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Old 02-16-2021, 07:48 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a .22 mag but Reviews are kinda all over the place. Don’t care to break the bank on one but out of the box accuracy and reliability will ultimately determine what I spend. Any reviews/preferences on rifles(preferably bolt action). Thank y’all for any info/experience you guys can give me.
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:54 AM   #2
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CZ is going to be hard to beat price reliability and accuracy wise.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:44 AM   #3
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In the same boat plan to pick up a ruger American ranch or something once available again. Hard to find any right now
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:44 AM   #4
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I second CZ mainly becuase ive had nothing but great luck with their rifles.

However my old man's go to run around the lease rifle is an old marlin bolt action and it's done everything he's ever needed it too.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:57 AM   #5
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I'm kinda looking myself. The only 22 magnums that I own are handguns, but I have collected a lot of ammo including shotshell in this cartridge. I'd like to have a bolt gun with a threaded barrel I think, but I haven't researched to see what's out there.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:02 AM   #6
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I bought a Ruger American stainless that has a threaded barrel. I’ve been extremely happy with it for the price and quality. Also a CZ fan.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:29 AM   #7
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Cheap and good are 2 words that rarely go together in 22 Mag world. I have 5 of them but my favorite is my HK300 but it cost 1400$. They are all alot of fun though and are cheap to feed. At least they were when I bought my stockpile. Check out the Steyr Zephyr those are some nice WMR bolt guns.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:41 AM   #8
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Marlin is a good place to start also
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:54 AM   #9
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winchester 9422 mag, I love mine. I have a couple of semi autos but always shoot the 9422
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:01 AM   #10
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This is what I have and it's awesome. https://ruger.com/products/americanR...eets/8349.html
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:16 AM   #11
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I bought the Savage in 22 Mag and it was cheap and accurate. I ended up getting another in 17 HMR. I used the 17 to take a squirrel at 35 yards a little over a week ago. The 22 WMR does a number on coons.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:48 AM   #12
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I have an older Marlin bolt that has been super accurate forever. I recently bought a Ruger American with threaded barrel and really like it. Nice and compact and very accurate. I put a Leupold Freedom 3x9x40 on it.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:49 AM   #13
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The Savage or Marlin bolt guns are accurate, and won't break the bank.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:28 AM   #14
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I’d start with CZ at the top, Marlin after that, Ruger American after that.

Have a couple Savages, and they are accurate, however the magazine’s constantly have issues. Feed lip issues that can be fixed with a rubber hammer.
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:53 AM   #15
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I have a Marlin 883SS that I don’t think I paid more than about $300 for brand new. I won’t win any shooting matches with it but once I figured out what ammo it likes it is plenty accurate for plinking and varmint killing
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Old 02-16-2021, 11:57 AM   #16
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I bought a Ruger American stainless that has a threaded barrel. I’ve been extremely happy with it for the price and quality. Also a CZ fan.
I did the same. I have used it very hard for two years with no issues. Shoots great and has killed the heck out the critters. I second that the Price and quality is top notch.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:12 PM   #17
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Marlin 925M. I've killed thousands upon thousands of things with mine. I can shoot through the mouth of an open beer can at 100 yards with it.

Costed me like $250 or so.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:12 PM   #18
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I have a standard Ruger American with the 22” bbl. Mounted a Vortex Copperhead in some Talley lightweights and did a DIY trigger job. It’s dang accurate.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:27 PM   #19
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I’ve had several and I own my last one now. I picked up a ruger m77/22mag from gun show about 7 years ago. The gun will put cci 40gr hollow points in the same hole at 100 yards. I don’t know if I lucked out or if it’s common with these guns but I’ve not had that accuracy out of my past 22 mags. I’d suggest trying one
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:19 PM   #20
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Cheap and good are 2 words that rarely go together in 22 Mag world. I have 5 of them but my favorite is my HK300 but it cost 1400$. They are all alot of fun though and are cheap to feed. At least they were when I bought my stockpile. Check out the Steyr Zephyr those are some nice WMR bolt guns.
Could not agree more on the HK300 comment. Hits like a hammer with that polygonal rifling and extremely accurate. If you want to "invest" in a high quality 22WMR, check them out on Gunbroker.

