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Old 12-31-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default Marl 25MN and .22LR Versus .22 Magnum

Hey all, as some of you may recognize - I'm always looking at buying new guns.
Right now I'm looking at a Marlin 25MN, used but in alright condition. I don't mind it used just cause of my purposes.

My concern is this: it uses .22 Magnum ammo. Obviously .22lr is the popular type, and I know that the magnum is more powerful and has better range and muzzle velocity, that's not the problem; the problem is ammo availability and cost.
I havn't seen one gun shop advertise .22 Magnum ammo! Is it really hard to find or what? Also does anyone know if its much more expensive than .22lr? Is the magnum ammo worth the effort of finding and paying for it too?

I'm not heart-set on this gun, I just see the opportunity. I don't want to pay a ton for .22 ammo though, and availability is always a plus!

Thanks again!
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Just about any store that sells ammo I've found 22 WMR. It is a bit expensive compared to 22LR. But it has it's uses. I love it for small furry woodland creatures. I've heard some say that the 17HMR will replace it but I can't see how. The 17 is a nice little round but I can't see it replacing anything.

My father in law has the same rifle you are talking about. It's a really nice shooter. A great addition to any shooters collection
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You WILL pay more for ammo. Have never seen "bulk" 22 mag the way you see 550 round boxes of cheep 22 LR. Most shops have some 22 mag.

Depends on how much you want to shoot. DO NOT try shooting 22 LR in a magnum firearm.
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.22WMR is easily found. It is more $ than .22lr, but so is everything else.
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WalMart has 50 round boxes for $10. And Cabelas website has 250 round boxes of ballistic tips for like $65 I think.
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I recently picked up a 22mag and I love it. Sure it costs a little more to shoot then my 22lr but it's still cheaper then anything else. I can pick up ammo at wally world for $10/50 any day of the week.
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I don't recall ever going to someplace that sells ammo and asking for .22WMR and being told they didn't carry it or have it in stock. It is probably my favorite round, but I know I am biased. A .22WMR was my first rifle.
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availability in canadia may be different. i would suggest calling your ammo stocking folks and ask about availability.
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We live in an age where you can get anything from just about anywhere via the Internet. If you can't find it in the stores go online.
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I would strongly suggest using CCI. CCI HP Maxi mags, Gamepoints, and V-max all shoot well. Remington 33gr accu-points are terrible as are most solid 40gr.
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