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Old April 9th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #1
 
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Question Which Model for Bench Rest?

So many models listed on the Ruger web site it's confusing. Looking for a first rifle for rimfire outdoor 50 yd bench rest competition. I have no expectiation of winning against the fancy makes and models that others are using, but just looking for best choice for under $500.



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If you're looking to stay stock, go with one of the "T" models, get the trigger improved, mount a decent scope and have at it. Maybe a re-work of the factory barrel too. Won't be a fancy tack driver but will be a very fun and quite accurate bench gun. If interest and $ allow, you can make changes from there.
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Find a used 77/22.


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You might want to see, before you buy, if there are any 10/22 50 and 100 yard matches in your area. If not you will be competing with single shot bolt action target rifles.

I shoot benchrest .22, with an Anshutz 54. Ever so often a fellow comes by with a 10/22, always one with a .920 barrel. After they find out that last place isn't a lot of fun, they either get an 2nd hand Anshutz or a Remington 40x.
Besides the rifle you will need a decent front rest and rear rest.

Benchrest is fun, the wind factor can be mind boggling.

Good luck in your quest!
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Shuvel is correct. I shoot Extreme Rimfire Matches. I shoot a 22 Kimber Goverment model 84 in 22 LR. We have a 17 HMR class that I shoot an Anschutz 54 action (model 1717). But unlike other Benchrest matches we also have a stock 10/22 group (category). Good luck.

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The best 10/22 for benchrest is the T series. My 10/22T has done a 1 inch group at 100 yards of 10 shots of WMT, but this was with a $400 scope and a $300 trigger and lots of other modifications.

Even after you put $1000 into the rifle, you won't beat someone with an Anschutz.
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OP ...I'm a little confused. Why bother if you know you won't stand a chance? As others have said last place is not a fun place to be everytime. I have a couple of Anschutz (1813 and 54) and have never been beaten by a 10/22. Having said that ...a 10/22 is a great gun and is A LOT of fun, but no matter how much $$$ you put into it you will still have a 10/22 and will never be able to shoot with the 'big boys'. If you are just wanting to do some private / informal target shooting you will be happy with the 10/22. If you want to seriously compete ...you will go home pissed off and frustrated.


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Maybe to some it's not all about the biggest trophy or the winner's ribbon. Maybe to some it's more about having fun regardless of where you place in the end results.
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10-22s rule supreme,or Bolt actions 17 hmr or 22 lr Savage accutriggers are tack drivers Used 77/22 are nicer looking but cant find them used,good luck
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kdberg - come to Georgia and shoot the Extreme Rimfire Match (3rd weekend of the month) in the stock 10/22 category. Whoever wins that category will have won it with a 10/22. It is not always about who can buy the best equipment but who can do the best with what they have to work with.
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