pictures by clicking on):




I bought it here, with a poor Chinese year 1990 Tasco scope 3-9x32 mounting on an aluminum see-thru high mounts, for USD $ 490 (yes, I know that for you it sounds like a lot, but it's the cost to live so far...)
I was reading this thread, and I saw the spectacular challenge that Ron offer to us.
So, despite the fact that I am waiting that Remington Parts send me a RECEIVER BUSHING ($3.20, part number #F16160 or V-50 in the part list numbers) to fix in a proper manner the barrel to the receiver to obtain more accuracy, meanwhile I'll show you at the end a picture of one of my still unsatisfactory results (0.952 inches or 1.663 MOA).

I shoot to 50 meters (aprox. 55 yards) in the open installations of this club http://www.tfaba.com.ar/

bench rest using only sand bags in front and rear, and the ammo is an Argentine made .22 LR High Velocity Round Copper made by Fabricaciones Militares http://www.fmflb.fab-militares.gov.a...Anular-DT.html (it cost me aprox. USD $4.10 each box of 50).

When I've fixed the barrel and have more practice, I hope to show you my improvements...

So, what about you?
Come on! Please, show your pictures...!!!

Thank you.
Best wishes for all of you
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:41 AM
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Great pictures, good looking rifle you got there, Fenix - and your shooting club, WOW!
Do keep this club alive, it's worth the effort.

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