Hi, im about to buy my first .22lr and ive decided to buy a second hand 1420 model Anschutz rifle. The gun appears to be in lovely condition with a nice clean barrel and crisp rifling despite the fact that the gun is nearly 40 to 50 years old. Im certain that its had little use as I know the chap who is selling it and he has probably only ever used it a few times a year. Basically he is old and has no use for it anymore as he is moving home and wants it to get put to good use. Id be really pleased if someone could give me some tips on the following points.
1. the gun does not have a screw cut barrel for a sound mod, is there anything I need to know other than simply getting one fitted by a decent gunsmith ? can it spoil the accuracy ?
2. id like to buy a nice scope for the gun and im happy to spend about £500 on a second hand one or a bit more for a new one, something that i can use in low light at a decent range, any thoughts ? i was thinking about a Zeiss, the Duralyt ? one perhaps ??
3. the sound mods that ive seen so far all look a bit new and would look out of place on the gun, can I get a blued steel sound mod or are they all ssteel or anodized aluminum ?
4. is anyone familiar with the Anschutz 1420 22lr ? im hoping to try and get good at shooting it out to about 100 yds using subs on targets such as rabbit heads ! Do you think that an older Anschutz such as this 1420 is up to it ?
Your thoughts on the matter would be really appreciated. kind regards and many thanks, Olaf