Over the years I've been lucky to have customers that share their successes with me when they get a new .22 rimfire bolt action rifle that shoots better than expected. Of course, I also hear about those that sadly, don't make the cut, no matter what we do to try things.
Would like to read about the bolt action rifles members here have that shoot to their expectations.
I have a CZ 455 FS that surprised the heck out of me when I started testing various .22 rimfire ammunition in it:
Three different lots of Norma Tac-22 ammunition produced some very enticing groups, that I didn't expect:
Only thing I've done so far is install "Yo-Dave" trigger. Next, I'll see if "pillar-bedding" the action will make the groups any smaller.
My 52s shoot very good and are a dream to shoot. I think my best results were with a 40X and maybe luck played into it. I was really disappointed in a CZ 455 Target Varmint. I have a M70 Shultz & Larsen that impressed me with irons but it's been a year or two since I shot it and don't remember how well it did shoot. My Ruger 77/22 shots great around 1 1/4" at 100 yards. My Annies and Walther will shoot 1/2 to 3/4 at 50 yards. My Remington 513T with shoot 3/4 at 50 yards. Winchester 75s will shoot with the 513T I've had several of the Savage rifles and all were poor performers. Had a Ruger Precession RimFire that would shoot 1 1/2" groups all day long at 100 feet that's FEET not yards, I didn't keep it long. I think my next may well be a Langley Bench Rest.