# Marlin .22 WMR bolt action rifles, any good?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 10 Ringer', Jan 17, 2004.

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### 10 Ringer'Member

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Sized up a Marlin 25MN today and liked what I saw. I've been kind of weighing the pros and cons of a .223 bolt or a .22 mag bolt for plinking and varminting out to about 100+/- yds. I know the .223 shoots flatter and faster and is about the same per box of ammo as a .22 WMR, but the Marlin I picked up fit my longer arms just right and at $180 was well in my price range compared to the$200 + .223 blot actions of any good quality. Thoughts or suggestions o a .223 vs .22WMR or the Marlin as a quality choice? Thanks.

### ojibweindianMember

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I have a Marlin 25MN and am pleased with it. I get right around an inch at 100 yards prone with a backpack for a rest. I have it scoped with a cheap Simmons 8pt

### clown714Member

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I,have been happy w\my 25MN.

Pete

### rangerruckMember

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the 25 is an excellent 22 mag rifle, Marlin is , in my opinion, the best most accomplished of any of the big boys, as far as 22 mags goes. Their old 782 or 783, if you can find one, not only are they beauties, but they are generally considered a top five, if not , the number one, best most accurate 22 mag that was made. Some may say the old BrNO take down 22's were the best, and they have a point, but they were inconsistent as well. the 783 was not.

### gdvan01Member

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The Marlin 22 mag bolt gun was the first rifle I used many years ago for whistle pigs. I can't wait to get another one.

### jonebMember

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I have a 882, it took some work to get it to shoot well. I bought it used along with a Win. 1300 Defender for \$200 so I can't complain. The price of .22 mag. ammo seems to high for what you get, you can shoot .223 for not much more.
I really like the 882 for varminting in sensitive areas, rockchucks at a 125yds are easy pickins