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GSG-522, anyone tried one?

Toying with the idea of buying myself a gift after tax return time. Seems like this would be a blast to play with at the range and really cheap to shoot (22lr).
Any thoughts as a plinking toy that can be used at any range.

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For a couple of hundred bucks more , AR-15 . You're not killing any zombies with a .22
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For a couple of hundred bucks more , AR-15 . You're not killing any zombies with a .22
True, that is what my 45, 357, 9mm and 12 gauge are for. Thinking of something different and cheap to shoot once in a while.

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For a couple of hundred bucks more , AR-15 . You're not killing any zombies with a .22
Max Brooks would disagree, but you're dead nuts right. For dual purpose, the AR w/.22LR kit is the way to go, for a cheap plinker, the GSG-5 looks the part, but, IMO, just as much fun can be had with a $200 Ruger 10/22.

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if its just for plinking and cheap shooting

have you looked at the sig 522
its not picky with ammo
ive shoot about 1500 federal bulk
500 blazer lead rounds
and 1100 winchester 555 bulk

with no gun related malfunction

whatever, im out have a nice one
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The problem with the Sig and the GSG - if there is one, is the price. Ammo might be inexpensive, but dropping $500 on a plinker is a tough pill to swallow, especially when there are alternatives at less than 1/2 the price.

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The problem with the Sig and the GSG - if there is one, is the price. Ammo might be inexpensive, but dropping $500 on a plinker is a tough pill to swallow, especially when there are alternatives at less than 1/2 the price.
This is true , the 10/22 is a great rifle at an unbeatable price .
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All true, that Ruger 10/22 with bull barrel is bad ass.. Not as cheap as the standard which is the best bang for the buck but damn that bull barrel and pimp wood is sweet. More things to think about.

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All true, that Ruger 10/22 with bull barrel is bad ass.. Not as cheap as the standard which is the best bang for the buck but damn that bull barrel and pimp wood is sweet. More things to think about.
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For a couple of hundred bucks more , AR-15 . You're not killing any zombies with a .22
I have a Remington 597 that's nuts on. I bet a 22 would do the job for a zombie apocalypse. All you have to do is push through the skull and I think a 22 would do that. Plus you could carry 100x more ammo.

That being said if I were starting fresh again I'd buy the AR15 and the $130 22 conversion kit I found on Amazon and be done with it. I'm pretty happy with that set up. It isn't anywhere as accurate as the Remington 597 but the AR with the 22 kit is like 2 rifles in one.

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if its just for plinking and cheap shooting

have you looked at the sig 522...
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You get what you pay for. I would never trade my Sig for a Mossberg, Smith or Ruger.

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The problem with the Sig and the GSG - if there is one, is the price. Ammo might be inexpensive, but dropping $500 on a plinker is a tough pill to swallow, especially when there are alternatives at less than 1/2 the price.
i paid 380 for mine had less than 500 rounds when i got

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Is it me or does that sound like an overpriced POS?

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Is it me or does that sound like an overpriced POS?
Overpriced for sure , dont know about the POS part .
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I dunno, there was mention about cheap parts and initial release problems. A $500 .22 shouldn't have any issues.

I'm with the 10 22 gang on this. Just pick one that fits your budget and use.

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Max Brooks would disagree, but you're dead nuts right. For dual purpose, the AR w/.22LR kit is the way to go, for a cheap plinker, the GSG-5 looks the part, but, IMO, just as much fun can be had with a $200 Ruger 10/22.
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From my experience the 15-22 is good but there are mixed reviews. Could be the earlier ones had issues? idk
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I have one of the first GSG 5sd. Not a POS at all. It is a great plinker. It eats up boxes of federal bulk ammo from walmart all day long. Plus you can find GSGs NIB for 300-350. I think Buds has them cheap. Plus pulling out an MP5SD look alike at he range really gets some looks.

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I dunno, there was mention about cheap parts and initial release problems. A $500 .22 shouldn't have any issues.

I'm with the 10 22 gang on this. Just pick one that fits your budget and use.
The Gen 1 guns had some problems, but I've had zero problems with mine.

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I'd pay a little more and would like to see a real suppressor added.

After shooting a 10/22 on a bipod, I really like the short magazines. Long magazines a tacticool, but impractical (not impossible) while using a bipod at most ranges.
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I have the 2nd gen GSG5 SD and it has been a great little plinker. I also own a 10-22 which is the benchmark for what a .22 should be, but the SD is just so much fun and it does get alot of interest. I bought it because I like the MP-5 platform, and the fact that it was .22 it makes it a fun plinker. Definately look around there are great deals to be had on these.

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You won't find an AR with a .22LR kit that can shoot like this though. This is my 10/22 with mild modifications at 50 yards.

Each group of shots is a different brand of ammo. I was trying to find out which one worked the best with *my* rifle, so I could stock up on it.


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No you won't. The conversion kits are not that accurate.

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You won't find an AR with a .22LR kit that can shoot like this though. This is my 10/22 with mild modifications at 50 yards.

Each group of shots is a different brand of ammo. I was trying to find out which one worked the best with *my* rifle, so I could stock up on it.

What are the mild modifications on yours? I was pretty impressed with my 10/22T right out of the box. Mine won't get groups quite as good as yours but I may be the weak link in that equation.
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Mine is basically a 10/22T, but with a Hogue overmold stock.

I dropped the stock barrel (I'm pretty sure I sold it), and picked up an E.R. Shaw Spiral Fluted barrel. I stripped the paint off the receiver since it was gumming up the bolt. Cleaned and polished the bolt and trigger group. Then purchased and installed a Titanium bolt release and bolt handle/recoil spring assembly (bigger bolt handle caused problems so I may have gone back to stock after I polished it). And I added an extended mag release and bolt buffer.

The only things in there that really effect accuracy was polishing the trigger group and the new barrel. The rest was ease of operation upgrades. I didn't bed the action or float the barrel or anything. I guess I kinda lucked out, as I've had many builders tell me it usually takes a lot more work to get a rifle to shoot like this.

Keep in mind, these shots were taken from a benchrest to test ammo. It's not like I was shooting freehand or anything.



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Mine is basically a 10/22T, but with a Hogue overmold stock.

I dropped the stock barrel (I'm pretty sure I sold it), and picked up an E.R. Shaw Spiral Fluted barrel. I stripped the paint off the receiver since it was gumming up the bolt. Cleaned and polished the bolt and trigger group. Then purchased and installed a Titanium bolt release and bolt handle/recoil spring assembly (bigger bolt handle caused problems so I may have gone back to stock after I polished it). And I added an extended mag release and bolt buffer.

The only things in there that really effect accuracy was polishing the trigger group and the new barrel. The rest was ease of operation upgrades. I didn't bed the action or float the barrel or anything. I guess I kinda lucked out, as I've had many builders tell me it usually takes a lot more work to get a rifle to shoot like this.

Keep in mind, these shots were taken from a benchrest to test ammo. It's not like I was shooting freehand or anything.


Nice looking rifle. I like the Smurf stock . Mine is all stock, other than a Power Custom trigger, extended mag release, and bolt buffer. I may send the barrel and bolt out to that guy on Rimfire Central who works over the stock barrels for accuracy. I'd replace the barrel but I really like the look of the subtle spiral fluting on the stock 10/22T barrel.
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Yeah, have the bolt and chamber worked over, then figure out what ammo it likes.

If you want, we can meet up one day and you can use my rifle rest to see what the gun can really do.

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