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I am a large advocate of the .22 Magnum. Love the rifle and it's capabilities. Have owned a Winchester 9422 Magnum since 1976. They are not a great varmint gun. Varmint as in Bobcat or coyote. Everything else yes. Excellent deer rifle. 3Properly placed from a proper distance and they drop just like being shot from any centerfire rifle. JMO.
 

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Why is it not good for coyotes/bobcats from a proper distance and placement also?
Both of those animals can take a broadside lungshot and run long enough to totally disappear. The toughest animals I have hunted here in Oklahoma. I am an excellent tracker as well. (Tooting my own horn here but?) These are incredibly resilient animals. Deer drop in their tracks. Coyotes and bobcats? Not the same.
 

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Why is it not good for coyotes/bobcats from a proper distance and placement also?
Both of those animals can take a broadside lungshot and run long enough to totally disappear. The toughest animals I have hunted here in Oklahoma. I am an excellent tracker as well. (Tooting my own horn here but?) These are incredibly resilient animals. Deer drop in their tracks. Coyotes and bobcats? Not the same.
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Will they still die even though they run off? Are you trying to collect the hides? If not what does it matter if they run off to die?
 

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I killed my first deer with a .22 Mag. I was 5 years old and shot a doe between the eyes at about 50 yards. Dropped her like a rock and she ate, darn good. Still remember Mom frying up the back-strap with biscuits and gravy.

Today, I only own a revolver that takes the ole 22 Mag....

I need to get a rifle and maybe this is my huckleberry!


I've been on a lever-kick lately..... 30-30, 44mag, 45-70...... .22 Mag may be next.....

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Will they still die even though they run off? Are you trying to collect the hides? If not what does it matter if they run off to die?
Yes, I was varmint hunting for fur. When I shoot something I wish it to die in a very timely fashion.
 

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I killed my first deer with a .22 Mag. I was 5 years old and shot a doe between the eyes at about 50 yards. Dropped her like a rock and she ate, darn good. Still remember Mom frying up the back-strap with biscuits and gravy.

Today, I only own a revolver that takes the ole 22 Mag....

I need to get a rifle and maybe this is my huckleberry!


I've been on a lever-kick lately..... 30-30, 44mag, 45-70...... .22 Mag may be next.....

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I love my Winchester 9422Magnum. Got it for Christmas in 1976. I highly recommend the Winchester 9422M!
 
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