View Full Version : .22 Browning Semi-Auto or Remington 552

July 15, 2007, 04:54 PM

Want to buy a .22 for my 10 year old and myself. Looking at a Browning .22 semi auto Grade I or the Remington 552 BDL. Both have excellent reputations. Any recommendation on maintenance and upkeep. Which gun is easier to shoot, own, etc.


July 16, 2007, 09:43 PM
Having owned both I would go for the browning primarily because it has a steel receiver but I think it looks better too. They are both good plinkers and the rem 552 was the first gun I bought with my own money when I was 14. I literally wore that rifle out I put so many rounds through it. I still have the Browning and a 10/22 for autoloaders. I wouldn't mind having another 552 but am more into bolt guns with good glass these days. You won't go wrong with either choice. great guns.

July 17, 2007, 12:10 AM
I would say the Browning. It is much easier to strip and clean than the Remington 552. Typically, the Remington 552 get shot until they are totally fouled and full of gunk, then folks take them to a gunsmith or trade them. Not hard to clean out, but harder than the Browning.

July 18, 2007, 10:39 AM
Well the Browning certainly has more resale value and more collectability, so should make a fine heirloom or more trade in value if you go to upgrade.