.22 mag Semi-auto Rifle

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by camel934, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. camel934

    camel934 New Member

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    Am looking for a good reputable .22 magnum semi-auto rifle. Any suggestions on manufacturer or models?
     
  2. Control

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    If high quality and looks matter then the Brno 611 is a classic.

    Try and find one!

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  3. nitestalker

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    The ZKM is the best ever made. I have had mine for many years. The good thing was I bought 4 extra magazines for it at the time. The rifles are very expensive the mags are over $100 bucks each if you can find them. They did crack the forearms at the rear.:)

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  4. camel934

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    I have been looking around locally and it seems that nobody is carrying .22 mag semi-auto rifles. They are all .22 long rifle. Is there a reason for this?
     
  5. BRAD313

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    Long rifle is more popular and cheaper to shoot just do some shoping around u will find one most new ones I see are rugers and u could always go with a 17 hmr it your not stuck on the 22 mag I my self love my 22 mag tho
     
  6. camel934

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    I just felt that the magnum gave the rifle a little more oomph and better accuracy. I could be wrong. I have heard the .17 cal rifles are great, but the ammo is not near as prolific as .22 cal
     
  7. nitestalker

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    Has anyone shot the Ruger .22 Mag Auto? How are they?
     
  8. BRAD313

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    I don't have a semi auto Ruger but the lever action Ruger I got I wouldn't trade for any other 22
     
  9. cnorman18

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    I used to have a Winchester 9422M in .22 Magnum -- lever action similar to the 94 30-30. Wonderful rifle. Don't know if they're still made.
     
  10. big shrek

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    Yes, almost every .22WMR semi-auto has failed.

    The few that make them right, are expensive...
    Volquartzen & Magnum Research make 'em...real pricey tho...
    Keltec's RMR-30 has a low MSRP, but demand pushes them into astronomical range...

    Marlin's 922M was discontinued along with the Camp 9 & 45 due to Bill Clinton's Gun Ban of 1994...so were a few others...
    like the H&R 700...the Grendel R-31...made well, but killed by the ban...hicap mags...
    I've got the 922M & Grendel R-31...looking for an H&R 700...when I get more funds to work with...
    Got no problem buying more 922M's or R-31's again, I LOVE mine!!
    Did have to polish the bolt & rails on the Grendel...along with a few other Goldenloki.com tips...
    well worth 30 minutes work ;)

    Ruger gave up...they made the 1022M, but stopped & started production 5 times so far, then sold the rights to VQ & Magnum Research...
    If you find a 1022M, you'll end up replacing a lotta parts for VQ/other aftermarket supplies...be ready...


    The BRNO & CZ offerings are reportedly good, but I have zero experience with 'em...
    I'd read into the CZ boards and see what sort of issues they're having before getting one...

    Excel makes the Accelerator...which is one of the ugliest 10-rd carbines I've ever seen...same for their pistol...
    I've held 'em, just wasn't very fun...especially in comparison the the others...very boxy grip...weird feel to it...
     
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  11. tacticalfun

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    How about a magnum research 10/22 high end clone in .22 mag? Ive never lost a shoot with. Its amazing but will cost you. Im being lazy so here's a stock photo.
    Msrp is about 950$ picked mine up for around 800$
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  12. camel934

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    Thanks Big Shreck! Good info! Should keep me busy a while
     
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  14. camel934

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    Gatoragn, I appreciate bit it says the item was no longer available or sold. I may have to find another dealer for one of these
     
  15. camel934

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    I didn't know that the .22 and .22 mag rifles were not interchangeable. I know that .22 rounds will most likely be prolific when SHTF but .22 mag may not be quite so easily found. Therefore, I'm thinking I should just go for a regular .22 semi-auto and forget the mag
     
  16. big shrek

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    Think about it this way...in SHTF, folks get the ammo they need, how much .22lr will really be available??
    It'll get wiped off the counters the first day...whereas .22WMR will likely take a few more days to run out...
    remember last summer when it was hard as heck to find .22lr at all??

    My local Walmart carries four brands of .22WMR, the local sporting goods stores a few others, and LGS's always have a few boxes...
    trick is to stock up beforehand...certain times of year are key, because of typical weather emergencies happening...
    so take advantage of online ammo sales to Brick Up ;)

    And have More Than One Option...you'll need a .22lr, a .22WMR, a 9mm of some type, a .40 Glock cause cops carry lots of that,
    2.23/5.56, .30-30, .30-06, .308, .45ACP (glock or 1911), .45-70 are the startups...with all those popular caliber options,
    you'll have a wide array to choose from to use, and when one runs out of ammo, you grab another & keep going...

    Military currently uses the M-9A1 berretta (9mm), M-4 (5.56), and M240B (7.62/.308)...which means after-battlefield opportunity...
    cops use a wide variety of calibers, but mostly 9mm, .40, with a few using .357SIG, and .45ACP...
    most cop rifles are either AR-types in 5.56/.223 or snipers in .7.62/.308, so that gives you compatibility with military ammo.
    Not to mention the 12-gauge shotguns both use...but in TETOWAKI, mil-spec/cop ammo will be almost impossible to buy.
    far easier to remove from DB's post-battle.

    Just for fun, say we have a massive zombie (weaponized rabies) outbreak...you take your initial ammo supply,
    and supplement it with that found on DB's spread all over the landscape...check the ammo pouches for extra mags...
    weapons won't be hard to find...as the zombies just want meat...so there will be easy guns,
    but likely emptied just before the owner was eaten...still worth checking the chamber/mag...every bullet counts...
    and that's a TETOWAKI...total breakdown of society/world...
    watch any zombie movie or end-of-the-world movie for more options...like "The Road" or "Mad Max"

    SHTF usually means a Temporary, but possibly 2-weeks long to a year of issues...
    which means eventually things will return more or less to normal, meanwhile, you're on your own.
    In that case, you hold your position and bunker up, or didi mau to your bug-out location...
    Hurricane-type situations, major flooding, tornado outbreaks, Watts Riots, that sorta thing...
    Since Law & Order are expected to be re-instituted, you try to keep out of trouble, but defend you & yours...
    If you've got a decent amount of ammo stored up in a safe/fire-locker, & plenty of food/water, you're fine.
    Don't go hunting for trouble, it'll probably find you instead.

    If you live in a wood-frame house, find at least a concrete block/brick home ASAP...preferrably something stronger...
    If you live on a flood plain, move to Higher Ground...or build up your property to be 3' higher than the 100-yr flood mark...
    Tactical Home Prep tends to be far more important than what you put in it...
    Burglar bars are a requirement if you have low windows...stop zombies and gangs...
    basically, if you are prepared for hurricanes, major flooding, zombies & New Orleans Residents, you have all the bases covered.