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Old 10-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default .22 ammo interchangeability?

It occurred to me that, like the .38 special/357 magnum, one should be able to fire ANY 22 rimfire round out of a revolver; shorts, long, long rifle, magnums. Whatever was available. So I went searching but all I found was revolvers with .22lr & .22 magnum interchangeability. How come not the other favors of .22?

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Because we have an untold numbers of new people, would you share your answer?

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A .22 long rifle revolver WILL take shorts, longs, and long rifles. You can get a different cylinder to take .22 magnums on those revolvers designed for the two cylinders.

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Yup, magnums are fatter too, right?

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My Marlin xt22 TR bolt action rifle fire shorts longs and long rifles

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My Marlin xt22 TR bolt action rifle fire shorts longs and long rifles
My Savage 6A rifle also shoots short , long & lr too , but will only semi auto cycle lr.
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My Marlin xt22 TR bolt action rifle fire shorts longs and long rifles
Yeah, that's the tube feed, right?
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The .22 CB cap, BB cap, short, long, long rifle all had the same case diameter.

However, the .22 magnum has a fatter cartridge case. It will not fit in a .22 LR chamber. A .22 LR fired in a magnum chamber will swell and usually split.

The revolvers that are both LR and magnum come with 2 cylinders. Pull pin, remove cylinder and replace with other cylinder to change.

Many .22 repeaters will handle LR but not shorter ammo- does not feed right. For autoloaders, shorts may not have enough energy to make the weapon cycle. HOWEVER- some guns, such as the Marlin 39A lever action takes them all- as does the Remington 550 semi auto. Remington had a unique design known as a "floating chamber".

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many bolt actions will shoot most of the rimfire 22's with exception of the 22 Magnum. reminds me i need to get another bolt action 22!

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Just remember if you shoot shorts or longs be very sure you scrub the chamber before try'n to fire long rifle cartridge. The short rounds crud up a chamber just like a 38sp in a 357.

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