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Posted: 12/13/2010 5:22:21 PM EDT
So, here's my idea...

1. Take a .22 LR chambered barrel.
2. Ream the chamber to fit the .22 WMR.
3. blah blah blah
4. Profit.
-or-
4. Get the .224 bullet stuck in a barrel designed for a .223 bullet.
Link Posted: 12/13/2010 5:28:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2010 5:30:02 PM EDT
[#2]
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If it helps, I've had a couple drinks.

ETA: ...and I got my bullet dimensions from Wikipedia.
Link Posted: 12/13/2010 5:31:38 PM EDT
[#3]
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If it helps, I've had a couple drinks.


Explains why I don't understand it.

but the 223 rem uses a .224 bullet and that comes from a lee reloading manual and my own personal handloads.
Link Posted: 12/13/2010 5:33:41 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
So, here's my idea...

1. Take a .22 LR chambered barrel.
2. Ream the chamber to fit the .22 WMR.
3. blah blah blah
4. Profit.
-or-
4. Get the .224 bullet stuck in a barrel designed for a .223 bullet.


..... Brilliance.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:24:41 AM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
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If it helps, I've had a couple drinks.


Explains why I don't understand it.

but the 223 rem uses a .224 bullet and that comes from a lee reloading manual and my own personal handloads.

This thread is about rimfire cartridges.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:33:11 AM EDT
[#6]
Why would you want to?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:37:59 AM EDT
[#7]
Bullet won't get stuck, but the higher pressure of the 22mag might have some interesting effects on your action.
Depending on the gun it could change your plan for the day.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:43:21 AM EDT
[#8]
Here's my idea...

If you want a .22 wmr, then buy one.

Crazy, I know! But I've always had a knack for thinking outside the box.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:44:23 AM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
So, here's my idea...

1. Take a .22 LR chambered barrel.
2. Ream the chamber to fit the .22 WMR.
3. blah blah blah
4. Profit.
-or-
4. Get the .224 bullet stuck in a barrel designed for a .223 bullet.


What could go wrong!

BRILLIANT!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:48:18 AM EDT
[#10]
My Ruger Single Six shoots both!


I once didn't notice that I had the magnum cylinder in and shot LR through it all day
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:48:20 AM EDT
[#11]
I hear a .308 will work in a 9mm. You just have to use a hammer.






















































































































































I dont advise doing this
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:51:52 AM EDT
[#12]



Quoted:


Here's my idea...



If you want a .22 wmr, then buy one.



Crazy, I know! But I've always had a knack for thinking outside the box.








 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:42:33 AM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Here's my idea...

If you want a .22 wmr, then buy one.

Crazy, I know! But I've always had a knack for thinking outside the box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/qwertyup/GIFs/1-1.jpg

 

Yes, I know that's a novel idea, but is this more mundane suggestion feasible, or just dangerous?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:43:43 AM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Quoted:
So, here's my idea...

1. Take a .22 LR chambered barrel.
2. Ream the chamber to fit the .22 WMR.
3. blah blah blah
4. Profit.
-or-
4. Get the .224 bullet stuck in a barrel designed for a .223 bullet.


What could go wrong!

BRILLIANT!!

I think we all know what could go wrong, but will it?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:44:38 AM EDT
[#15]
I thought .22 LR and .22 WMR bullets were .221 in diameter.  If so, a .224 bullet would be too big for the barrel.





Edit: Wikipedia says bullet diameters are .223 and .224, respectively for each.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:44:48 AM EDT
[#16]



Quoted:


Why would you want to?


He lives in Mexico?



 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:47:25 AM EDT
[#17]
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Bullet won't get stuck, but the higher pressure of the 22mag might have some interesting effects on your action.
Depending on the gun it could change your plan for the day.

The action part is addressed in step 3. For the sake of this thread, let's assume the action portion of the gun is gtg.

What about the chamber, though? The hypothetical barrel is a stock 10/22 barrel. I'm assuming the newly reamed chamber would be able to handle the .22 WMR pressures, but you know what they say when you assume...
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:49:40 AM EDT
[#18]
Didn't Spikes try this and the .17 round, and give up on them as too much engineering trouble and the expense of the round?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 11:55:33 AM EDT
[#19]
some 'smiths will rechamber a Ruger Bearcat to .22 mag
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:00:01 PM EDT
[#20]
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I thought .22 LR and .22 WMR bullets were .221 in diameter.  If so, a .224 bullet would be too big for the barrel.


Edit: Wikipedia says bullet diameters are .223 and .224, respectively for each.


I ain't sure of the dimensions, but I know my Single Six works just fine with either .22LR or .22WMR as long as you swap out the cylinders.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:01:51 PM EDT
[#21]
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Bullet won't get stuck, but the higher pressure of the 22mag might have some interesting effects on your action.
Depending on the gun it could change your plan for the day.

The action part is addressed in step 3. For the sake of this thread, let's assume the action portion of the gun is gtg.

