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Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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My mossberg sense is tingling!

Old School Mossberg Rimfires, such a 44s, 46s, 151s, you name it, can be wonderful guns to own and shoot. They can be common enough and have a big fanbase behind them, and I really think they were some of the best, most unique Rimfires ever made. If anything, they almost all have wonderfully short, crisp "Push of a button" triggers that I absolutely adore. Mossberg 44s especially stand out as the premier of their line, but even the more obscure ones were still outstanding.







Do yourself a favor: if you see a vintage Mossberg on the used rack gathering dust, you could give over your $90 and walk away with a gun you might really enjoy and come to appreciate.


I would also add S&W .22 Auto Pistols and High Standards to your Pistols list.

I might do a write up later on concerning AK22s.

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Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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devilsbite posted:

An older "Boy's Rifle" or "Favorite" single shot rifle is fun to shoot, easy to transport and makes a great hand-me-down. Lots of manufacturers made them over the years and Savage makes one now (that I hate). They look something like this:


It's been mentioned but Browning makes a beautiful 22 auto, it's a JMB design to boot.I recommend the Semi-Auto 22, Grade I unless you're a baller. The stainless steel/laminate versions are an abomination.

Browning makes sweet 22 lever guns too.

Also wanted to pimp S&W's 422 series pistols. I used to shot one and quite enjoyed it. They seem to be few and far between on the used market which leads me to believe that people like shooting them.

edit:
Combo guns like this Remington/Spartan SPR94 .22lr/410 would make a sweet woods gun.


I'm also hot for Savage's Mk I & II with peeps.


Also hugely gay for carbine length 62 reproductions. Rossi & Taurus made them, here's a Brazilian:


Every gun you mentioned kicks rear end.

If anyone ever finds a Browning Auto .22 for cheap, BUY BUY BUY. They are great.

Also, Taurus Pump .22s are out of production right now, but can still be found used everywhere. I swear, they are some of the most fun guns ever made.

As for the Stevens- I actually own one!



(and its actually the reason Im almost deaf in my right ear- The block didnt close and the round still went off, leaving Chill_Bebop the young kid dazed and unable to hear for a few days)

Heres a Gun I here almost nobody ever talking about, yet it seems to be a really neat buy.



AK22s are built off Centerfire WASR Frames, can accept AK Furniture, and supposedly run like a top, especially with a regular dust cover put on it. I really want to get one to try it out, gently caress GSG5s, this is something I want.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Not Nipsy Russell posted:

What's that scope on your 44US? I've got the mount, but no glass yet. My eyes are not the best anymore, and the aperture sights are not cutting it.

Thats just a 30mm Red Dot :P lol, I think I just put it on as a kick awhile back and just started to like using it. I actually have another scope for it-



An old Weaver V-22a Scope. But I took it off, it was fairly worthless. Plus I left it out on my car hood for a night and it got all rusty. God knows where it is now. I want to throw a Mueller APV up there eventually.

That Havlin mount is great, but one of the heads of the receiver screws for my Mossberg stripped, so I actually only have one screw in.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

Waffle SS

Time for more Rimfire Pics!









And to prove I'm not a fudd

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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dennyk posted:

Just bought my first gun yesterday:





Beretta U22 NEOS. Put a hundred rounds through it yesterday, it's a fun little plinker. The .357 revolvers I've rented the last few trips to the range were fun to shoot, but .38 special is just too damned expensive to shoot a lot, so I decided to pick up a .22 first so I'd have something I can practice a lot with on the cheap. I definitely need the practice.

loving awesome. I want a Neos really bad for some reason. Probably because they feel great in my hands and have that nifty top rail. .22 Autos with Red Dots are awesome.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Ygolonac posted:

Martini Rimfire Porn

One of the only bad things about living here as opposed to Britain is that these are common as dirt over there

I hope to god you post a box thread or a range report on it. Its probably a loving laser gun.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Zorblack posted:

I have been filled with love for the Neos again, but I'm still really interested in the Hammerli Trailside. I want to put this to an informal vote. Neos or Trailside? I'll count the first 11 voters (to ensure no tie) and that is what I will buy as soon as I have the money saved up. If you want to participate, post as normal and at the end say "I vote for [Neos or Trailside]." Votes for Hi(gh)-standard, Ruger, Browning don't count.

