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#16 charlie caller

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:09 am

.222 is a fine choice, and did hold the world benchrest accuracy record in the 50s, my mate has a CZ 527 in .222 and with Rem accutip rounds it will group 1/2 inch at 175 yards, the .222 is far from a dying round and still has a huge following, I would look at a nice, little used, CZ 527 as my first choice, reloading is far from the dark art it first appears to be, and there is lots of advice out there,my advice........... get yourself a rifle you are happy with, try a few different factory rounds in it to establish what it likes,save the cases from the preferred round, (as these will be the ones you shoot the most) and look into reloading at your leisure, most of all, enjoy it for what it is, a super accurate, sweet shooting, deadly little fox and small deer round. 


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:14 am

.222 is a fine choice, and did hold the world benchrest accuracy record in the 50s, my mate has a CZ 527 in .222 and with Rem accutip rounds it will group 1/2 inch at 175 yards, the .222 is far from a dying round and still has a huge following, I would look at a nice, little used, CZ 527 as my first choice, reloading is far from the dark art it first appears to be, and there is lots of advice out there,my advice........... get yourself a rifle you are happy with, try a few different factory rounds in it to establish what it likes,save the cases from the preferred round, (as these will be the ones you shoot the most) and look into reloading at your leisure, most of all, enjoy it for what it is, a super accurate, sweet shooting, deadly little fox and small deer round. 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:09 pm

I'm popping to a different shop after work tomorrow which has a second hand cz 527 and an Annie 1740 but there's no rush.

I'm going to the game fair next Saturday for the first time, not sure what will be there but gonna have a look about
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:13 pm

Good on you mate, the CZs are a cracking rifle, they really are, .222 is not really heavy on barrels, but I would get it borescoped if at all possible, just for your piece of mind, but those mini Mauser actions do take some beating, even better if you can try the rifle before buying,whatever you go for, good luck with it, you wont be disappointed with the .222



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:34 pm

Good on you mate, the CZs are a cracking rifle, they really are, .222 is not really heavy on barrels, but I would get it borescoped if at all possible, just for your piece of mind, but those mini Mauser actions do take some beating, even better if you can try the rifle before buying,whatever you go for, good luck with it, you wont be disappointed with the .222


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:18 pm

went to a different shop this evening and the two second hand rifles they had didn't look in great condition so have asked them to get some prices on new rifles.

In the mean time I've found out a guy I know through a friend is selling his tikka m595 as he is getting a t3 from someone he knows.

still following? lol

I'm ringing him later to have a chat so will keep you posted

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:22 pm

went to a different shop this evening and the two second hand rifles they had didn't look in great condition so have asked them to get some prices on new rifles.

In the mean time I've found out a guy I know through a friend is selling his tikka m595 as he is getting a t3 from someone he knows.

still following? lol

I'm ringing him later to have a chat so will keep you posted

 

Good gun, the 595.  :thumbs:



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 04:29 pm


went to a different shop this evening and the two second hand rifles they had didn't look in great condition so have asked them to get some prices on new rifles.

In the mean time I've found out a guy I know through a friend is selling his tikka m595 as he is getting a t3 from someone he knows.

still following? lol

I'm ringing him later to have a chat so will keep you posted

 
Good gun, the 595.  :thumbs:
Absolutely, may be quite heavy though!

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:31 pm

can't be as heavy as the cz455 laminated thumbhole hmr i had ages ago,
can it????

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:37 pm

can't be as heavy as the cz455 laminated thumbhole hmr i had ages ago,
can it????

Yes they can buddy.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:38 am

 

went to a different shop this evening and the two second hand rifles they had didn't look in great condition so have asked them to get some prices on new rifles.

In the mean time I've found out a guy I know through a friend is selling his tikka m595 as he is getting a t3 from someone he knows.

still following? lol
would do.
I'm ringing him later to have a chat so will keep you posted

 

Good gun, the 595.  :thumbs:

 

Agree i think you could do a lot worse than the 595.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:21 pm

spoke to the guy I know and he wants 800 quid for the rifle and mod.

think I will keep looking.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:05 pm

I've just bought a sako vixen 222, as old as me but great first impressions seems very accurate.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:08 pm

I've just bought a sako vixen 222, as old as me but great first impressions seems very accurate.


cool, what did you pay for it

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 03:47 pm

Paid £500 which is probably a bit high but I know for a fact it's had less than 40 rounds through it. My mate brought it new many years ago and it's sat in his cabinet. Also came with an average scope and mounts.
Just put a mod on it and waiting for a night vision scope.


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