You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion >

22LR and 22WMR Reliability

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-12-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Minneapolis,Minnesota
Posts: 302
Liked 31 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default 22LR and 22WMR Reliability

I was reading on another forum the other day a discussion on .22 ammo and its reliability. I know since .22 ammo is rimfire and made in such mass quantities that it is subject to some duds. However, it got me thinking about .22LR ammo vs. .22WMR. I can honestly say n thousands of shots iI have never experienced a dud in .22WMR, but have on occassion with .22LR . Is .22WMR produced to higher standards?

northhike is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 02-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
big shrek's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,781
Liked 696 Times on 386 Posts
Likes Given: 3690


Depends entirely on the brand...

Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!
big shrek is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TLuker's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: S.C.
Posts: 3,937
Liked 2389 Times on 1497 Posts
Likes Given: 6129


I think .22WMR is generally produced to a higher standard? It is copper jacketed and that alone requires more effort to produce. I think there is also a higher expectation of quality in the .22WMR? Of course the higher quality of the .22WMR ammo is reflected in its higher price. The venerable .22LR is still a great value though even with the occasional dud.
TLuker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 804
Liked 27 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 67


I shoot CCI .22 long rifle, copper-plated round nose, and never had a problem with any round.
Ranger-6 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
22wmr DodgeThis Gunsmithing Forum 10 01-29-2012 08:08 PM
Looking for a .22WMR Rifle northhike .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11 11-17-2010 08:20 PM
22wmr accelerator linebackdunn .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 2 04-16-2010 12:04 AM
Rem 597 .17HMR to .22WMR report MemphisJim1 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 1 03-24-2010 07:29 PM
VQ may make 597 .22WMR barrels MemphisJim1 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 0 12-10-2009 04:24 PM