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My Anschutz 1430-1434 22Hornet

Post by Martin Clarke » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:29 pm

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Post by Mr.Shome » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:11 pm

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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Post by Vikram » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:55 pm

That's a very nicely made rifle. Congratulations.
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Post by timmy » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:11 am

Now that's a REAL gun! There's nothing like having something like this that's nicely made. It feels good, not just in the eyes and mind, but even to the touch.

That's a very nice rifle, Martin. I'm sure that it performs as good as it looks!
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Re: My Anschutz 1430-1434 22Hornet

Post by Martin Clarke » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:20 am

Hi Mr. Shome, Vikram & Timmy,
Thank you for your comments - much appreciated.

I saw this rifle about a year back, and assumed it was a 22Mag. The owner was hesitant to sell,
but did so when he bought another larger, flatter property, and went in for a 204Ruger.
Was pleased to learn it was a 22Hornet, manufactured in 1976, with a Match 54 action.
The previous owner's father bought it new in 1977, and I am assured it has not fired more than 300 rounds.
The rifle has been kept in pristine condition. It is a pleasure to own, hold and admire a rifle so beautifully made,
and amazingly accurate!

I intend changing the scope rings, as the present ones are see through, hence sit a little too high.
I have bought match rings, manufactured in the UK, and will soon fit them, and sight the rifle in.
While shooting - it shot 3/4" groups from the bench at 75M (35gr Federal) and just 7mm lower with Remington 40gr.
I am sure this will further improve once I start hand loading - have already got the bullets, powder and cases.
I forgot to mention, I also got two boxes of ammo with the gun - 50 of Federal 35gr Tipped, and 50 of Remington 40gr HP.

I look forward to using this more often in the field, having taken it out just once for foxes and bunnies.

Thank all of you once again. I feel elated that my colleagues on this Forum share my feelings.
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Post by timmy » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:16 am

Martin, here's some more sharing:

I agree with you about "see through" scope rings. Modern scopes are quite reliable, and the see through ones are a waste of time. We have a saying, "Never trust a man who wears a belt and suspenders (braces) because he doesn't trust himself." That's what see through rings bring to my mind.

Besides, as you say, see through rings prevent one from getting the proper cheek weld.

204 Ruger vs 22 Hornet: I'll take the Hornet every time! Yes, a 204 is flatter shooting, and longer range, etc. But the Hornet is a piece of history, is quiet, the barrels last for a long time, and I'd love to have one any day of the week. I often thought, as a young man, about making one up on an old US Krag action, just like the old timers did. It's only a dream now, but still a nice one.

Have fun!!!
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Re: My Anschutz 1430-1434 22Hornet

Post by Vikram » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:19 pm

Anschutz still make hunting rifles. Though they look engineered, they look quality. Even someone not versed with the basics of machining can appreciate the quality.

I took these photos from their website.
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Post by winnie_the_pooh » Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:45 am

Martin, that is a nice rifle. I was not aware of these rifles. Normally I would associate Anschutz with .22lr rifles.Did a bit of googling after reading your post. They are said to be very well made and accurate as you yourself say. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Martin Clarke » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:40 am

Thank you Vikram & Winnie,
Vikram, your photos say all. Just look at the machining and finish they turn out. Absolutely fabulous, hence their reputation.
Winnie,they are now making many hunting rifles, also some specially adapted for running boar.
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Re: My Anschutz 1430-1434 22Hornet

Post by eljefe » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:00 pm

I Think Anschutz are also into big bore centre fire.
Thats a great combo you have there, Martin.
Whats your preferred powder ?
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Re: My Anschutz 1430-1434 22Hornet

Post by Martin Clarke » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:55 pm

Thanks Eljefe,
Than you for your comments. I will use 2205, made by ADI here in Australia - 9.5 grains which they say gives around 3000 ft/sec at the muzzle using 35 gr bullets. Have not started reloading as yet, as I have around 100 Federal factory rounds to go through.
Will chronograph them when I reload & sight in again.
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