Quick Edit: I'll post plenty of pictures of the gun, targets I shoot (I'm an ok target shooter), videos at the range, takedown etc... in a box thread of whichever gun is voted, as a reward for your help. I will purchase the gun within 3 months, and take it out to the range asap after that (Thread will appear no more than 4 months from now). This is a promise.

Trailsides are really pretty awesome and built to a little higher level than Buckmarks and Rugers and Berettas, but they have had some issues with extractors in the past. Also, aftermarket or replacement parts are difficult to find, and they dont even import them anymore. Check out some long term user reviews or look at Rimfirecentral to find some reviews of the Trailside. They can be picky, too.

They are nice an dall, but hell i'd just go Neos.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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ronaldreagan posted:

People seem to love those Mossberg 44s, does anyone know how the other old Mossbergs compare?
Specifically I'm looking at the 51m and 151m.

Im trying to establish myself as Mister Mossberg around here-

Almost all older Mossbergs are goddamn wonderful rimfires. Parts are all pretty obtainable through Havlin, and hell if you managed to find some at a good deal, by all means go for it.

I like the mossberg 44 alot, but I wouldnt use it as a woodsy small gae rifle, its just too heavy for that.

Pyruvate posted:

What's the deal with WASR-22's? Are they any good? Does anyone have one/shot one? Also, are Krinker Plinker kits good or crap?


They are wonderful if you find them in stock. They take Regular AK stocks and most accesories. A tip- put a real Bolt Cover on it.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Miso Beno posted:

I broke my marlin 60.

No you didnt. You are making it better

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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This post is all about how much I adore Military Rimfire Trainers.



Isn't a .22 Lebel the most adorable thing ever?



Radom



Souher und Sohn



And my Holy Grail.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Pristine Shits posted:

whats this?

Its a Remington 513T, a US Military/Civilian Marksman Rimfire. Not actually a Training gun really, more of a competition gun. If you think Mossberg 44s are big heavy .22s, REmington 513s have gigantic bull barrels, 4 pound wood stocks alone, and sometimes came with hilarious huge Unertl and Lyman scope setups. They were once sold by the CMP in typical unused, pristine condition, for some absurd low price, now they are anywhere from $450-$800. Along with the Winchester 52 they are one of the most overbuilt, insanely accurate old .22s around.

Edit: If you were ever a boy scout and qualified for your marksman badge, chances are you were using a 513.

Winchester 52s are different monsters, but maybe one of the most absolutely perfect rifles ever made.





http://www.surplusrifle.com/articles2008/winchester52/index.asp

If you cant tell, older top of the line Rimfire Rifles are definately my "thing"

Here's another rare beast I really gotta have, an Erma M1 Carbine. Yes, the same Erma who made MP40s for Nazi Germany. They also made neato Rimfire Lugers.





Chill_Bebop fucked around with this message at 00:36 on Apr 7, 2009

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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hangedman posted:

As someone who's shot one of those Rimfire Lugers, beware: they're jamtastic pieces of poo poo and rare is the person who's owned or fired one who says otherwise. My friend inherited one, and he's tried all manner of useless tweaks and changes to get that thing to run.

I'll cede you the point that it would be extremely cool if it worked. Clearing malfunction after malfunction kind of stripped the joy out of shooting it.


Stoeger made a terrible, fugly downsy .22 Luger. Erma made a more decent one, but this is from hearsay, I haven't shot one myself.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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ph4lcon posted:

I have a buddy that is wanting to sell me his Marlin Model 60. The thing is that I already have 2 10/22s, one is a target/hunting rifle, the other is a lightweight, compact. What could I do with this?

Miso Beno posted:


Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Crossposted from the Photo thread

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Slopehead posted:

Nice Mossberg! You refinish that stock yourself or what? What model?

Mossberg 44US (a) model, i refinished it with Teak oil. Tung is a just a little too dark, and Teak seems to seal it much better, as well as bring out the natural amber color of the wood.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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TheNothingNew posted:

(where's that little fail-shooty gif?)

