Suggestions on .22WMR

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by northhike, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    Thinking about adding some more .22's to the gun safe....specifically a new .22wmr :D What are your favorites? Looking at the Henry, Savage and Marlins.
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Not to forget CZ and Browning.
     

  3. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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    I've got a Henry Golden Boy with the octagon barrel in .22 Mag. It is a beauty and has the smoothest action of any lever action I have ever seen. Get a Henry and you won't be disappointed.
     
  4. twobilly

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    Henry,s are very good rifles
     
  5. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Agree. I have the same gun in LR. But if the OP plans on mounting a scope, the Henry may not be the best choice.
     
  6. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    Id purchased a Stevens model 30GM (.22mag), its the recent Savage/stevens remake of the Crackshot.
    Its pretty good but is not a target rifle.

    Shot for shot the Taurus will out shoot the crackshot group wise and distance, I believe its because Taurus slightly counter bores the muzzle crown by 1/16" and mabe a tighter bore?

    I bought one the Taurus Model 72 rimfires about 3 years before they dropped, since Taurus has dropped there whole .22 rimfire rifle line- Mine is the stainless steel pump carbine, Ive heard of problems with Taurus products but so far Ive not encounterd any issues, Its one very impressive firearm rite out the box, I'd unboxed it and looked it over at the range, and loaded it, I never got a chance to shoot it, My son wont let me shoot it as he's in love with it, for a carbine model & .22mag its deceptively accurate.

    other than the funny looking bolt mounted safty widget so Taurus could import it into the USA its all business (bolt safety does not affect its handyness), the only plastic on it is the Buttplate, the rest is machined steel:D.
     
  7. HockaLouis

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    So long as you don't buy a semi-auto .22 Mag in the first place... It might be as much a fun gun as a serious shooter -- I'd probably look at the Henry as well. They are not flimsy toys. The barrel is a good length too -- not too long. A handy and surprisingly potent little rifle. Love the cartridge and this combination makes what I'd consider an excellent overall survival gun (I basically dismiss the .22 LR except as better than nothing at all).
     

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  8. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have a Winchester 94 22m I have had since 1975, if you can find one you would enjoy it.
     
  9. gunsmoke11

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    It depends on what you want to spend. You get what you pay for. I can't think of anything much better than the Anschutz .22 mag. Most won't pay the price until they have an opportunity to shoot one. Mine's an old model 1518 mannlicher with a Weatherby scope. Hitting targets well over 200 yards is no problem.
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  10. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Good point Gator...
    North, if someone offers to pay u to take their Ruger 96/22 Mag., give them a quarter to call someone who might be fooled...

    .22 Mag is known as "a 125 yard gun." But remember it is twice as powerful as a .22 LR!
     
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  11. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I vote for CZ, Savage, and Henry, in that order. I have a CZ 453, and a Savage, and I would like a Henry. Savage is nice because they have so many options.
     
  12. Clem

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    The CZ 452/453/455 would be good if you like bolt guns. The Anschutz would be terrific if you could afford it. A few years ago I found a Ruger 10/22 in .22 Mag and rebuilt it just like I did my regular 10/22 with a heavy GM barrel, Kidd trigger and Hogue stock. It shoots nearly as well as my similar 10/22 in .22LR.
     
  13. twobilly

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  14. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I have been borrowing a Marlin XT from a friend to hunt coyotes. It is a good shooting rifle. It is not a flimsy toy. The Marlin is drilled and tapped for a scope and it actually has iron sights. I have been shooting the marlin with open sights. If I can see the coyote he is dead. I have killed more coyotes with the marlin than my AR-15. Almost anyone that has livestock will let me hunt on their property using the 22 WMR. The Marlin XT is next on my list of guns to buy. Another thing the 22 WMR has going for it is you can find 22 WMR ammo almost anywhere.