Your Best or Favorite 22 WMR

Seems we need a good WMR thread for the PMR/CMR guys.
As well as all the other Magnum lovers in the brotherhood.
What have you got? What is your favorites? Wants?

I’ll start with one I’ve wanted for a while and finally acquired.

Just bought a Rossi RS22W rifle. My first impressions are good.
All listings describe them as black synthetic, but mine is OD Green.
It’s got a sturdy feel to it, but not too heavy. Fit and finish is quite nice.
There was some slight surface rust on the barrel that wiped right off.

For this price point, it is a very nice rifle. Expectations exceeded.

It comes with one 10 round magazine, very good quality though.
Very easy to load and a very durable and rugged feel to them.
One negative, extra mags are impossible to find for it right now.

After running one mag through it, I’m even more impressed.
It runs amazingly smooth. Almost no recoil. Surprisingly quiet.
I ran all 10 rounds without hearing protection. Hearing intact.

The rifle comes with a pic rail mounted and no other sights.
A 1-6x24 would work well and will be ordered for this rifle.
I will probably not “waste” much ammo until I get it scoped.

I’ll add some pictures later. Maybe after I decide on a scope.


Does Rossi not have any of these in stock?

Rossis are good little guns. I’ve been impressed with the Rio Bravo so far. I’m thinking of getting either an RB22 or a Gallery Gun - something different from semi-auto - I have a 10/22 for that. .22LR is kind of the way to go right now - I don’t really want to spend 50¢/rd and up for .22WMR.


From what I’ve read, they are making enough mags to ship with the rifles.
But nobody including Rossi has individual mags in stock at the moment.
Well except someone on eBay selling them for $135 each. LOL.


I have both the CMR-30 and PMR-30 but both have never been fired yet.
With the china junk going around :mask: my range playing has been extremely limited.
22 cal was not on the list to shoot.

Hopefully this spring ,summer I can at least test them out.


I really like the concept of the CMR and it looks really awesome.
I watched many reviews on it and other semi-auto 22WMR rifles.
For reliability and price, the Rossi was the best option for me.

I’m not trying to dis the CMR. At some point I’d like to get one.
Pairing it with a PMR is part of what has me interested in it.
But at around $250, the RS22W really is a sweet little deal.
And it’s run nearly flawless in all the videos I’ve watched.

There’s not many options out the for Semi-Auto 22WMR.
I already have a fine bolt-action. I’ll post about it later here.

Sure hope you get to throw some rounds and have fun.
Please post the results here when the time comes.


I have one of the first generation PMR’s and love it. I have looked for a CMR since they were introduced but no luck. I already have a Ruger American bolt action in 22WMR and it’s a tack driver…but would still love to have a CMR!!


I was able to snag a 10 round mag for the RS22M from Rossi.
First time they have been available anywhere in quite a while.
Just posting in case someone else was looking for one.


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Got one of the heritage rough rider revolvers with with 22 wmr cylinder on sale a while back. Good relover for sub 100


Lots of them on eBay - search rs22m. Way overpriced compared to

I’m still trying to find a 25-round rs22 magazine (.22LR, not magnum). I have four 10-rounders so I’m good for now.


My one and only.


Anyone looking for a Heritage .22 WMR cylinder they are usually in stock at Academy for $29.99. On eBay they usually go for in the $45 range and Heritage charges $29.99 plus shipping.


Only 22 mag i have at moment is my naa mini revolver. Its one of my favorite pistols to shoot. I like to see just how far i can resch with it. I can keep decent accuracy out to 12 or so yards. Im waiting to find a good deal on a 70s or early 80s marlin bolt action in 22mag. I wish the ppr on 22 mag would come down somemore so i can get back to shooting my mini revolver more.


I love shooting .22mag, almost feels like a real cartridge compared to .22lr. I did a full M-Carbo upgrade on my PMR 30 and it is a fantastic fun gun… reliable also, highly recommended. My Henry .22 mag lever gun never lets me down for fun at the range, beautiful guns and made in america.


I love my 357 LCR so much I got it in 22wmr for my wife with the crimson trace grip. Fun and comfortable to shoot, easy on the wrist, opposed to my 357, loud enough to chase away coons or coyotes and 14 inch in gelatin, loaded with critical defense I feel good for her ( over 65 ).


I have the Rossi as well. A fairly recent purchase. 22 WMR is now my preference for a small caliber long gun. It’s superior in every way to 22 LR. Except on price.

About the Rossi… my game plan is to lop about 4 inches off the barrel and recrown it, taking it to legal carbine length. I had no problem finding mags. I had the same annoying 10 rd limitation with my Savage 22LR bolt action. But I found a guy in GA who makes 20 round steel mags for it. They work perfectly. I’ve asked him if he would consider making 20 rd mags for the Rossi.


I put in my order for a 22 WMR complete upper from Bear Creek.
It’s on backorder but it is supposed to ship in about two months.
That will give me plenty of time to build a dedicated lower for it.
And acquire a couple more mags as it only ships with a 10 round.

.22 Magnum 16" Side Charging Upper (


NO NO NO NO !!! :boom: :boom: :boom: :boom: :boom: :boom:
Time to show off now/
Please let us see it mature.


Sorry. My brother stole that one from me and the second one I bought.
I haven’t purchased another yet, but maybe third time’s the charm.

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Let us see IT !!!

Everyone here has already seen my only long 22wmr. but here we go again.

My new 22wmr to go with the long gun is the PMR30 with MCARBO kit and some work

The end result after sending back to KELTEC for upgrades (new extractors and firing pin) is buttery smooth.