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22 Hornet suggestions

Now that I have a few extra bucks laying around I'm going to go out and buy a 22 hornet. I've been looking at the Ruger 77 and would really like one. But while I was perusing gunbroker last night I saw that Savage chambered them in the mod 25. I know the quality of the gun is no comparison, but I've got no complaints about the accuracy of any of the other Savage's that I have. My one complaint that I have with all guns now-a-days is the height of the comb. It seems none of the manufactures make the comb high enough to comfortably use a scope. Which is why I started looking at the Savage. For $300 less I get the gun and spend another $100 for a Boyd's stock. Just wanted to see if anyone else on here has any experiences with either of these guns in this caliber. Or suggest something else I may be missing. But I can't afford a Cooper or pre 64 mod70, although I'd love to get one.

Oh, and don't try and suggest anything else. I already have a 22mag and a couple 223's. Just trying to diversify the collection. I have some spare space on my ammo racks that need filled in.

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CZ makes a nice rifle also.
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Winchester 43?
Browning Micro?

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Browning A-bolt II
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Just an FYI before you buy a .22 Hornet, ammo can be very scarce. I dont buy factory ammo, but even trying to find brass to reload can be tough. Luckily I was able to buy a few hundred pieces of Winchester factory brass. Just be aware of the ammo situation before you go buying a rifle you can't shoot!

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Had a ruger for a while and it was a nice gun, but not as accurate as I hoped with factory stuff and I never got around to reloading for it. For hunting accuracy it was fine to 100 yds. I sold it and bought a CZ. The only thing with the CZ is the exposed magazine that hangs down, the ruger was nicer in that respect and nice to carry.
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I,ve never heard anything but praises on CZ,s.
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My T C Contender with a carbine length barrel and shoulder stock is scary accurate. That is if you think dime size groups at 100yds is scary accurate. Reloads of course,never tried factory fodder.
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I have the Ruger 77/22hornet and love it. As stated above it shot good with most ammo but wasn't great till I used the Hornady 35gr ammo. Now I reload it and use the Hornady 35gr V-Max bullet with 3/4 inch groups at 100yds and better. I must admit I am not the best rifle shot so these types of groups are great for me.

That being said I have not shot any other Hornet.
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From my personal exp. with the 22Hornet I would say the best rifle is the CZ 527 American.I had 2 friends that had Rugers and they couldn't hold a candle to the accuracy I get with my CZ.There is only one brand of ammo I use,and I,ve tried them all for accuracy and that is the Remington ACC-Tip 35 gr at 3200FPS.I,m talking holes touching at 100 yds.Maybe I was lucky and just got a super accurate rifle but I like to think it,s because of the way I broke the barrel in.I have SINCLAIRS Shooting Book and did what they recommended,1 shot clean for 10 shots,then 3 shots for 30 rounds and so forth.Bbelieve me,you get the CZ 527 American and use strictly Remington Acc-Tip 35 gr. ammo and you will be one happy camper.
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