Buying my first firearm, any 22LR suggestions?

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Post by bigrich » 30 Sep 2018, 9:49 am

seeing that hw60j reminded me of how nice my one i had in 22 mag was. you have bought a very fine rifle there. i've got the hw66, it has taken a while and about 1000 rounds to settle in, it impressed me greatly how it shot in windy conditions yesterday. one thing that did make a difference was the tension on the action screws. both set moderately firm, not tight. thinking about pillar bedding mine just to get that bit more out of it. post some photo's of ya groups when you get going. SK match and eley sub sonic hollow points shoot well in mine :thumbsup:
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Post by green_comet » 27 Oct 2018, 12:06 pm

Picked it up earlier in the week and got my Tract 3-9x40 fitted, also got an 8 round mag and swapped over the swivel studs. Planning to put a bunch of rounds through it next weekend. Can't wait.

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Post by allan » 27 Oct 2018, 1:38 pm

Nice looking outfit for sure - Hope it shoots well for you - Any of the SK offerings should perform well on paper.
Interesting scope - Just read their "About us" comments on the web site - Must admit I've never heard of that brand. Did the mounts and bases come with the rifle?
With basic maintenance, that rifle will last a VERY long time - Very few well built, traditional looking rim fires around these days - You will pay a lot more to buy anything else of that quality.
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Post by green_comet » 27 Oct 2018, 3:53 pm

allan wrote:Nice looking outfit for sure - Hope it shoots well for you - Any of the SK offerings should perform well on paper.
Interesting scope - Just read their "About us" comments on the web site - Must admit I've never heard of that brand. Did the mounts and bases come with the rifle?
With basic maintenance, that rifle will last a VERY long time - Very few well built, traditional looking rim fires around these days - You will pay a lot more to buy anything else of that quality.


Thanks mate. Yeah I'd never heard of Tract either, I was reading up about the Leupold Freedom Rimfire 3-9x40 a few months back and a few people were recommending the Tract 22 Fire. I did some reading up one their products and people were highly rating them, so I thought I'd give them a try. The glass on it is excellent for an entry level scope, the guy at Gunco had never seen one but seemed quite impressed by it.

The dovetail rings were provided by Gunco, who fitted the scope and bore sighted it for me. They're nothing fancy but they came recommended, if they're no good I'll swap them out in future.
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Post by bumpy » 03 Nov 2018, 7:43 pm

Im looking at getting a CZ 452 Vermint for my first rifle..... when I finally get my licence paperwork etc. Plan on using it for hunting, plinking, and some target shooting at the local range.
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Post by green_comet » 02 Jan 2019, 6:25 pm

Finally got some time out at the range a few weeks back, had heaps of fun and ran a bunch of different ammo through it after sighting in.

The Weihrauch shoots really well and didn't give me any issues for the 4 hours I was there. It was quite windy all day and I only took one photo of some of the groups I shot early on, they got tighter as the day went on as I got used to everything. I don't have much experience with shooting so I'm certainly the weakest link at the moment. lol

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I'm going out again later this week so I'll see how it all goes.
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Post by Sawyers » 03 Jan 2019, 10:40 am

green_comet wrote:Finally got some time out at the range a few weeks back, had heaps of fun and ran a bunch of different ammo through it after sighting in.

The Weihrauch shoots really well and didn't give me any issues for the 4 hours I was there. It was quite windy all day and I only took one photo of some of the groups I shot early on, they got tighter as the day went on as I got used to everything. I don't have much experience with shooting so I'm certainly the weakest link at the moment. lol

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I'm going out again later this week so I'll see how it all goes.

How you liking the optics?
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Post by green_comet » 03 Jan 2019, 12:25 pm

Sawyers wrote:How you liking the optics?


Excellent so far, tracks well and the glass is very bright/clear. I only had my cousins Bushnell Rimfire Optics 3-9x40 on his Savage B17, and a Leupold VX-1 3-9x40 on his Browning T-bolt to compare it to on the day. I found it much clearer and brighter than both of them, even he much preferred the Tract over his two scopes.

