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Just picked up a Ruger 10/22 last week and was wondering can it shoot 22 shorts or cb caps? I just need to ask before I try it and mess something up.

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I have been looking but no one can give me a solid answer.

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It can, but they will NOT cycle the action, you will have to do it by hand.
Some shorts will not fit in the magazine, so you also have to feed 'em in by hand.

CB caps will often not make it out of the barrel of longer rifles...be prepared...

Not a big deal if you are just killing rats/mice...but if you need a follow-up shot, practically useless.

If you are looking for Quiet...consider Target (Standard Velocity) as they don't break the sound barrier

Even more quiet is a supressor...$200 tax stamp + the silencer, which can be switched back & forth between weapons of that caliber.
This keeps the noise down if you like to shoot at home and not annoy the neighbors

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NO long rifle only i think it may be stamped on the barrel ? and it aint there just for the feds! but its your gun do what you want just dont cry later when its screwed up

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MOST 22 autos will not feed or cycle 22 shorts, or CB caps. They CAN be manually fed into the chamber, and shot 1 at a time. The exception is some of the older Remington rifles, such as the 550 or 550-1, which has a "floating chamber". You can mix shorts and LRs together, and the rifle will just munch it's way thru them. My 550-1s will also cycle with CCI CB Longs- which freaks out the folks at the range trying to figure out where the suppressor is!

With the REALLY low energy stuff, be SURE that the bullet DID exit the barrel. Aguila warns on their Colibri ammo that it is not for rifles, and may lodge in barrel.

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Ok thanks guys that clears things up pretty good.

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So yes you can shoot shorts or longs. It will not hurt your gun. But will not cycle the action. I've shot thousands of CB's and never had one stick in the barrel. Just like any other caliber you shoot we all have to be alert for squib loads. These can be harder to detect when shooting ammo like CB's. My second shot with the new CCI Quiet 22 Long Rifle ammo was a no-powder round(squib), the rest of the box was fine.

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That about sums things up...Now I'm just debating if I should try it or not...lol

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Just picked up a Ruger 10/22 last week and was wondering can it shoot 22 shorts or cb caps? I just need to ask before I try it and mess something up.
What's the reason for wanting to shoot shorts and cb caps- which are essentially shorts and longs. Can't be price in the case of shorts. In my region, shorts are close to ten bucks a box of 100. If noise is the issue, there is some good ammo in .22LR thats actually cheaper than shorts and the cb caps. One I use is the CCI Quiet 22 (40 gr solid lead), as quiet or quieter than any of the .22 shorts and as quiet as the cb caps. Also, a lot cheaper to boot. Will not cycle in any stock auto-loader, but can be fired without fouling the chamber like the short will- if you shoot enough of them. After discharge, just cycle the bolt manually. If you want a relatively quiet round that will cycle in a 10/22 with reasonable groups within 25 yards, three rounds come to mind. Remington subsonic (40 gr lead HP), CCI Subsonic (40 gr lead HP) and CCI Subsonic Segmented HP (40 gr copper plated). Even though it's relatively dirty, my 10/22 loves the Remington Subsonic ammo, no problems though, I clean the thing after about a brick.
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What's the reason for wanting to shoot shorts and cb caps- which are essentially shorts and longs. Can't be price in the case of shorts. In my region, shorts are close to ten bucks a box of 100. If noise is the issue, there is some good ammo in .22LR thats actually cheaper than shorts and the cb caps. One I use is the CCI Quiet 22 (40 gr solid lead), as quiet or quieter than any of the .22 shorts and as quiet as the cb caps. Also, a lot cheaper to boot. Will not cycle in any stock auto-loader, but can be fired without fouling the chamber like the short will- if you shoot enough of them. After discharge, just cycle the bolt manually. If you want a relatively quiet round that will cycle in a 10/22 with reasonable groups within 25 yards, three rounds come to mind. Remington subsonic (40 gr lead HP), CCI Subsonic (40 gr lead HP) and CCI Subsonic Segmented HP (40 gr copper plated). Even though it's relatively dirty, my 10/22 loves the Remington Subsonic ammo, no problems though, I clean the thing after about a brick.
Yes noise is the issue...I have an issue with (cat lovers look away) feral cats...I have about 60-70 feral cats that live in the woods around my house from a lady that lived next to me a year ago she was an animal hoarder and now she left them for me to deal with..It's not so much that they bother me it's just that they keep bringing fleas and ticks around..The worst thing is that I live in a house with a crawl space and they keep breeding and living under there...Their too smart to trap I have tried it already so now I have to go to more extreme measures.
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