22 for my wife? Bergara BXR or CZ 457 variant?

man32ahan

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As title states, looking for a nice 22 for my wife. I shoot a Vudoo, but another Vudoo is not in the budget right now nor does she care about having one.

I was looking at the new Bergara BXR and CZ 457 models. I have a Bergara HMR Pro and it shoots lights out so thats why I am intrigued by the Bergara. I also had a CZ 452 LH that shot almost as good as the Vudoo.

Which would you go with and why? Or any other brands I should be looking at around the $600 range. Not interested in stock 10/22, Tikka T1x, Ruger Precision Rimfire, or any savage models. Thanks in advance.
 

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She has no preference on bolt or semi auto. She wants me to make the decision for her.
I’m trying to get the best accuracy for the money for her.
 

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Are your options the bergara or cz 457? Or are you considering other options? If you are what is your budget and is used an option?
 

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Those are just the two that intrigued me, but I will consider others.

No budget really but I’m not buying another vudoo I don’t think. What you got in mind.
 

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If you're not chasing the best 22LR accuracy possible and want a fun gun, I'd build a 10/22 from parts. The advantage is that you get to pick the exact parts you want and control the budget to some extent. The bad thing is the plethora of options and the creeping cost to upgrade or initially buy "just a bit better". I stick with Feddersen bull barrels for the most part and spend the money for a Kidd trigger. I built one recently with those two components, a Brownell's receiver (on sale), factory Ruger bolt, and a Hogue over-molded stock. It's very close in accuracy to the 10/22s I have a *lot* more invested into. And it's always easy to upgrade components down the road.

Putting together a 10/22 from parts is easy... as long as you don't forget to order a part (as I have done... twice).
 
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For $650 the the Ruger competition 10/22. My fiance loves hers. Main reason was she's a lefty and finding a solid lefty bolt was hard. She doesn't care that it's semi auto either. Outshoots my Tikka. Also why the non interest on the Tikka? I love mine.
 
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I’d build a KIDD 10/22 and call it a day. Ridiculous accuracy for a very reasonable price.

For a dead sexy bolt action at a somewhat reasonable price, the CZ 457 varmint trainer might fit the bill. I’m very partial to custom 10/22’s but this thing may be my next purchase. It gets some pretty good reviews on rimfirecentral.com.

 
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My wife tried my bolt action and she prefers a semi...If I were to get one for "her", it would be Joe Chacon built rifle. Or a Kidd..
 
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Have your Wife make the choice, its going to be Hers. Do you really want a mad Wife who like to shoot?
You beat me to it. By all means let your wife make the choice. It has to suit her, not you.

This is the voice of experience speaking. I've probably been married longer than most of you on this forum have been alive and I have learned a wee bit about how to keep a wife in a good mood. I didn't say I have women figured out (no one has ever done that) , just that I've learned a little about them.
 
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Good advice from everyone. Keep her happy and get her what she wants. If she does not know, get her something you will also like 😀and keep trying. How can this be a bad? FWIW my wife prefers her 1022 over my vudoo but demands the best ammo for her rifle. Got a brick of Eley match for her and she is happy. The cost of my hobby has doubled but we are having fun together now that the kids are out of college and our finances are finally recovering.
 
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