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Old 08-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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If you were to go to a higher end 22, which would it be?

Volquartsen, Anschutz, or other? Why?

Any reason to consider a .17 instead? Why?

And you would top it w/ which scope?

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:00 PM   #2
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I love my 10/22, and my savage 22 wmr.. no need for me to go any higher. Never considered a 17... my .02 worth
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:15 PM   #3
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Been there , done that .... with $$$ not because my an issue I'd buy an Anschutz 1727 Fortner action ($3400). 2nd option would be an Annie 1710 or 54 Match rifle ($1500). 3rd Option would be finding a used, older Sako Finnfire P94 ($1000). I have 2 custom Finnfires , one in 17 Mk2 and the other in 17HMR, both sporting Lilja barrels and Jewell triggers. Most feasable option, and best bang for your buck, buy a CZ 452 which will drive tacks at 50 yds. Don't forget about an older Cooper which can be purchased for $950 - 1100. I've owned 3-4 Volquartsens as I think they're overpriced

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:24 PM   #4
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I have 2 CZ 452s, a Varmint model and an American (sporter). I don't think you can beat them for their price--$450-500. And, the squirrels don't like them at all.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:24 PM   #5
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I knew Cajun would respond, Thanks!

Cajun which 17 do you like better between your Finnfire's? What are they topped with?

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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To add to the anschutz rifles I would also throw the old Remington 40x into the mix. They are mostly single shot, all model 700 parts fit them, and they can be had starting around 1500-2000

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #7
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I agree with CB that a 452 is hard to beat. They quit making them and I can't warm up to the 455. I keep an occasional eye out for a 452 or 453 varmint in 22 but that hard to come by.

Some day I'll scratch that itch and get a Cooper but not until the girls are out of college.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #8
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If you were to go to a higher end 22, which would it be?

Volquartsen, Anschutz, or other? Why?

Any reason to consider a .17 instead? Why?

And you would top it w/ which scope?

Thanks!

Answer (1)
It would depend on what I was going to do with it, what are your plans for this higher end rim fire?

Answer(2)
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Answer(3)
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:37 PM   #9
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I'm with Blake & think the Anschutz is the way to go for my first choice and I own both a 1710 & 1700FWT, but I would consider their new 1712 models & they are even now offering threaded options, but get expen$ive. Also do not discount the older Savage / Anschutz 54 Sporters as they offer both accurate & some collectability.

There is also the Remington 541-T & 40x Sporters (I have a very rare repeater)...Winchester 52 sporters (albeit really high $$$$) but the Japan made versions in the same 52 sporter shoot very very well.

The early Cooper & Oregon made Kimbers...drool.

I really like the Leupy 3-9x33 EFR for a scope worthy of a sporting rimfire.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:08 AM   #10
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I took at 10/22 and put a match grade barrel, better trigger and stock. Floated the barrel and bedded the action.

Shoots 1 hole at 50 and inside a nickel at 100yds.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:31 AM   #11
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I have an Annie 1502 17m2 LNIB and unshot that i would sell for $650 plus shipping.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:38 AM   #12
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Belgian made Browning 22 semiauto. If you can find one.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:52 AM   #13
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I forgot to mention that I have a cz 453 in 17hmr. It's a blast to shoot, extremely accurate and has some decent killing power but not much more if any then a 22 mag imo. Ammo is just a little over premium target 22lr so that's a wash imo.

Having said that if you want to shot competition, even the just for fun shoots it must be a 22lr. Additionally, most ranges that offer steel rimfire gallery's are 22lr only.

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Old 08-13-2017, 09:57 AM   #14
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To many unknowns.

I like the CZ455 set in a manners stock or a nice Cooper.
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