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Old 07-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #231
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I was wondering, do they or did they make a FULL AUTO .22 CALIBER GUN?
AM-180, sold to Police Departments and Prisons for "Crowd Control"
Was available in a quad-mount setup...
.22lr only
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In MY opinion, the .22WMR is more useful and versatile than the .17HMR-especially for bigger stuff. I don't see it going away any time soon. I currently own 3 .22mags.
there will always be room for the .22wmr especially for varmint control (and i am not just talking about rats and squirrels). there will always be times when you need a little more a$$kickin' power out of a .22.
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Swear by my NAA Pug (22MMR) for "deep" concealment and alot of entertainment at the range- as previously noted- it certainly "breathes fire". Highly underestimated caliber IMHO...

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I banked a large portion of my SHTF prep on the .22 magnum. I have a Savage 93 and a Henry lever action rifle both in .22 magnum. I own two Charter Arms Pathfinder revolvers (2" & 4") in .22 magnum and two NAA mini revolvers again in .22 magnum. I have a couple thousand rounds of ammo. As I said, it is a portion of my collection. I have other firearms. Shotguns & revolvers, but these are easy to grab and a LOT of ammo can be carried. I would have to say that my .22's and my two 20 gauge single shots represent the heart of my planning. With these I can get by just fine..

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I banked a large portion of my SHTF prep on the .22 magnum. I have a Savage 93 and a Henry lever action rifle both in .22 magnum. I own two Charter Arms Pathfinder revolvers (2" & 4") in .22 magnum and two NAA mini revolvers again in .22 magnum. I have a couple thousand rounds of ammo. As I said, it is a portion of my collection. I have other firearms. Shotguns & revolvers, but these are easy to grab and a LOT of ammo can be carried. I would have to say that my .22's and my two 20 gauge single shots represent the heart of my planning. With these I can get by just fine..
Might wanna get a Can also...a sound surpressor will come in VERY handy for noise reduction!!
If they can't hear ya properly, they can't tell where ya are

Plus, you can then thread ALL your .22lr & .22WMR firearms!! Share the Can!!
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Good point. Having one suppressor for everything from .22LR to .223/5.56 would be convenient. Just make sure you have a can that can be disassembled for regular cleaning since rimfire ammo can quickly dirty up the innards of a suppressor, which cuts down on it's efficiency. BTW, in case you weren't aware, you can also use larger caliber suppressors (like ones for 7.62 or 9mm rounds) on your smaller caliber guns if you already own one, they just don't work (reduce the noise) as well. OTOH, do NOT use a .22/5.56 can on larger caliber weapons.

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I have used the 22 mag extensively for over 35 years. I have the Marlin model 95 MN bolt action with a clip. I used to have the model 783 bolt action Marlin with a tube feed that I purchased new in the 1970's. (the one where forward on the safety was safe and back was fire) I use Federal 50 grain hollowpoints which rag out a hole at 50 yards. I also use the 30 grain Hornady V Max. The 30 grainers are kicking out I believe 2200 fps or so. I have also used the bullet weights in between and just love the 22 mag. I own 2 Marlin 17 HMR rifles and like that cartridge also. It does reach out there but is extremely wind sensitive. Both of these cartridges work well on ground squirrels down in Idaho. Good shooting to all.

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Seedy, ground squirrels ? Im not trying to piss ANYONE off but I have both calibers and I dont even hunt small game with my HMR because when I first got it I hit a grey squirrel with it at about 75 yards and it looked like it had been through a garbage desposal. (I dont waste meat) So if Im out for ground hogs or any other varmint 17 is better IMHO.If Im hunting game I use my 22 Mag and it has never dissapointed me.

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