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Winchester Model 9422

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by freestoneangler, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I have a model 9422, 22 magnum, lever action rifle I purchased in 1978 and used it only a couple of times one summer reducing the prairie dog population around a friends family ranch near Yosemite NP. Having just purchased a Ruger Redhawk 44 and getting back into shooting, I was planning on taking the 22 out for some target practice as well.

    Curious who in the forum shoots 22 mag rifles, what ammo you like and what you use the gun for (if other than target practice). I don't believe the 17 HMR had come of age back when I bought this and hear it's become the darling of the small caliber rifles...so maybe my 22 mag is simply a relic :laugh:

    Thanks
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    CCI +V is good or the Hornady V-Max for critters. If your just plinking CCI standard or Remington, Winchester has had some recalls.
     
  3. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Tag along sage-rat shooting on a slightly windy day with some guys carrying their .17HMR's, and they will be soon staring enviously at your .22WMR. The HMR may shoot flatter at the extreme ranges, (practical hunting "extreme" for these guns is 125-200yards -- surely some may challenge my "extreme", but not along with the "practical hunting" preface --), but if you learn your WMR trajectory, it will walk on the HMR for hits at those ranges if there is a good breeze. Most accurate in my Bullberry custom Contender carbine is the good ol' Winchester 40g hollowpoint. Have tried everything new that has come out in the last 15 years, and cannot better it. Haven't heard of the recalls that deadeye mentioned, but I did run into a batch that woluld not chamber in my tight-tolerance barrel. Maybe that was one of the recall problems (they did chamber in both my other "factory standard chamber" WMR rifles, and my revolvers).

    I spent 6 months of last year working almost exclusively with a Savage .17HMR, accurizing it, shooting and hunting with it, experimenting with every load available. I really got to like the cartridge and gun (finally), but it does very little the WMR won't do, and when the wind kicks up, it is lost.

    I've always admired the 9422, and especially the Magnum version. If I haven't talked you into keeping it, I'd like to talk you out of it.
     
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  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    Thank for the feedback - no plans to sell - was my first ever firearm purchase :) I was just poking around Gun Broker and was pretty amazed to see the price of the 9422M's. Looks like they are pretty well thought :thumbup:
     
  5. GED

    GED North Idaho Active Member

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    Reviving this thread to show off my newly acquired Win 9422 Magnum.

    Found it at Keith's used-excellent condition. It's serial number has five digits (F870XX)after the F instead of the six you usually find out there. Didn't find this serial number series on the Winchester web site so have no idea when it was made(anyone out there have any ideas?). It's got a steel colored magazine tube instead of brass so it's at least older than the 2000s(Update: found out on the Rimfirecentral forum that it was made
    approx. 1973).

    Anyway, took it the range day after I bought it-very, very happy with it(so much so am thinking of getting another in 22LR:)).

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  6. Bulletsrrfriend

    Bulletsrrfriend Longview Member

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    I have the 94/22 XTR in 22lr and it is a tack driver. I would love to have one in 22wmr, but the asking prices are pretty high. Too bad they have not made these for a while.
     
  7. GED

    GED North Idaho Active Member

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    Just acquired this circa 1981 XTR in .22 S-L-L.R.:

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  8. Supatom206

    Supatom206 Seattle Member

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    if you stiil have your rifle , pm, me please , thank,
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Last gun I would sell. Takes me back to when I shot my brothers. Took me years to find another XTR with pistol grip.

    {Thanks I fixed it. The dog was helping me type. For a 10 month old shepard he's realy pretty good.}
     
  10. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    Its almost as pretty as my Winchester 94/17 that was made only 2 years.
     
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