OK. I bought a Remington 522 Viper back in the early nineties. It's a cheap rifle. The first one was faulty, but returned it, and got another, and it has been an accurate, dependable gun. Killed lots of things with it. I bought it because I favored the sighting system over other comparably priced rifles. It's all polymer except for the bolt, and barrell. The iron sights are the same as the ones on a model 700. Overkill for a .22, but I love the sights. The clips are cheaply made, and have had a few go bad. Probably due to keeping several clips loaded, compressing the spring. I don't do that any more, and have had no problems. Beings it's plastic, it has to be cleaned often, but that's not a problem. Anyways, just for giggles a couple of weeks ago, I decided to test it at 100 yards, and was suprised that I shot 3" groups with open sights, with only a couple of fly offs. I liked CCI Stinger ammo, and mini mags, but found that cheap ol' federal ammo performed better in this gun as far as loading, and accuracy. So, I got me a 3-9x40 scope to try out on it to see if it will improve my accuracy at 100 yards, or not. It has a weaver scope rail, so I should be able to remove, and replace the scope without changing the zero, or eye relief. I plan to pit it against my buddies .17 HMR. I know the .17 has a longer range, but am not convinced about the accuracy past 100 yards., and practicality for the cost of ammo. Best I could do with the .17 at 100 yards was a 1" group with a 3-9x40 scope. So, does anybody else have one of these rifles (522)? Do you like it? I think it's cosidered inferior, and was only in production for 5 years. Virtually no accessories were made for it, aside from some 15 round clips which are no longer available as far as I know. Cheap or not, I like mine. I'm better with it than I am a 10/22, or that tube fed marlin auto. Maybe it's just me.