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I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

I know the calibers on either side (.17 HMR and .22 Hornet) are supposed to be more accurate but I have reached the conclusion that I want a 22 Mag to fill my needs between my .22 LR and my AR-15 (.223). It has more killing power than a 17 HMR within 150 yards and is cheaper to shoot than a .22 Hornet.

What rifle would be accurate in .22 WMR without spending a lot?
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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

Without spending a lot, go with a heavy barrel Marlin or Savage and Remington 33 gr ammo....

otherwise an Anschutz....
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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

I've had Marlins and a Savage that were tack drivers in 22mag. I want a Henry lever but can't find much info on accuracy. Been thinking about making my own post asking what Herny shooters are getting. I'll keep an eye on your post first for sure.

For the price you can't beat the Marlin or Savage rimfires.

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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

I'm a predator hunter and use all kinds of calbers for predators.. I kill more fox with a Marlin I think it's an 882 bolt action clip fed rifle 22 WMR then all of my other predators rifles. Talk about an accurate gun. I shoot many a fox at 100 plus yards at night time with them too. I use a cheap Dicks sporting good BSA 3 X 9 40 MM illuminated scope too. My favorite round is the Winchester 45 grain Dynacaps (Wal-Mart sells them) that drive deep into the predator and don't explode on the surface.. If a coyote comes in your going to have to shoot them in the head but yes...The Marlin bolt action 22 WMR are the best rifles IMO!!!
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Marlin. Nuff said!

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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

I think I started the same kind of thread either here or at rimfire central a while back. Consensus is that the better ones are CZ, Anschutz, Cooper and that is in order of cost.

Of the cheaper models Savage seems to preferred a bit over Marlin. I do know I picked up a new Marlin the other day at Cabelas and just did not like the way the magazine rattled. Also, based on all the Remlin rants on MarlinOwners.com, I have decided I will not buy a new Marlin for the time being. Only those stamped JM for me!

I'd love to find an older Marlin or Mossberg, but they are actually more expensive than the newer models. I'm definitely going to get a 22 WMR for fox, but I think I'm going to just keep trolling the local shops for a older Marlin with the tubular magazine.


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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

I beleive Marlin, Rem and Savage are all owned by the same big holdings company along with H&R. It`s sad actually. I love the JM Marlins!!

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Savage is privately owned


from wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savage_Arms


"A turn-around began in 1995 with the company returning to private ownership, led by Ronald Coburn, previously of Smith & Wesson."
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Re: I'm looking for an ACCURATE .22 WMR

Oh-ok cool I don`t like accu-type triggers so I stay away from guns with those, but alot of fellas like them.

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