The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    Look at the CZ line of bolt .22 rifles. I have two at the present time, and they're both accurate as hell.
    The "Trainer" and the "Ultralux" both have GREAT open sights. I have the "Varmint" with a scope on it, and an Ultralux.
    Great, well-made rifles for not a lot of money.
  2. worldrider555

    worldrider555 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm really eyeing those henry lever guns at the moment though. Any one have experience with those?
  3. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    Almost bought a Henry once. Then I learned that the reason they cycled so smoothly is because there is a POLYETHYLENE piece that the lever pivots against inside the action. I will buy no lever gun with plastic inside the action.
    Also, the receiver is cast out of a zinc-based alloy, what we commonly call "pot metal." I was very fortunate my brother left me his Marlin 39A when he passed away. Now THAT is a quality lever gun. All walnut and steel ...
  4. NDEBT

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    +1 But not as cheap as they used to be. This is my son's little CZ scout and has had a little work done but not much really. It shoots as good or better than any .22 I own that cost way more. Also notice the Henry in the background. I know what you are saying and also have a 39 but it is a very fun gun to shoot and is well made.

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  5. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    That's a happy boy you've got there! He's got a fine rifle too.
  6. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    I've had a P22 for over a year now and put about 2k rounds through it. It flat-out sucked at first, misfeeding 1/3 shots. I searched around the net and did a few mods to it and now it functions really well.

    Fun little gun. :dunno
  7. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Thinking of getting one of these:

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    Beautiful gun, lovely design.

    But I am a bit put off by the stories of problems.

    I am betting that most of those problems were with early guns, and probably no small number with people who ignored the advice by Kimber to only shoot it with 125 grain and larger projectiles, and/or they used cheap ammo.

    It is either one of these or a similar size/weight Kahr.
  8. DoubleM

    DoubleM Been here awhile

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    I almost did not by my solo for the same reason you mentioned. However I made the plunge and have had no faiulures to feed using 147 grain hollow points. The gun is also very accurate for such a small gun. I am able to break sticks floating down the river at 20 yards. Its a keeper!
  9. gatling

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    Great photo and a good thing you are doing...teaching your son the shooting sports. I'm taking my daughter to the range tomorrow. And those CZs are fine, fine rifles. So are the Marlins. Never had a Henry; someday I will own one.
  10. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I used to have one of these. May get another.
    Lyle
  11. sieg

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    I went with the Kahr. The Kimber is prettier, but after much comparison I think the Kahr's feel, and workmanship is on top. IMHO
    Very happy with my PM9. :D
  12. acesandeights

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    +1
  13. North"wet"

    North"wet" Born To Meander

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    I have the CZ 452 American, the left-hand version, with a 3-9x Nikon scope. I'm ready to harass some squirrels in southern Missouri.

    North"wet"

  14. redsport

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    I have the Lux version, lefty as well. It is a very nice gun. I haven't decided yet if I want to scope mine.
  15. DMZ

    DMZ Castor Bean Addict

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    I scoped my 452, but given that it has some of the best sights on any rifle, and that it is a rimfire, I pulled it off. Lighter, funner to shoot.
  16. NDEBT

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    I've got to stand up for the Henry. This pic was from the rimfire thread in 2011. I have still not had a missfire and have fed it everything.Luck mabee because I shoot a bunch of bulk ammo and am second guessing some of my other guns blaming ammoe.

    A quote from my post two years ago. I tried to make it fail shooting everything out of it even my truck shells which is a mix of everything. It shot everyone without a hiccup.


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  17. NDEBT

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    After reading my post I realized that mabe it is because it is the only .22 I clean after every time taking it out:lol3. It is a beautifull affordable gun that has ties from watching old westerns when I was a kid and is makes it so much fun to shoot. I love autos but a bolt or lever or pump action lets you enjoy shooting IMO. Plus it is beautiful.

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  18. worldrider555

    worldrider555 Been here awhile

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    Great looking gun, I may still have to buy one someday. As luck would have it I found a nice Savage mark ii for sale locally. Going to pick it up later for $100, seems like a good deal to me.
  19. redsport

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    I'm thinking about a Marlin 336 30-30 for deer hunting. Any good or bad experiences with this model? Looking at the youth model for 2 reasons: compact size would work well in my tree stand, and so it will fit my 9yo better for starting him shooting.
  20. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    They do make a nice firearm.