.22 Mag in a .22 LR rifle?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by 96740, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. 96740

    96740 New Member

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    My wife has a Derringer that shoots .22 MAG. Can I shoot these rounds in a .22 bolt action rifle?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    No. Don't do it.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The .22 Magnum is larger in diameter than the 22 LR, it is longer, and has about 3 times as much power. It will not fit, and you should not TRY to make it fit.

    There are some revolvers that will shoot both- but folks overlook that THOSE have 2 different cylinders.
     
  4. IDVague

    IDVague New Member

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    in case the previous responses are not enough, no!
     
  5. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    With responses like this.....
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    The answer is yes if your rifle is a .22 mag rifle. If it is a .22 LR it don't matter because the mag shells will not fit.
     
  7. 96740

    96740 New Member

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    Thanks. Wasn't sure if the diameter of the MAG round was bigger. Thought it may just be a difference in length.
     
  8. 22tackdriver

    22tackdriver New Member

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    Go with the mag not only are the bigger you get more bang for almost the same buck also consider 22 hornet also.
     
  9. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Not sure you're on the same page, my man... :)
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    ya think....?
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just a little bit.
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    More bang for almost the same buck?
     
  13. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    I thought mag. was more expensive. By a good bit too. (.22 mags are extremely fun to shoot)
     
  14. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    All you really need to make an informed response is to read the last post, right?
     
  15. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    That's it!!;)
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    its way more expensive
     
  17. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    Hmmmmm... guess that explains my cousin's hesitance to shoot more than 10 when I shoot at his house
     
  18. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    It's only slightly less than 9mm. I pay $10-$15 for a box of 50. The CCI stuff is around $11 a box, not that bad.
     
  19. Win73

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    Tell me where you can get .22 mag for the same price as LR's?