.22 WMR lever or pump?

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  1. flat8

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    I’ve always loved the .22 WMR. Looking to add another to the safe to go with my Anschutz bolt. Considering a lever or pump. New or old. Will leave open sites, and will be used as a camp gun in the AZ highcountry this summer. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Ridgewalker

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    Not sure there is or ever has been a pump. I paid $35 for a 22 Rimfire Winchester 61 when I was in high school and sold it 30+ years ago for $350. Great accurate 22 rimfire. I’d probably look for a Winchester 9422 WM if I wanted a lever. Everyone I’ve ever shot was pretty accurate for a 22WM.
     
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    Maybe a Semi-auto Savage A22 Magnum.
    Some ammo out there 30 gn, advertised 2200 FPS.
    Probably less than $400.
    Just a thought - -
     
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    Both my Winchester M61 and M9422 Mag are MOA rifles. The 9422 shoots heavier bullets more accurately than light bullets.
    BTW, neither is for sale, but best of luck locating a 9422 Mag.
     

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    Ruger doesn’t make a 10/22 Magnum anymore but there is a Israely copy of one about the same price range. Or there is Volquartsen thou more costly
     

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    :D Beers:...will try look them up
     

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    I used many years ago. It was a great little rifle. Hopefully ammunition has improved since the 70s.
    I also had a little pump action but for the life of me I cannot recall the make.
     

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    Ruger made the 10/22mag from 1998 to 2006. Apparently there are a few out there, like the one listed currently listed on GB, which just sold for $980.
     

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    Taurus or Rossi, I can't remember which, used to make a pump but I don't think they are still made.
     

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    Ruger had some problems with the 10/22 Magnum. My pick would be the 61 Winchester if I could find a good one in my price range. The 9422 Magnum would be a distant second pick.
     

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    Ruger also made the model 96 lever action in 22lr and 22 wmr starting in 1996. It looked like a 10/22 with a lever.
     
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    There are a couple on gunbroker for under $600.00.
     

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    My .22 mag Winchester lever gun is and will likely always be my favorite gun (along with the .22lr as well)
    Good all around gun
     
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    Have the Ruger semi-auto and it works just fine. I would not get a lever because "I" cannot work one worth a crap. It is just me not any rifle. I do like pump rifles and have a Rem 760 in 30-06
     

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