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Posted: 9/25/2004 1:37:54 PM EST
What is the advantage of a 22 short over a LR??

I see that my Henry can take both rounds but what is the advantage and price difference?

Please Calibrate me.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 1:44:57 PM EST
.22 short = much quieter, less ricochet and penetration, mag will hold more rounds. Gives you an option, since you probably don't want to, for example, shoot a rat in a barn or garage with a hi-vel .22 round.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:12:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheKill:
.22 short = much quieter, less ricochet and penetration, mag will hold more rounds. Gives you an option, since you probably don't want to, for example, shoot a rat in a barn or garage with a hi-vel .22 round.



More rounds in a tube magazine...wont work that way if you got a stack magazine.
Relatively safe target round for the backyard...wont even penetrate a phonebook.

Just be careful not to use in a rifle that is not specifically marked for it...you will weld the projectile in the barrel for sure.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:30:53 PM EST
Shorts and CB Caps, great varmit rounds, real quiet too!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:14:18 PM EST
I have been told that it's safe to fire a .22 short or a .22 long in a .22 long rifle chambered gun. Sort of like shooting a .38 special in a .357 mag, or a .44 Russian or .44 special in a .44 magnum. I have tried it in my .22 long Rifle chambered Marlin model 60, and it seemed to work fine, just didnt cycle the action all the time.

How wrong am I?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:16:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:22:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:38:56 PM EST
As Paul pointed out, the price for the most part is why they aren't used that much. They are a bit quieter, if I remember, but the only shorts I've used recently, have been the CCI CBs, and then shooting into a metal trap, so the impact was loud. In tubular magazine rifles, they make a bit of sense if you are shooting cans or something at short range, as you can have more shots before reloading.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:41:13 PM EST
Aguila subsonic rounds are the same price as shorts and are nearly silent - you'll just hear a "click" - and have less penetration. Good for plinking when you don't want to be heard or be a danger to others. I love them.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:47:29 PM EST
freind of mine has a silenced .22 bolt action. He uses it to ventilate rabbit ears. Doesn't kill em, just gives em "speed holes".
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:03:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
freind of mine has a silenced .22 bolt action. He uses it to ventilate rabbit ears. Doesn't kill em, just gives em "speed holes".




WTF???
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