The new rimfire caliber by winchester

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Redneck420, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Redneck420

    Redneck420 New Member

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    I read on twitter today that winchester is comming out with a new rimfire caliber. does any one know what it is yet?
     

  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    If nothing else, it has my curiosity up.
     
  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree! i guess we will just have to wait and see what they bring out. maybe a 20 caliber rimfire?
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Wont happen. Remmy 5mm mag assures that. I'm thinking it will be a 25 mag. Kinda like a 22 wmr but on steriods.
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    That was my thought.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    That's the unofficial story rolling down the vine anyways. I know ill own one really quick if marlin comes out w one in that caliber. It'd be a squirrel amd rabbit killing SOB for sure
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    a 25 caliber rimfire would be way cool!:D
     
  8. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    So they will bring back the .25 Stevens, in short or long?
     
  9. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Sounds like it could be the next big thing. I doubt they will sell for $.04 a round but we can hope right?
     
  10. John_Deer

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    Even if the new cartridge is ten cents each it will be affordable. Right now 22 wmr or 17 hmr ammo isn't exactly cheap. The last box of 22 wmr ammo I bought was close to $10 for 50 rounds. Even 22 LR mini mags are right at $7 for 100 rounds. 22LR stingers are around $5.50 plus tax for 50 rounds.
     
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  11. RemFire

    RemFire New Member

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    How are they going to get 3000FPS from a .25 cal rimfire?.

    .14 caliber maybe?.

     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Your not talking about the .22 tcm are you? It's a trimmed .223 to a stubby bottlneck pistol cartridge. 2050 fps with a 40 grain pill out of a 5 inch barrel. Rock island armory has their hi cap 1911 in 9mm, this converts to the little dude with a barrel and spring swap.
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    No we aren't. Its totally new and its a RIMFIRE!
     
  14. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    The 22 tcm is centerfire.
     
  15. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 New Member

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    from what I gathered from the article, the new round is compared to existing rimfires. So, I'm thinking a bottle necked version of the 22lr. I know that the 17HMR is bottle necked already, but i'm thinking that they will keep the diameter of the 22 bullet but enlarge the case instead with rimfire priming.

    or... I could be wrong as well. :) we'll see
     
  16. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Oh goody, another boutique rimfire cartridge that everyone will swear is brilliant but won't buy.
     
  17. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    It would be 10 years or so before I bought a rifle chambered for this new cartridge. First it would have to be proved in the field that it actually does more than existing rimfire cartridges. I would want to be assured it's not a flash in the pan.
     
  18. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    Sounds like a big thing. I'm excited and curious, but I don't see it sticking around too long after the "new" wears off.
     
  19. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How different can it be from 22 mag or the 17 hmr? Anything bigger and the ammo better be cheap enough to compare with reloading a centerfire. Then it has to be up against the .204, .17 hornet, .22 hornet, etc.

    I'm gonna take a wild guess and say a .24-.25 rimfire.