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#3113631 - 12/18/17 04:21 PM 552 Fox Squirrel
AdamT Online
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 2305
Loc: Southwest Virginia, USA
A while back I picked up a Remington 552 Speedmaster in a trade. I got it for basically nothing (couple boxes of handgun shells), but it needed some TLC. A little surface rust, a broken fore arm, really gritty action and a missing receiver cover. Well, a good cleaning fixed the rust and action, I replaced the broken and missing parts, then mounted a Leupold VX-1 rimfire 2-7 in some Burris rings and it was good to go.

Had a little down time today after lunch so I headed to the woods to look for some squirrels. As soon as I entered the woods, I saw a fox squirrel bouncing along the ground about 60 yards ahead. Watched it climb up a tree and eased into position. The 552 put a CCI mini mag right up through its jaw. The shot was almost 90* vertical.

Not long afterwards the wind picked up and the fog rolled in so I had to call it quits before getting any more opportunities. I like this little rifle though, especially considering what I have in it.

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#3113649 - 12/18/17 05:05 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
GC Online
PM Junkie

Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 15812
Loc: Missouri
That's a great picture! My dad used a 552 Speedmaster for some time. I've always liked those rifles but have never owned one myself.
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#3113821 - 12/19/17 12:15 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: GC]
porcupine Offline
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Registered: 08/04/11
Posts: 5
Loc: western washington
Great picture. Awesome work you did on restoring the rifle. Hope you get many years of enjoyment for your efforts.

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#3114100 - 12/19/17 10:13 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
6mm06 Offline
PM senior

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 7220
Loc: USA

Yep, very nice photo, and rifle too. It's good to see rifles from days gone by restored and put into use.

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#3114185 - 12/20/17 08:41 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
WTJones Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 01/25/14
Posts: 77
Loc: eastern Kansas
Awesome rifle. I did the same thing to an old remington pump I bought at a gun show years ago. That old rifle is still the one I grab in a safe (or two)full of rifles. They just shoot.
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#3114360 - 12/20/17 04:56 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
Droptine26 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 578
Loc: NJ, USA
Great pic and congrats on the restoration!

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#3116344 - 12/26/17 07:53 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
yotekiller47 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 761
Loc: Tennessee
I have a 552 Speedmaster and I really like the rifle. It is a good looking rifle and even better shooter. I use the CZ 553 varmint anymore because I really like bolt guns. You did a good job on the repairs. Looks good and enjoy the rifle.
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#3116416 - 12/27/17 01:20 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
AdamT Online
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Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 2305
Loc: Southwest Virginia, USA
Thanks all. I've thought about refinishing the blueing on the barrel and magazine tube and replacing the stock with one to match the fore arm, but part of me likes the aged look of it.
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#3116609 - 12/27/17 07:03 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
Jacob_Hanan Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/07/06
Posts: 688
Loc: Arnett, Oklahoma.
I like that rifle. Very nice.
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#3169666 - 11/01/18 10:24 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
ackleyman Online
PM senior

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 7953
Loc: Hickville
I had a Deluxe, fire lapped the barrel with 5 shots of 500 grit, then 5 shots of 800 grit, amazing accuracy afterwards. I gave the rifle to my little brother, it is a dandy 100 yard rifle on black birds.

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#3169966 - 11/03/18 04:46 PM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
Brad Phillips Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 929
Loc: Gilbertville, IA
Fine looking rifle.
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#3174275 - 11/29/18 08:45 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
redhaze Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/03/18
Posts: 35
Loc: Texas
Nice picture and rifle.

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#3176989 - 12/10/18 11:48 AM Re: 552 Fox Squirrel [Re: AdamT]
redhaven Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 65
Loc: MO
Great rifles. I have a 572 Field Master that has always been fun to shoot.

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