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sodsqad
10-05-2011, 5:46 PM
I'm a pre-64 buff. This is my opinion on .22s. You cant beat a Winchester model 52 or a Remington 513-t for plinking targets. Bolt action so one shot one kill when hunting. I am patiently waiting to get involved in the monthly matches but stuff keeps coming up and stealing my time. I have a 1948 Winchester model 52B mint condition and it's my best gun in my collection for target shooting. Anyone out there have a model 52 and if so your thoughts on it?

ccandgc
10-06-2011, 9:29 AM
I just got a 52D(my first), haven't shot it yet, but it certainly is one big beast of a single shot .22! I'm a fan of .22 trainers :D

rdubya
10-06-2011, 9:54 AM
Back quite a few years ago, I began my shooting career with a 513-T moved up to a 52 and progressed to a 40x. This was in high school ROTC, back in the 60's in another state. Fast forward to the early 80's and I bought another 52 and shot a few matches with it. While at the old Pomona gun show I was able to pick up an Anschutz model 54 super match so the 52 went to a good home. All the 52's shot very well and are very fine rifles, but I heard that better more expensive song and moved on. I believe the Civilian Marksmenship Program has some 52's and 40X's on sale at the present time.

Izzy43
10-06-2011, 10:13 AM
I just got a 52D(my first), haven't shot it yet, but it certainly is one big beast of a single shot .22! I'm a fan of .22 trainers :D

Target rifles do tend to be heavy. My CMP Kimber 82G weights in at 10.6 lbs without sights or scope. But, she's a shooter.