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Choice of 3

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Seanalf, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Seanalf

    Seanalf Engaging Member

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    Hi guys, Ive been offered the following 3 .17hmr rifles and I'm not having a lot of luck with the internet, so it's over to you guys.

    1) Stirling model M1700 with stainless steel barrel and breech.

    2) Mossberg 817 International

    3) CZ452.

    Now I know people are going to say the CZ, I expect it to be top of the pile, but it is right at the top of my budget without a mod or ammo. So am I missing out on a possible gem with the other 2?

    Any and all opinions welcome, over to you guys.....
  2. nath92

    nath92 Donator

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    Oswaldtwistle .Lancashire
    Heyup pal I have a cz 452 in .22lr (I know not the calibre your asking about ) but bloody great little rifles accurate sturdy just bang on the money :) of course I'm biased as I have no experience with the others you mention , no doubt someone more experienced will be along to help

  3. buffy vampire slayer

    buffy vampire slayer LOW BELLEND THRESHOLD

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    PONTEFRACT,west yorks
    personally I'd say none of them.
    but although I'm no CZ/Brno fan that is the best of that bunch by far.
    if it's a new gun it may need some trigger work though.
  4. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    If your budget is the top end of the CZ which is £500 or there abouts then go for a better rifle only second hand.

    Take your pick, Ruger m77, Sako Quad, Browning Tbolt, you will find one. On a well known gun site there is a Rugar and a sako both under budget.
    Out of my collection three were bought new all the rest good quality SH and never had an issue with them. Good luck with whatever you decide.

  5. neiled

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    I can only go from personal experience but the 17HMR CZ455 Varmint I have is spot on with the only changes I've made to it being a SAK mod (£40), yodave trigger kit (£15) and a weaver rail (£35).

    I'm absolutely chuffed to bitz with it, flat shooting from 30 to 150 yards (+/- half mildot at x12 mag Hawke Varmint SF) with my longest kill to date being a rabbit at 177 yards and 1 mildot holdover (rangefinder always used).
  6. Seanalf

    Seanalf Engaging Member

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    I should mention they are all second hand. I think I've dismissed the Mossburg purely on distance, I live in South Wales, rifle is in Ipswich.

    The price difference between the other 2 is £175-£325, so the Stirling is the cheapest which will leave me enough for mod etc. Scope isn't an issue as I have one.

    It's a b****r as the cheapest is the second furthest and I don't want to travel for a dog, the CZ is the obvious one, but it won't leave anything for bits or ammo unless I can talk him down £60 :)

    The Stirling has a loyal following in New Zealand that I can see and guys seem to be hitting at 100mtrs +, but it is a real unknown!

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