.22 WMR Rifles?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by SWBMOAMP2691, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. SWBMOAMP2691

    SWBMOAMP2691 New Member

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    Hey forum, I recently acquired a revolver chambered in .22 WMR and long story short the revolver was junk so I sold it and now have 500 ish rounds of .22 WMR (I like to stock up :)) and a few extra dollars I'd like to invest in a not so junky rifle that is chambered for that round. I'm looking for suggestions on an affordable purchase option or even ridiculously expensive rifles too, it's always good to know what's out there regardless of price.
    Thanks :)
     

  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Henry Golden Boy. An acquaintance is very pleased with his. (+American made)
     
  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Marlin XT22 is available in 3 version in .22 mag
     
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  4. Clem

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    My .22 WMR rifle is a Ruger 10/22 Magnum. It has a 20" GM heavy barrel, Kidd trigger in a Hogue stock. It shoots almost as well as my similarly modified 10/22 in .22 LR. Nice if you can find one. They are now out of production.
     
  5. Triumphman

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    I have a Ruger 77/22 magnum bolt action. It's the All Weather stainless model with laminate stock. Mine is an older one with changable barrels like the 10/22 models. The newer ones have a screwed on barrel.
    There's Rossi(either as a single rifle or as combination kit)
    Marlin, Henry, H&R, Savage, Remington, Weatherby, Winchester, Browning, Mossberg, Stevens(owned by Savage), Sako and I'm sure some that are older and not in production anymore. Just be sure you can get parts for one if purchased.
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  6. lonyaeger

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    Here is one that's ridiculously expensive, but they're not being made any more and the value increases every day. BRNO is the predecessor to CZ and they stopped production in 2005. Some say it's the best .22WMR ever made, all steel, always nice wood, and extremely accurate. Plus they're cool little breakdowns.

    The magazines are becoming very scarce and can command $150 and up, if you can even find them. This one comes with TWO mags, which is a real plus.

    BRNO Arms Model ZKM 611 22 Magnum Semi Auto Rifle : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com
     
  7. Clem

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    For $1250 I will have to pass.
     
  8. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    Here is the rifle I have: Marlin Model 982VS. Its not the most expensive date and not the least expensive, but its a solid performer that is very accurate and looks good to boot! :D

    BTW - If you can't find a rifle I can take al that .22WMR off your hands so you have more space in the gun safe. ;)
     
  9. Txhillbilly

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    Browning-CZ-Exel Arms-Henry-Marlin-Remington-Ruger-Savage-and a few others all make rifles in 22WMR.
     
  10. SWBMOAMP2691

    SWBMOAMP2691 New Member

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    Nice suggestions, pretty impressed by the CZ, the Henry looks good too. Just a thought but do they make any AR Platforms in .22WMR? That would be pretty neat. I did find a Savage locally that was really nice, the price was good too at about 279.99. Don't know much about Savage quality but it was a very sturdy bolt action with an adjustable trigger pull 2-5 lbs. Once again thanks for the feedback.
     
  11. lonyaeger

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    I wish! That would be the ultimate prairie dog killer! I don't believe anyone makes one yet. :(
     
  12. Triumphman

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    The closest thing to a 22magnum AR platform would be the S&W Tactical 22LR. They unfortunately don't make a magnum model at this time. HOWEVER, if you want something a little more powerful, have you looked at, or handled a "new" Hi-Point Tactical Carbine in 9mm. I have one and those things are a hoot, and 9mm isn't much more expensive than 22magnum shells.
    Those Savage rifles are cost efficient, but highly accurate. I have a Savage Axis, but in 22LR with a Bushnell Banner 4-16x40AO, lighted reticle and with fast focus eye and it's one of my squirrel/groundhog getters.
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  13. montveil

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    If you want a single shot in-expensive, accurate rifle look at the H&R 's . That is, if you can do it in one shot. You can also get accessory barrels in other calibers- the rim fires use one receiver, 22, 22 mag, 17 and the centerfires use another. H&R Sportster Rifles
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Savages are good guns but new marlins do the sane w the trigger and they have better warranties. Plus they are usually about the same price.
     
  15. Triumphman

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    Marlinman, not to get far off the subject, but where is the Marlin 22lr, 22wmr and 17hmr now made? I know Remington has control/makes the centerfires and they've really messed them up. How about the rimfire's? Is the fit/finish quality top notch like they used to be?
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  16. Marlinman

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    Remington has NOTHING to do with marlins guns. And they are made in NC. The fit and finish is great. The center fires are awesomely made now.
     
  17. DrumJunkie

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    I found an old Marlin model 783 bolt action that I really like. I see them on gunbroker all the time. The newer Marlins and Savages are some pretty good ones and probably a lot easier to come by.
     
  18. Marlinman

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    Then buy the 783
     
  19. Triumphman

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    I'm sorry Marlinman, BUT Freedom Group bought out Remington, Marlin, Bushmaster and probably other gun manufacturers. Marlin, at least the Lever Actions, went to Illion, Ny in 2008 to the Remington plant from the New Haven plant which closed it's doors in 2010, and last I knew anything above a 22 rimfire(not 22 hornet) is a centerfire. Remington DOES own(round about way) and have control of all models of Marlin which was given to them by the Freedom Group. Remington is now putting THEIR BARREL STAMP on Marlins, or at least the lever action centerfires. You're right on some account, which I learned just recently, is that some of the rifles are built in Kentucky or N.C. plant(don't know which State), but I don't know which models, be they, the rimfire models or also some of the bolt action centerfires. I don't own a bolt action or rimfire Marlin, which was why I was asking about their quality as I like Marlin and hope to get one of the new models in the future.
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