Ruger LCR .22wmr

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by badasstruck, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. badasstruck

    badasstruck New Member

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    I just ordered one. Any thoughts on the pistol or LCR line? I've read some good reviews and am looking forward to shooting it!
     
  2. steadyshot

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    I wonder why Ruger made it a 6 shot instead of an 8 shot like the .22LR LCR?
     

  3. badasstruck

    badasstruck New Member

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    Pressure perhaps??
     
  4. BlackWidow

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    The long cases of .22M can cause extraction issues, especially with a snub. Ruger went for reliable extraction over higher capacity.
     
  5. sparky80

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    The 22 WMR seems like a good idea. I like the idea of the 22lr as well for cheaper practice. The 357/38's are also nice, light, accurate guns.
     
  6. badasstruck

    badasstruck New Member

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    I'm thinking its going to be a really fun gun to shoot! Maybe even a great pocket gun!
     
  7. sparky80

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    22 mag is nothing to sneeze at, should carry quite well.
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Actually you should not shoot 22lr in a cylinder designed for 22wmr. They are not the same diameter case. Guns that shoot both have two different cylinders. The Ruger doesnt have a second cylinder does it?
     
  9. kiabe1

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    i think he was talking about two different models of the lcr
     
  10. sparky80

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    No I was just talking about the other model in 22lr. That would be awesome if they did offer a swappable cylinder though.
     
  11. FrontierTCB

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    I recently bought an LCR in 22lr. and so far I love it for plinking. Trigger is heavy because its rimfire but still pretty smooth.
     
  12. Colby

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    The 22wmr case is larger diameter than the 22lr. That makes spacing in the cylinder tighter - so ... use the 6 shot spaces - no trouble.

    The LCR is a good shooter. It softens the 38 Special recoil of the very simialar S&W Airweight 38's. It's Hogue grip wraps all the way around the backstrap giving a cushioning that the S&W doesn't have. The S&W is a little unpleasant to range shoot. The LCR .. softer. I own both.
    This "taming" of recoil of the 38 will be lost on the 22's though.
    The LCR has a very smooth trigger - recognized by most who shoot the gun.
    It's a good one. You should like it...
     
  13. trainman

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    I will be interested to hear how they shoot when someone gets one. I have a .38 and my only complaint is the trigger pull seems really long. That's not a deal breaker, but I noticed it.
     
  14. mag318

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    I just ordered one through my local dealer and can't wait to get my hands on it. I already have an LCR 22 so the Magnum will be a good conpanion piece. I'll post a review after I get it.
     
  15. badasstruck

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    Mine is supposed to be here Tuesday/Wednesday. I cannot wait!!
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i would love to see chronograph data on it and the same length barrel in a 22lr. im betting the 22lr has more muzzle velocity.
     
  17. mag318

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    A comparison would be interesting. The main advantage I see is the fact that the 22 Magnum has better bullets like Critical Defense, Gold Dots and PDX1s.


     
  18. JonM

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    i think some companies are loading 22wmr with pistol friendly powder now too.
     
  19. badasstruck

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    They aren't even close with the magnum over 300 fps according to ruger stats
     
  20. JonM

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    i dont put much faith in manufacturer statistics.