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Old 12-03-2012, 08:12 PM
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.22wmr afternoon at the range, I'd swapped a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x BDC onto the CZ512 after the Sightron 3-9x front lens assembly came adrift and hadn't had a chance to sight it in. Had picked up a Ruger 96/22 in .22wmr which I'd scoped with a Hawke 3-12x side focus and it needed a trial run. I was very pleased with both rifles function and accuracy, 100% from both rifles with Fiocchi 40 gr SP, Winchester 40gr HP's, Rem. 33 gr. Vmax and Hornady 30 gr vmax. Both rifles easily did .75 inch groups at 50 yards with an occasional .5 inch when I pulled it all together. Light this time of year is on the back of the targets and it makes for less than optimal shooting I'm afraid. Both rifles shot all four loads well but both slightly preferred the Vmax rounds which I've come to expect with most of my .22wmrs. Great day with temps in the low 70's, good to be alive and shooting.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:55 PM
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That's cool. Do you have to make an elevation adjustment going from the Win 40 to the V-Max.? I love the Win 40 HP on Ground Hogs. You've inspired me. I need to get mine to the range soon.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:15 PM
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Not much at 50 yards but the 30/33's hit about an inch and a half higher at 100 yards than the 40's.
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Good rifles, good weather, & good shooting... sounds like an ideal Sunday afternoon
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 AM
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G-an LGS has a NIB 96/22 mag. Rather pricey though. I don't find the deals you wander into I gather from your post you like yours? Accurate enough for your standards?
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G-an LGS has a NIB 96/22 mag. Rather pricey though. I don't find the deals you wander into I gather from your post you like yours? Accurate enough for your standards?
Very impressed so far, it shoots pretty much neck and neck with the 512, the lever throw is short and smooth and it has a very usable trigger unlike some Ruger's I own, for what I have in it I'm very pleased. Think its earned its place in the herd. I've lucked into 2 spare magazines which gives me 27 rounds loaded and ready to go, one quirk is you have to partially open the lever to remove the magazine, a bit odd but you adapt quickly. If the 96/22 is under $500 and you love the .22wmr as much as I do I'd think really hard about it, I just got lucky on mine for price.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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Yeah, I think a 96/22M under $500 is a "buy" decision.

Sounds like two more excellent magnums in your herd, Gerald.
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Very impressed so far, it shoots pretty much neck and neck with the 512, the lever throw is short and smooth and it has a very usable trigger unlike some Ruger's I own, for what I have in it I'm very pleased. Think its earned its place in the herd. I've lucked into 2 spare magazines which gives me 27 rounds loaded and ready to go, one quirk is you have to partially open the lever to remove the magazine, a bit odd but you adapt quickly. If the 96/22 is under $500 and you love the .22wmr as much as I do I'd think really hard about it, I just got lucky on mine for price.
Unfortunately $649+tax and it's been sitting there for over 6 months and seller won't budge.
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Unfortunately $649+tax and it's been sitting there for over 6 months and seller won't budge.
Ouch......I stole mine at $325 otd, no box but by inspection no indication of use. I'd leave a $650 one sitting too.
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I suppose that 96/17 I passed on a year and a half ago for $299 N.I.B. (old stock) was a decent deal....

I did go back after researching it a little, but it had sold.

I'm thinking it's time to pay that shop another visit...the guy is OLD and runs by appointment only, but I've seen some gems there, but only pulled the trigger on one of them...a N.I.B. BRNO 611 for $550. I think his prices were on the high end about 10+ years ago, but he hasn't adjusted since, so now he has some great deals to be found and most of his stuff is New Old Stock.

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p.s. memory is foggy...that 96/17 I saw was $295
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sounds like a great outing with some nice wmrs! good for you
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I suppose that 96/17 I passed on a year and a half ago for $299 N.I.B. (old stock) was a decent deal....

I did go back after researching it a little, but it had sold.

I'm thinking it's time to pay that shop another visit...the guy is OLD and runs by appointment only, but I've seen some gems there, but only pulled the trigger on one of them...a N.I.B. BRNO 611 for $550. I think his prices were on the high end about 10+ years ago, but he hasn't adjusted since, so now he has some great deals to be found and most of his stuff is New Old Stock.

DW

p.s. memory is foggy...that 96/17 I saw was $295
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You shoulda got it.
I know....oh well.

Personally, I don't have a need (and I don't want to pay for the ammo...I'm cheap, remember?) for either the 22wmr or 17 hmr as the 22lr will do everything I need it to for small game, but the 96 short stroke action was very cool and I haven't forgotten about it. Actually, the Ruger 96 is what put the Marlin M56 on my radar (another short stroke levergun)...which I found and bought back in June...

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...Actually, the Ruger 96 is what put the Marlin M56 on my radar (another short stroke levergun)...which I found and bought back in June...

DW
The first time I saw a Ruger 96 it reminded me of my wife's cousin's Marlin. He uses it to "magnumize" woodchucks w/ deadly results. Ruger doesn't seem to show the 96 on their website anymore, is it discontinued? Lipsey's does list the 96/22M.
All this talk about magnums is making me think about an American in .22 Magnum to go w/ my 452FS in .22 LR. The only thing holding me back is (of course) the money.
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Production of 96/22's ended in 2009, the .22wmr was the last production, the American is a great rifle and with my Anschutz 1720 my favorite .22wmr.
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