.22 wmrf - What?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bernielink, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. bernielink

    bernielink New Member

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    Hi Friends, This may be a stupid question, but what does "wmrf" mean in regard to a .22 mag T/C Contender barrel?
    Thanks, Bernie
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Despite the saying, there ARE stupid questions- but this is not one of them.

    It means Winchester Magnum Rimfire- the formal name of the .22 magnum.

    There is also .22 WRF- Winchester Rimfire (like a .22 mag Short) There was also .22 Winchester Auto, .22 Remington Auto, a .22 Special, and a .22 Velo Dog (Euro .22 centerfire) and .22 BB cap, CB cap, short, long long rifle, and extra long. Most of these (except the ones in blue) are obsolete, and not often seen.
     

  3. bernielink

    bernielink New Member

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    Thanks c3shooter

    Thanks c3shooter, It was the "F" at the end (WMRF) that was throwing me. I had heard of WMR but not WMRF. I guess the "F" stands for "fire" as in rimFIRE. Thanks, Bernie
     
  4. Bob Wright

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    The .22 WRF is often found in limited quantities as short production runs have been made. I liked using these in my Ruger Single Six, with the .22 WMR cylinder in place. The flat point lead bullet was just the thing for squirrels, and the larger cartridges were easier to handle with cold hands than the .22 LR.

    Bob Wright