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If I was going to buy a semiautomatic 22 rimfire for predators it would have to be a 22 WMR. I know Gerry Blair use to use a a 22 WMR semiautomatic all time so I know they do or did make them.. Do you think the gun mfg will start to turn out 22 WMR semi rifles for the hunting community? What is out there now that is 22 WMR semiautomatic.. Would be nice if they came in 22 Hornet or 17 Hornet!
 

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People like the Savage A22 from what I'm hearing. The .22 wmr is hard on blowback actions. A lot of pressure there and that has led to durability problems. Maybe Savage has something figured out?
 

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People like the Savage A22 from what I'm hearing. The .22 wmr is hard on blowback actions. A lot of pressure there and that has led to durability problems. Maybe Savage has something figured out?
Yes, my understanding is they found a way to delay the action at the beginning of the movement when recoil impulse is at it's highest. That's why they label it "Delayed Blowback".
 

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Good old fashion bolt action and the original W/W 40 fmj or HP will take care of all you small game and predator problems in easy fashion..the original shells are still the best...they will take care of coyotes also to 75 yards..now if you can only find them...
 

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i am looking at the savage A22 and the Magnum Research 22 mag.

Magnum Research states you can not use 30 grain rounds in their gun. Bryce Towsley says the Savage A22 is the most accurate he has ever shot.

there is no mag capacity for the semi auto regs unless its for deer. (meant to say Big Game, not just deer)
 

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I just picked up a Ruger American Bolt 22mag from CDNN for 250. Would went with a semi but I am hoping for one and done.... I said HOPING!!! lol
 

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:nightmare:.......or...wait........:cool:...so I can use my 100 round drum for coyote!
from what i understand, Yes. but double check with the PGC first :)
 

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from what i understand, Yes. but double check with the PGC first :)
You do realize I was only joking! A fully loaded 100 round drum of 5.56 weighs in at about 4 LBS.

But it will be nice to utilize the 10 & 20 round mags I have now instead of having to buy new 5 rounders.

From the perspective of the PGC, this makes sense in light of all the tubular magazine semi auto 22s out there now that have more than a 5 round capacity. That would be a nightmare to manage.
 

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I bought a bolt action 22 WMR about 10 years ago. Since then I've been having a hard time finding 22WMR ammo. Something to consider if buying a new gun.
 

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I bought a bolt action 22 WMR about 10 years ago. Since then I've been having a hard time finding 22WMR ammo. Something to consider if buying a new gun.
I'm not. Even the local Walmart has it.
 

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Things are better for ammo now since we have a new man in town... There is a gun shop in New Cumberland Pa.. he has plenty of 22 WMR ammo in different bullet types too..
 
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