Aaaaand, now I have no use for this ammo. Hell with it, it smelled bad anyway.

While I've got your attention, thread, I was wondering - I was getting some FTFs yesterday. I followed procedure, held position for a bit, et cetera, then opened and looked at the ammo versus the fired stuff, looks like it was light-striking, and it seemed to get worse as the day went on (I was shooting for ~1.5 hours). This was with both Aguila and Federal stuff.
I'd post pictures, but I didn't feel comfortable doing anything with those rounds other than throwing them away right quick.

Is there a fix for this? It's a Mossberg 46m(a), if that helps. Is there a spring or something I need to replace?

Take apart your bolt and put it back together normally, check the springs in it. You might have a bad pin or bolt spring

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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TheNothingNew posted:

That's fantastic. Hell, you'll get far more joy out of a .22 than out of a mosin. Most pistol ranges around here let you fire .22 rifles on their (pistol only) ranges, which is marvelous for those of us who are stuck far away from proper outside ranges. Just ask first.

Question for the .22 gurus:
I recently bought a Taurus Model 62 (roughly a copy of a Winchester 1890). It's a .22 pump-action, seems all right, I'm going to take it out later today. Thing is, the receiver has an odd sheen to it, like it's got an oil slick on it. It's dry to the touch, though. Anyone know what that is?
I'm not terribly worried if it's been improperly heat-treated (it's a .22, it isn't going to blow up on me), but it is a little odd, and I'm wondering if anybody knows what it's about.





You'll be fine

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Taurus 62s are awesome and still can be found for $200-$350. If you see one, pick it up. They also all happen to be takedown models and split in half.

Pump action Rimfires are incredibly fun

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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So continuing in my irrational love of old Mossberg Rimfires, I picked up this Mossberg 151K to keep my 44US company



Arent they adorable? Well, the 151 wasn't. It looked like poo poo when I got it, and i spent a whole day tearing it apart and squeezing the grim out of it.

The great thing is that it has a fantastic bore, and its a pretty slick shooter. i'm easily outshooting my best scores from the 44US, with that light weight and the 151's very nice open sights being the main reasons why.



I decided to give it my normal Stock restoration routine: its basically cyrano's method with Teak oil subbed for Tung/BLO. I just prefer Teak, I think it brings out the grain and is a much better sealer and protectant.



And I scrubbed out some rust spots my H&R had been developing.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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xopher.white posted:

Would anyone describe the shape of the stock on the left gun in the left pic or the only stock in the right pic as "schnabeled"? I'm trying to get a good handle on the word, and it seems to have varying definitions.

Yes, it is a "Schnabel" type stock foreend and the word has been stuck in my head ever since I bought it. Usually when I think about the word I say it over again alot in my head, and then my mind remembers the Family Guy sketch with the swedish guy and the roller sport with the crazy name.

Schnabel Stocks just have a rounded, flared foreend becomes sort of a big knob. As far as I know it only relates to the front end of a gun stock.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Winchester X-perts have always ran pretty great with me. They feed and shoot well out of all my .22s. Its been some of the best bulk pack ammo i've shot.

Also: I broke every rule that my Mossberg 151 supposedly had. I wasnt supposed to feed it High Velocity ammo, put more than 5 round of HP in the tube, or use "Match Ammo". So I fed it X-pert HV and CCI Minimags, put 15 Hollowpoint Federals in it, and then used some CCI Target stuff.

Chill_Bebop fucked around with this message at 19:45 on Jun 24, 2009

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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TenementFunster posted:

too full of schedule II drugs to drive to oklahoma city, sorry. bummer about the AK-22, I was thinking about picking one up. Glad to hear the M&P-15 .22lrs are good, however. how much are they? I'm sure the Spike's Tactical ST-22 is drat near twice as much, but at least my rifle is all aluminum (right guys?)

MSRP $499, and they look they have a plastic receiver

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Crossposted from the photo thread: My 676, M44US, and 151K

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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QuarkMartial posted:

I take it that the 676 is the revolver? Can you tell me more about it? I'm totally in the market for a rimfire revolver.



