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Finally getting back into hunting/shooting again. I bought a Ruger American Rimfire Target and as soon as the scope gets here I'll get to use it. I found a used Nikon Monarch 4-12 AO reasonable so we'll see if I made a good buy or not. The Ruger seems to get mixed reviews so time will tell on that.

I plan to buy a silencer because I've wanted one for years. For the varmints around here. Because of the pressure they have become quite wary and you seldom get more than one shot.
 

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Well I got it sighted in and like it much better after putting in a Timney trigger. It seems to be pretty accurate so I'm a happy camper. I plan to take it and the Keystone 722 Varmint out and see which is more accurate. The 722 comes with a MOA guarantee @ 50yds. for whatever that's worth. We'll see which is better. They both are nice looking and seem to be well made. I adjusted the 722 trigger down to under 2lbs. so that'll do me.
 

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Mike, the key to accuracy is decent rimfire ammunition. If you are shooting rimfire magnum there are fewer choices. In 22 hmr I had good luck with federal 50 grain. Heavier that I wanted to shoot but had the best accuracy in the Marlin. Still working on the CZ 22 hmr.
 

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The latest issue of Rifle Magazine, Sept 2019, No. 306, has a road test on the Ruger Target. They tested 12 different brands from SV to HV to HyperV, and the results were all over the map, 0.5" to 2.0" at 50 yds. They were not too pleased. They eventually wound up fire lapping the rifle with 600 grit lapping compound to get it to shoot.
 

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I have lots of Winchester Dynapoint I bought when the local K-Mart decided to quit selling ammunition. It's remarkable ammunition in that it shoots well in all the rifles I've shot it in. Not target grade to be sure but 1" & under @ 50yds. is minute of graydigger for me.

Once things slow down here after next weekend I plan to do a lot of shooting just to see what's what. I have some Federal bulk I'm hoping at least shoots decent also.
 

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I have lots of Winchester Dynapoint I bought when the local K-Mart decided to quit selling ammunition. It's remarkable ammunition in that it shoots well in all the rifles I've shot it in. Not target grade to be sure but 1" & under @ 50yds. is minute of graydigger for me.

Once things slow down here after next weekend I plan to do a lot of shooting just to see what's what. I have some Federal bulk I'm hoping at least shoots decent also.
Funny you should mention the Dynapoint as I was thinking about it this afternoon. I've got a little over 2 cases left from the K-Mart sell out days, it was 9 dollars and some odd cents a brick. The stuff is amazing for cheap rimfire, it will do a 1/2" or better out of my 14"McGowen barrel same out of my 14" T/c match barrel. Bought a couple bricks of Armscor on sale this afternoon for the grandson and his 10/22. Never shot any before but if its bean can accurate at 25 and cycles ok in his 10/22 we'll be happy.
 

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I have very good luck with some lots of Fed. Auto Match and not so good with it. Overall I have found it to be a good ammo for accuracy.

I also have used a lot of Win Dyna Points over the years. I have a 5000 round case still in the gun room closet that I bought from K Mart. I see Winchester is once again producing Dyna Points and they are being sold by Dicks Sporting Goods.
 

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Do yourself a favor and spend some time over on rimfirecentral.com There is a ton of info over there to process regarding ammo, who makes what, what poor lot number of "X" is repackaged as "y", etc. For instance, poorly performing lots of CCI Green tag become CCI SV.
 

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Hello Mike!!

Geeze, I thought you musta wandered off the edge of the map for good. Lost you contact info when my cell phone got destroyed (accidentally crushed...NO, not by Hillary either, LOL!

I've been feeding a vintage Winchester mo 52 (circa 1933) and recently installed some custom peep sights. I can shoot MOA @ 50 yards with the right ammo, about half the time. (The "right ammo" is the operative phrase!) Rimfire central is a good source for all things 22LR related. That said, I have found a batch of Federal Auto Match shoots surprisingly well in it AND my target pistols as well. (Luck of the draw, I guess.)

I've found that accuracy with the "52" is (as others have said of their experiences/rifles) a matter of finding a particular LOT that shoots well, and then buy up as much of that lot as you can find or afford!

Are you still into cars at all????

Welcome back!

Paul.

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Hi Paul, I just got busy for a while and once you get into a habit of not doing much online it's hard to break. I like cars but where I live it's not practical to own something really nice. It'll stay clean for a couple of hours is all. Such is life on a gravel road. :) The upside is tourists don't like gravel roads so traffic isn't bad except during wheat harvest.

Rimfire Central is a great resource once you weed out the fanboys for whatever brand you are looking at. So far for under 400.00 the Keystone 722 Varmint is still off the radar and to me a decent buy. I like the adjustable trigger, walnut stock and the overall look & feel of it. Not to mention it shoots really well.

Now days I have this desire to purchase a suppressor and will be doing that one of these days. I found one that will handle from a 22-250 down to .22lr. So if I decide to get a Mossberg MVP Predator I can use it on that rifle as well.

Other than that I've cut down to working two days a week. It gives the wife a break and me some fooling around money.
 
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