Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone.
Secondly, I wondered if I could get some advice.
I was in a local gun shop yesterday and found a second hand Sako Finnfire .22LR. It's the standard model. It could do with a strip and clean, but otherwise looks to be in good condition.
I already have an old but quite nice CZ 452. It doesn't owe me much and its very accurate with the right ammunition (Eley subs). My two centre fire rifles are both Sako's. I like the layout of these rifles and I am used to the position of the safety catch etc.
I've always fancied a Finnfire, but am now wondering whether there is much point in exchanging a perfectly good CZ rifle with an unknown Sako, albeit I can test the Finnfire before I commit to it. I'd need to find about £300 to buy the Sako and the wait for a variation is likely to take a couple of months.
There have been threads about rimfires in the past and I've added how cheap, accurate and reliable my CZ is to the debate. I now wonder if I am about to ignore my own advice.
My question for those with experience of both rifles is; do you think its worth the cost and hassle of changing from the CZ to the Finnfire? I think a rimfire is probably the one rifle I am likely to keep into my old age, so I plan to keep it.
I'd appreciate your advice.