On the rimfire pistol kick.

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by cpttango30, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    How come there are no double stack 22lr pistols? That would be nice to have a 20 or 30 round 22lr for plinking at the range.
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I wonder if Kel-tec will make their new .22WMR pistol in .22LR? That would be cool but probably expensive as heck for a .22.

    I wondered the same on the double stack when i was checking out my CZ75b after earlier seeing my ooold AMT .22.


    edit* There is that other version of the Ruger 10-22, the Charger, kind of a pistol.
     

  3. NGIB

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    I'd suspect it is a mechanical challenge due to the small diameter with a large rim. I know there is a fella on the Sig forum that makes mag conversion kits so the Sig .22 conversion mags can hold 15 rounds. Haven't tried them myself but I may give it a go...
     
  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Doesn't Ciener make hi cap conversion kits for double stack pistols? Or am I high?
     
  5. MB44

    MB44 New Member

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    I would say that it would be an engineering problem to make such a magazine feed reliably… just envision how the rounds would stack up in the magazine....doomed to failure unless somebody comes up with an intelligent solution. So as I see it, the only current way is the conventional way; to expand the capacity vertically. But if it has been done, I sure would like to see it....:cool:
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If the rimfire did not have a rim, then it would be a double stack viable. the rims on the cartridges make it kinda hard to get the little suckers to index reliably.
     
  7. M14sRock

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    I just checked the Ciener site, and they show Browning Hi Power kits with 14rd mags. Not sure if they are staggered, though.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Yeah didn't think about that.

    Maybe along with my oven that is a fridge I can invent a rimless rimfire cartridge.
     
  9. MB44

    MB44 New Member

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    Yeah seems the right way to do it, I am just wondering if the fact that the casing of a .22LR is almost 1/2 the size of the .22WMR could bring some new problems to the reliabiliy of the feeding.

    Anyway talk about gun porn..... 3 mags in the stock plus the one inserted in the gun... 120+1 ....!!??
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