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Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

 
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:47 AM
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Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

I'm just kidding about the sniper rifle part. I just bought my brother a new Marlin 925M Wood stock in .22mag, We take out my .270win and .300wsm and shoot them out past 700yds all the time, but I was wondering what kind of range you could we get out of his rifle? Lets say with just bedding it, maybe trigger, plus quality scope and rings? I'm looking for usable range groups under 10inches. This is our first .22 mag and I don't know the actual target hitting distance for this caliber. This gun will manly be used for target shooting, but some varmint and coyote hunting will be needed also, but not long range! Thanks guys.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:22 PM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

This might be useless info for you but my son has a Marlin 952C 22lr that he shoots at 200yds and keeps his groups under 4 inches. Not sure how that would translate to 22wmr.

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:26 PM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

Using a Win Target 22lr w/long lyman scope 500 yards was quite fun on a full size steel yote.

Hits went in sperts. Wind and mirage really messed things up but when ya were on the "tinks" were quite pleasing to hear.

Have fun.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

So we might be able to get hits out to 500yds maybe? That would be cool, my brother is a crack shot, and out shoots his big brother sometimes too! So with this gun having a wood stock, bedding the action and barrel would be better than free floating the barrel right? I have never had a rifle with a wood stock. On all my rifles I free float the barrels, but I thought that wood stock rifles are better with bedding the barrel? Any info on that would be helpful!

Thanks, Nathan.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:49 AM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

just for fun I'm shooting a Rossi 22lr, one of those little break open things, with a 29 dollar scope at the gong @ 300 yds and can do the "dink" thing as often a a poor shootin' 308 with a poor pilot.

I was shooting at the little gong and he was shooting at the big gong. Was quite humorous.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

I just picked up a used wood stocked 25MN, (discontinued I think), and I will SteelBed it with a pillar under the action screw and float the barrel. I would recommend that you float the barrel for consistency. A stock that bears on the barrel can push it around with changes in temperature, humidity, and your hold / or rest.

I sight a .22Mag in at 100 yds and expect to get approx 1 moa, or sometimes better, at that range. The most accurate rifle I had was a H & K Mod 300 semiauto. I'm hoping that the Microgroove barrel will be a good shooter too. The most accurate ammo for me so far has been Super X hollowpoints and Remington Premier. I haven't thought about shots past 150 yds, but would expect 2"- 3" groups at 200 yds. That's just a guess though. I don't have any doubt that the Mag would score hits at 500 yds on a target, but I wouldn't shoot an animal at that range with it.

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Old 08-13-2009, 12:53 AM
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Re: Marlin 925M .22WMR Sniper Rifle!

Thanks for the responses guys. Still if there is anyone with the .22mag caliber that has done some long range work let me know! Thanks Nathan,

ps. What would be a good way to get an aftermarket trigger for this gun, since I doubt I can just buy one for it. Do I just need to take it to a gun smith and have him work the trigger, or buy a trigger and have it modified for this gun? My other guns have stock triggers, but I don't particularity care for the stock trigger, which is a bit heavy.
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