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Old May 16th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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Anschutz 54 Sporter

I made a quick run to the rifle range this afternoon and brought along my Anschutz 54 Sporter and Browning Take Down .22.

The Anschutz is topped with a Leupold 2-7 compact in properly lapped rings. I tried it out at 100 yards with CCI Velocitors and was pleasantly surprised when the first 5 shot group was a ragged hole I could cover with a quarter. Nice. I really look forward to doing some more shooting with this rifle. I have a big Anschutz 54 heavy barreled single shot that shoots like this every time, but I am impressed that the Sporter seems to be just as accurate.

The Browning was shooting VERY high at 100 yards. About 4' high. I guess it will need a scope, too, as the sights are worthless to me. Way too low on the rifle. This rifle has the factory hard case and is from the early 70's. I'd never fired it before today.

Here is a shot of them (the 2 bottom in this picture).

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Old May 18th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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There is no prettier rifle than an Anschutz in a meister grade Monte Carlo stock....and they work even better than they look if that is possible

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Old May 18th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #3
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There is something awfully nice about the Anschutz 54, in general.

My buddy bought his well used off GunsAmerica from a retired match shooter. It came with all the odd looking gizmos, bipods, arm rests, hand stops, etc. And it shot like nothing I'd ever seen.
But it was pretty beaten up.

Then he put in a low bid on another in great shape, and won the auction. So he kept all the doodads and geegaw from the first one to use on the new one, and gave me the old beat up rifle. I love shooting it.

We were out in the dez with them one day, and shooting prone at 50 yards we were shooting out the primers of a bunch of old surplus 8mm rds that we stuck nose first into a large candle. And doing it with CCI Mini Mags. Primers at 50 yards, and we hit as many as we missed.

I'm thinking my 54 Sporter may be able duplicate those results based upon how it shot this weekend. Looking forward to trying.

But it may be too pretty to take out to the dez. Ha.

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You'll never regret buying the Anschutz, they are THE premiere .22 quality and accuracy are unmatched.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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I still like my Marlin 39's the best, but the Anschutz is so beautiful and shoots like a dream. They are heirloom quality rifles, for sure.

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Old December 15th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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Old 54 and new 2013

I have an old 54 that was used by a college rifle team in the 60's and a new 2013.

I have shot them both in BR competition and honestly I can't say one is more accurate than the other.

I have a custom built and it shoots a little better than either but not much.

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Old December 15th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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I have an old 54 that was used by a college rifle team in the 60's and a new 2013.

I have shot them both in BR competition and honestly I can't say one is more accurate than the other.

I have a custom built and it shoots a little better than either but not much.
Do you have some pictures to post?

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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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The heavier weight 54 action is hard to beat. I have an older sporter weight Anschutz that outshoots my Kimber 82. It is a GI bringback, not import marked and originally came with a typical Euro market birch stock. I had my local gunsmith/maker restock it in Mannlicher style and its a pretty handy little rifle. I couldnt bear to keep a scope on it.



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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #9
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Very pretty rifle you have. I'm a fan of full length, Mannlicher stocks. They have a "sleekness" to them.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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Do you have some pictures to post?
No, but I'll work on it.

Need to take some pictures of several of my guns. I been too busy shooting to take pics.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #11
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No, but I'll work on it.

Need to take some pictures of several of my guns. I been too busy shooting to take pics.

Thanks,
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Cool. Glad to hear you are getting some good trigger time in.

Now, "chop, chop" on those photos. Ha.

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