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Old 08-30-2019, 01:57 PM
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Only one negative with the .22 wmr, cost of ammo.

LCR in wmr anyone ?, it is a very viable choice for civilian cc; especially for recoil sensitive people and at the distances 'we' can expect to use a handgun in this cartridge will make anyone as dead as can be.

About 900 fps, energy pushing 100 ft lbs and attention getting flash/bang from a snub; whats not to like??
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:41 PM
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Only one negative with the .22 wmr, cost of ammo.

LCR in wmr anyone ?, it is a very viable choice for civilian cc; especially for recoil sensitive people and at the distances 'we' can expect to use a handgun in this cartridge will make anyone as dead as can be.

About 900 fps, energy pushing 100 ft lbs and attention getting flash/bang from a snub; whats not to like??
The ammo is spendy but you can find it on sale now and then.

I read an article about self defense cartridges a while back. The .22 WMR was included and, while it packed considerably less punch than more common carry gun calibers, it was not counted out by any means. Shot placement is paramount of course which does make it a good choice for those recoil sensitive folks. It should be noted that Hornady does load a Critical Defense round for the WMR. It's a 45 gr FTX bullet...and not cheap.

On a related note, the author pointed out that one of the more important aspects of self defense shooting is the psychology involved (Oh $#!t factor) when a person realizes they've been shot. I think the WMR would make one take notice!
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:13 PM
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The least expensive wmr I see is at target sports (ct.) at .18 a pop add in the tax and it usually adds another penny but shipping is what kills the deal-locally the cost is hideous, in the end 9mm costs an awful lot less, trouble is the wmr is such a hoot to shoot...

Plus a snub revolver in wmr just may be the perfect cc handgun for us civilians.

The quest for the perfect wmr rifle continues-looking real close at the T bolt.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:35 PM
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I just checked Midsouth Shooters Supply. They have Hornady 30 gr VMax WMR ammo on sale for $9.99. I buy both it and .17 HMR by the brick and shipping has always been less than the cost of one box.

The overwhelming majority of the "bad press" given to 10/22M rifles and particularly to HMR conversions comes from guys who have never owned one but they heard something from somebody who heard something from a guy who read something online. Most is pure BS. My opinion, is the issue is not with the ammo but with the shooter. Not counting, of course, the butcher job Ruger did on the 10/22M bolt trying to fix a problem which didn't exist. Speaking from personal experience, here.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:59 PM
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I never thought 22 mag was that expensive. I shop the deals and can usually find it for under $10 a box. Heck last Christmas PSA had CCI with the black tip for $4.99 a box.
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I have a Marlin 883ss and a CZ455 varmint and both are absolute tack drivers with Winchester super X jacketed hollow points.
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Sorry I havenít contributed to this lately, have moved and still trying to find things. Anyway, I did get an XTM and really like it. It has quite a bit of weight to it for a 22 but I like it. Have also acquired a Marlin bolt in a mag and a Mossburg bolt in a mag. Havenít gotten to shoot them as much as I would like. In my previous residence, I was only about 2 mi. from the gun range, at the new residence, I am still looking for one. Am out in the country, but no long range flat places.

After seeing a few H&K 300s , looks like I am going to have to hit the gun show route and the pawn shops around here.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:26 PM
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I have a Ruger 8352 in .22 magnum that is my new squirrel and hog hunter rifle. On top is a Weaver 1.5X5 Grand Slam. Where I hunt most of my shots are lower than 75 yards. Now I it sighted at the top of my bullseye at 50 yards within the size of a quarter. Now the title of this post is
What is it about.22 Magnums,
Well let me tell you absolutely nothing, for small game it is the best. For squirrels deadly no run offs and hogs a shot in the ear area 99% also deadly.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:17 PM
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Good luck getting a bullet in a hog's ear! It's hard enough for me to hit the sweet spot between shoulder and head on a moving target.
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22wmr's fill a need

I find that the 22wmr fills a need for me especially in South Dakota.
Out here on a farm where it's windy, the 22wmr doesn't affect too much, comparatively with the 17HMR. It is way more handy than the .22Long Rifle on rabbits from 100 yards that are a pest around here.
I like the Heritage Rough Rider revolver sometimes on my four wheeler for quick shots at other varmints too.

There's so much fun for my rifles too and the report isn't too loud for anybody nearby.

I prefer it to using the .223 for under 130 yards or so.

My take is to use it when it's windy out instead of the HMR.
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:28 PM
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Great walk about guns, good for rabbits up to pigs, A Brno 611, Marlin 922M, a 597 magnum, CMR, PMR, and a revolver or two..
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WMR

I think the round has been overlooked since the HMR came along. It's got enough steam at reasonable ranges. My first prairie dog double (2 kills, one shot) was with a Savage 93 M at about 60 yards. Hornady 30 gr VMax killed the first one immediately. The second one should have found a better place to hide. It died quickly.
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Seeing as how it has a good following, it obviously has it's applications even if I've never found the need to own one. So, I thought it might be interesting to hear what purposes you guys use your .22 magnums for? This goes doubly for those that use .22 Magnum handguns.
I'm fairly new to these forums, so thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.

To me, it's anther round I can shoot. I have a Heritage with 2 cylinders and the mag shoots 'smoother' in my hands to me (and others that have shot it). It has more 'power' (I read somewhere that it's about the same power as a .32) so it's fun to plink metal with it with a louder bang than LR.

Why is that important? Because I also shoot my wife's AR-15 5.56, my EDC .40 Shield, my son's .45 when he brings it over, my wife's 9mm Sub 2000 - they are all 'different' than a .22 LR, and all fun to shoot. :-)
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:08 AM
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I never thought 22 mag was that expensive. I shop the deals and can usually find it for under $10 a box. Heck last Christmas PSA had CCI with the black tip for $4.99 a box.
Last I bought was at Wal-Mart - $21 something for 125 rounds... That was just a few weeks ago.
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Old 06-15-2020, 08:48 PM
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It's been several years since I've owned a 22 magnum.

The first few, actually all shots I took with my new magnum two days ago put a smile on my face. It's been a while since I've had that feeling.

The cartridge feels a bit more substantial than the 22LR, but not as aggressive as a centrefire. Just right in my opinion
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