ruger .22 magnum lever action

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by rugermatt, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. rugermatt

    rugermatt New Member

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    i saw a ruger .22 magnum lever action at a small gun shop in PA a while back. i was very tempted to buy this gun, but have never even shot a .22 magnum. i know nothing about this gun, and can't find it on rugers web site. i also haven't seen another like it. has anyone heard anything about or owned one of these? it looks like a fun little plinker.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Ruger Model 96. Made in .22 Mag and .17 Mag. Ruger makes good guns. IMHO, these are rather pricy- but if that is what floats your boat..........
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The nice thing about them is the short throw lever action. There's nothing wrong with them and you can get off aimed shots almost as fast as with a semi-auto.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I had never even thought about a rifle set up like that. But now I want one! Thanks..Thanks a lot:p
     
  5. rugermatt

    rugermatt New Member

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    yea that is the reason i didn't buy one, almost $400. but this gun just looks fun, hoping i might find one used somewhere.
     
  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    The Ruger 96 is pretty much a copy of the Marlin 56/57/57M with the exception of the magazine. All of them are fun guns to shoot,and have decent accuracy.
    Winchester also made a lever action styled after the Marlin, a Model 250-22lr and a Model 255-22wmr.

    I had a Marlin 57M-22wmr as a child,but sold it years ago.
    Recently I got an unfired in the box first year(1956) Marlin 56-22lr in a trade,but then sold it to a collector before I got the urge to shoot it.
    I do have a nice Winchester 255 22wmr though,and it's fun to shoot.You can still find these around for a decent price,most are $100-200.