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Old 02-16-2021, 07:53 PM   #21
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I have a rugar American with a threaded barrel. It's a great rifle and accurate as all get out. Bought it as a predator gun but haven't shot anything with it other then a few coons.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:27 PM   #22
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I have the Ruger Precision in 22mag and my daughter has the new Tikka T1X in 17HMR. Both very accurate, but not cheap. I think both are in the $450-$500 range.
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Old 02-16-2021, 08:52 PM   #23
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I have the Ruger Precision in 22mag and my daughter has the new Tikka T1X in 17HMR. Both very accurate, but not cheap. I think both are in the $450-$500 range.
I think that around$500 would be the most I would want to spend. Still have to put good glass and I figure another 5-600 for that.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:03 PM   #24
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I think that around$500 would be the most I would want to spend. Still have to put good glass and I figure another 5-600 for that.

I put a $170 Athlon Talos on my daughters 17HMR and a Leupy Freedom on my 22mag and they are shooters. Don’t have to spend a ton on glass for a great shooting rimfire.


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Old 02-16-2021, 09:33 PM   #25
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Could not agree more on the HK300 comment. Hits like a hammer with that polygonal rifling and extremely accurate. If you want to "invest" in a high quality 22WMR, check them out on Gunbroker.

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I agree, I love mine. Awesome gun, and will hold its value well. Paid 600.00 for mine 12 years ago.
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My sons have Marlin and Savage bolt actions respectively, both are shooters. Between the two I prefer the Marlin, I just dig the tube fed design.


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Old 02-17-2021, 10:50 AM   #27
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The Ruger american filled my needs nicely. Out my back door it’s right at 100yrds to the wood line and with a wicked light I own it with that rifle. So far 2 coyotes and 4 fox.
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:32 PM   #28
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I agree, I love mine. Awesome gun, and will hold its value well. Paid 600.00 for mine 12 years ago.
Bought mine new before the import ban and paid $300 for it.

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Old 02-17-2021, 06:40 PM   #29
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I have ruger 10/22 mag that I love I think it’s magnum research that builds one just like it now my buddy has one and really likes it but I think they are a little more pricy I think he paid 600 a few years ago
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Old 02-17-2021, 10:39 PM   #30
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Ruger American “Predator version” has been great for me. Somewhat compact and super accurate.
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Old 02-17-2021, 11:23 PM   #31
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Bought mine new before the import ban and paid $300 for it.

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Dang im Jelly. I was just a pup when the import ban happened so I was not able to buy one new for 300 like the old bald guys Crazy to think they were ever that cheap. Just the scope mounts for one bring 500 now. Inflation grinding away on us.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:08 AM   #32
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I am liking the looks of this one:

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p...ummary&s=96637
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:10 AM   #33
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Marlin is a good place to start also
my Marlin 983 is my favorite rifle.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:13 AM   #34
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You should seriously give the Ruger a hard look. I'm impressed with everything about mine.
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Old 02-18-2021, 10:21 AM   #35
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:44 PM   #36
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I really like my marlin 25mn, but the magazine gets janky when sending the bolt home.

Id rather buy a 17hmr simply based on ammo availability and price over the wmr. It also have better range and ballistics.
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Old 02-19-2021, 08:05 AM   #37
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I bought a Savage B17 for $249 about a year ago. It's a 17hmr, but they make similarly priced 22wmr. It's a very accurate, fun shooting rifle. Can't beat it for the price!
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Old 02-19-2021, 07:33 PM   #38
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I bought the Savage in 22 Mag and it was cheap and accurate. I ended up getting another in 17 HMR. I used the 17 to take a squirrel at 35 yards a little over a week ago. The 22 WMR does a number on coons.
I won a savage.22 mag in 1976 when I was in high school I still have it n it still shoots. I use to pack it with all over the place back then.
I bought a savage.17 HMR and it’s lik you said. Very accurate.
My grandsons love that rifle.
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I was looking at this for awhile and ended up buying 2 separate guns. Savage 42 .22 Mag/.410 for killing hogs/coyotes/coons, and a Tikka T1X in .22 LR for squirrels and plinking.

I like the Savage besides the fact that the trigger is horrible, need to take it to a gunsmith and see what he can do, as well as if there’s a way to thread it for a suppressor.

I wasn’t that excited about the Tikka at first, but I love it after shooting it, especially with the can on it. I found a Leupold Mark AR 4-12 that was a leftover, it shoots dime sized groups with CCI standard velocity and all you here is the firing pin click.

I’d like to know if you can convert a .22 LR T1X to a .22 WMR by reaming the chamber out and using the T1X .17HMR bolt and magazine. Couldn’t find an answer on it. I know technically there is a 0.001” difference in bore diameter, but most people say it doesn’t matter.
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