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Hi Jim....
Found a Model 52 Winchester. Nicely checkered Monte Carlo walnut stock. Has the speed lock set-up, blade front sight.Button release 5 round curved magazine. Very, very light trigger ( you don't pull, you barely touch). Didn't get serial number or other specifics. Priced at $995. Any ideas what model this is?
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I've got a Remington 541 Heavy Barrel I'm very happy with. They don't make them any more, but they're around used.

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I'll second Anshutz. I had a 54 for a while in Europe - wish I'd brought it back with me. It also had the best trigger on a rifle I have ever had (or tried). It was so light (a couple of ounces) I had several a couple of premature let-offs before I got the hang of it. The 54 and 64 target rifles have very heavy competition stocks/heavy barrels; but boy - do they shoot!

Cape Outfitters has a few for sale by the way.
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I have one of the Browning 52B's that are the same as the current Winchesters. It is very well made and accurate. Figure around $750 for gun, good scope & mounts.

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I recently picked up a CZ 452 .22lr. The first time out it pulled in 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50yds with PMC Scoremaster, Ely Subsonic and Federal Classic 38gr JHP. Best group was 4/16" with Federal. Not that expensive and has a great reputation for being a shooter.....
 

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Originally posted by JohnnyO:
I recently picked up a CZ 452 .22lr. The first time out it pulled in 1/2" 5 shot groups at 50yds with PMC Scoremaster, Ely Subsonic and Federal Classic 38gr JHP. Best group was 4/16" with Federal. Not that expensive and has a great reputation for being a shooter.....
I've heard about the CZ 452s, haven't seen one locally. Looked at a CZ in .223 yesterday that had a set trigger. Does the CZ 452 come with the same type of trigger set-up?
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I have a CZ452, and it is very accurate. I love its "real gun" weight, lenght, blue steel and euro walnut stock. Its trigger can be regulated, but it is not a "set" type.
They are very famous and a true classic outside the USA.
 

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Well, I'm hearing some good things about the CZs. For the price they sound like a pretty good deal. I got more info on the Winchester 52. Serial No. 8481xC. My book shows 1956 production. Rifle has been re-stocked (nicely done) and refinished in matte blue. It seems $995 is too much. Your thoughts? BTW, thanks for all the input so far.
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you should be able to pick up a clean 52 with good sights and origional stock between 5 and 600.00, have seen 3 at the last 2 shows in that range. Unless you really like the stock on the one your looking at?
and it does not help the value. the mags if win. brand have value.
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The trigger on my 452 is not that great. A little heavy, with a lot of creep. However, even with that disadvantage it shoots great. A trigger job is all I plan to do to it. Even the scope I have on it (Tasco Mildot) is not so great. A good trigger and better scope and this gun will be a real winner.
 

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I have an old Anshutz (no model# or import mark so I'm not sure what it is exactly) that is a joy, very accurate and pretty too. My CZ-527-FS .223 is the most accurate rifle I have ever shot, if the rimfires are as good you can have a great rifle for a lot less money that way.
 

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My only experience is with a Marlin Model 60 (semi-auto) and a Ruger 10/22 Target. I would assume their counterparts in bolt action dress would be comparable. The Marlin is probably the most accurate 22LR I've ever shot. It will group all 13 shots inside a quarter at 50 yards. And, at 100 yards, it'll routinely knock over spent shotgun shells. The Ruger would be a great rifle if it had a trigger that was worth the metal they used to make it.

If I was serious about accuracy from a .22, and wanted a bolt action, I'd have to look at Kimber.


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I have a new classic Kimber .22 and a Browning Model 52. Both are extremely accurate, but the trigger on the Kimber is much better. The Model 52 is an attractive rifle and well-built and finished, but again the Kimber has a "classy" look and feel that the 52 repro cannot match. I also have a Kimber of Oregon .22 mag Classic that is accurate and has a fantastic trigger. However, I like the look of the new Kimber a bit better. The new Kimbers would not be a disappointment to anyone desiring a well-built and accurate .22 that follows centerfire rifle lines.
 

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I was browsing through the June 1996 Shooters News. They have an article on 22 Benchrest statistics to that date. In the light sporter class, the Rem 541 was the top rifle used. Sako was second, Anschutz third. If you haven't ever been to a 22 Benchrest match, you should attend one. These guys are very serious about accuracy! I own an Anshutz 64 Silouhette I like very much but it's not exactly a sporter. My father has a Contender in 22 rifle configuration that is extremely accurate.
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I have a Ruger M77-22 that is by far the most accurate rifle I have ever seen. With a fairly wide assortment of ammos also. I have been offered large sums of money for this rifle and have had to turn the offers down for fear of never finding another rilfe that shoots this well. It is a Blued, Standard M77-22 with the walnut stock and no modifactions at all. A 4 power Tasco scope is the only addition to the rifle.

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