If you're interested in getting one, the Tract cost me $239US shipped ($174US for the scope and $65US postage) so about $345AU at current exchange. So price is about on par with the Leupold VX-1 here in Aus, but like I said we both found the Tract much nicer. You'll need to email them for a better $65US shipping price though, as their website will quote you $141US.
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Post by allan » 03 Jan 2019, 1:23 pm

Nice pics - I really like the metal finish and blueing on these rifles. I think you will find the various SK offerings will give you decent target accuracy at an affordable price.
I notice you said you had no "issues" during the first outing but I'd appreciate a few comments about how you found the overall function of the rifle - Did it feed, extract & eject to your satisfaction? Did you find the bolt lift a little heavy? Did the trigger come adjusted to your liking?
I put just under 6,000 rounds through my two last year - Not one malfunction of any kind and you have to move up to the full on target rim fires to find better triggers than the Weihrauch options.
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Post by deanp100 » 03 Jan 2019, 3:15 pm

allan wrote:Nice pics - I really like the metal finish and blueing on these rifles. I think you will find the various SK offerings will give you decent target accuracy at an affordable price.
I notice you said you had no "issues" during the first outing but I'd appreciate a few comments about how you found the overall function of the rifle - Did it feed, extract & eject to your satisfaction? Did you find the bolt lift a little heavy? Did the trigger come adjusted to your liking?
I put just under 6,000 rounds through my two last year - Not one malfunction of any kind and you have to move up to the full on target rim fires to find better triggers than the Weihrauch options.

But not better than a sportco 63. I think that’s what you are trying to say :D
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Post by green_comet » 03 Jan 2019, 4:37 pm

allan wrote:Nice pics - I really like the metal finish and blueing on these rifles. I think you will find the various SK offerings will give you decent target accuracy at an affordable price.
I notice you said you had no "issues" during the first outing but I'd appreciate a few comments about how you found the overall function of the rifle - Did it feed, extract & eject to your satisfaction? Did you find the bolt lift a little heavy? Did the trigger come adjusted to your liking?
I put just under 6,000 rounds through my two last year - Not one malfunction of any kind and you have to move up to the full on target rim fires to find better triggers than the Weihrauch options.


I had a few feeding issues early on which ended up being caused by one of the eight rounds mags I purchased. One feeds fine and the other gives me issues, so I stopped using the faulty one. After that it was perfect for the rest of the day, no feed or ejection problems. The bolt seems fine to me, a couple times it felt a little stiff but it's new and I put that down to needing to wear in a little.

The two stage trigger is a joy to use, weight seemed excellent to me right out of the box, I used my cousin's t-bolt for a while which felt horrible in comparison. He used my Weihrauch for a bit and loved it, he has since sold his t-bolt and ordered an Anschutz 1416.

So yeah, I'm super happy with it and can't wait to take it out again this week.
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Post by allan » 03 Jan 2019, 6:20 pm

deanp100 wrote:But not better than a sportco 63. I think that’s what you are trying to say :D
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Ha...Yes, the old 63A would hold its own as a field rifle with any 22 I've ever owned, Deano. You do know I sold it last year - Owned that for 47 years and it had a lot of sentimental value. Also recently sold my 65 Anschutz 222 - I reckon that thing cost me the price of a new Landcruiser as it started a love affair with "high end" German rifles which is still on-going. Not getting any younger and have the 22 collection down to eleven now - Most collector grade stuff or customs so not sure where they will finish up. I've sold off quite a few these past couple of years but reluctant to let any more go.

Green-Comet - Only reason I mentioned the bolt lift is that both mine were fairly stiff to cock when new but settled in nicely with a little lubrication and use.
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Post by deanp100 » 03 Jan 2019, 8:53 pm

allan wrote:
deanp100 wrote:But not better than a sportco 63. I think that’s what you are trying to say :D
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Ha...Yes, the old 63A would hold its own as a field rifle with any 22 I've ever owned, Deano. You do know I sold it last year - Owned that for 47 years and it had a lot of sentimental value. Also recently sold my 65 Anschutz 222 - I reckon that thing cost me the price of a new Landcruiser as it started a love affair with "high end" German rifles which is still on-going. Not getting any younger and have the 22 collection down to eleven now - Most collector grade stuff or customs so not sure where they will finish up. I've sold off quite a few these past couple of years but reluctant to let any more go.

Green-Comet - Only reason I mentioned the bolt lift is that both mine were fairly stiff to cock when new but settled in nicely with a little lubrication and use.

Yeah mate , I knew you sold it but it’s memory lives on.
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Post by Queenfan59 » 02 May 2019, 10:57 pm

Mate i am also thinking of getting the anschutz 64 mpr, let me know what you think of it cheers
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Post by bladeracer » 04 May 2019, 1:12 pm

Queenfan59 wrote:Mate i am also thinking of getting the anschutz 64 mpr, let me know what you think of it cheers


My brother has what we believe to be the 64MSR, really tough trying to identify bloody Anschutz rifles.
It's lovely to shoot offhand - it's designed for Silhouette competition - but I have not been impressed otherwise.
If you want one because it's an Anschutz it's fine, but if you want an Anschutz because of its reputation I think you have to spend for the Model 54.
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