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Stock 70s Classic Sporter accuracy

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If I were to buy a well cared for 70s model without the barrel band...
What type of accuracy can be expected if I do my part?
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I have no firsthand experience to share with you about an older 10/22 Sporter, having owned my newly purchased one only for about 3-4 months, but I would imagine that, all else being equal and with no unusual wear and tear it would shoot on par with newer 10/22 Sporters, maybe 1/2 to 3/4", maybe up to 1" groups at 50 yards using quality ammo. It seems to me that stock 10/22s are mostly fun plinking/casual target/hunting guns overall, although I would think your Sporter, not having a barrel band would tend towards slightly better accuracy than one with, all else being equal. Once you start putting money into it, and maybe bedding it and freeing up & /or replacing the barrel possibly then the potential would be there for greater accuracy and consistency. Only one way to find out!

Personally I prefer the Sporter models over the carbine style with the barrel band, especially if it has a walnut stock. Seems like they represent a lot of fun for the money!

Good luck to you.
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