Most any H&R/NEF .22 Revolver is actually built surprisingly well. Mine easily has a tighter lockup than any Ruger Single Six, but generally isnt as nice a trigger. If you can find an H&R 999 (the Top Break .22) or any variation on the 676 such as the 949 or the laffo 10" 676, they are all quality built and sometimes a great bargain, even though prices have been rising on them lately. They are generally guns that you can actually find much cheaper in stores used racks than online- most online prices are higher on them whereas i've seen H&Rs for $150 and under regularly in stores.

I really cannot honestly say they are in the same range as S&W and some Ruger .22s, but I think they are a very nice, often overlooked segment of revolvers. Most people dont know they are DA.

I've had people shoot mine and immediately try and trade me their single six for it.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=137121544

This little guy looks awesome.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=137074976

This is my exact model, and actually a good price at $175.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=136573898

Again, same model as mine but nicer shape. I actually have that box and .22 Mag cylinder as well.



Haha, and the comedy option 10" 676

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=136790208

A finish-worn example.

Edit: and the 999 H&R "Sportsman", of which prices have jumped immensely. I guess people finally realized "Holy poo poo they made a .22 Top Break i need 5"

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=136913205

Chill_Bebop fucked around with this message at 06:06 on Aug 13, 2009

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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QuarkMartial posted:

All of those are awesome, thanks! Just how bad is the trigger? Is it like 10/22 "bad" or worse? Or is it something that smooths out over time?

The trigger isn't bad, just isn't really as good as say, a S&W trigger. It doesn't really feel heavier than a Single six trigger, just tighter. It sounds weird, but on Rugers and S&Ws and Colts I always feel like when pulling the hammer and trigger back, like they are isolated, suspended pieces of meatl, but on my H&R, like they are oiled and rubbing against other components. So really the word "tighter" works out.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Forseti posted:

That gun belt with the little .22s in it is awesome.

Thanks. They are stuck in there. Forever.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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My dad bought it at the same time as the gun. I think most holster/gun leather companies make a .22 gunbelt.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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DocPsychosis posted:

I got one but it's not drilled for scopes, so iron sights only for me. I guess it's a luck of the draw thing, I don't know.

If you own a Mossberg 44US, its drilled for a scope. Theres two screws on top of the receiver there for you to put a $22 Havlin Scope Mount. There is no M44US that is not drilled for these two screws.

http://www.havlinsales.com/ I have one for my M44US and they are cheap and well made.



Chill_Bebop fucked around with this message at 19:45 on Aug 20, 2009

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Damo posted:

Can you tell me how / what oil you used to refinish that stock? It looks really great.

My m44 stock is nice enough, but it is rather dark. Was yours really a dark reddish brown to begin with? I wonder if mine can transform into that. Are all m44 stocks made from the same wood?

Basically -- I want my m44 stock to look like yours. What do I do?

I make this post alot, but here goes again-

All M44US's are Birch. Theres a few very rare walnuts, but the vast majority are birch to cut costs. The M44 is actually one of the cheapest Mossbergs ever made, as most any commercial example, like say, a a 46, a 42M, 144, 151M etc are usually made to a higher standard of fit and finish and commonly have Walnut stocks come standard. the M44 however, was built from the ground up design from the US Army demanding a very cheaply made but very accurate rifle, so they put most of the design money into bull barrels and good triggers rather than Stock wood and deeply blued metal.

That said, Birch isn't nearly as standardized as Walnut. It can vary alot in finish, but most of the time it comes off as lighter and more open and porous than walnut. Your stock wont look like mine due to different grain patterns, but it might come out like mine in tone and hue if you follow Cyrano's milsurp stock refinishing guide, and instead of using a Tung/BLO, instead use Teak oil. I exclusively use it in all my stocks for its amber sheen and its ability to bring out the grain pattern of the stock. Its an oil based on Tung, but for whatever reason it doesnt leave the mottled, darkened stain that Tung and BLO does.

But when I received my rifle it was already fairly light toned. Yours may come out different.

