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OkieGentleman
May 15, 2011, 09:52 PM
I know that Ruger stopped making these several years ago. I have been researching building one for my self. The problem seems to be the number of companies that are building receivers for this configuration. You can find a number of companies that are making receivers in the 22lr configuration, but very few for the 22WMR.

Does anyone have a recommendation of which companies are making magnum receivers and related parts. Or should I just pack it in and get the Remington 22 Mag in semi-auto or is there a better choice than that? Marlin?

Scorch
May 16, 2011, 10:57 AM
For less than the cost of a 10/22 Magnum receiver from Volquartsen you can buy a whole Ruger 10/22 Magnum. Not to mention that once you buy that receiver, you are still a long way from being even close to done building the rifle.

I had an HK 330 22WMR semiauto. It was the cat's meow.

One issue with 22WMR rifles is the cost of the ammo and the relatively insignificat gain over a 22LR. But I like my 22 Mags, and I know many others who feel the same way.

OkieGentleman
May 18, 2011, 08:40 PM
You are right. I think the idea of making MY custom rifle built by ME kind of led me around by the nose for a few days. Sadly sanity has returned and I think I will find me a 22 WMR semi-auto already assembled and test fired by a company that I can trust. Does anyone have one of the following or got to shoot it, and what do you think of it?

MAGNUM LITEĀ® MLR-1722M .22WMR Graphite Rifle http://www.magnumresearch.com/Browse.asp

Accelerator Rifle by Excel Arms http://www.excelarms.com/acceleratorrifle.html

Other than Remington 597 and the Marlin 922 and 883? I am not finding many semi-auto 22 WMRs.

Scorch
May 19, 2011, 03:00 AM
22 mag semiautos are a little hard to find. Ruger 10/22 Magnums are available occasionally, but prices are getting a little stupid, IMO. After all, it's just a Ruger production rifle.

Volquartsen makes a really nice rifle, don't get me wrong. If you are price sensitive, their prices will give you hives.
https://www.volquartsen.com/products/62-deluxe-rifle-22-wmr-brown-stock

Magnum Research rifles are pretty nice, at about half the price of the Volquartsen. Probably shoots almost as well.
http://www.magnumresearch.com/Expand.asp?ProductCode=MLRS22WMH