remington 512 sportmaster.

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  1. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    found a remington sportmaster 512 todayat a pawnshop todayand it realy cought my eye, it had a small scope mounted on it with what seemed like a very solid mount. its a little beatup lookin, and as usual i forgot to check the bore! :hitwithrock:, but im thinkin of going back and buying it(if the bore checks out), they want $150 for it is that to much? does anyone have any experience with a the 512? how accurate is it? and please share any thoughts or experiences with it you have!
  2. TRUE GRIT

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    Id grab it if I were you, the original peep sight that came on the 512 was a real jem compared to the iron sights on most guns in its price range. Ive never shot one off a bench so I cant give you group sizes, but it always shot minute of soda can off the back of my dad's pick up.
  3. Fatstrat

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    IMO the Remington 500 series bolt actions were some of the best vintage .22 rifles made. Of course accuracy of any idividual one will depend on wear & condition. But they are capable of excellent accuracy.
    BUT....Unless in near EX. condition, $150. is IMO a bit much. $125. is closer to average value.
    And don't forget, it's a buyers market right now w/the economy. People are selling guns in droves. Not much buying going on. I'd offer $100. and haggle to $125.
  4. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    well i bought it today!! we haggled for about 30 min over price and settled at $120 and he threw in a 500 packof remington golden 22. i feel like i got a good deal, so dont tell me otherwise!! the bore looks good by the way, and its missing its origanal sight, but came with a weaver scope on it. ill post some pics late when i find the cord to my camora
  5. Fatstrat

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    I think you did GREAT! Keep an eye on the gun auction websites (ebay also: Sights are still allowed) for your sights. I needed a set about a year ago and found one in a matter of a couple weeks.
    If you look on rear of the barrel, you should a "code" of letters & numbers. Go to the Remington Website ( link on Rimfirecentral.com Remington forum) and you can learn what month/year your rifle was made. Congrats, the 512 is a great rifle. Looking forward to the pics!
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    Good buy - the Gun&Pawn here starts ALL .22 rifles at $150 - paid a bit less for my 512, but it has a slightly bent barrel. Still shoots dead on though - just had to tweak the windage more than usual..... :09:
    Only the 512P had the peep sights - most had the regular iron sights.
    I have bought many sights and scopes from ebay vendors - Fatstrat is right on there!

    Get some CCI Standard ammo, and see her really strut her stuff! :)
  7. big boomer

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    The Reminton 500 series are great rifles. I used to shoot a 513T in the service and did good with it, congrads on your find.
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    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    ok, i went out and shot it, this thing is awsome! the thing is dead acuarate, and the scope was still set perfectly. yay for me and my great pawnshop find!
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    Thats great Squirrel. 22's are a blast.
  10. squirrelblaster

    squirrelblaster G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

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    well its finaly picture time! and got some targets i shot with it aswell at 100 feet.
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  11. garyz01

    garyz01 G&G Newbie

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    congrats Squirrelblaster on your new gun, nice pictures

    My cousin has purchased a NIB Remington 512 .22 rifle. Need advice on installing a scope on it, including type of mounts and effort involved. The gun is in India and its very hard to find a good gun smith there. Thanks to draconian gun laws the gun cost around $1200 !!

    Appreciate any pointers/guidance, plan is to purchase the scope and accessories and ship them to India.

    Thanks

    Gary
  12. RandyMeskimen

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    My father bought me a 512 for my twelfth birthday in 1957. Today I'm 63 and own 27 different22s. The 512(thousands of rounds) is still my favorite and the accuracy is amazing
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    It cost $29.95 at Gambles Hardware store, but Dad workrd there and got 20% off.
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