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Old 09-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #241
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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.
I guess I wan't specific enough on my post coyote. The squirrels we hunt are out there by the hundreds of thousands and are like a small gopher. Not edible. If you take a banana and cut one third of it off , what you have left is the size of these squirrels. I love the 22 mag. My 95mn Marlin really groups the 50 grain federal hollow points the best with a ragged one hole at 50 yards. I shoot the 30 grain weight when hunting with it on these ground squirrels because they explode when they hit the ground and being public hunting land they do not ricochet. Good shooting.
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I'll take the .22 magnum. My Marlin 1894M is my favorite rifle.
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I'll take the .22 magnum. My Marlin 1894M is my favorite rifle.
Highhawk is that a lever action , your Marlin.
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I just saw where Ruger ifs coming out with a single-action 9 shot .22 magnum.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #245
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Highhawk is that a lever action , your Marlin.
His is

The .22 Magnums that Marlin has made...
1894M Lever action
57M Lever action
922M Semi-auto
None of those are in current production...shame that...

Bolt-action Family - 782/782L, 25M, 25MN/MNSS, 25MB, 25MG, 882/882L, 883/883N/883SS, 925M, 982VS/982VS-CF, XT22M-series
from 1976-present
The MG is a smoothbore...called the Garden gun...
the MB is a breakdown-style much like the 70P papoose - also called the Midget Magnum...
and if you find an 25-MBSS, you should buy a freeking lottery ticket, cause you just got Golden Lucky

Thats the Interchange list...which means you can gunsmith an XT22 trigger onto a 25MN
Find a SMART gunsmith...an idiot will screw it up...and it really ain't that hard.
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I just saw where Ruger ifs coming out with a single-action 9 shot .22 magnum.
I looked on the Marlin website, I guess that nice 1894 is no longer made in 22 magnum. Would like to find a nice used one. I love the 22 magnum as much as any firearm I have ever had. My first one was a bolt action model 783 , the one where forward on the safety was sage and back was fire.
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Wish I'd kept the Marlin 783 that I used to have. It was like new too. However, I do have another like new .22 mag, a Winchester 275, a really cool little pump. I never tried the .17, but never wanted one. A coyote can be very tenacious, Hell, I can't even see taking one with the .22mag. But short of that, I like it a lot.
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My Savage 93 is a beast. 30 gr. Hornady V-Max = 1/2 MOA, 5 shot groups @ 100 yards.

22 WMR isn't going anywhere.



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Lots of manufacuresrs are making 28gr 22 wmr ammo that is very comprable to a 17 hmr. In fact, it's getting hard to find 60 gr wmr hunting ammo.
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Lots of manufacuresrs are making 28gr 22 wmr ammo that is very comprable to a 17 hmr. In fact, it's getting hard to find 60 gr wmr hunting ammo.
Still pretty easy to find 50-grain Federal Game-Shok's!! My personal favorite for Marlin & Grendel applications!!

What they do to a coyote's head out of a Marlin 25MN...tiny hole In...Big Hole on the other side OUT!!
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