I have never fired one, but the anchutz is the one most olympic teams use. They have 2 basic action types, the 54 and 64. The 54 is supposed to be the olympic class rifle, but the 64 is probably as good or close enough you wouldn't be able to tell the diffrence unless you are a world class shooter. A friend of mine bought an Anchutz, can't remember 54 or 64, but said it is in a class all its own. As far as pricing, I don't know, but that sounds about right. try www.rimfirecentral.com for folks who really know there way around these. Even if the bbl is shot out a rebarrl and your up and running with a winning rifle.APK-223 said:So is that a good thing or not? lol. Ek, what can you tell me about this rifle? I was hoping to maybe get into some .22 matches. They seem to be gaining widespread popularity.
I have a 10/22 and you can pour enough money into them to buy an Anchutz, and still not get a rifle that shoots as well. Don't get me wrong, you can get them to shoot really really well, but get the Anchutz if you want to shoot in a match. BTW shooting a .22 will really improve your shooting skills. No recoil, low noise etc. Also the .22 is very unforgiving of mistakes. Remember your follow through.APK-223 said:thanks ek
Does anyone else have any experience w/ 22s? Is a Ruger 10/22 a better place to start? I just saw this Anschutz and it caught my eye, it has a beautiful walnut stock and i just got the 'ooooooo i want that' feeling.
Iron sites or scope depends on the match. Some use either, other iron site only. Depends on the match. The one I used to shoot in was either.APK-223 said:Are most 22 matches done w/ iron sights or scopes? Becasue this has a weaver style mounting portion on top of the action, but no iron sights. Ek, what do you think of the price?