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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Hi all, I have recently joined my first small bore target club (last week infact), I took my CZ455 22LR to see how well I'd get on at the 50 and it soon became apparent that as much as I'd hoped that I could use the CZ as a dedicated target rifle it wasn't to be.

After chatting to some of the members, one of them was kind enough to let me shoot his BSA International, which intern highlighted the reason(s) why my CZ just couldn't perform as well. Further on in the conversation, the Match 54 came up and that afternoon I was on a well known gun site looking for a Match 54 only to be left scratching my head as there were so many with various model numbers, years, barrel lengths etc etc? It got very confusing to say the least.

I spoilt myself when shooting air rifles as I had Daystate's, Ripley's and my lovely Steyr which had the sweetest trigger.

If anyone could be kind enough to school me on the Match 54 then i'd honestly appreciate it as currently I have over 10 of them bookmarked.

One thing I will say is that I'm not wanting to use diopters and I'll be shooting mostly bench and possibly prone some of the time.

cheers cheers

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:52 pm 
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You would certainly be better off going down the Anschutz route than the BSA although they are a very nice rifle. Of the match 54’s you really want to try to get one of the **13 series many 1813’s out their for very reasonable money and for a bit more the 1913 is a newer version. Bill Phelps at welsharms.co.uk often has one or more in stock and being an ex international shooter is both very knowledgeable and totally reliable. His prices are always decent and he’s based in Cardiff.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:54 pm 
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When you get your 54, spend plenty of time making the myriad of butt adjustments etc to get her just right for you.

Get her right, your position, sling adjustment etc (it takes time) and get consistent with plenty of practice, before you start competition shooting.

You can buy examples very cheaply these days and they really are absolute tack drivers.

No need to spend stupid money.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:21 pm 
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I would take the BSA in preference anyday.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:03 pm 
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Nothing wrong with the excellent BSA International Fred, you will get no argument from me...

Different stokes for different folks.

You can buy Internationals very cheaply, but they are starting to become collectable, especially in good order.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:05 pm 
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you can get your anschutz fixed fairly easily if something breaks. when was the last time you saw an ejector spring for an international? I still want a new stock for mine.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:37 pm 
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Hi folks an update. Picked up a very nice 1813 Supermatch at the week end and very happy indeed.
I was half tempted with the Beezer but the Annie was always going to be first choice.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:39 pm 
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Chrisbaker42 wrote:
You would certainly be better off going down the Anschutz route than the BSA although they are a very nice rifle. Of the match 54’s you really want to try to get one of the **13 series many 1813’s out their for very reasonable money and for a bit more the 1913 is a newer version. Bill Phelps at welsharms.co.uk often has one or more in stock and being an ex international shooter is both very knowledgeable and totally reliable. His prices are always decent and he’s based in Cardiff.


Thanks for the heads up, I'm sorted now but it was a week of doing so much reading about the various models etc and lots of bookmarking on GT and GS.

I will still have a look at your suggestion though, thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm 
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Alan D wrote:
When you get your 54, spend plenty of time making the myriad of butt adjustments etc to get her just right for you.

Get her right, your position, sling adjustment etc (it takes time) and get consistent with plenty of practice, before you start competition shooting.

You can buy examples very cheaply these days and they really are absolute tack drivers.

No need to spend stupid money.


I spotted some match 54's ranging from £235 all the way upto £1200, I got mine for £750, a little more than I wanted to spend but its in great condition with the correct stock so I'm happy.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:43 pm 
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FredB wrote:
I would take the BSA in preference anyday.
Fred


Out of curiosity Fred, why do you say that?

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