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rugermatt 07-29-2010 03:42 AM

ruger .22 magnum lever action
 
i saw a ruger .22 magnum lever action at a small gun shop in PA a while back. i was very tempted to buy this gun, but have never even shot a .22 magnum. i know nothing about this gun, and can't find it on rugers web site. i also haven't seen another like it. has anyone heard anything about or owned one of these? it looks like a fun little plinker.

c3shooter 07-29-2010 12:32 PM

Ruger Model 96. Made in .22 Mag and .17 Mag. Ruger makes good guns. IMHO, these are rather pricy- but if that is what floats your boat..........

stalkingbear 07-29-2010 02:03 PM

The nice thing about them is the short throw lever action. There's nothing wrong with them and you can get off aimed shots almost as fast as with a semi-auto.

DrumJunkie 07-29-2010 02:19 PM

I had never even thought about a rifle set up like that. But now I want one! Thanks..Thanks a lot:p

rugermatt 07-29-2010 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 322256)
Ruger Model 96. Made in .22 Mag and .17 Mag. Ruger makes good guns. IMHO, these are rather pricy- but if that is what floats your boat..........

yea that is the reason i didn't buy one, almost $400. but this gun just looks fun, hoping i might find one used somewhere.

Txhillbilly 07-31-2010 02:15 AM

The Ruger 96 is pretty much a copy of the Marlin 56/57/57M with the exception of the magazine. All of them are fun guns to shoot,and have decent accuracy.
Winchester also made a lever action styled after the Marlin, a Model 250-22lr and a Model 255-22wmr.

I had a Marlin 57M-22wmr as a child,but sold it years ago.
Recently I got an unfired in the box first year(1956) Marlin 56-22lr in a trade,but then sold it to a collector before I got the urge to shoot it.
I do have a nice Winchester 255 22wmr though,and it's fun to shoot.You can still find these around for a decent price,most are $100-200.


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