1894 22 WMR

Thebear_78

Handloader
Sep 30, 2004
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I picked up a Marlin 1894 in 22 WMR a couple months ago and finally got a chance to take it to the range today. It had a rain mount on it when I got it so I put a 2-7 leupold vx2 on it. The hardest part was finding ammo.

I was pleasantly surprised at how well it shot. CCI maximag 40gr solids shot a nice little 1.5” cluster of 5 shots at 100 yards. I then used anoth 10 rounds breaking clay pigeon pieces on the back berm. Due to the scarcity of ammo that was all I could afford to use.

I think now that bears are going to sleep for winter this will replace my 1894 44 mag in its chicken flock protection duties.

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cloverleaf

Handloader
Sep 10, 2006
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That should be a super fun rifle, and well suited to the protection task. I too have limited my use of the "Mag" due to Ammo scarcity. :( CL
 

AFG270

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Aug 26, 2013
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cloverleaf":2irx3vus said:
I too have limited my use of the "Mag" due to Ammo scarcity. :( CL

Nice rifle!

Check Natchez for 22 WMR ammo, they sent a flyer this morning for an ammo sale. They actually have some available as I type this.
 

Thebear_78

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Sep 30, 2004
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Sadly I’m in Alaska. We don’t have the mail order ammo option. If I can’t find it local I have to stock up when someone flies down


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cloverleaf

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Sep 10, 2006
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AFG270":3nbtlc1g said:
cloverleaf":3nbtlc1g said:
I too have limited my use of the "Mag" due to Ammo scarcity. :( CL

Nice rifle!

Check Natchez for 22 WMR ammo, they sent a flyer this morning for an ammo sale. They actually have some available as I type this.

Comes to $23 a box! Na- I'll make em wait for my money. CL
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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22 WRM ammo seems to be reasonably priced and available here.

JD338
 

AFG270

Handloader
Aug 26, 2013
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cloverleaf":15cukkg0 said:
AFG270":15cukkg0 said:
cloverleaf":15cukkg0 said:
I too have limited my use of the "Mag" due to Ammo scarcity. :( CL

Nice rifle!

Check Natchez for 22 WMR ammo, they sent a flyer this morning for an ammo sale. They actually have some available as I type this.

Comes to $23 a box! Na- I'll make em wait for my money. CL

If you buy a brick that comes to $16.50/box delivered.
I bought a brick of CCI Maxi-Mags about 5 years ago for $14.50/box delivered, that is only about a 14% increase. That is not bad considering many other components and ammo have increased a lot more than that. I also bought cheaper 22 WMR ammo a few years ago, but it is not nearly as accurate as CCI Maxi-Mags. In my rifle anyway.
 

filmjunkie4ever

Handloader
May 4, 2011
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I’ve always wanted a .22 WMR rifle, alas my only .22 Magnum is the second cylinder of my Ruger Single Six.

Its an extremely popular cartridge in these parts.


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seokladuckin

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Mar 21, 2021
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I have a boat paddle Ruger stainless I really love , except the trigger, don't love the trigger.

Shoots damn good

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