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Old 01-19-2012, 10:52 PM   #121
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I know there are fans of the 17 that would use it on Cape Buffalo, but I'm not that brave. The 22mag rocks, and I'd like to see a revival of interest here. Maybe when Kel Tec brings out the 22 mag rifle companion to their 30 rd pistol. Could be interesting.
Yes it would. Swing by the inteo section and tell us about yourself

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #122
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You can't really compare the .22WMR and .17HMR. My .22 mag is a Browning A-bolt w/ a 3-9x40mm. It was some serious money years ago. My .17HMR is a Marlin 917v W/ a 4-12x40mm. Both rifles have Bushnell Trophy scopes.
The Browning will out shoot the heavy barrel Marlin in the field every day. Both are varmint accurate to 120 yards w/ a light breeze. The .22 mag will take coyotes where the .17 really falls short. I've used 20gr game points in .17, but they fall well short of a 40grHP .22WMR.

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I would love to see a comeback for the .22 mag, I had an old tube fed Marlin that shot really well and I would take my NAA Mini over any .25acp...

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Wifey bought me a Henry Golden Boy in .22mag for Christmas. Absolutely love everything about it, shots great and looks amazing. Ammo seems readily available. Just picked up a few boxes at the local min-mart. CTD had a good deal on bulk around the Holidays.

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:56 AM   #125
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Wifey bought me a Henry Golden Boy in .22mag for Christmas. Absolutely love everything about it, shots great and looks amazing.
I hope you took it apart and cleaned it before you shot it much.

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It's one of the new Henry's, not the original.
Still cleaned it before firing though.

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It's one of the new Henry's, not the original.
Still cleaned it before firing though.
Ya but they still cram way to much grease in the reciever of them.

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Old 01-20-2012, 07:03 AM   #128
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I would love to see a comeback for the .22 mag, I had an old tube fed Marlin that shot really well and I would take my NAA Mini over any .25acp...
You can still get the tube fed Marlin bolt action in 22-Mag. I've been thinking about getting the first one pictured below for a while now.

The XT-22MTW -

The XT-22MTSL -

the XT-22MTR -
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #129
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You can still get the tube fed Marlin bolt action in 22-Mag. I've been thinking about getting the first one pictured below for a while now.

The XT-22MTW -

The XT-22MTSL -

the XT-22MTR -
That looks just like it, great rifle.
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Well, there's always this little rascal
Grendel R-31...but they're rare as hen's teeth these days, with a price to match.



Used to be you could pick 'em up at around $300...now they go on auction sites for as much as $1200.
Median price seems to be between $900-1000...so if I ever need cash...LOL

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