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Old 01-31-2013, 01:35 AM   #21
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I love .22 shorts,I remember as a kid I was shooting some 3/4" wood planks with .22LR's and looking at the exit holes,then switching to shorts and looking at the back of the plank with no exit hole,for some reason I remember that and thought it was really cool.I like shorts in the .22 revolvers I used to shoot too,just seemed like a load of fun plinking junk out to 50 yards and hearing the plink louder than you normally would with a louder cartridge.

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I absolutely love shorts, cb caps, and bb caps. Something about them is just awesome. They are great for plinking and small game, and at $4 a box, you can't go wrong. Then again, some cost just as much as normal .22lr ammo.

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I absolutely love shorts, cb caps, and bb caps. Something about them is just awesome. They are great for plinking and small game, and at $4 a box, you can't go wrong. Then again, some cost just as much as normal .22lr ammo.
Up here in MI shorts usually cost alot more,but that's probably only because .22LR is so cheap here,usually $15 a box of 500 at Dunhams for whatever brand they put on sale that week.
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I was told by my gunsmith Mr.Kovar of Natick,MA that when you shoot .22 shorts in rifles chambered for LR it leaves a white ring or a burn spot inside the chamber. if one fires enough of them the white ring will make it difficult to chamber a long rifle and difficult to clean.I learned the hard way.

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I have a Rossi copy of a Winchester 62 pump and it shoots shorts very well at short range.(They drop fast past 50') Never noticed a white line but shorts are too expensive to shoot a lot. I use them for pest control around the house.

I have heard they are excellent from a revolver as well but I have never tried it.

How much do you have to shoot before a white line develops in the chamber ?

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I have several guns that will shoot 22 shorts. Here's a pic of my favorite "high powered" NAA mini revolver. When you can't carry a big one, this one will do. Effective combat range of this little monster is about 8 feet. Beyond that and you better think about throwing rocks.



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Good thread. I have shot very few .22 short. But with the cost right now, I am thinking about it. The only thing I might be able to run them in is a model 72 winchester. It is a tube fed, bolt gun. It is here in my safes somewhere. I forget if it says .22 short on the barrel. I think just .22 long and lr. I am going to buy a small box and see if they will chamber. If not I can shoot them single shot.

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Good thread. I have shot very few .22 short. But with the cost right now, I am thinking about it. The only thing I might be able to run them in is a model 72 winchester. It is a tube fed, bolt gun. It is here in my safes somewhere. I forget if it says .22 short on the barrel. I think just .22 long and lr. I am going to buy a small box and see if they will chamber. If not I can shoot them single shot.
I hear you on that,I would shoot some shorts in my .22LR only bolt gun one at a time or even in my Ruger 22/45 one at a time if I had to.You would think they would make modified magazines and lighter mainsprings that you could swap out in magazine fed .22LR guns so you could shoot shorts.
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Smart. Just picked up an old Stevens 22 bolt action with a tubular magazine. Right on the barrel it lists .22 short, long or long rifle. If the you can't bring the buffet to the party, then take the party to the buffet....22 shorts here I come.
Follow up...went to a different LGS today, they had 9mm and 22 LR..it was almost spiritual(not really), but you get the idea!
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Follow up...went to a different LGS today, they had 9mm and 22 LR..it was almost spiritual(not really), but you get the idea!
What were the prices like, back ro semi normal or still gouged?
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