Yes I know... there are lots of threads already regarding choosing a rifle - I honestly have tried the forum search - and found loads of excellent information - just not quite what I was looking for....
(originally I had asked this at the end of "Anschutz 1807 Olympic - need insight and advice" but I think it's clearer as a seperate question)
I'm struggling with the Anschutz numbering schemes / chronology and would really appreciate some help and advice.
The Anschutz website and catalogue are fine for current offerings but I'm looking for a good but reasonably priced second hand prone Anschutz similar to a 1911 that I used to use.
Most of the dealers I've come accross have a stack of "Match 54" rifles, a few 1403s and I've also found an 1807 that looks interesting.
In "Anschutz 1807 Olympic - need insight and advice" one of your members gave some excellent feedback and descriptions which I'm definately taking on-board.
I've found lots of information about how to date your rifle
and a useful but incomplete list of Anschutz items:
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/cgi ... 1&offset=0
The questions I really have are...
1) can some one point me to a simple comparitive overview of different Anschutz? (not just these three if possible...)
2) is a 1403 better or worse than an 1807 or a generic labelled Match 54
3) Is there anything I should really be looking for / avoiding?
I have the feeling that some of the dealers will happily stear you towards the max priced item and I'm not really sure if the sales pitch is good info or not.... e.g. I've been told that an "X" stamp on the barel means it is a better barrel.... no idea if it's true or not...
(personaly, I'm looking for a good rifle for indoor prone shooting with 1/6th minute sites. 3P might still be interesting if it's possible but this isn't driving the choice at all. I wouldn't class myself close to your expert catagory at all but I used to be able to hit 19 out of 20 tens before a few years break)
any help would be very greatly apprecited