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Old 03-21-2012, 04:35 PM
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Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

My 10/22 is stock everything. I'm shooting Remington Viper 36 gn. I get about an inch at 50 yd. I rest the rifle on a front sandbag resting on an ammo can. No bipod, no monopod. A re-re-scope and an ammo change will be much cheaper than $800. Probably around $225.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:09 PM
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Firecat,

The BRJ is certainly a consideration. I'm wondering what the advantages are of a fluted barrel versus a regular heavy barrel. Two front swivel studs for me is something I can take or leave. For me, if I proceed, it would come down to which is the more accurate of the two rifles.
From the research that I have done, I have to believe the BRJ and BV are essentially the same rifle. I think that the BRJ is simply more elegant. The BRJ sports a Boyds stock and has a fluted barrel. I have a feeling that you could expect roughly the same accuracy from either rifle. The barrels seem to be around the same diameter.

I was thinking at first to put a 4-16x something or other on top. However, with a little more thought I think that I will put a 3-9x40 Nikon Buckmaster that I already have. I think that I will put a 20 MOA base and Weaver style rings. Perhaps Burris that will allow even more cant if needed. Should be ordering my rifle next week.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

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From the research that I have done, I have to believe the BRJ and BV are essentially the same rifle. I think that the BRJ is simply more elegant. The BRJ sports a Boyds stock and has a fluted barrel. I have a feeling that you could expect roughly the same accuracy from either rifle. The barrels seem to be around the same diameter.

I was thinking at first to put a 4-16x something or other on top. However, with a little more thought I think that I will put a 3-9x40 Nikon Buckmaster that I already have. I think that I will put a 20 MOA base and Weaver style rings. Perhaps Burris that will allow even more cant if needed. Should be ordering my rifle next week.
You are correct. The BV and the BRJ are the same barrelled action other than the fluting. The accuracy of each will depend on which ammo it prefers. Dad and I have 93R17s that each prefer different ammo, and don't shoot the other's ammo well at all.

I have a 93R17 with the BV stock, and I can tell you that I much prefer the thumbhole or would likely prefer the BRJ if I could purchase just that stock to install on my rifle. The BV stock has quite a bit of drop, and I'm more resting my chin on the stock than my cheek when I shoot it. Dad has the thumbhole for his 17 and I do on my Mark II, and the eye/cheek positioning is excellent for shooting. The BRJ is much higher and I suspect you may like it better. Definitely try each one before you buy.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
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Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

Hmmm...and when you're using a 20 - MOA base with a large scope...yes the high stock is better. If the scope is high and the stock comb is low, you won't be able to hit the side of a barn - defeats the whole point of the exercise. Been there and done it with a Mauser M48. I got rid of it and put its scope on my Savage 10-FP. Would not want to go through that again on this project.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:56 PM
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I have a 93R17 with the BV stock, and I can tell you that I much prefer the thumbhole or would likely prefer the BRJ if I could purchase just that stock to install on my rifle. The BV stock has quite a bit of drop, and I'm more resting my chin on the stock than my cheek when I shoot it. Dad has the thumbhole for his 17 and I do on my Mark II, and the eye/cheek positioning is excellent for shooting. The BRJ is much higher and I suspect you may like it better. Definitely try each one before you buy.
Boyd's Stocks makes these stocks for savage. You can buy them after market for about $100.00. Here's the link. They have all styles available including the thumb hole you mentioned.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replac...ctions-s/4.htm
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:20 AM
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Boyd's Stocks makes these stocks for savage. You can buy them after market for about $100.00. Here's the link. They have all styles available including the thumb hole you mentioned.

Replacement stocks for the Savage Actions
They sell the thumbhole, but based on their photos you really can't tell if the "rimfire target" stock that they sell is the same as the BRJ stock or not.

I'm already very close to buying a thumbhole stock from Boyds and selling the stock I have on the rifle.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: Long Range .22 Long Rifle

I've been shooting long range 22lr for some time now. I shoot mostly at 200 and 300 yds with a success rate of near 100%, but if the winds die down I can hit the 400 steel maybe 40-50%. I shoot a 10 22, Green Mtn 20" barrel, Hogue stock and a $30.00 BSA 3-9X40 mil dot AO. I use CCI Blaser 22lr. Shooting a 22 in the winds of NE Oregon has really helped me judge wind when I shoot my centerfire rifles.

Get a bunch of guys together and give the long range a try, then listen to the stories grow.

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