I don't mean to screw w the vibe but you if you want a 22 Mag gun primarily that can also shoot 22 LR then all is well. However, if your looking for a 22 LR and accuracy is important, keep on walking. The guns are bored .224 for the larger round and this is does not promote accuracy in 22 LR.
No one told me about the above when I bought my Ruger SS in the 70s. Built like a tank, most Ruger revolvers are but all tools have their strengths and weaknesses.
Large frame revolvers are heavy and this weight is recoil friendly. Try 38s in a 357 and see how that works for you but 22 Mag is only $11 for 50 and occupies its own place. In a 6.5" barrel, it has same velocity as 22 LR in a rifle. 22 mag is under appreciated IMHO - 42% one shot stops - not bad for 40 gr.
Last edited by Gonzilla; 05-01-2012 at 05:13 PM.