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#3002281 - 10/27/12 06:23 PM 22 Mag.
4 Point

Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 114
Loc: Mid Tn.

Wanting a 22 automatic to plink around with. Will a 22 Mag shoot 22 LR shells, so i can coyote and target shoot with it?
#3002285 - 10/27/12 06:26 PM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: flytpm]
8 Point

Registered: 09/08/10
Posts: 1728
Loc: alabama

I don't think so , that would be nice though.
#3002313 - 10/27/12 06:35 PM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: southernhunter]
4 Point

Registered: 02/28/09
Posts: 114
Loc: Mid Tn.

Yep your right. Googled it and got a Big Definitely Not out of it. Looking for something cheap to target shoot and legal on WMA for coyotes.
#3002475 - 10/27/12 08:11 PM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: flytpm]
Plateau Hunter
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Registered: 05/19/00
Posts: 1829
Loc: Cannon County, TN

Just get a .22lr semiauto- not ideal but it will kill a coyote. A magnum is better but no great shakes-I had one run off with a .22 mag hit last week. I hate not being able to use a decent round for coyotes during archery/mzl.
We were soldiers once, and young.

#3002648 - 10/27/12 09:25 PM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: Plateau Hunter]
8 Point

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 1629
Loc: Maryville, TN

use a shotgun with T Shot
#3002895 - 10/28/12 06:47 AM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: flytpm]
8 Point

Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 2344
Loc: SouthEast Tenn

 Originally Posted By: flytpm
Wanting a 22 automatic to plink around with. Will a 22 Mag shoot 22 LR shells, so i can coyote and target shoot with it?

It is my understanding that a .22 Mag and a .22 LR are actually not the same diameter. Not saying you can't fire a LR out of a Mag, but if I'm not mistaken a Mag is like .222 and a LR is like .221.
Like NHill, I'd go with a legal, heavy shotgun load.
"The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."
-Ronald Firbank

#3003385 - 10/28/12 11:49 AM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: BlountArrow]
10 Point

Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 3662
Loc: Bradley co. TN

Pretty sure most wma's are #4 and smaller, I know Cherokee is. I would go with the mag. 30 grain v-max does pretty good with a well placed shot inside a hundred.
woods n water

#3003860 - 10/28/12 05:02 PM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: CATCHDAWG]

Registered: 06/10/00
Posts: 41304
Loc: Western Ky.

If your going to get a 22 mag then go with Hornady's Critical Defense ammo.

It's made for small guns as a self defence round but will do great in a rifle.

At the muzzle of a 1 7/8 inch barrel it shoots at 1000fps

At the muzzle of a 24 inch barrel it shoots out at 1700 fps.

The bullet itself is made to cut though heavy clothing and will not plug up on a coyotes hair.

They are high but worth every dime. I've never had a round like them.
A Government that does not trust its law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, is itself unworthy of trust..... - James Madison

#3007057 - 10/30/12 08:07 AM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: Wildcat]
4 Point

Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 237
Loc: TN,Wilson Co.

I just got a 22 mag. for shooting coyotes, since their is no centerfire allowed where i hunt. For me a shotgun is for birds,JMO. I have taken it out squirrel hunting a couple of time now and there is a huge difference between a 22lr and the mag. Place a decent shot on a coyote and it will be over i am thinking. One of the squirrels i shoot blew off both front arms. Another blew the head clear off! These were fox squirrels as well. I am very pleased with it and will be doing some coyote hunting with it this year and report back on the adventure.
#3007276 - 10/30/12 10:37 AM Re: 22 Mag. [Re: wgmac]
8 Point

Registered: 05/19/11
Posts: 1024
Loc: watertown ,TN

Ohhhh. You must have never seen a shotgun with a nice load of dead coyote and a good choke tube!!! It will do more damage @70 yards in than that mag will do.
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