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Posted: 9/27/2011 2:29:03 PM EST
I'm thinking of getting a 22wmr bolt-action. I shot a buddies 22lr Bolt-Action and really liked it.

What would you all suggest for a nice but cost effective rifle? I kind of like the Savage 93f with the Accutrigger, found one online for $226 delivered. Comes drilled and tapped for a scope. I would only be using this for range use, maybe some small varmints in the future. I have a Remington 700 .308 I use for serious shooting. This would be more of a fun trainer/plinker.

Also for a 22wmr what is the max distance for accurate shooting? 100, 200, 300 yards? I have a range that goes out to 300 yards, be nice to shoot that.

Any good reading on the differences between the 22lr and 22wmrt ballistically / Effective range? I am assuming the 22wmr will be more accurate at longer distances.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 3:10:48 PM EST
I'd pass up the 22wmr and go for the 17hmr instead I like the Savage 93's and CZ452's they are about the only two I'd consider anymore.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 3:12:48 PM EST
Marlin made good 22WMR rifles. I've heard over the past year or so their quality control went down hill. I have a 883SS(model number has changed) and love it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 12:32:38 PM EST
If you find a 25m Marlin in nice shape it is worth a try. Savage current is nice for the money.
I like the Browning A Bolt from a decade or so ago.
If you want accuracy to 100, the mag may put you to work. Considered a 17 HRM? Cost is about the same.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 12:39:13 PM EST
I had a marlin one that shot well. I ended up selling it though. Only gunI have ever sold. I personally just had no use for the caliber.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 1:56:23 PM EST
Never really looked into 17 HMR.

What distance can it be accurate out to?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:23:17 AM EST
personal opinion caveat: .17 is a bb gun!

I have a Savage 93L in .22 WMR and although the gun looks kinda cheap and the accutrigger takes getting used to, it is a very capable firearm and is very accurate. Considering the cost I don't think you can go wrong with it and it make a great trainer for kids if you have or plan to have any.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:22:00 AM EST
Accuracy? More often than not more accurate than a mag with more point blank range. I would call it a 150.yd. round where the mag is definately not. I dont shoot LR. past 100.
Some use any of the calibers to greater distance but that to me is a sport for them and of no real interest to me.
As for the Marlin, I had a 17V that would shoot 1 1/2" groups at 100 from a bipod with no sweat. Performance I could count on and sometimes show a tight group here and there. 200.00 rifle with a Weaver 15x. Cheap rig and shootin just fine.
with Rimfire ammo.
I like to remember the mag kinda like a Hornet. Piss me off more than not.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 9:41:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By Rhinox:
Never really looked into 17 HMR.

What distance can it be accurate out to?


The .17 HMR is more accurate(*) than .22LR or .22WMR. However, the bullet is so light that between velocity loss and wind drift, 100-125 yards is probably about as far as you want to take it, 150 would probably be quite a stretch.

(*) Some places that have "any rimfire" competitions have had to break it up into two classes - one for the .17HMR, another for other rimfires, because nobody was winning without the HMR.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 3:09:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 3:11:33 PM EST by ch1966]
Originally Posted By GlutealCleft:
Originally Posted By Rhinox:
Never really looked into 17 HMR.

What distance can it be accurate out to?


The .17 HMR is more accurate(*) than .22LR or .22WMR. However, the bullet is so light that between velocity loss and wind drift, 100-125 yards is probably about as far as you want to take it, 150 would probably be quite a stretch.

(*) Some places that have "any rimfire" competitions have had to break it up into two classes - one for the .17HMR, another for other rimfires, because nobody was winning without the HMR.


17 HMR is less affected by the wind than .22 lr or .22WMR so keep that in mind.

People stretch the HMR out beyond 200 yds. and some even further. It does require calm days however....

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