I have a JW-15. Had it for 7 or 8 years now. It is very accurate. I would buy another one if I could find one for a decent price. The biggest problem is the soft stock.
My CZ 22 is slighlty more accurate. However, my favorite jack rabbit rifle is a used Marlin 25N bot action. It hits everything that it is aimed at.
I just had to add a Basix trigger to make a fantastic rifle.
I have been packing up for a relocation back to MT this past week and when the sea of boxes really got me down yesterday I grabbed the JW-15 I have set-up for sub-sonic rounds and two boxes of Aguila SE Sub-sonic HP's and headed out to a spot where I'd seen some ground squirrel activity earlier this month. The squirrels were smart enough to stay out of the 130 degree heat so I spent some time flicking pebbles about on the canyon floor. What a rifle! From a loose rest I was hitting everything I shot at out ot 80-ish yards. If you can find one of these great rifles, buy it. Set it up for subsonics ammo and have a "dedicated" rifle set up for squirrel and rabbit hunting. (The Subs are really devastating on rabbits.) What these JW-15's lack in refinery, they definitely make up for in accuracy. ~AMMOe
PS: And if you don't want it, get me the phone # of the guy who has it. I'll take it! Can't have too many JW's.
Wannabe - Here's pic of my JW-15. It's basically a Chinese knock-off of the Brno 22's, which are forerunners of the CZ's that are so well thought of today. My JW-15 wears a slightly modified stock. I slimmed down the pistol grip area, fluted the comb, and stripped off the red gunk they used for a stock finish. Still doesn't look very good but it's lots better'n it was :lol: . Second pic is of a JW-15A that I sold last year. It was better looking than the JW-15 but never shot quite as well, tho they both shot much better'n a $75 import should :roll: . With a little tweaking, they make great small game getters/plinkers. Both of mine would throw the first shot from a cold, clean barrel, about half to three quarters of an inch from POA. After that they'd put 'em where I aimed 8) .
I have had quite a few JW-15 and 15A rifles in the past 3 years. All of them have been good shooters. The triggers vary, some very good, some not so good. Most are adjustable for creep. I see quite a few of them at gunshows here in Ohio. They sell in the $80-$100 range. I bought a JW-15 with a cheap 4X32 scope at a show three weeks ago for $80. I gave it to a friend for a starter rifle for his son. If you are looking for a reasonably accurate rifle they are hard to beat for the money