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Added A 22wmr To The Stable

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Good Ol' Boy, Jun 14, 2019 at 6:09 PM.

  1. Good Ol' Boy

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    Picked up my new Marlin XT22 in WMR with stainless heavy barrel today. Put a Nikon Buckmaster 2 on it for now.

    Will shoot it this weekend but so far am liking it. Would LOVE to find a normal wood stock for it that doesn't involve much modification.



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  2. 22250Rem

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    I like that a lot, and you could always put some type of creative paint job on that stock if you can't find a normal wood one for it. Perhaps an OEM wood stock from Marlin ? Boyd's has some offerings for the Marlin XT series, one of which specified "magazine fed" and "bull barrel". If you shoot it this weekend can we get an initial range report ? I confess to never owning a rifle in 22 mag but it's one of those "always wanted one" things.
     
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  3. jmorris

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    Looks good. I wish I could find a use for mine. Seems like I go for the 22lr of 22 Hornet and they collect dust most often.

    I think it’s because of bullet choices and limited to what if offered as far as ammunition.
     
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  4. BigBlue 94

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    Nice! That action looks a lot like the Marlin 17VS action I have. Like exactly. Though dimensions might be different. Mine is in a laminated wood stock.

    Mine is "blinding" to squirrels out to 50 yards, and still great after 50.
     
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  5. Good Ol' Boy

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    If you could post a link thatd be great. Looking at Boyd's website the only thing I can find for the XT22 Mag is for tube fed models.

    Only thing I've been able to find is a site called Midwest Gunworks. Most of what they carry are OEM stocks although they do seem to carry a couple that should work. They dont seem all that "pretty" and they dont specify hardwood, so I'm still looking. I dont particularly like laminate but it's not totally off the table if I found one that struck my fancy looks wise.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Awesome, I am jealous. :)
     
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  7. FL-NC

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    I have an older stainless Marlin 22 mag SSV that I picked up over 20 years ago. Its one of the guns I have the least use for, but it shoots too good to get rid of!
     
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  8. redneck2

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    LGS has a Browning T-bolt with a maple stock that is gorgeous. Would sell it at about cost

    I had a .22 mag and just never used it. Not as accurate as a regular.22 and too expensive for target shooting, and if I’m gonna whack a critter I’d use my .204 or .222
     
  9. Armored farmer

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    Nice rifle.
    Woodchucks beware.
    I hear that model is very accurate.
     
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  10. Riomouse911

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    I got a Ruger American and a Henry in.22 WMR and really like them.

    Like all rimfires, I tried a large variety of ammo to find what they like. It is pricier than LR ammo for sure, but it’s not crazy like a few years ago.

    Your rifle looks like a shooter, let us know how it does :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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  11. Picher

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    I bought a CZ 455 with a .22 WMR barrel, but didn't care for the round and bought a .17 HMR fluted barrel that I LOVE. I shoot that more than most of my .22 LRs these days. It's fantastically accurate and very effective on the varmints around here.

    If anyone would like my .22 WMR barrel, I'd consider selling it for a very reasonable amount. (shown) IMG_2793.JPG
     
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  12. 22250Rem

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    Hi, on Boyd's web site I clicked on the XT22Mag and came up with the tube fed also. Then I tried XT SERIES and found listings for an XT series , magazine feed, bull barrel but no mention of chambering. Is yours an XT-22MVSR ? Saw that one on Marlin's web site..... Looks like yours.
     
  13. Good Ol' Boy

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    Decided to go old school sighting in, no bore sighting, no laser, just throw up a big piece of paper and go for it.

    Three shots and I was in the neighborhood. After a little fine tuning she's shooting groups the size of a quarter at 50yds. I'm happy with that for now. Ammo was CCI Vmax 30gr.


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    Yes mine is the MVSR. Thanks for the info, I'll check that out.
     
  15. Armored farmer

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    That's great.
    What are you planning to use this rifle for?
    I like mine for small game up to light varmint.
     
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    Mostly the same as you. However my buddy a few miles up the road, with more acreage than me, has gotten into shooting crows with his .17hmr and I just cant compete with him with my LRs, so I'm hoping this might make things more interesting.


    But, some shots we take can push 100yds so I'm anxious to get down to his range and see what the WMR will do at that distance.
     
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  17. Creed Bennett

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    I just recently purchased that exact same rifle. I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot it yet however. I put a 4.5-14x AO Sightron on mine that I had laying around. If it shoots as well as my heavy barrel blued 17 HMR Marlin XT I’ll be a happy camper. The 17 HMR has a “hardwood” stock on it that is actually laminated but not like the Boyd’s stocks with the thin layers. This one is brown and black thick layers. I’ll see if I have a picture of it. I really like the looks of it.
     
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    This is one with a stock like mine. Not my gun, just the best picture I could find!
     
  19. Shanghai McCoy

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    My Marlin 22mag likes those Hornady V max loads too. :thumbup:
     
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