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Post Anschutz 520 .22 Long Rifle
I have just bought an Anschutz 520 .22LR.
I wanted to know what people thought might be the best hunting (inc. hollow point) rounds to put through it (mod fitted, so S/S pref). The gunsmith I bought it off reccommended Winchester Super X .22LR 40gr HP.
Has anyone had any problems with them, if so what?
Anyone have any info on the history / development of this rifle?
Answers to the above would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Thom


Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:16 pm
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Post Re: Anschutz 520 .22 Long Rifle
Probably one of the ugliest rifle Anschutz have ever made, but it is an Anschutz so it should shoot any ammunition without too much fuss.
Try a box of Eley Extra HP and see how they compare with the Winchesters.
Try a couple of different batches and see which batch groups best through the rifle, and then go and but 1000 rds of that batch.
Enjoy your rifle, but next time buy a bolt-action Anschutz, they are far better quality.
G.M.

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Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:54 pm
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Post Re: Anschutz 520 .22 Long Rifle
I use the same Winchesters that you mention, have put several thousand through the gun (Savage BA) since I bought it, some plinking, some hunting and have had no issues on either front. Kills rabbits just fine and gives reasonable grouping at 50 yards.

G.M - how do the Eleys perform ?


Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:48 pm
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Post Re: Anschutz 520 .22 Long Rifle
On about par with the Winchesters really.
The only way you will notice a real difference through a sporting rifle is if you get a really duff batch. The Eley are grouping into @ 20mm a 60 yds which is OK, but no-where near as good as the Eley Tenex I was using last year. That was putting them into @12 mm at that distance, but unfortunately was also giving me a lot of runners due to going straight through the rabbit.
.22 subsonic’s don’t open up that much, but they still seem to impart more of their kinetic energy into the target than round nosed stuff.
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:30 pm
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Post Re: Anschutz 520 .22 Long Rifle
Thanks for your help.
I am still waiting for the right magazine to turn up so haven't put a round through it. Hopefully have one on tuesday, will tell you the results.
Cheers
Thom


Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:19 pm
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