britz, ammo was one of my concerns with the .22 Mag. I have a few boxes of Federal, CCI, Winchester and Remington Premier. I think all of them have jacketed bullets. I have the most confidence in the Remington (for no particular reason). JE Custom has found that the Hornady round is the best in the .17's he has shot.
James, the main reason that I also would prefer a .22 Mag is the bullet weight. I think they are 40 grs or so. The other reason is that I would just like to see if a .22 Mag can be made to shoot really well.
I am looking for a Savage or Marlin donor rifle. I don't think I can afford an Anschutz, or a Ruger. Need a good trigger, and a stable barrel mount. Haven't taken a Savage or Marlin apart, so don't know how their barrels are mounted.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks, Tom
Texas State Rifle Association Life Member
NRA Endowment Life Member
A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time