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Old 04-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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I'm having a hard time deciding on a new 22 rifle. Gun has to be a heavy barrel bolt action and decent looking wood is a priority. I'd be comfortable spending up to about $800 on the gun. But I keep going back and forth on what to get. Savages are good guns, but their wood is plain and I don't want laminate. I was about set on a CZ, but their wood is pretty plain with the occasional nice piece. None of my local shops carry any CZs so I'd be taking a gamble on getting one with nice wood. I even called Buds to see if I could pay extra for a hand-select and they said no. I love the Sako Quad Varmint, but you can't find one for sale. Browning T-Bolt Target is an option but there seems to be a lack of information on them like theyre not very popular. Annies just look too plain and are really out of my price range. As are Coopers. Kimber stopped making a target 22. I've been all over Rimfire Central forum and still can't find "the one". Any suggestions or recommendations?

Gun won't be used for any kind of competitions. I just want a good looking, good shooting target 22. Gun will have a scope mounted, so no iron sights.

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Maybe you should concentrate on the barreled action and have a stock made for it. My CZ 452 has a Walnut stock but it looks very plain. It is so dark it hides the grain and figure. It would be possible to strip and refinish for a lighter tone to better see the wood. This may be the case with the other rifles. There is a 452 in 22m at the lgs that has a really nice stock so it is hit or miss. Possible direct contact with CZ might get you what you are looking for. I have seen several T bolts that had nice wood. Ruger 77/22 has some decent wood but the heavy barrel stock is laminate.

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It doesnt have a heavy barrel, but what about a Weatherby MK. XXII?

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Maybe you should concentrate on the barreled action and have a stock made for it. My CZ 452 has a Walnut stock but it looks very plain. It is so dark it hides the grain and figure. It would be possible to strip and refinish for a lighter tone to better see the wood. This may be the case with the other rifles. There is a 452 in 22m at the lgs that has a really nice stock so it is hit or miss. Possible direct contact with CZ might get you what you are looking for. I have seen several T bolts that had nice wood. Ruger 77/22 has some decent wood but the heavy barrel stock is laminate.
I stopped by a shop that actually had a CZ 453. I was very unimpressed with the trigger, particularly the set feature. Very gritty feeling pushing forward and it had a noticeable amount of side to side play. I called CZ about buying a replacement stock and even said I'd pay extra for a premium piece. They said that would not be possible. I am hesitant to buy an aftermarket stock. I've bought a stock from Richards Microfit and it was a horrible experience, long wait, and there was a ton of work that still had to be done.

Can't find any shops that have a T-bolt in stock that I could look at.
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It doesnt have a heavy barrel, but what about a Weatherby MK. XXII?
If they still made them and if they offered a heavy barrel, that would definitely be what I'm looking for.
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Why not build a Ruger 10/22. You can find everything for the fun and build the way you want it.

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If they still made them and if they offered a heavy barrel, that would definitely be what I'm looking for.
I thought they did still make them? Just in a bolt action with no open sights...
Maybe you could find a used one and put a target barrel on it?

I have one of the older Italian semi-auto's and I love it.. I wish I had a nice older Mk. V in a Weatherby cal., but their so expensive...

I dont know about competitions, but I can out-plink all my buddies and their spiffy 10/22's
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Why not build a Ruger 10/22. You can find everything for the fun and build the way you want it.
I already own a 10/22. I want a bolt action now.
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I thought they did still make them? Just in a bolt action with no open sights...
Maybe you could find a used one and put a target barrel on it?

I have one of the older Italian semi-auto's and I love it.. I wish I had a nice older Mk. V in a Weatherby cal., but their so expensive...

I dont know about competitions, but I can out-plink all my buddies and their spiffy 10/22's
Used ones are pretty difficult to mind. By the time I buy a new barrel, reblue it or get a stainless, widen the channel of the stock, and have the barrel installed in the action, I'm going to be outside what I'd prefer to spend.
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