Most Accurate Rimfire Under $900

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  1. MJT

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    I am looking for suggestions for the most accurate rimfire I can buy, off the shelf, under $900. I shoot F Class Open normally and wanted to shoot something that didn't involve reloading to maintain my trigger time in the off season. Just looking for something that groups well, weight not an issue. I know there is a lot of new stuff like Tikka and Ruger RPR rimfires, and the golden oldies like CZ.
     
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    I'll be watching this one. I got an RAR Target in September and am happy with it. Is it the best in class? Not sure. I did replace the trigger spring with an ink pen spring to the pull dawn to 1 1/4#. It will shoot sub-MOA at 50 yards with CCI Standard Velocity.
     

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  3. webfoot56

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    are you looking at current production or can it be a used rifle in 98% condition? in new production seek out a sako quad in like new condition I would say seek out a remington 541-S or 541-T or sako P94s.
     
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    age does not matter (I sound like a lonely old guy when I say that), new or used, and it doeesn't have to look great. I just care about group size.
     
  5. Rsadams

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    For 900 you could even build a nice 10/22 or go with the Ruger rpr...
     
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    Well...CZ comes to mind for me even though I don't own one in 22LR but have some friends that do and they
    are very accurate for a production rifle. I have a savage BV mark 2 which with it's favorite ammo comes very
    close to shooting on par with the CZ's.
     
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  7. wadekow

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    I'd look into the new CZ 457 when it becomes available in the next few months.
     
  8. Boyd L.

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    Why not get a rifle with a good trigger or a trigger easy to make good?
    My first choice would be the 580 series Remington rimfires, with the CZ-452 series my next choice. Take the money you save and invest in scope/ammo/travel-to-shoot opportunities/bribe-the-wife.
     
  9. Tommie

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    A used Anschutz 64 would be in that price range.
     
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    Cz452 pretty hard to beat off the shelf.
     
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    Used. Then 541, 541T, Annie MS, annie, 37 in poor shape, Win 75, 513T. Maybe a lonely and beat 40X

    after that i would consider new. In that order
     
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    I dont know. I think it would be interesting to know. I really am into sporter rifle's. I picked up a used Anschutz 64 1416 HB classic NIB for 800.00 and it has been consistently in mid .200's to .300's at 50 Yards with good ammo and mid priced stuff like SK STD + ect with a few high .100's. But then I have a old Kimber 82 that will shoot right with it maybe better and a old WIn 69A that just might be right in there. I have heard tell the CZ's are quite accurate and maybe more of the type of rifle you want. I also was reading on the Browning T Bolt Target and I heard .200's at 50 yards and that they were quite accurate. I really think most 22LR's if you hit on the ammo they like will shoot very well, I actually dont think a ragged hole at 50 yards in uncommon in just about any 22LR with ammo it likes. I have shot some .250's at 50 Yards with a Marlin.
     
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    For under $900 look for a good used Anschutz 64 in one of the heavier barrels, a Sako P94 in either Sporter or Varmint configuration, a Remington 541 (with the adjustable trigger and two guard screws - not all variations of the 541 are so equipted), CZ 452 or 453 in either Sporter or Varmint configuration.
    I am sure that there are some other models available that would work for you but your best chance of getting a good trigger and an out of the box shooter are these models in my experience.

    drover
     
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    Another vote for the Annie 64, good triggers, accurate, decent wood, and they hold their value. Second choice would be a CZ and put a Lilja barrel on it.
     
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  15. webfoot56

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    lot of good choices here its the indian behind the arrow that counts ! All of these rifles can shoot the ragged hole you require but a true test is ten 5 round groups at the yardage you shoot you will start to see what works and what does not.
     
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    my BRNO Model 4 will shoot with all rifles listed,,
     
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    my 10-22 sell it to you for $800:)
     
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    ...as will mine! The BRNO Mod 4's are great rifles and I like to call them the "grandfather" of the modern CZ452. Clean Mod 4's occasionally pop up for $450 - 650 which would easily fit within the OP's budget. You will need scope ring adapters, however, as the Mod 4 has a 16mm dovetail on it's receiver.
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    A better choice for an F-open trainer might be an H&R M12. Single shot, with a wide, railed stock forend on which you can mount a bipod or Whidden plate if using a front rest. Here's a pic of mine. The adjustable buttplate is not original. Clean M12's seem to be going for $400 - 600. Again, within the budget of the OP.

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    The CZ 527 rings will work on the Model 4 if you grind the plug off the back ring.

    I have a CZ 452 Ultra Lux in the Klinsky stock that shoots almost as good as the #4 but my #4 has a John Langley 1.5 ounce trigger and it really shoots small..
     
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    +1

    And, when testing your .22 lr ammo - don't forget your windflags (even at 50 yds!). Also, I'll turn things around a bit and suggest 5, ten round groups of each flavor of ammo. And, when you find that magic lot, buy as much as you can afford!

    Mike
     

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