22 mag pistol

Discussion in 'Rimfire and Airguns' started by Hunter66654, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone make a 22 mag pistol ?
     
  2. Robert J. Adler

    Robert J. Adler Well-Known Member

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    If you mean a semi-auto, they were made in the 80's and not too successful. I had several and they were quite a blaster, yet not accurate. Ammo is much better now and I got a 6" S&W 648, stainless 6-sot revolver. Took 15 pdogs with it in one day driving a field in E. Colorado!! My first was a solid 50 yards and I held the head, thinking about drop, and missed clean. My partner called the shot, I held the belly, and plopped him hard! Shoot the Remington poly-tip and Federal 30gr. Premium. Lots of fun and a great trigger to boot. Bob
     

  3. devildoc

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    The only auto I'm familiar with is the AMT automag, my dad has one and it actually feeds really well.
     
  4. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Robert, thanks for the info.
    devildoc, can you offer any comments on the accuracy of the AMT ?

    Thanks, Bill
     
  5. Triggernosis

    Triggernosis Well-Known Member

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    Ruger makes a nice looking .22 mag revolver.
     
  6. dogdinger

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    i have 2...

    one is a taurus 8 shot revolver.....shoots well...the other is the automag 4".....trigger is a little stiff on the AMT but it shoots better than i can shoot it. this was my fav carry gun when lion hunting for yrs.....this gun has killed four lions.....3 were one shot kills....good bullet placement, the other got a little scary ...in my opinion the 22 mag caliber is way under rated...i have seen it used with great succes in several situations..also own 2 rifles in this caliber..both are tackdrivers.....one is an anshutz woodchucker....great little kids gun that stretches their range over a 22rf greatly......
     
  7. Hunter66654

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    Can you tell what your groups are with the AMT at 25 yds or whatever range you have used and with the brand of ammo used.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  8. dogdinger

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    my AMT wil shoot......

    minute of rabbit all day long with whatever ammo you use.....i tend to prefer the cci heavier bullets......i once hit a coyote with my 22-250 that was so far away my 1000 yd rangfinder wouldnt range my truck from where i hit him.......but the best shot of the day was when the coyote got up and ran after walking out to him......made a running shot with the AMT @ about 75yds.....the amt is a single action pistol , same as a colt 1911..i have not seriously studied its accuracy potental, but i do tend to hit what i am shooting at with it quite regularly....

    AJ
     
  9. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    My dad's AMT Automag II, (a sort of 1911 style auto) is pretty darn accurate, usually use winchester super X's, it's been a while since I've shot it but it seems that I remember getting less than 4" groups at 25yds off of sandbags.
     
  10. Longshots

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    The AMT Automag II is now being made by High Standard. I received one for Christmas 1991 with the 4 inch barrel and it is my overall favorite. My dad also has one. We only use Winchester ammo because other brands would not cycle the action properly. I have read that some other brands have changed their ammo and now work in the AMT. Accuracy is one thing this pistol has. My friends and I got together often before marriage and kids, 25+ yards and clay targets freehand were no problem. Whenever I brought the AMT out everyone wanted a turn. Accurate, dependable, good punch, fun, and cheap to shoot. One gun I shall never part with. Warning, very loud and blows fire.
     
  11. Longshots

    Longshots New Member

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    The AMT Automag II is now being made by High Standard. I received one for Christmas 1991 with the 4 inch barrel and it is my overall favorite. My dad also has one. We only use Winchester ammo because other brands would not cycle the action properly. I have read that some other brands have changed their ammo and now work in the AMT. Accuracy is one thing this pistol has. My friends and I got together often before marriage and kids, 25 yards and clay targets were no problem. Whenever I brought the AMT out everyone wanted a turn. Warning, very loud and blows fire.
     
  12. swebb38

    swebb38 Well-Known Member

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    Excell Arms

    Most people havent ever heard of Excell Arms but they make a 22 mag and 17 Hmr Semi pistol that I have had awesome results with. They offer interchangeable slides and such for the Accellerator pistol.

    Heres the website http://www.excelarms.com/newproducts.html

    Stacy