View Full Version : Anybody into .22 "target" rifles?

Timber Wolf
July 01, 2010, 15:13
Just picked up a pretty sweet Remington 513-T yesterday from my FFL that I won on Auction Arms a while back. It looks pretty nice and should be a good shooter. It will join my two Mossberg 44US .22s in my .22 target rifle battery. One of the Mossys is scoped and I have new front and rear sights ordered for the other one. Will be interesting to see how they all shoot as I have not shot any of them yet! Have been taking my just-turned 7 year old daughter to the local club’s “youth shoots” for a couple of months and it has got me interested in shooting .22 rifles again. .22 L.R. is about all I can afford these days!:rolleyes:

July 01, 2010, 18:00
I've got a few,

Mossberg 44US
H&R M12
H&R Reising Model 65
H&R MC 58
Remington 40X
Winchester 52C
Winchester 52D
Kimber Model 82 Govt.
Stevens 416 2T
Springfield 1922 M2
Springfield 1922 MII

I think that's it, I sold some of them a while back
to fuel some other deals and I've got my regrets.
These are keepers though.

July 01, 2010, 21:39
I'm not into 22's but I do have 14 of them.

Of course that means I'm under gunned since I have 4 kids!

July 01, 2010, 22:06
The 513-T's are sweet little rifles. One of my favorites in fact. I'm not "in" to .22 target rifles but thanks to the CMP over the years I've had several latch onto me. One of each purchase order of the Mossie M44US's is at home. A light and heavy barrel 40-X, a really sweet shooting H&R M12, a pretty ratty Winnie 52C, a couple of Winnie 69A and 75's, Remmie 540-X, couple of 10-22's in custom configurations that will nearly keep up to the 40-X's and the M12 at the 150 yard mark. Won't even talk about the "sporting" versions of various .22's laying about the place because there are lots of them. It's really hard to have too many .22's since they are so affordable to shoot so I rarely turn down a good rimfire at a reasonable price. Kinda like cheap 870's, how'ya gonna turn down a $150 870? Can ya have too many?
Having said that I'd like to find a Rem. 521 in nice shape cheap, just because. And I feel the need for a Rem. 37,a great classic target rifle of yesteryear. If you really want to shoot like a rifleman, a good .22 is a must.

July 04, 2010, 18:33
I have a Anshutz Model 2000 , It is very accurate

July 04, 2010, 19:14
Got a Savage "Nation Match .22" that I picked up a few years back. It was Savage's version of a .22 that mimicked the 1903 Springfield but in .22.

July 04, 2010, 22:31
lutefisk! Calling all lutefisk! Come in lutefisk!

July 04, 2010, 23:32
Originally posted by 0007
Got a Savage "Nation Match .22" that I picked up a few years back. It was Savage's version of a .22 that mimicked the 1903 Springfield but in .22.

Would that be the Model 19 NRA Savage? They are pretty neat. I've owned it's bigger cousin, the Model 23 in centerfire versions but never an M19. Does it have the original peep sights on it? Neat and often overlooked little rifle.

Survey Punk
July 05, 2010, 06:42
Just forward of the receiver ring on the left side of the barrel is a 3 letter date code. http://www.remingtonsociety.com/questions/BLACKPOWDERX.htm My 513-T is a March of 1947. Damn good shooter.
Shot the Kimber the other day when I needed some "therapy". :)


July 05, 2010, 19:17
I have a 1941 made Winchester 75 target model. I went with a Redfield Olympic peep rear and a Merit adjustable peep with a Lyman globe front and round insert. I still have excellent vision and I think any good shooter with the right "eyes" can do just as well with these rifles and irons as can be done with a scope.

All wood and steel - what not to like, right?

July 10, 2010, 15:31
I have a lot of .22's, but only two of them are target models. The first one is a Remington Model 12-C NRA Target model, and the other one is is Ruger 10/22 that I've built into a target model. It started out as a standard 10/22 carbine, and I put an 18" .920 diameter Shooter's Ridge fluted barrel on it, put Volquartsen sear, hammer, springs, and shims in the action, and dropped the whole thing into a Hogue stock and bolted on a Cabela's 3-12x target scope with adjustable parallax. In fact, I shot a 100-yard smallbore Silhouette match with it this morning and won my class with a score of 34 out of 40.:biggrin:

July 10, 2010, 18:27
Yep, DT, that's the one. The mag for the Savage cost about half what I paid for the rifle... Also have a bunch of Mossberg .22's both marked as Mossy and for other older big chains - Monkey Ward, Sears, etc. All of them without exception will shoot smaller groups then I can.
My piece de resistance is a 1911 Vickers-built Martini target rifle. Receiver and barrel are all one piece with the trigger group, lock and everything else being fitted into the fitting into the receiver and held with screws.

July 10, 2010, 19:29
Buff knows about fishing...
Another few prairie dogs got plopped today with my newly acquired 513T with a 6.5-20 Leupold on top of it. I have a Win 52C with 14x Unertl. The wind is such a huge factor over 100 yds...feel like I've got to learn something. There's a nice rimfire forum with some real good info., like why a slower bullet is less effected by the wind(sound barrier stuff, AIR). I am having a blast with the 513...my new favorite gun. Trying to get a few shots off before the swarms of pinon gnats come in is challenging.

I did pretty well in small bore competition in the mid-60s. I still would love to locate the rifle model I used...a Rem 37.

Timber Wolf
August 05, 2010, 13:55
Originally posted by lutefisk
I still would love to locate the rifle model I used...a Rem 37.

You and me both.........:wink: