Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions

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Romanian M1969 Trainer Rifle questions

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In short, are these worth it? They've been on the primary and secondary collectors' market for awhile, and I still toy with the idea of picking one up. In general, are these accurate rifles? Is there any consistency in bore condition among them?

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In short, are these worth it?
As with anything it depends on what you want and what it costs. They are a functional .22 bolt gun with no frills..

In general, are these accurate rifles?
I recall an article on this subject in which the author fired Eley subsonic target ammo worth almost as much as the rifle. Accuracy was excellent.

Is there any consistency in bore condition among them?
The only one that matters is the one you are looking at. The ones I have seen had nice bores.

Here is an article that answers all your questions.
https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-r ... t-contest/
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Thanks for the linked article. I think I'll wait until I see one in the price range I want. Everything I'm seeing now is running around $250.
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They are cool little rifles and a bargain at $100, I bought a pair for my sons a dozen years ago for $60 less magazines. At $250, there is just no way to ignore the overall crudeness and the janky trigger. Throw a couple of hard to find and expensive magazines in, and you're $300 into a $100 rifle.

I'm looking for a 22lr bolt gun right now, and a $200 Ruger American is looking like the front-runner. Zero collectibility, but I want an accurate rifle I can put nice glass on, and I have more magazines to hand than I can count.
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Brianica,
Well put. I already have a 1930's Savage that devours .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle. That rifle is what all three of my kids shot first, and my youngest still bangs steel with it at 135 yards using cheap Remington ammo. I'd only be interested in a milsurp .22 at the right price, and to your point, they're a non-starter if they rise in price vs. quality, domestic rifles in the same chambering.

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Great shooter.
Stock is alittle small, but not all that bad for standing shooting.
Wish I had bought more than one when they first came out.
I paid $80 for the one I have.
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I paid $60 for mine 10 years ago, and its my favorite 22 to shoot. With CCI Quiet ammo it is incredibly quiet. Overall it has been an accurate rifle, but the magazine on mine refuses to feed properly no matter what I do. I don't mind treating it like a single shot though.

Personally I wouldn't pay more than $100 for one, too many better options available at their current prices.
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Perhaps as a collector piece, maybe, but that is not for me. The current price (and I'm sure they will continue to climb some) is not for me. I'm more of a shooter than a collector, and in that price range I can get plenty of good shooters (both new and used)
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I bought two about six years ago for $50 each...GREAT RIFLES! Sure, there are a lot more advanced 22s out there, but these are milsurp rifles that work just fine and as good as the shooter. The magazines I got with the rifles work just fine.
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