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  1. KimoKoa

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    Question, 22 magnum, what’s it good for? I have a couple 22s and it’s great for shooting little varmints with my boys. But I’m trying to justify a 22 magnum if it’s worth it compared to the 22lr
     


  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    It doubles the effective range of a .22LR.
    Is it worth it? I think it is.
    Increased power and range vs. ammo cost.
    22Mag ammo isn't exactly cheap anymore but it is still less expensive than anything centerfire if you do not reload.
    There are many different ammo/bullet choices as well.
    Have seen 30,35,40,and 50 grain ammo.
    Recoil is minimal so everyone can enjoy shooting it.
    Relatively quiet as well.
    Another aspect of the .22mag(vs. the .17HMR) that most never consider is you can fire .22lr in one. Accuracy isn't great but in a SHTF situation you can use it.
     
  3. KimoKoa

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    Thanks, I totally forgot that you can fire 22lr on a 22mag. Might have to look for a bolt gun in 22mag
     
  4. Sam7sf

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    I own a 22 mag ruger American. Its the perfect light weight rifle and perfect for younger or weaker shooters that could use more than a 22lr.
     
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  5. roadrunner

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    When you fire 22lr in a 22mag the case will split. The 22mag chamber is not only longer but it is also bigger in diameter.
     
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  6. Charlie

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  7. Sam7sf

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    Yeah. No reliability problems. But was told to never buy the first gen. Only negative I noticed was reassembly wasn't the best. I have large hands and its frame feels funny. Has a good trigger though. Frame just felt too thin.
     
  8. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    Fondly remember varmint hunting with my Ruger Single Six convertible with 22mag rounds, everything from jackrabbits and prairie dogs to squirrels. One of the most fun to shoot pistols I've ever owned.
     
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  9. Charlie

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    Thanks! I've seen a lot of ads for them but have not known anyone that had one and have never seen one in person.
     
  10. Sam7sf

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    It was a friends. Got to shoot it a lot and cleaned it for him as I was gonna buy one. I decided not to. Its a neat idea. I will tell you though it handles hot stuff well and is fun to shoot that savage a22 ammo out of!
     


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