Here are the two links to Cyrano's Wood refinishing guides which are the ones i roughly followed (i only waited around 40 minutes between coats)

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2976184

http://tfrwiki.midworld.co.uk/wiki/index.php/A_very_basic_guide_to_refinishing_milsurp_stocks

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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needknees posted:


Here's what I'm considering for pistols:

Ruger MKIII 22/45, swap out stock stuff with Volquartsen guts.
Buckmark Contour 5.5 URX
Smith 41



The mk3 will definitely give you more "rice" options, but I think the Buckmark Contour is a much better pick. Its more versatile, has a nicer stock trigger, and the rail is great. Its a hell of a lot lighter than a Ruger mk Series, and the grip is alot more full. The ruger grip angle just doesnt suit you, and I'd go with a Buckmark grip over a 22/45 grip any day. If anything, that magazine slot being at the rear of the grip is offputting at first.

I vote Buckmark.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Spaceship Zero posted:

What can anyone tell me about Beretta NEOS or S&W 22A's?

Yeah, buy a Ruger Mk-series or Buckmark instead.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Lord Dandy posted:

Or on the same note, the S&W M&P 15-22? The S&W has been out for a bit and it's getting some pretty great reviews, but I always like to ask TFR.

Its an incompatible AR lower with anything else, but its cheap as hell and worlds ahead of the Walther/Colt .22 AR Abomination. And they are what, $400? Get one.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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GroovinPickle posted:

Some places are actually asking (and getting) $550 for them. $425-450 is more like it. I've read that dealer cost is around $380, but don't quote me on that because I don't really know what I'm talking about.

Mags are $20-25, which is in line with what the Ciener-compatible mags run.

I'm somewhat alone in this, but I'd rather buy a complete, separate gun than a $600 Spikes .22 Upper, or even a Ciener kit. Same goes for Handguns: I'd rather buy a Buckmark than a Kadet/ 1911 .22 kit.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Turnquiet posted:

I came into $150 of gift certificates to a local gun store. Their prices arenít the best, but I would like to get a .22 pistol. Here are my options:

1) S&W 22A, $300
2) Walther P22, $400
3) Sig Mosquito w/ threaded barrel, $400
4) Ruger Mk 3 Hunter (very nice) $530

I know the P22 and Mosquito get crap for being more barbie gun than real gun, and I never have heard of the 22A before (looks like a Neo), but the only way I am going to get the wife to clear a pistol purchase is if I use the $150 in certs to get the price down to an acceptable level. If none of these are worth their price-$150, then I will just buy whatever over-priced ammo they have. The Hunter is sweet, but probably above my price range in order to get wife clearance (kid on the way).

I would do the Mosquito of Walther despite their internet reputations just so my wife would have some traditional pistol site to train with on the cheap while in the early stages of pregnancy, but experiences with any of those guns would be welcomed.


All those save the Ruger are pretty lovely. See if they have any used guns, or some less expensivr Rugers or Buckmarks. $500 for a ruger mk3 is crazy, and the other prices are really high as well.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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SouthsideSaint posted:

Those Remington speedmaster 572s are they any good. i was really looking at one hard the other day. They seem appealing they look a little fancier then a marlin and both use the tube mag. But are they any good. OR are they jam-matic crap boxes. any insights are greatly appreciated.

Both the Remington 552 and 572 Speedmaster are both excellent guns. Usually you might find a 552 Speedmaster for cheaper than a 572. More people seem to want a pump action than they do a semi-auto.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Uncle Caveman posted:

Are Henry .22 leverguns decent? I want something better for newbie-teaching than my 10/22.

Some people don't like the fact that the Receiver is zinc, but its a non stressed part anyway. Its a great rifle and I can shoot up a brick in a heartbeat with one.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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The Ferret King posted:

Are you Neos owners still liking them?

I've decided I need a 22 with a red dot and the space age ridiculous look of the Neos is appealing to me. This will be for plinking fun. Also looking at Ruger and Buckmarks, but the crazy number of variants has me more confused than anything.

Thoughts on what I should get and how much I should pay?

