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Old 05-02-2010, 03:18 AM
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You sure won't find anything new at that price range I think the new Savage .22Mag is over $250. Would you settle for just .22LR is a lot cheaper and a lot less expensive shooting. The .22 mag can get very expensive to shoot. You can buy .22lr in bulk 500 for about $18 or two box's of 50 in .22 mag for the same price or a little less
ive got like 5 22LR rifles and 3 22lr pistols, figure it was time for a cheap woods gun with a little more power
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:03 AM
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If you can find them, Norinco make a bolt action 22wmr called the JW-23.

Te Hopo turned one into a scout rifle with great results.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=338708

They have a crappy, shiny stock that you would probably want to refinish -- but they are reliable shooters. It's the only new magnum i can think of that would be less than $200, and probably leave you a bit left over for a scope.

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Old 05-02-2010, 08:41 PM
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Smile Decent, cheap .22 WMR rifle:

Try the Savage Model 93 G; it already has a tolerable set of adjustable iron sights on it. If you carefully file off the funny front bead, it will leave you a nice, square topped post for a good sight picture. You can blue it dark with part of the cold blue on a Q Tip, then cut a very shallow notch exactly on top of the rear elevation ramp and use the rest of the Q Tip's blue to blue it. With the rear sight leaf in the top notch you are on at 300 meters and beyond. With Accu-trigger and a good ammo, you will find these sights good for 2.5"-3.00" at 200 meters. In other words, you don't need a scope sight for this rifle to shoot superbly. One thing to be said about Savage .22 WMR barrels, they will probably shoot more different loads with great accuracy than any other firm's .22 WMR barrel. All you need to do is add a light camouflage strap with swivels to its strap mounts, and you are ready to go to the range. One thing else you'll need- ammo! .22 WMR is more expensive than .22LR, however, my Savage with its 21" barrel shoots Federal 50 gr HP into 1" at 100 yards and 2.5" at 200 meters, Remington Premier 33 gr V-max into 1.12" at 100 yards, 2.5" at 200 meters, 7" at 300 meters, Winchester Supreme 34 gr HPs into 1.5" at 100 yards, 2.75" at 200 meters, 7" at 300 meters, and try Fiocchi 40 gr. HP or SP into 1.5" at 100 yards and so on., accurate enough to take the head off a squirrel to 100 yards.
You can practice with care and will soon match a scope with those iron sights without the weight and expense of a scope. Any of the loads I have named above fired with the proper elevation inside 200 meters into the side of a coyote's chest will utterly ruin him. As for a scope for this rifle, learn to shoot it as is before making that expensive decision, because good ammo costs money. Fiocchi is a bargain right now and accurate from Savage barrels. That barrel will get hot enough in 5 shots to let you know you are shooting a rifle. Savage generally gives a set of ear plugs; use them and protect your hearing. If you are on a range with center-fires, add a headset for further hearing protection. Keep a shooting journal noting your sight settings, your ammo's performance, and your own. Become a rifleman. Good luck.
Note: a small screw-driver can enable you to change elevation notches easily by turning it slightly under the rear sight leaf actually changing elevation more quickly with your favorite load than you could with a scope.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:25 PM
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I have a Marlin 925 that shoots a 1/2" group at 100 yards. Certainly can't tell it's a "CHEAP Wal Mart gun" by looking at the groups. I've seen them for about $185.

Trying to sneak off with it to try and call in some predators this evening!
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:27 PM
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If you can find them, Norinco make a bolt action 22wmr called the JW-23.

Te Hopo turned one into a scout rifle with great results.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=338708

They have a crappy, shiny stock that you would probably want to refinish -- but they are reliable shooters. It's the only new magnum i can think of that would be less than $200, and probably leave you a bit left over for a scope.

If I'm ever lucky enough to come across a JW-23 in good shape for sale
I'm sure going to try to buy it. Haven't seen any of them on any of the
auction sites. I'll keep looking.

Robert
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You can still find the used Marlin or Savage guns for $150 and up.
or a Mossberg Chuckster if can be found - all good guns. My pick for 'cheap but great' .22 Magnum is a 700 series Marlin bolt.


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I have a Marlin 925 that shoots a 1/2" group at 100 yards. Certainly can't tell it's a "CHEAP Wal Mart gun" by looking at the groups. I've seen them for about $185.

Trying to sneak off with it to try and call in some predators this evening!
+1 on the Marlin 925 for a cheap, accurate .22 WMR (or at least mine is)
I have a Wally World Marlin 925M and a cheapo Centerpoint 3-9x32 on it.
The trigger isn't the finest in the world, but acceptable for hunting/plinking.

If I do MY part it goes bang, and a hole appears where I aimed.
The stock ain't the prettiest thing in the world, but I like to camo paint or refinish plain Jane stocks, so this wasn't a big minus for me.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:48 PM
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:44 PM
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+1 on the Marlin 925 for a cheap, accurate .22 WMR (or at least mine is)
I have a Wally World Marlin 925M and a cheapo Centerpoint 3-9x32 on it.
The trigger isn't the finest in the world, but acceptable for hunting/plinking.
Yea. The trigger is just next to rotten. I put a Rifle Basix trigger in mine and OH MY. That and one of the limited run BLUE Evolution stocks that Boyds' produced and sold for $54, and it hides its humble beginnings quite well!

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Savage stainless FSS, why buy anything else. I have a marlin and am not overly impressed.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:44 PM
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My shooting buddy has the Henry lever .22WMR, real nice for the price.
Maybe you can find a used CZ, mine is excellent.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:03 PM
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One of the Marlin bolt rifles would work also, available new and used in some abundance depending on where you live. I'm a .22wmr fan but my tastes run somewhat pricier unfortunately.
I'd recommend a used Marlin 22WMR bolt gun. Under $200 for a "decent" shooter will be hard to find.

Like Gerald, my 22WMR tastes run into the $400-600 price range. Boy, I do like the round, though. If it were only as cheap as the 22LR. (sigh).
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:59 AM
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paid a little over 300.00 new for this savage 22 wmr for my son with no scope or bi-pod .


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Old 06-20-2010, 08:48 AM
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I bought a Henry HOO1M two weeks ago. Have taken it to the range twice and it's a great shooter. It's better that the Marlin 22m bolt action I previously owned
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