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Old 10-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default .22 shorts in a .22lr.

The only rimfire ammo I've been able to get recently are shorts. I've been wondering if they'd be safe to shoot out of a 1911, Colt Woodsman, and S&W Model 41? I know they won't cycle the action, but are there any other safety concerns?



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Old 10-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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They will shoot safely. Just clean the chamber real well before using long or long rifle. The dirt in front of the case mouth will cause the longer cased rounds to stick.



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They will shoot safely. Just clean the chamber real well before using long or long rifle. The dirt in front of the case mouth will cause the longer cased rounds to stick.
I wondered about that. Do you think there would be any effect on accuracy while shooting the shorts?
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They are generally slower in velocity, so yes, your bullet drop will be greater than the faster long rifles.

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your bullet drop will be greater than the faster long rifles.
Or maybe less drop due to the much lighter bullet. Accuracy maybe worse due to the lighter weight bullet but only one way to find that out
Shooting them while it is certainly safe will be a PITA
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I may just stick to shooting them out of the 9422 and Diamondback. I was just curious if it'd be worth trying. !



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