They're not that great and you'd be better off buying a Ruger Mk series, or better yet a 22/45, and buy a rail for either, or a Buckmark URX/Any buckmark with a rail. Neos's are better than 22As and some others, but not by a whole lot. They have some issues.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Wa11y posted:

Does any one have any experience with Crickett .22LR rifles? The few I've seen in stores are REALLY tiny, to the point where they'd be great for someone who hasn't hit puberty, but really difficult for anyone to use who's taller that four feet. Are they ALL this short, or do they have any with longer stocks?

Basically, I'm looking to get six single-shot .22LR bolt-action rifles as cheap as I can for teaching youth aged 12-18 to shoot, and these are looking about the cheapest, but if they're too short, they're not worth getting.

Any other recommendations for single-shot .22LR rifles, and where I can get them? I'd prefer something with a peep rear sight, but can live with a leaf rear sight. I'd like to keep them under $200 each, since the money for this is coming out of my own pocket.

Right now, I'm looking at the Savage Mark I-FVT because it has some good looking peep sights, but it's almost twice the cost I want to spend per rifle. I'd probably end up with the Mark I-G. At least they list the LOP on the Mark I-GY (12.5"). I wish everyone else would list their LOP.

There's also the Marlin 915Y assuming the 12" length of pull isn't too short.


The CZ Scout is a great balanced gun in the fact that its sight are excellent, but its price point might be above you. The Cricket is nice, its just a little...Toyish.

The traditional choice is a Mossberg 44 or some Mossberg Peep Sighted Bolt action, and while they are great and I am usually a big supporter of these rifles, they are heavy. Literally Millions of boys have learned to shoot on these at summer camps and in Boy Scouts and other groups, but this was also mostly done at a bench.

Marlin I thought made some single shot youth rifle with a peep rear, like that Savage. You can also buy a Brno Garden Gun, as they consistently show up for around $60-90 on Gunbroker and are buyable with a C&R. They are a little long, but still a CZ.

The CZ Scout is the coolest because while they come with a single shot mag adapter, they will still take any CZ 5 or 10 round mag. And with a regular length 452 Stock they look sweet and are very usable for Adults.

Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

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Wa11y posted:

This is exactly the plan, so the weight won't matter. Any recommendations on where I can find them, and how much? I found this but it doesn't match the pictures of other Mossberg 44s I'm seeing.

Edit: CMP, hurf durf! Too bad they're sold out. They also have the Savage Mark I-FVT for $223.

Edit again! Bugger, they'll only sell the Savages to "CMP-affiliated junior shooting programs" and I'm not sure I'm part of one of those.

You arent mandated to a Mossberg 44. Theres 144s, 346s, 46s, 42s, 151s, 151ms, 152s, its almost endless. I will drown you in Gunbroker links. All of these guns to my knowledge are C&R Approved, if you have one.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=144676191
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=144666059
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145303477
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=144392596
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=144754614
(^^this guys perfect! ^^)
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145195016
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=144865597
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145172116
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145146546
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=145345570

Buy the 46B, make me happy. The idea of owning a tube fed, match accurate Bolt Action with 17 rounds in one tube just makes me really happy.

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Chill_Bebop
Jun 20, 2007

Waffle SS

DeesGrandpa posted:





Found this for $50 when I went to pick up my 341P, and now one 14 day waiting period later I finally get to fondle it. It's a beater oldass Mossberg 51M, missing rear sight, and the finish is mostly gone. The bore is still bright, and the internals were caked in some kind of grease. I have some sling swivels and an old school Mossberg scope on the way, should make a fun winter project.

If you need any help let me know. Havlin Sales, Gunbroker, and Numrich are all great resources for Mossbergs with Havlin being the very best. I like the 151 series. Check the left side of the receiver to see if there are are empty holes for mounting a rear peep sight: I believe most of the 151Ms were available with them. If it has it, it means you might find an S100 or similar rear peep on ebay or Havlin. They aren't very expensive. How are you planning on mounting the scope? I'd also tell you that old rimfire scopes are nonstandard in terms of tubes (they are 7/8"s) and the mossberg brand ones aren't particularly great. Doesnt your rifle have a dovetail?

As for refinishing: Don't bother. It is not a very expensive gun or anything near a collector's piece, so its not harming value, but its also pretty unnecessary. You want to make sure its in good operating condition, then care about the finish afterwards.

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