What 22lr to buy

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  1. bcarico

    bcarico Silver $$ Contributor

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    I am looking to buy a 22lr to shoot out to 100 possibly 200 occasionally. I am wanting to keep the rifle minus scope to around 1500$. I will mostly be shooting off bipods. Not really looking for a benchrest setup and not really looking for a light weight sporter lol. My short list is a Tikka Tx1, CZ, or Anschutz. If you have a suggestion I have left out I am open to it although the Ruger Precision Rimfire is not an option because I dislike the look of this rifle. I know with 22lr the ammo means the most and I plan on testing lots of ammo to find what the rifle likes the best. Honestly what I would like to know is will the lower end Anschutz 64s are a different accuracy class than the Tikka or CZ. I realize the fit/finish and smoothness on the Anschutz is a level above the other rifles mentioned, but is the accuracy level? Help me spend my money. I would also want to shoot this rifle suppressed some so if the barrel isn’t threaded I would have my smith thread it. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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  2. ebb

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    If you have $1500 to spend by all means go Anschutz.
     
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  3. bcarico

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    I understand what you are saying, But if I can achieve the same accuracy for $700 less. With the extra money I could do a lot to the CZ or Tikka.
     
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  4. JohnTheFisherman

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    I wouldn’t count on a CZ to be able to shoot like an anschutz. Not saying it isn’t possible, just not likely.
     
  5. bcarico

    bcarico Silver $$ Contributor

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    I guess I asking for real life experiences for someone who may own some of these rifles. Yes we would all expect better accuracy for 3 times the money, but is that the case?
     
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  6. JohnTheFisherman

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    I have a cz 457 and put a lilja barrel on it. At just under $1000 total it can hang with my buddy’s vudoo. That being said, if I had the money in one lump sum I’d get the vudoo.
    I shoot matches against vudoo, anschutz, Walther, etc. and an upgraded CZ can compete. It’s not going to dominate every match but it’ll keep me in the mix.

    anschutz will probably be your best option for something out of the box.
     
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  7. R.Morehouse

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    Check out MasterPiece Arms Inc....;)

    Regards
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  8. MarkS

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    I have a Tikka Tix and a CZ 455 Varmint. Both shoot great. I want make change to either gun because they shoot so good. You can buy after market barrels for them. I would get the one you like best. Try the factory barrels before replacing them. Put the rest of your money on ammo, scope, and shooting long range.
    Mark
     
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  9. 1Merlin

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    All the responses are good and, IMO, true. I like the above viewpoint and have gone this route myself. CZ 457 Varmint in a KRG Bravo chassis with accouterments.... Under 1k. With a Vortex Diamondback 6-24 x 50 you are still well under your stated budget goal. Buy a couple of cases of ammo and learn the mysteries of reading the wind.......
     
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  10. 1Merlin

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    I agree (64 action) but only as the Anschutz barrel is generally of a considerably higher quality. Add a quality high end barrel to the CZ action and you have a rifle that may exceed the 64 based rifle.

    If only someone would make a decent aftermarket stock for the 1712 - 54 based Anschutz barreled action (~1,500.00) you would have an excellent action coupled with a great trigger and factory barrel.
     
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  11. Dryfly24

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    I’ve owned them all. Do yourself a favor and stick with the Anschutz if you don't want to go the custom route...

    edited to ad that go Tika before CZ if you don't want to go any further.
     
  12. VLNBYR

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    Here is the way I see it. Buy a used Anschutz under $1000. Put on a scope buy some decent ammo and enjoy your walk in the park. Buy a CZ, Tikka, or whatever, bust your butt upgrading, tweaking, ammo lot testing, etc. and you are still riding the ragged edge, with no wiggle room, trying to compete and keep up.
     
  13. Lesloan

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    I agree. I have a CZ 455 Tacticool with a Lilja barrel and it's the bees knees, shoots well even against my Vudoo. But if I wanted an off-the-shelf rifle for under $1500 I'd be looking at the Bergara B14R. There's a good review of it from "Recoil" on the rimfire central forum.
     
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  14. ebb

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    You can't.
     
  15. Ken

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    I have a old, nice Rem 40XR sitting in the gunsafe. I notice they are not even mentioned in the above discussion. Are they just not competitive with the rifles mentioned above?
     
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  16. CharlieNC

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    A year ago I purchased the CZ 457 MTR in large part because the stock design suits my prone shooting style. Nice wood too. In addition to tuning the trigger via the wide range of adjustments plus a lighter spring, I found optimizing the action torque yielded very good accuracy. Using moderate grade ammo it will easily shoot one moa at 100yd, the main issue being me still learning to shoot the 22 which highlights my shooting flaws. Topped with a Weaver T36 it is well within your budget. Maybe someday I will be able to shoot better than the rifle, but no regrets or second guessing the purchase.
     
  17. NZ_Fclass

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    I would be interested to hear if anyone has shot the new .22 action from Ultimatum in Canada. - Have they even produced one yet? Thanks
     
  18. MrG52D

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    Well so far, all that's been mentioned is not exactly in the same league with a 40X IMO. 1500.00 would be cutting it close about getting one however. Don't think I would part with any of mine for that, but have seen some for sale close to that.

    Example of a 40X factory heavy barrel, no tuner, shooting off bipods @ 50Yds. Ammo was Eley Match.


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    + 1 on this . I had the T1x and the 457 Varmint Pro side by side...I sold the CZ first .
     
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  20. USMCDOC

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    i will be buying a X model Anschutz.. and i am keeping my Suhl
     
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