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Love my new GSG-522

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Ernie Leimkuhler, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Ernie Leimkuhler

    Ernie Leimkuhler New Member

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    I got a sale flyer from CDNN with a whole bunch of Tacticool 22's, which got me to searching for online reviews and youtube videos. The GSG 522 seemed to have a lot of fans.
    I paid $269 for the version with the fake suppressor and the collapsible stock.
    For $20 I got the kit that restores all the bits they had to change after the HK lawsuit.
    Mags are $17 each so I got 3 extras.
    When it arrive on Wednesday I ran down to the range and blew 100 rds of 22 and had a big grin on my face for hours after.
    Such a fun gun!
    I slapped a cheap tactical scope on it that I had gotten off of Amazon for $60 and had tossed it on a shelf after trying it at 100 yds.
    While the scope sucked on my Keltec SU-16, it works perfectly on my GSG 522.
    I grabbed an aftermarket forend grip that adds rails for lights and lasers from a guy on ebay for $20, and HKparts.com sells real HK takedown pins that work fine on the GSG.
    After the first trip to the range I grabbed 6 more mags.
    BTW the 22 rd mags hold 24 rds.
    I have tried 10 different brands of 22 LR in this and it eats all of them.
    I was shooting it today (Sunday) at Champion at 25 yds and with the scope was getting consistent 1" - 1.5", 25 shot groups. I can get the same size groups at 10 yds shooting from the hip with the laser.
    This is the most fun I have had with a 22 in 30 years.
    I have never wanted access to a quarry and a bag of tin cans so much.
    I was thinking about getting the GSG STG-44 or the MP-40, but the reviews point out that they are all steel and damn heavy.
    At 9.5 lbs. the STG-44 copy in 22LR ways 1 pound less than a real STG-44.
    They both look good, but I don't think they would be as fun to shoot.
    I see that the GSG 522 is very easy to SBR by buying the pistol barrel, but I have trouble with spending $200 for a tax stamp for a $270 gun.
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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Those things are really cool! I wouldn't mind getting one myself.
    Welcome to the site, Ernie! Hope you enjoy it!:)
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I had one of those and decided to trade it off for some reason.My friend at the store bought it and took it home to shoot starlings , yes accurate enough to shoot them pesky little turds
    At least that was his claim:rolleyes:
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  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    There needs to be a new rule here a NWFA! Gushing about a new gun needs to have some picks!
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Those are fun. The SD version looks the best IMO but they sure left something to be desired on the 3/8" barrel diameter.

    I was lucky years ago when I had mine to find the collapsible stock. Added to the cool factor.
  6. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    I agree ... It's a fun shooter. Here's mine with the pre-lawsuit kit installed, along with real HK MP-5 buttstock/pushpins, real HK rear sight, aftermarket HK clone top rail mount, and Burris reddot.


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  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not as tacticool, but the kids and I love our Ruger Charger 10/22

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  8. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I miss my HK mp5. Liked it enough to draw it in pencil and charcoal. Forgive my P.O.C. scanner please. Really liked the sliding stock, but I gave it to my daughter a couple of years ago...but life goes on.(still get to shoot it once in a while though)
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
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  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a pretty darned talented drawing, albin!

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  10. Truenorth

    Truenorth Pacific Northwet Active Member

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    If you think the 522 is fun with stick mags just wait until you buy TWO of those damn 104 round drums. Take 10 minutes to load, ten seconds to empty.

    Say goodbye to your 22LR stash...(great opportunity to burn up all those old CCI Blazers!)
    Say hello to sore face from smiling too much...