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Old 09-07-2020, 08:01 AM
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Might want to check E.A. Brown if you have a minute. I know at one time they did a nice SS .22lr.
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I'm bummed about the extractor problem,,,

I'm bummed about the extractor problem,,,
I can't tell you how angry I would be if an $1,800 rifle wouldn't extract an empty shell.

I got a PM from a member who remembers that I own a Mauser es340b,,,
His idea was that I should just have a fancy stock made for that gun.

That idea intrigued me so I looked at a few stock-makers on the web,,,
Dang, some of them gents want more than for some rifles.

From what I have read in this forum and many hours of internet surfing,,,
I'm thinking that the Winchester Rimfire Hunter might be the one.

Does anyone here own one:
  • What's the accuracy?
  • Does it eject well?
  • Any known issues?

Aarond

P.S. I should just have read Teddy Bear Rats post first.

Aarond

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Old 09-08-2020, 03:57 PM
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I would go for the Winchester 1885 myself. Just not sure how accurate they are. They are a great looking rifle, but not sure how they shoot compared to a bolt gun.
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I'm bummed about the extractor problem,,,
I can't tell you how angry I would be if an $1,800 rifle wouldn't extract an empty shell.

I got a PM from a member who remembers that I own a Mauser es340b,,,
His idea was that I should just have a fancy stock made for that gun.

That idea intrigued me so I looked at a few stock-makers on the web,,,
Dang, some of them gents want more than for some rifles.

From what I have read in this forum and many hours of internet surfing,,,
I'm thinking that the Winchester Rimfire Hunter might be the one.

Does anyone here own one:
  • What's the accuracy?
  • Does it eject well?
  • Any known issues?

Aarond

P.S. I should just have read Teddy Bear Rats post first.

Aarond

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I don't blame you for not reading through all my too wordy posts .

1) Some are accurate, and others are not as accurate, but accuracy is relative. A stock 1885 Hunter Rimfire will probably shoot within an inch at 50 yards with really good ammunition. The better ones will beat that, but I would be surprised at one that could average 1/2" @ 50 yards.

2) With the factory barrel, they eject GREAT, one of the best rimfire ejectors out there. No other non-bolt single shot will eject better, except the aforementioned BSA International.

3) No other issues...well, they are truly a pain to take apart but should not ever require it. Scope mounting is easy (and there are several options), the build quality, fit, and finish are top notch, and you have a brand new rifle with a warranty.

Good luck

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Old 09-08-2020, 04:29 PM
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Gentlemen, I believe it's gonna be the Winchester,,,

Gentlemen, I believe it's gonna be the Winchester.

As much as I want to satisfy that aesthetic side of my personality,,,
I want my retirement rifle to perform as well.

I do thank you for all the information you gave me,,,
And for reading all of my rambling posts.

Aarond

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Gentlemen, I believe it's gonna be the Winchester.

As much as I want to satisfy that aesthetic side of my personality,,,
I want my retirement rifle to perform as well.

I do thank you for all the information you gave me,,,
And for reading all of my rambling posts.

Aarond

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Good choice, and now be patient finding one for a good price. I thought I had a spare set of bases I could give you, but I must have given them away to someone else. The Winchester one-piece base is very well made but a bit clunky looking. I would get S&B bases and rings. They look like this:

1885 scope 4.jpg

1885 scope.jpg

Seriously, if it just doesn't shoot well, drop me a note. A re-barrel is only about 3 hours of work once you select and have a barrel...well, you also need to blue it.

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Old 09-08-2020, 09:26 PM
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I bought my retirement rifle a few years ago, it is a Browning 1885 in .45-70 and i love it. NRA gun of the year model. Then i bought a CZ452 varmint in .22 and then one in .17 HMR. And most recently a CZ527 varmint in .223. All retirement guns, Haven't retired yet, not sure what to do. Guess i better start my on thread and not hijack this one. Best wishes on your retirement though and congratulations. Jim
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My 1885 Winchester 22LR loves SK Pistol Match Special ammo. It does better than 1" at 50 yards, might do better with someone else shooting. I have one in 17HMR that I haven't been able to shoot yet, hope to take care of that Thursday before it gets too warm. I really like the 1885s, wish I hadn't waited so long to buy them.
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Gentlemen, I believe it's gonna be the Winchester.

As much as I want to satisfy that aesthetic side of my personality,,,
I want my retirement rifle to perform as well.

I do thank you for all the information you gave me,,,
And for reading all of my rambling posts.

Aarond

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Congratulations, good choice, you'll have many happy hours with that rifle.

Be sure to post pix when you get it. Plus let us know how it shoots, post pix of some groups. Only the really good ones, of course.
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There is something special about finding that perfect rifle that youíve worked so hard for, and for so many years, to obtain.

I too canít wait to see the pictures so we can share in your enjoyment.
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I've been thinking a lot about a retirement rifle. Had thoughts of a large caliber rifle but after reading these posts maybe a .22 is more in order. Being new to retirement, there are a lot of things to think about. Mainly how your body ages and how your health hold up.

The Winchester looks like it might be a good choice.
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Now, all I have to do is find one,,,

When someone first mentioned the 1885 in this thread,,,
I went to budsgunshop.com just to see,,,
They had one for just under $1,200.

Yesterday they were "out of stock",,,
So I put one of those "notify me when back in stock" alerts out.

I'm in no huge hurry,,,
I won't actually retire until January the 8th.

Aarond

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Three to look at

From "looks" I like the bottom one - don't remember what order I loaded them.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:31 AM
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If youíre not in a big hurry

You can keep an eye out on the auction pages at Rock Island and other sites for a high grade 1885. I remember seeing one about a year ago that had a killer piece of wood. Wish Iíd bought it! Went for under 2 grand as I recall. I think about 1400.
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When someone first mentioned the 1885 in this thread,,,
I went to budsgunshop.com just to see,,,
They had one for just under $1,200.

Yesterday they were "out of stock",,,
So I put one of those "notify me when back in stock" alerts out.

I'm in no huge hurry,,,
I won't actually retire until January the 8th.

Aarond

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That's a pretty good price for the .22 LR version (the .22 WMR version is out there for considerably less). Did Bud's get back to you yet? You might call them. They show less than 5 are in stock, just none at their retail stores...not sure what that means.

TBR

P.S. The high grade versions really are nice, but I don't think I've ever seen one with an ejector; some have tangs and others do not. Also, some sellers use "extractor" and "ejector" interchangeably, so be careful.

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