anybody have a pet .22 magnum????

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Tango3, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Does it do anything particularly well??[dunno]
  2. brotherpoop

    brotherpoop Monkey+++

  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    You don't find it overly destructive on critters?
  4. brotherpoop

    brotherpoop Monkey+++

    With a HP yes...but with the FMC round (which I think only Winchester produces) I sometimes can't even find the entry or exit.
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    My Marlin 25MN is very tight shooting - head shots not a problem. It does not seem to care whether HP or soild, but CCI is best. It does NOT seem to care for the CCI/SPEER TNT load though.

    My other two .22WMR rifles are not as tight shooting - the Mossberg 640KD and Ithaca 49 single-shot. Fun though!

    And my little .22WMR handgun, the Tanfoglio TA76 - el cheapo grandaddy of the current Heritage Roughrider. Best shooting $25 gun I ever bought! [winkthumb]
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I got a NAA belt-buckle pistol in .22 mag; does that count? It doesn't shoot very accurately but makes noise and puts a hole in something standing around what I'm shooting at.maddd
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    A riding/shooting buddy had one - he got to where he could pop soda cans at 10 feet. I could never shoot it -the whole gun would "stovepipe" in my big mitt! First shot, the muzzle jumps straight UP! [lolol]
  8. happyhunter42

    happyhunter42 Monkey+++

    My wife's favorite rifle is my Rossi M59. She thinks the pump action is more fun than a bolt action.
  9. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    3 Marlins....
    1-640k, and 2 can't remember the models.....(25M's?)
    1-stainless, with the laminated stock, 1-standard blued.
    Both are scoped, and have the rings that allow me to use iron sights for close in shooting.
    I can reach out a lot further, with more punch than my .22lr's.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The 640K is a Mossberg - I have the 640KD. Nice looker, but the Marlin 25MN easily outshoots it.
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    You have to know how to shoot one of those beasts. Your left thumb cocks the hammer and then holds the gun down above the grip next to the hammer.
  12. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Been awhile since I'd sold the 640k, yup a Mossberg! Must have not been awake, or just missed puttin' that on there!
    I bought the Marlins due to their microgroove rifling......
    Accurate rascals!
  13. Keenorey

    Keenorey Guest

    Hello!My cousin's favorite rifle is my Rossi M59. She thinks the pump action is more fun than a bolt action.Keep on posting Guys!Thanks!

    YSOCREUS Monkey++

    Ruger's Single six, with the convertible cylinders. The .22 for plinkin' and the mag for totin' through the woods. Nothin' in those woods that little thing won't stop...eventually. Uh, I do use Win. HP's. There's nothing worth shooting, not willing to tear up some.:)

    "Friendly Fire, isn't".
  15. cc1911

    cc1911 Monkey+

    My Marlin 25MN with a Burris full field scope does anything I could ever want from a rimfire, gives my 222 a run for the money in the accuracy dept at reasonable ranges.
  16. mitchell3006

    mitchell3006 Monkey+++

    I have a Marlin 25M that does a much better job on coyotes than my 22lrs do. The extra punch comes in handy on these larger varmints.
  17. mitchell3006

    mitchell3006 Monkey+++

    Speaking of the larger varmints, I have also seen what a 22WMR to the temple did to a house burglar walking out of a fellows house with all his guns in arms. No exit, puffed it up like a basketball.
  18. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Hooah! "Exedrine Headache Number 22M!" [own2]
  19. MonkeyFist

    MonkeyFist Monkey+

    I have both a Ruger 10/22 and a 77/22 Magnums with Green Mountain 17HMR barrels. I swap them around as needed. The 22 magnum is devastating on jack rabbits and the 17HMR is for sage rats. I buy the ammo a box at a time to spread the pain.
  20. XR750

    XR750 Monkey+

    I had a Marlin 783 with a (4) four power scope .22 WRM 12 shot tube magazine. I shot a (5) five shot group at (75) seventyfive yards that I could cover with a dime. Best group I ever shot.
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