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#6964368 - 11/17/17 08:08 PM Can someone give me a good reason...
ralph Online   content
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Registered: 09/03/04
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... why I think I "need" a Ruger American Compact rifle in .22 Magnum?

I already have several .22lr and an AR15 in 5.56/.223. I have a Single Six with .22 magnum cylinder- but rarely shoot it.

I can't come up with any reason for the rifle other than I just "want" one. It might be due to the variety and ample supply of .22 magnum ammo now on the market. I recall quite well that less than 2 years ago .22 magnum was the hardest ammunition to find anywhere. There are probably a dozen different .22 magnum loads now and I would like to see how they perform-but not sure why or even what I would hunt/shoot with any of them.

it might be just to have a bolt action as I do not currently have any bolt action rifles. It might be because it is one of the few rifles left with factory iron sights.

I'm looking for some "valid" reason other than just my personal desire to have another Ruger.

Come on folks, help me out. grin

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#6964399 - 11/17/17 08:36 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
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Registered: 02/25/10
Posts: 5348
Loc: South/West Wise Co
And want one is good enough in my book!
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#6964411 - 11/17/17 08:52 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 4828
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Because it's patriotic to own guns. Does that help any?

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#6964459 - 11/17/17 09:38 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
patriot07 Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 1891
Loc: Royse City, TX
Never owned a 22 mag and never really had a desire to.

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#6964470 - 11/17/17 10:00 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: patriot07]
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 303
22 magnum...the most powerful 22 rimfire in the world and it could blow a pigs head off.

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#6964473 - 11/17/17 10:06 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
ralph Online   content
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Thanks guys! I knew I could count on the THF to be the "voice of reason." clap

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#6964606 - 11/18/17 07:24 AM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
machine73 Offline
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Registered: 12/22/15
Posts: 58
A .22 mag is what I take to the woods most often. Good forf varmints and can kill a pig if you do your part. There is no reason NOT to own one (or more). I buy a box or two of ammo every paycheck, so I didn't run short during the rimfire drought.

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#6964716 - 11/18/17 09:13 AM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
9x19 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 39
I've been a fan of the .22 WMR for a long time.

It packs more punch than you'd expect and with some of the .30 grain spitzer rounds out these days, can be very accurate as well. Good luck with your decision.

The Ruger American Rimfires are usually good to go, mine is the green stocked "Predator" version with no sights and larger bolt handle.

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#6964787 - 11/18/17 10:30 AM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
Grizz Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 6705
Loc: Granbury, TX
Because you can. Nothing else is necessary. flag
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#6965659 - 11/19/17 10:01 AM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 153
Loc: Van Alstyne, Texas
I have several 22 mags.
My favorite is just like 9x19's above. Ruger predator with green stock. I bought it, cleaned it, mounted a Nikon 3-9x40 on it,and went to sight it in. Bore sighted old way looking down the bore. Shot once, it was on paper, so i fired 2 more rounds at same point of aim. Looked and looked for other 2 holes, and finally walked down to target to verify. The gun shot first 3 rounds ever fired into a clover leaf hole. I think she is a keeper.

A 22WMR is a very good round.
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#6967495 - 11/20/17 08:29 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
Undercoverdog Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 224
Loc: Texas
I heard a guy say once that until he was 20 yrs old he thought a 22 mag Was a deer rifle!!! bolt
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#6968280 - 11/21/17 01:59 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
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I love my 22 mag, it's a Savage and I run it with a 2x7 and a can on it.
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#6968830 - 11/21/17 08:25 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
ralph Online   content
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I have looked at Savage models over the years and prefer them to the Marlins just because I can see the Savage sights much better. The Savage would likely be about $100 less than the Ruger too.

I took another look at the Ruger today. This one was priced $70 more than the same gun at the first store. Not sure the first one is still available.

22 magnum is still at the top of my want list but that list is subject to change from week to week -if not more frequently!

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#6969015 - 11/21/17 10:28 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12204
I want a CZ in .22 WMR so I can relate lol

No reason other than that is required. It's what's beautiful about this country, the liberty to get what you want simply because you want it (provided you can afford it and pass a background check).

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#6969069 - 11/21/17 11:33 PM Re: Can someone give me a good reason... [Re: ralph]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22395
Loc: Texas
If you are asking this crew to talk you out of buying a gun, GOOD LUCK we love spending other peoples $ and our own for that matter.

Good reason, you don't have one so fill that empty spot in the colletction
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