Gun Report

KFS NS 522 .22 LR

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On the surface, the best buy in this test is the $299.95 KFS NS 522. But a more critical look at the gun showed that it lacked some crucial components, such as an adjustable trigger, and its cosmetics are strictly third-world. But it does feature a free-floated barrel, which helped it shoot consistently, if not superbly. In our view, it brings just enough to the party for us to say that if you can't afford to step up $100, you'll likely get years of adequate, trouble-free work out of the gun

KFS NS 522 .22 LR

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The KFS NS 522 shot RWS R50 very well, as the flying chicken silhouette demonstrates.
A downside—The 522's magazine area makes an uncomfortable platform. The sharp edges of the magazine and the well dig into the supporting hand. Upside: The Allen head screws allow shooters to torque-tune the action for best accuracy.
The 522's spiral barrel treatment adds distinctive styling to an otherwise utilitarian shooting tool.
The KFS's stock had 1.5 inches of drop at the heel and 1.25 inches of drop at the comb, which allowed our shooters to mount the gun comfortably.

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