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The big wait!!! rifle recommendations?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    After having a visit from the firearms officer today everything is looking good for me to be granted FAC Air, .22LR and .17HMR

    Im after some rifle recommendations, I really like the Browning t-bolt but im also considering a anschutz.

    What rifles would you recommend in .22LR and .17HMR?

    Cheers
     
  2. larro1

    larro1 Engaging Member

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    If my application ever materialises Sako Finnfire and maybe Anschutz .17HMR.
     
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    Am also waiting, have looked at the Browning T Bolt and couldn't believe how tiny it is, even my wife who shouldered it said it was like a toy! The Anschutz is a class act but costs twice that of a CZ and although very accurate not worth twice the price, I'll be getting a CZ 452 or 455 not sure which calibre though, whatever you get will be a very nice rifle so enjoy :D
     
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    Hello Mattgriff 88

    Over a lot of years I've have 4 CZ and 3 anschutz rifles
    Both in 22 and 17Hmr
    Will it be used in rough conditions
    Always look in used to see what you will get back in a few years time when you swap or sell
    Anschutz more expensive but better return
    Anschutz only just in front in quality

    Part of the fun of shooting picking your toys

    alan xxx
     
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    Hi Matt..
    Hope all went well with the visit.
    The hard bit now is the wait...It will be worth it though. ;)
    Not long had my FAC/Shotgun cert's. Got myself kitted out with a couple of cheap Shotguns, and two nice S/H, CZ Rimfires, -.17hmr &.22lr.
    Got plenty of good advice, and went for both with bolt action. Apparently they are less likely to jam compared to seim-auto.
    I hope to take both the rimfires out on Sunday to the local range to try them out, and sight them in.
    Took the shotguns last Sunday for some clays, and had a great time.
    Will let you know how i get on with the rimfires. :up:
    Cheers.
    Steve.
     
  6. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Sako Finnfire :up:

    It such a shame they dont make this rifle any more. They hold there money, but I still say thay are probably the best post war production rim fire made. The bolt cycle is Superb quality. Had mine for more than 20 years.

    Andrew.
     
  7. techno

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    This rifle, will unleash the brutality of the sub,its very very accuarate right out to 140yds,and will deliver devastating results,i will concur with Andrew, this is probably the best production rimfire ever made.
    Ps. whatever you do,dont shorten it!!!
     
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    Ahhh, my finnfire, just been out with it this morning. I actually went to the range last night but knew there was no need to put any rounds through. It has been bang on all the time. Proved it again today. To think only a month ago I was considering selling it!
     
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    Just googled images, and details of the Sako Finnfire.... :thumb:
    Lovely looking rifle. Hope my CZ's perform as well tomorrow when i sight them in at the range.:rolleyes:
    Steve.
     
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    Thanks for the reply's.

    The Sako finnfire is a beautiful looking rifle and a performance to match only problem people seem so have with them is the case ejector spring.
    Sako are releasing a finnfire 2 apparentley this year, https://www.sako.fi/sakofinnfire2.php

    Im thinking of getting a Browning T-Bolt in .22LR and then a anschutz 1517 for .17HMR.
     
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    If there's a Finnfire available, snap it up, classic rifle that will give you great accuracy and a sound investment.
     
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    Anschutz all the way if you can get a bargain.
    However my nephew recently bought a beat up CZ452 in HMR from Litts/Sportsman in Newport for £225 and it hits things just as well as my 1517.
     
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    Ive been looking for a finnfire for months,finally found a decent one, theres a lot of shortened ones out there, which you dont want as the accuracy goes,so now i'll have a carbine t bolt in .22 for sale in a few weeks.I bought it as a stop gap till i found a sako.You'll pay more for a secondhand sako, than you will for a new t bolt.
    If you look on gun trader there are very few secondhand ones..
     
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    If the work is done PROPERLY a shortened barrel will not adversely effect your accuracy!!
    I have a minty little 1967 .22lr BRNO mod2E (which started life at 25" not screwcut) it is now sporting a 14" barrel with screwcut and is still cock-on @ 100yds
     

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