Ruger 10/22 and 22 shorts?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Demonlx, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Demonlx

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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.
     

  3. big shrek

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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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  4. tonydewar

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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
     
  5. c3shooter

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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.
     
  6. Demonlx

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    Ok thanks guys that clears things up pretty good.
     
  7. hiwall

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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.
     
  8. Demonlx

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

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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.
     
  10. Demonlx

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    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.
     
  11. Demonlx

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    The bad thing about it is that I like cats :( I almost wanna pay someone to do it for me but trappers around here charge 40$ a cat to remove them...I also live inside the city limits that's why I need to be quiet because it's not exactly "legal" to fire a gun inside the city..And then again I have a cheap daisy pellet gun but I think that wouldn't be too humane if you ask me....If anyone else has an other ideas to get rid of them or keep them away please let me know.
     
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    Just to warn you if caught you could face jail time for cruelty to animals. Life is certainly not fair. Feral cats (and all house cats) kill large numbers of birds - up to and including pheasants.
     
  14. somawas

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    I live in a city that has no firearms discharge ordinance on the books that also includes pellet rifles and guns, and being cited is no more than a misdemeanor. I live in a pretty built up area, house beside me is 20 feet from my house and I live across a creek from an open space city park. I can actually be in the downtown central business district in 30 minutes walking, so I have an idea of your issues.

    My major pest issue was squirrels and feral cats- no issue now. Also, saw a few Norway rats that show up under the bird feeder that had to be dealt with.

    Initially, I used a number of different pellet rifles- .177 and .22 cal, spring piston and nitro piston- with fair results on the squirrels and rats. Not so good with the feral cats. I then started using a .22 cal rifle with CCI's subsonic segment round with excellent results. Noise level is not too high, I don't don't get the "crack" of a .22 round, and with good shot placement, I'm able to drop any critter with one shot without drawing attention. If a second shot is necessary, the neighbors really don't notice the noise inside their houses, and I doubt if they actually know it's a gun shot if they do hear it. I'm damn sure they won't be able to tell the 911 operator it's origin if they do recognize the sound of a subsonic round. I've also found the CCI Quiet 22 is no louder than the cb cap or any of my pellet rifles with a lot more punch. I know this round will drop a squirrel with good shot placement, still, I prefer the CCI segmented subsonic round.
     
  15. Demonlx

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    Actually I thought the same thing but feral cats are considered a pest but if you shot your own cat "not that anyone would" you will for sure face animal cruelty charges...The part that is for sure illegal is discharging a firearm in the city..I decided to hire a private trapper today and pay the extra money to not get in trouble...It is a bit more expensive but it's worth not getting into any trouble with the law.
     
  16. JTJ

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  17. somawas

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    To each his own. We all have to find solutions that work for us.
     
  18. big shrek

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    The only thing about disposing of dead feral cat corpses...is that you have to dispose of dead cat corpses ;)
    Which means...you either have to incenerate 'em...or Bury 'em DEEP...preferrably far away from your home.
    Take a page from the cannabis growers and bury 'em on federal land...or in the City Park...LOL

    If you don't mind being a slightly sick puppy, freeze 'em, then run 'em thru a wood chipper and use 'em for mulch.
    Downside of that is the odor...;)

    Of course, being in the City, you probably could have just called Animal Control and let them handle it...

    And always remember, if disposing of dead critter parts...make sure you REMOVE all bullets first!!
    No sense in leaving any thing that could possibly ever be traced back to YOU...
     
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  19. hiwall

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    Buy the book " 101 things to do with a dead cat"
     
  20. JTJ

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    They look almost like rabbits when they are skinned.:rolleyes: I already posted a "solution".