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Sounds like your WZ78 is indeed a fine shooter. I've had a few of those great shooting Mossbergs and OS and Gerald are right, you can find some great shooters out there for very little money. For that matter, some of the Norinco JW15s are real tackdrivers as well.
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I don't own a WZ or an Anschultz. I bought a 144LS for $265 delivered to my door. It is in excellent condition, with Lyman sights front and back. I am shooting plain CCI ammo and at 50 yards I can cover my group with a nickel. I cannot imagine anything shooting more accurate! Just my .02
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i have yet to get my WZ-78 to the range but my expectations are right up there based on all i have read , congrats on yours , she is a shooter for sure
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You will be happy with it but you will really be happy with it after a couple thousand rounds the action smooths out and the accuracy really improves.
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i have yet to get my WZ-78 to the range but my expectations are right up there based on all i have read , congrats on yours , she is a shooter for sure
Mine had me scratching my head and wondering if I shoulda bought this for the 1st 500 rounds or so...she didn't really like anything I was feeding her and was shooting barely okay. ....Then the switch went on and it "came alive" somewhere past 500 rounds, but under 1000..

Now, I <KNOW> I did a good thing getting this!

This one likes Wolves for breakfast, wolves for lunch, wolves for dinner and wolves for dessert! Oh well. Works for me!

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Yea my WZ likes wolves also but it really comes alive with the eley red box, I cannot afford the eley but my son who has been trying to buy my WZ does not seem to mind the eley price. Guess its because he has twice the income I do. lol
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Yea my WZ likes wolves also but it really comes alive with the eley red box, I cannot afford the eley but my son who has been trying to buy my WZ does not seem to mind the eley price. Guess its because he has twice the income I do. lol
Your son can find a WZ78 on gunbroker I'm sure.

Yes, you'll find almost every .22 likes the better grades of ammo.
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As I know nothing about .22 rifles, other than a little about my 1940's Savage and now the Rom. M-69, is your rifle's stock original?

It looks very deep, but this must help the accuracy quite a bit.
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At the range today...

Took the 78 to the range and tried a number of different rounds. Eventually tried the Wolf Match that I had read about here. Wow. In the picture below, the holes in the center target and the two left targets were the result of 35 rounds of Wolf. The other two targets are from Federal HV match and Fiocchi Maxac. Got the same results as the Wolf with Fiocchi Super Match on a different target.
Shooting was at 25 yards and fairly windy- the target stand was rocking a bit from the wind. Using a Simmons 22 Mag Scope.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/.../WZ78Wolf2.jpg

Love shooting this rifle.
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As I know nothing about .22 rifles, other than a little about my 1940's Savage and now the Rom. M-69, is your rifle's stock original?

It looks very deep, but this must help the accuracy quite a bit.
It is indeed stock.
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Went to the range last weekend with the Wz.78.
Shooting at 50 yards with Wolf MT, I was able to get pretty consistent half inch groups.



I don't have a brick through it yet so I'm hoping it will get a little better as I put a few more rounds downrange.
Still getting an occasional flyer even with Wolf.
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Mine's doing the same thing xl I will have a good grouping then whammo the occasional flyer. I am hoping this will stop with more rounds thru it
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It has got much better than it was. When I first took it to the range, it did not seem to like Wolf ammo at all. I think the continued shooting has helped polish the bore a little, though I don't know how well lead really affects steel.

My groups at 50 yards are about half the size of what they used to be earlier this year. I don't think my shooting could have improved that dramatically in a few months so I do think the rifle is starting to shoot better. As far as the fliers are concerned, its hard to tell if it is the ammo, my breathing or something like the wind. The powder pattern around my crown is very consistent so I think I'm OK there. I did notice that my scope is experiencing some parallax issues. I have to be careful how I position my head so that could be part of the problem.
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I was at the range today and was just packing up to leave. I had one magazinefull of Wolf MT left. Since the 100 yard range was clear, I shifted over there and pasted up a target.
This is the first time that I tried the Wifama out at 100 yards. I knew there was going to be a singniificant amount of drop with Wolf MT at 100 yards, so I pasted two targets one below the other with the bullseyes lined up. I aimed at the topmost bullseye and my shot hit about 12 inches low and into the second piece of paper. This was with a 50 yard zero.

I had my scope, a Mueller APV set at 12 power.
When I walked out to retrieve my targets, you can imagine my surprise at what I saw.



I was shooting off bags and not really expecting much.
The flyer was right above the group so it was probably my breathing that caused it.
The temperature was about 65 degrees and there was a light wind gusting to about 10 or 12 miles per hour.
I noticed that the wind was coming in at a different direction at the 100 yard mark compared to the 50 yard mark.



If one discounts the flyer, (meaning: if would have taken a little more care)......
The remaining four shot group was 0.791-0.228=0.563"
I will just have to go back and try again to see if this is repeatable.

This rifle just seems to shoot better the more I shoot it.

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