24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Another 22 mag question #15575300 12/27/20
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
JimHnSTL Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
So what are the options (if any) for a 22mag in pump action?


Help keep our sport going. take a kid outdoors!
BP-B2

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15575326 12/27/20
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,560
C
Certifiable Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
C
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,560
Winchester 61 but they have gotten pricy


She never made it past the bedroom door, what was she aiming for...?
She's gone shootin..
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15575450 12/27/20
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 75
D
dznnf7 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
D
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 75
Discontinued Taurus/Rossi, and current Henry. Spring for the 61...you'll have something.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15576012 12/27/20
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
JimHnSTL Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
The Taurus model 72 might be the more affordable option and the reviews on them seem pretty positive.


Help keep our sport going. take a kid outdoors!
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15580773 12/28/20
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 27,716
260Remguy Offline
Campfire Oracle
Offline
Campfire Oracle
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 27,716
I have a Rossi 59 and a deluxe Winchester 275. I prefer to shoot with a scope, so the 275 works better for me. The entire series of lever, pump, and semi-auto rifles that include the 275 have crappy triggers and alloy receivers, but are otherwise pretty decent rifles. The 255 lever action and the 275 pump action were the only common non-bolt action .22 MAGk repeating rifles during their production run and their popularity, or lack there of, was probably tied to the cartridge that they were chambered for as much as for the rifles themselves.

IC-A

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15581892 12/29/20
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 23,849
GunGeek Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 23,849
I'd try to find one of the Taurus 62's, they're really nice. The Winchester 61 has gotten very pricey.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15584260 12/29/20
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 306
V
verns Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
V
Joined: Oct 2016
Posts: 306
anyone tried the Henry ? I'm a bit leary of them but some folks say they are fine. A friend of mine packs one of their lever action 22 WRM almost every day ,he is a bit rough on rifles and it cracked across the receiver vertically . I do like the hefty feel of them .


“To account nothing of one's self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.”
― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15584270 12/29/20
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 165
B
Bart27 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
B
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 165
If you can find one Browning makes the bpr in 22mag beautiful guns.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15586413 12/30/20
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 11,083
H
hookeye Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
H
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 11,083
I saw one of the Brownings at a gun show yrs ago.
Yup, shoulda bought it.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15661433 01/15/21
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,350
H
Hogwild7 Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
H
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,350
Ex Fatherin law had a Browning pump. It was a beautiful looking rifle. He was looking to sell it. He said accuracy was poor.

IC-B

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15662669 01/16/21
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 10,897
R
ratsmacker Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
R
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 10,897
Accuracy of ANY .22 Mag is gonna be "iffy". No one makes match ammo for them, the .22 Mag is made for killing, not match shooting. Now and then a really good shooting WMR shows up, but most of them are field guns. It's not the gun's fault, but the poor quality of the ammo, which isn't made for putting small groups into paper, but killing things.

Anschutz makes wonderful WMR rifles, but none of them are made for shooting benchrest, because the ammo won't do it. My two CZs shoot "pretty well" (3/4" at 50 yards) but they won't hold a candle to a good .22LR. Sometimes they'll do a bit better, but it's rare. Hoping a pumpgun will equal a good boltgun is probably asking too much, as well.

That being said, if I wanted a pump gun, I'd try to save enough to buy a Winchester 61 or the Browning BPR. I went another route and bought a CZ 512 auto, which is "pretty good". We've got an old 61 in the family, that my stepmother's father used out in Kansas and he killed a LOT of bobcats with it back in the day. It's a neat old gun.


You can roll a turd in peanuts, dip it in chocolate, and it still ain't no damn Baby Ruth.
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15662927 01/16/21
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
JimHnSTL Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
Glen I have no delusions of benchrest shooting with the 22wmr, trust me on that. I just have a hankering for a 22 mag in pump or lever action, with a preference to the pump since I don’t have one. I’m looking at this as a more robust plinker and critter slayer.


Help keep our sport going. take a kid outdoors!
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15663261 01/16/21
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
PaulBarnard Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
Originally Posted by JimHnSTL
Glen I have no delusions of benchrest shooting with the 22wmr, trust me on that. I just have a hankering for a 22 mag in pump or lever action, with a preference to the pump since I don’t have one. I’m looking at this as a more robust plinker and critter slayer.


Just get the Henry. They are very good guns. About the only consistent complaint I see on the Henry is that it is very stiff out of the box. That resolves as the gun breaks in.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: ratsmacker] #15663280 01/16/21
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
PaulBarnard Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
Originally Posted by ratsmacker
Accuracy of ANY .22 Mag is gonna be "iffy".


Very ammo dependent. I have 3 22 magnums. A Ruger 10/22 magnum, A Ruger American Predator and a Ruger 77/22 magnum. Right now I have ammo that each one of them will shoot MOA. My current belief (subject to change as I get more experience) is that most 22 magnums can be very accurate but it will take a bit more experimenting than it will with other rimfires.

Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15663309 01/16/21
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
JimHnSTL Offline OP
Campfire Guide
OP Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,940
Paul I had a Henry in 22 lr that left a lot or be desired. That being said I will look into their offerings and see if anything reaches out to me.

Last edited by JimHnSTL; 01/16/21.

Help keep our sport going. take a kid outdoors!
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15664035 01/16/21
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
PaulBarnard Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 11,724
Originally Posted by JimHnSTL
Paul I had a Henry in 22 lr that left a lot or be desired. That being said I will look into their offerings and see if anything reaches out to me.


My two Henry's have been good. Henry is by all accounts very responsive in their customer service. I'd have all the confidence in the world that they would quickly right a wrong. With that said, you gotta like your gun. If they don't speak to you, treat yourself to one that will.

Last edited by PaulBarnard; 01/16/21.
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: PaulBarnard] #15665112 01/16/21
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 23,989
E
EdM Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
E
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 23,989
Originally Posted by PaulBarnard
Originally Posted by ratsmacker
Accuracy of ANY .22 Mag is gonna be "iffy".


Very ammo dependent. I have 3 22 magnums. A Ruger 10/22 magnum, A Ruger American Predator and a Ruger 77/22 magnum. Right now I have ammo that each one of them will shoot MOA. My current belief (subject to change as I get more experience) is that most 22 magnums can be very accurate but it will take a bit more experimenting than it will with other rimfires.


Agree. My first trip out with my BRNO semi-auto. It liked a couple of loads pretty well. I am sure there is a bit of Ed fator in there... I haven't tried 100 yards yet.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Conduct is the best proof of character.
Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15666001 01/16/21
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 9,971
H
Hubert Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
H
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 9,971
that is really pizz poor shooting.. if you can't do better than that DON"T squirrel hunt.


Re: Another 22 mag question [Re: JimHnSTL] #15680516 01/20/21
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,350
H
Hogwild7 Offline
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
H
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,350
The 22 mags I have shot are particular about the ammo. And there is usually something they will shoot well.


Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1b
Who's Online Now
717 registered members (1minute, 10gaugemag, 12344mag, 257 mag, 160user, 72 invisible), 2,356 guests, and 1,079 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.28 Page Time: 0.054s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8558 MB (Peak: 0.9976 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2021-05-17 22:09:45 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS