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Why no high-cap .22s?

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:30 AM   #11
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I own a sig saur 1911 22 and there is a couple of replacement parts you can get to get your standard factory mag to 14rnds
ebay has them all over
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:39 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by lucznik View Post

Perhaps but, is the curve an integral and necessary part of their design, or just a cosmetic feature to make them look cooler?

For example,the mags on an AK are rather dramatically curved whereas those of an AR tend to be more strait, even when they are chambered for the same 7.62x39 cartridge.
The only AR mags I've seen for the 7.62X39 have just as much of a pronounced curve as AK mags. They're a bit straighter with the .223/5.56.

Its an integral design feature. They have to fit the magazine to the round. The .223/5.56 doesn't taper as much between the base and the shoulder, therefore the curve isn't as pronounced. The 7.62X39 has a pretty pronounced taper, comparatively, from the base to the shoulder. Ergo, a more pronounced curve.

Now, while .22LR and mag have no taper to their casings, its a rimmed cartridge. Meaning the base is still wider than the case mouth. Not so with most, if not all, ACP style handgun cartridges which use straight magazine boxes. But because it's so with .22's, they must use a curved mag too. And to top it off, the protruding case rim presents it's own lost of problems in the form of hangups, where rims get snagged on each other.

How the hell kel tec made a mag that semi works, I'll never quite understand. But this is why you just don't see magazine fed weapons that use a rimmed cartridge very often. A lot of trouble to overcome.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:55 AM   #13
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I've got a Mossberg AR type 22 with a 25 round mag, feeds perfectly and shoots like a dream. Love that little plinker
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Calico made a pistol in 9mm and .22 that has 50 and 100 round mags. I own the 9mm version. It was also available to LE in full auto.

You can get them on gunlist but the sellers are quite proud of them.

Well made firearms, geared towards swat teams in 9mm and as a trainer in .22 LR.

The mags can be fully loaded with zero pressure on the spring. When you wish to use the mag, charge the spring, takes a couple turns of a crank and about five seconds. Very ingenious design.

If ever a zombie firearm was made, this is it.

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