Quick Answer: What Is A 22 Magnum Good For?

Can a 22 magnum kill a bear?

Yes but not by killing one what will happen is the sound will scare it away and a 22 will still hurt.

So the bear would probably run off.

However I would advise against using anything less than a 44 Magnum or another express handgun load.

Even a direct heart shot might not kill the bear immediately..

What is a 22 Magnum rifle good for?

22 WMR an effective short to medium range varmint rifle and hunting rifle cartridge. The . 22 WMR can effectively kill small game such as rabbits, hares, groundhogs, prairie dogs, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes.

How much damage can a 22 magnum do?

So, on average, you can expect a . 45 ACP to damage about 3.79 cubic inches of tissue and a 9 mm Luger to damage about 3 cubic inches of tissue. The best . 22 Magnum loadings will damage less than 1 cubic inch of tissue.

Can a 22 magnum kill a human?

22 WMR has more energy at 100 yards than a . 22 lr does at the muzzle. It’s a lovely little round for killing things quietly. It will absolutely kill you if it strikes you in the head.

Why did Ruger stop making the 10/22 Magnum?

The official answer from Ruger was lackluster sales. It was manufactured for 9 years and only about 50,000 units sold. Compare this to over 5,000,000 sold of the 22 LR version. Then there is the other assumed answer that the 22WMR was discontinued due to extraction issues and breaking bolts.

Can you kill a deer with a 22 Magnum?

“•Deer may not be hunted with the use of dogs, artificial lights, snares, traps, set guns or any firearm using . 22 caliber rimfire cartridges, except that . 22 caliber rimfire magnum cartridges are permitted. ”