What about the chamber, though? The hypothetical barrel is a stock 10/22 barrel. I'm assuming the newly reamed chamber would be able to handle the .22 WMR pressures, but you know what they say when you assume...


Assumption is the mother of all screwups, that said, Go for it.  Nothing wrong with shooting a bullet .001 larger than standard.
For instance, a Ruger mini 30 has a .308 bore diam., but shooting .311 diam. 762X39 works fine.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:02:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:08:20 PM EDT
[#23]
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I really doubt the difference in barrel diameter will make any difference at all.

What type of action are we talking? Is it long enough?

Break action, unless I figure out something more interesting.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:13:51 PM EDT
[#24]


Since .223 Rem and .22WMR are both .224" bullets why not:

1. Ream an AR-15 .22 lr conversion to accept .22 WMR
2. Custom AR .22WMR Magazine
3. ???????
4. Profit

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:14:02 PM EDT
[#25]
Do it, eyes and fingers are for pussies!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:19:09 PM EDT
[#26]
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I hear a .308 will work in a 9mm. You just have to use a hammer.


You've got it wrong.

7.62 is 9mm, not .308.








Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:26:11 PM EDT
[#27]
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I hear a .308 will work in a 9mm. You just have to use a hammer.


You've got it wrong.

7.62 is 9mm, not .308.










while we're at it, let's stick 7.9 in a 8mm Mauser.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:31:15 PM EDT
[#28]
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I thought .22 LR and .22 WMR bullets were .221 in diameter.  If so, a .224 bullet would be too big for the barrel.


Edit: Wikipedia says bullet diameters are .223 and .224, respectively for each.


I ain't sure of the dimensions, but I know my Single Six works just fine with either .22LR or .22WMR as long as you swap out the cylinders.


So does my wife's; the Single Six  barrels are drilled to accommodate the .22WMR bullets so the .22lr is a lightly loose fit.

I find the magnums to be slightly more accurate in her gun.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:33:58 PM EDT
[#29]




Quoted:



Quoted:



Quoted:

I hear a .308 will work in a 9mm. You just have to use a hammer.




You've got it wrong.



7.62 is 9mm, not .308.




while we're at it, let's stick 7.9 in a 8mm Mauser.



I saw a kit on the interwebz that will allow you to tweak a Sig Mosquito to accept 50 BMG.  So your plan should be NBD really.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:38:30 PM EDT
[#30]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Quoted:
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I hear a .308 will work in a 9mm. You just have to use a hammer.


You've got it wrong.

7.62 is 9mm, not .308.










while we're at it, let's stick 7.9 in a 8mm Mauser.

I saw a kit on the interwebz that will allow you to tweak a Sig Mosquito to accept 50 BMG.  So your plan should be NBD really.

You all are clever, but not very helpful.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:43:54 PM EDT
[#31]
Hmmm... Brownell's sells the same barrel liner for use with .22 LR and .22 WMR...

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=10974/Product/_22_CALIBER_RIMFIRE_BARREL_LINERS
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 5:17:39 PM EDT
[#32]
That is pretty brilliant, take a gun which can be shot for next to nothing and convert it to fire $10.00 ber box 22 WMR. Have another drink.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:11:35 PM EDT
[#33]
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That is pretty brilliant, take a gun which can be shot for next to nothing and convert it to fire $10.00 ber box 22 WMR. Have another drink.

That's not exactly the situation here, but I will have another drink.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:04:03 PM EDT
[#34]





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I thought .22 LR and .22 WMR bullets were .221 in diameter.  If so, a .224 bullet would be too big for the barrel.
Edit: Wikipedia says bullet diameters are .223 and .224, respectively for each.








I ain't sure of the dimensions, but I know my Single Six works just fine with either .22LR or .22WMR as long as you swap out the cylinders.






So does my wife's; the Single Six  barrels are drilled to accommodate the .22WMR bullets so the .22lr is a lightly loose fit.





I find the magnums to be slightly more accurate in her gun.



This^.  My Single six isn't nearly as accurate with .22LR as with .22WMR.  But, the .22LR is much cheaper.
 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 2:39:35 PM EDT
[#35]
So will this project end in disaster or not?
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:11:49 PM EDT
[#36]
Seen it done, Take a worn out Stevens Crackshot, re-sleeve the barrel then re-chamber and It's good to go.

Cheaper just to buy a rifle from the get go though.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:42:30 PM EDT
[#37]
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Seen it done, Take a worn out Stevens Crackshot, re-sleeve the barrel then re-chamber and It's good to go.

Cheaper just to buy a rifle from the get go though.

I have a brand new 10/22 stock barrel that I was hoping to use for this project. Think it would work without the re-sleeve, just doing a re-chamber?

My (unfounded?) concern is that the .22 LR barrel is too tight for .22 WMR. I don't think it would be a problem, but maybe there's evidence to the contrary.

ETA: This is more of a "project" than a cost-savings endeavor.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:45:44 PM EDT
[#38]
What about the 22LR conversion kits for ARs ?....can we mod them to shoot magnums ?

Or using an old take off barrel from a 308 on an AK-47 ?
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