CCI Stingers in Marlin Model 80

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by flyingbrickracing, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. flyingbrickracing

    flyingbrickracing New Member

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    Are they OK to use? I know there are some people in the know here,speak up.
     
  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    You can use stingers in modern Marlin Bolt-actions.

    Just avoid 'em in semi-auto actions with old (10+years old) buffers.
    It's not fun to clean disintergrated plastic out of your action & trigger guard ;)
     

  3. flyingbrickracing

    flyingbrickracing New Member

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    Copy that,wasn't going to use them in my 60 but I thought I'd get a second opinion before I put them through the 80.
    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Stingers were designed to be used in any rifle capable of safely shooting high velocity .22LR ammo-short answer is yes,shoot em.
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Shot them jsut don't expect that good of accuracy out of them.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Stingers have always been accurate for me....maybe Tango has higher expectations.
     
  7. flyingbrickracing

    flyingbrickracing New Member

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    Having a range day Monday,
    I'll post a range report.
     
  8. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    i have a 10/22 with a .920 adams & bennett barrel.it will digest any ammo...i read (somewhere) not to use cci stingers with this barrel...anyone else heard of this? if so whats the deal with that?
     
  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The reason they recommend not to use stingers in your bull barrel is because of the chamber. Your barrel has somewhat of a "tighter" chamber than SAAMI specs. The stinger has a slightly longer case and shorter 32 gr bullet and MAY get stuck in the chamber unless fired. Using stingers in your barrel will result in the bullet being engraved upon loading and that may cause malfunctions. Usually barrels such as yours have "Bentz" chambers.