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Postby weet » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:49 pm

Anyone have a Browning sa-22 ?
I'm looking at one in town. Its NIB made in japan ?
Mirkou ???? If. ?? I spelling that right.
have a older friend named Bob.
Lives down the road from me. His wife bought him one 52 years ago.
The 2nd .22 he's ever owned. The other is a marlin 39.
I think he's shot the old girl about a million times.
He swears up and down, its the best .22 auto rifle ever made.
I'm seriously thinking to thin out my shotgun herd, and trade for the little browning.
whats ya'lls opinions ?
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Re: browning auto

Postby mechanic » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:01 pm

If you don't like it you can just sell it to me! :lol:
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:39 pm

mechanic wrote:If you don't like it you can just sell it to me! :lol:


Ha!
I've shot bobs a few times. Sweet little rifle.
Always wanted it...
he will never trade it , or sell it.
sooooo.... got a whole flock of 1100s.. might as well trade ONE off....
hate to... but ? Sheesh ?
How many 1100s does a guy need to own ?
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Re: browning auto

Postby Thom » Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:17 pm

I love the Browning 22 Autos, the way they handle and shoot, and the way they drop the brass right at your feet. But I am of mixed emotion about them as there are a couple of basic safety issues that we discussed in college. There are, generally speaking, more injuries and fatal accidents with tube fed .22 rifles than with other designs, more often than not, people unintentionally end up point the gun at themselves or someone else when loading and unloading, when most accidents occur. With butt fed tubes it's usually a foot or leg injury unless emptying the tube, then it's pointed upward. Also the chamber is much harder to inspect safely as you have to roll the gun over to check the bolt.

Still though, if they know their gun and can handle it safely, the Browning .22 Auto is a sweet little rifle, slender, nice, light and shoots like a dream, but I would certainly hesitate to make it a child's first or second rifle.
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:09 am

Thom.. excellent thoughts.
I wouldn't have thought of those
Points, as you've pointed out.
The rifle will be for me. The kids, grankids use an old marlin single shot.bolt action.
As they grow. And can understand the safety aspects of the weapon.
And I'm always with them.
I've taught my daughters to respect gun's.
My oldest can easily out shoot me, :)
The most scary part is...
She's already over 30 years old.
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:13 pm

Well shucks... no new browning for me. ... :(
Just couldn't get a deal done..
So.
I dug out my remington 541T
that should do it.
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Re: browning auto

Postby Thom » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:04 pm

That's in the same class as my Mossberg 144LS-B. Mines a fine accurate target rifle with double aperture sights, a tad heavy for a field carry plinker, but it's still my main go-to/ reach for first rimfire rifle.


Edit: Back in the early 80s I tried out for the USAF SAMTU Rifle Team, didn't make the team, but the 514T was one of the rifles we tried out on. (Along with Mosberg 44USs and Winchester 52 Govt's) Our local gun club has several old surplus DCM 514Ts that they use as club loaners, I have won a few turkey's with them until I got my Mossberg. It is easily as accurate as the Remington's and my Dad's old Mossy 44US.
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:46 am

Well,well....
The deal went through.
:)
He quoted me the price of a different rifle.
Called me and said he looked up the wrong one.
I now have a Browning sa-22 and a luepold, 2x7 rimfire scope on their way. :)
Now... gotta figger out how to get my hands on that Anschultz 1712 he has...
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Re: browning auto

Postby mechanic » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:30 pm

We can split it and do a timeshare! :idea:
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:08 pm

mechanic wrote:We can split it and do a timeshare! :idea:




Deal !!! :) :) :)
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Re: browning auto

Postby weet » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:16 pm

Boy howdy !!!
My little browning showed up today!!
Bore sighted it.. and headed over to neighbor Bob's.
Set up the sandbags and rest.
45 yards , approximately.
CCI standard velocity 40 grain ammo.
(The only ammo we had)
But I'm extremely happy with how this
little Browning shoots.
All groups touched. 3 and five shot groups.
She was only hitting a little low.
Two klicks up,we was in the gravy!
Not a single missfire or hangup.
just. chugged along like a champ.
...the scope is a vari x 1 ...2x7 28mm
Fit and size are perfect.
Crystal clear glass.
fine duplex.
Side by side. They are almost identical.
Bobs is 54 years old.
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