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#7406586 - 02/05/13 Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr?
R_H_Clark Offline
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Just wanted some opinions and pictures if possible of your set up.I own a nice 1416 but have a strong desire for a 54 action.Any reason to go with one or the other for squirrel hunting and informal targets.

I know I don't "need" a 54 action for hunting but I WANT one.I would really like to know what scope you are using on it for squirrels and small game.

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#7406703 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
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Originally Posted By: R_H_Clark
...

I know I don't "need" a 54 action for hunting but I WANT one. ....


In that case does it really matter what "we" think?? wink smile

I know the disease all too well! It's in your mind and you won't be happy until that itch is scratched!

Good Luck
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#7406786 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: avagadro]
R_H_Clark Offline
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Originally Posted By: avagadro
Originally Posted By: R_H_Clark
...

I know I don't "need" a 54 action for hunting but I WANT one. ....


In that case does it really matter what "we" think?? wink smile

I know the disease all too well! It's in your mind and you won't be happy until that itch is scratched!

Good Luck


No,it doesn't matter one whit what you think,but I need pictures man,I need pictures!! I also need different scope choices to obsess over.Don't you understand anything!

I actually had the same symptoms a couple years ago.It went away but it's back again worse than ever.I fear there is only one cure.

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#7406817 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
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Sorry ... my only Annie is a Weatherby XXII and its a 64 action. BUT it does wear Leupold EFR Rimfire scope.
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#7406891 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: avagadro]
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I bet it's a nice one in a Weatherby stock.

I got lucky with a nice tiger stripe stock on my 1416.I do hate to think of paying 2K for a 54 action with a stock that looks like it was painted brown.

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#7406900 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
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Pick a CZ or Cooper and give up a little.

Pick an Annie and give up nothing
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#7406940 - 02/05/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
avagadro Offline
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I like it smile
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#7408410 - 02/06/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: avagadro]
hunter718 Offline
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I have a 1712 Anschutz that I think highly off. Most of my 22LR have a Leupold 6.5x20 EFR w/ Leupold 1/2 min. dot on them. The 1712 has a black McMillian stock. You can pretty much do what ever you like with this combo. I use it mainly for silhouette shooting. Hence the high see-thru rings for keeping the head erect.



Edited by hunter718 (02/06/13)
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#7409009 - 02/06/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: hunter718]
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I have a Savage/Anschutz 54 Sporter that I bought maybe 15 years ago. I paid what I thought was a lot of money for it. I think around 850.00. It was/is in beautiful condition with real pretty wood. I have a Leupold EFR 3-9 rimfire scope on it that I bought right after I got the rifle.

I have NEVER regretted buying the rifle, and it will be the last rifle I would ever get rid of. If I miss a squirrel (or whatever I am aiming at), I immediately freak out because the rifle is truly a precision surgical instrument. Did I mention pride of ownership?
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#7409089 - 02/06/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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I feel the same way about my 1416 which is a 64 action.I gave $600 for it about 10 years ago.The 54 action guns were about $1000 back then.Price has about doubled for both now.

I have plenty of 22's but with my kids showing a lot of interest in shooting and hunting I would love to have a 54 action to hand down as well.

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#7410262 - 02/06/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: Sakoluvr]
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Originally Posted By: Sakoluvr
... If I miss a squirrel (or whatever I am aiming at), I immediately freak out because the rifle is truly a precision surgical instrument. ...


You never miss because it's your fault??
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#7431223 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
woodshed Offline
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This one gets the most use, ridiculously accurate and dependable. I complained about the weight when I bought it but it just plain shoots. My main pine squirrel rig, and crow, and coon, and...



Also have a like new 1422 Classic but it's too perfect to take out in the woods, bench duty only. The 54 action is superior to every other rimfire I have had the pleasure to own.



Scott


Edited by woodshed (02/12/13)

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#7431976 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: woodshed]
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I am fortunate to have both a 1710HB and a 1712 FWT. I've only hunted steel silouettes with mine, but they have proven to be match winners. I had a 64MS that I gifted to my hunting partner and it is a real shooter as well, but the 54 actions, at least my two, are super nice and a step up. Almost unbelievably accurate with any decent ammo....I've had a Cooper which was a really nice rifle and shot well, and I also had a Jap repro Winnie model 52, which also shot well, but there is no drama associated with the Annies. They just shoot....

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#7431989 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: tominboise]
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#7432952 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: Spotshooter]
R_H_Clark Offline
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If you guys were buying a new one would you get the 1712 with roll over cheek or a 1710 with rollover or straight classic stock?

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#7433413 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
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I like montee carlos' so I'd go / will go 1712
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#7433542 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: Spotshooter]
woodshed Offline
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I would buy the Classic. I hate the look of the monte carlo and I have yet to have any trouble scoping a classic stock rifle. I doubt you would need the high roll over cheek piece unless you were using a 50mm objective scope.

Scott

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#7433833 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: woodshed]
R_H_Clark Offline
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Scott
I appreciate that and have thought along thoes lines but I do kind of like the roll over look.My main concern though is that I bury my cheek on most rifles and like a high comb or very low mounted small objective scopes on most rifles.

I own several 36mm objective scopes and only one 40mm on a Sako 75 Finnlight,which has a fairly high cheek piece.I don't like higher mounted scopes because I hate for my cheek to barely touch the stock.

I don't know without handling them if the higher cheek stock is just right or too high.I will likely mount a VX2 4-12X40AO

Is there any difference in the two actions other than single stage trigger on the 1710, VS slightly shorter barrel and two stage trigger on the 1712?

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#7434376 - 02/12/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
woodshed Offline
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The safety is different, at least on the new ones. I think I read once tha the barrel weight & profile is different also. I have 4 of those Leupold scopes, except they are the earlier Vari-X IIc version in 4-12X40. Just about perfect for varmint guns, rimfire or otherwise. Great choice!

Scott

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#7450387 - 02/16/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: R_H_Clark]
hunter01 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/03
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Here are some pictures of my Anschutz Model 54 Sporter. This is my favorite squirrel rifle. I have a Leupold 3x9 Compact with adjustable objective on it. I'm not sure, but I don't think they make this scope anymore with the adjustable objective. Also, I sent this scope back to Leupold and had them put in a fine .22 rimfire reticle in it. Really nice. Deadly on squirrels.


Edited by hunter01 (02/16/13)

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#7451725 - 02/17/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: hunter01]
Timbo Offline
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I have two of the 1710HB's and they're fantasic shooting rifles.

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#7458688 - 02/19/13 Re: Anyone here hunting with an Anschutz 1710 or 1712 in 22lr? [Re: Timbo]
bonefish Offline
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Loc: TN
I have a 1422 with the monte carlo stock. I like the cheek position but prefer the lines of a classic stock. The fore end of the monte carlo Anschutz stock is a little flimsy for my taste. This said, I am about to get another one back that I sold many years ago. I will probably keep that one and trade the other 1422 for a classic stocked 54 sporter gun. Never hurts to have all of your bases covered smile

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