22 mag

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by RodCanfield, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    Hello if I could get some help I'm trying to decide if a 22 mag is worth buying I have a couple 22 lrs now and they do some good work but not sure if it's worth getting the mag.
     
  2. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    And on another point I recently put a 3x9x50mm on my 22 and the obj is on my barrel is that going to hurt anything??
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Yes, you need higher rings. No part of the scope should be in contact with the barrel or receiver.

    The first gun I ever purchased was a Winchester 9422m, still have it. I have killed wild hogs with it. Have not shot it much lately, but it always has been a good shooter.
     
  4. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    I can slide a sheet of paper under the end of scope but it's real close. Is that still pushing it? Thank you
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    "I can slide a sheet of paper under the end of scope but it's real close."
    Not touching is not touching. You're fine.
    As to the 22 mag, it is a safe bet that after you get it you will still shoot the 22 LR's 10 times as much as the mag. I might go with a center fire instead but that may be because I'm a reloader.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Can you see a gap between the scope and the barrel?

    As long as there is no contact between the two, you should be ok.

    Use a spark plug guage or something to check it.
     
  7. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    Only reason I'm considering the mag is because of distance I like to take longer shots but most times my 22 lr just don't cut it iv seen animals take the hit at 70 yards and just run off( talking raccoons) ofcourse, unless there is a better bullet for my 22 I'm not sure. I'll check with spark plug gauge see what that reads.
     
  8. RodCanfield

    RodCanfield New Member

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    What would be a good centerfire one then a nice accurate gun for small game and other rodents that like to get into my trash barrels lol
     
  9. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    a 22 mag will do a better job at 70ish yards, but maybe a .223 bolt gun would be the way to go. more bullet choices, more speed, more range, more knockdown. you'd have a more versatile gun that you could still use for the larger critters gettin in your trash bins anyway.

    i bought a savage axis in .223 last april & it put 1 inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards right out of the box (of course, your results may vary). considering they don't cost much more than a heavy barrelled 22 mag, that might not be a bad way to go.
     
  10. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    What he said. A .22 mag is tons of fun to shoot (just costs a lot) but the .223 or .25-06 will do a great job at that yardage. I have never hunted coons nor have I hunted with a .22 mag, but I know the .223 has a good bit of power at that yardage and is just as much fun to shoot. Just my humble opinion.
     
  11. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    I've got a few .22Mags...its become an addiction.
    Grendel P-30, P-31, R-31
    Marlin 25MN


    Even with all those, I still want more...
    Keltec PMR-30 on order...still waiting...grrrr
    Always searching for a great deal on a Marlin 922 (semi-auto)...or a Marlin 1894M (lever-action)...
    or a Marlin 57M (Lever-action)...just not willing to pay inflated auction prices...

    What got me hooked was the Marlin 25MN...first time out, I sighted in iron sights and a few minutes later outshot a guy
    who was using a scoped Savage in .17HMR on the 100-yard line...that sold me on the platform.
    That led to getting a good scope and doing some serious varminteering!!
    Its my go-to rifle for Varmints up to & including Coyote at up to 150-160 yards.
    [​IMG]


    Later I tripped across a Grendel P-30 (father of the Keltec PMR-30) in rough shape, cleaned it up, polished the internals,
    and its reliable as the day is long. Led to me getting the set. They work best with fat bullets (40- to 50- grain jacketed)
    [​IMG]

    If you get a semi-auto .22WMR, be warned, few work well. Ruger has started & stopped the 1022M 5 times!!
    I used the tips at GoldenLoki to get my Grendels humming right along...also works on ANY semi-auto.
    http://www.goldenloki.com/gunsmith/keltec/fullrp.htm