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.22mag #7815484
03/08/23 12:45 AM
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Decided to steal the little Marlin 925 I got my dad last year and make sure it was actually sighted in lol. Our if the 100rd I bought him one was missing and the gun wasn't zeroed at all laugh He probably knew I'd come over to do this eventually and didn't see the need to do it himself knowing him grin Anyhow first time ever shooting a .22mag and honestly found it a really fun little cartridge. Wouldn't mind having one if ammo for them wasn't so expensive. Guess it's the hornet till then
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Should also probably clean it not that I think about it. Doubt it's seen a cleaning rod in years .

Question though. Anyone had problems with Winchester .22 mag ammo ? I had shot 10 and only three went off on the first trigger pull. Loaded them back up and they all shot but seems....off. I've had similar happen with Winchesters .22 ammo so figured it's just their rimfire stuff in general.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815487
03/08/23 12:48 AM
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I have a Savage 22 mag with a bull barrel I bought over 25 years ago for $179. Best and most reliable gun I own. Sighted it in one time and still shoots 1" groups at 75 yards. Never been cleaned.
It will kill just about anything I need it to from squirrel head shots to hog earshots. Just need a good rest.


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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815488
03/08/23 12:51 AM
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My savage don't like winchester ammo. Hornady Vmax 30 grain it drives like tacks.


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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815492
03/08/23 01:27 AM
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I have the 883 Marlin 22 mag. I carry it all winter. Its a great little gun. Just point it and everything pretty much drops over dead. Fun to shoot too.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815498
03/08/23 02:06 AM
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Love 22 mag have 4 of them surprised you can find ammo let alone cheaper ammo for the hornet.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815499
03/08/23 02:09 AM
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Walmart in Rapid City had a bunch of CCI 22 mah ammo a few days ago.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815502
03/08/23 02:13 AM
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Give the Rem 5mm mag a try!


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Re: .22mag [Re: danvee] #7815504
03/08/23 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by danvee
Love 22 mag have 4 of them surprised you can find ammo let alone cheaper ammo for the hornet.

I reload so I can make a lot of stuff work better and cheaper lol. Especially if I cast

Re: .22mag [Re: BigBob] #7815604
03/08/23 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBob
Give the Rem 5mm mag a try!

Interesting little bullet

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815615
03/08/23 09:05 AM
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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815638
03/08/23 09:36 AM
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Got a marlin 25m micro groove .22 mag when I was 9, 32 now and it still shoots like a house on fire with CCI 40gr jacketed hollow points. I tell people of all the guns I own, that is "the" gun, just feels like an old friend everytime I pick it up. The stock is even discolored where I rest my cheek from shooting so much. That thing has taken untold numbers of groundhogs and small game.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815662
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I have a Marlin 25 .22 mag and it shoots very well. Actually much better than some way more expensive rifles I have shot. I shoot mainly Winchester Super X 40 gr jacketed hollow points. I can get one hole groups at 50 yards. Anything out to a little past 100 is in serious trouble if I'm shooting at it. After that it falls off pretty quick. I wish I would have taken better care of this gun as it hasn't seen much love but has been a faithful servant for many years.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815669
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Mossberg chuckster here likes the 40 grain the best


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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815675
03/08/23 10:24 AM
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I am a fan of the 22 mag.
I own several
A Ruger 96 lever,a chiappa 22mag over 410,and a CZ 512 semi.
Killed lots of stuff with all of them.
The CZ is wicked accurate.

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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815693
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Does it make a difference who zeros the rifle? I have a Mossberg 22 Mag. I zeroed it, but when my wife shot it, it still shot a nice group, but not the same area I shot my group. I shoot left handed. She shoots right handed. Would that make a difference?


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Re: .22mag [Re: Trapper7] #7815704
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What do you have for a scope? Parallax is different for a .22 vs big rifle. Large rifle scopes are set for 100 yards and a 22 mag is closer to 50. So, your wife could be just looking through the scope at a different angle than you.

Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815707
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Got a 22 mag in a savage . Never used anything in it but hornady V-max 30 gr Once I got it lined up at 35 yards you could cover 5 shots with a pinto bean . At 50 a dime . Oh yea not knocking your targets but they also would have been in the center ! laugh

Re: .22mag [Re: Trapper7] #7815710
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
Does it make a difference who zeros the rifle? I have a Mossberg 22 Mag. I zeroed it, but when my wife shot it, it still shot a nice group, but not the same area I shot my group. I shoot left handed. She shoots right handed. Would that make a difference?

yes it absolutely can

your heads are different heights off the stock and you hold the gun differently.

it is probably close as in near the target but not quite the same spot.

optic or irons ?


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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815740
03/08/23 12:13 PM
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I hardly leave home without my 22 mag.
I have 2 marlins with the 13 shot tube, a 597 semi, and a henry octagon barrel pump. I feel much safer with a 22 mag rather than a 22lr when crossing bear tracks when im hunting small game. Taken a lot of small game, wolverine, wolves and caribou with the 22mag.
Mostly I shoot FMJ but i like the 30 grain v max too. The vmax makes rabbits cartwheel.


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Re: .22mag [Re: Wolfdog91] #7815764
03/08/23 01:02 PM
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Bought a Winchester pump 22 mag when I was 15. It still shoots well as long as one holds the magazine tube not the forearm. Second firearm for me. Traded a mossberp 22 and some bean picking money for it. My mom signed for it as my dad wouldn't.
Likes 40gr ammo best.
I am 74. Think the year I bought it was a new cartridge.


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