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Posted: 12/14/2005 9:42:47 PM EDT
Quick question, I think I allready know the answer but I'll ask to make sure.
If I buy revolver that is chambered for 22 mag I'll be able to shoot any 22 cal round that is smaller such as S/L/LR, right? Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:18:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 5:19:13 AM EDT by OD-Man]
Unfortunately, NO-unless it comes with an additonal 22LR cylinder.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:16:39 AM EDT
OK, why? 44mag shots 44 spec. 357mag shoots 38 spec. how come 22mag is different than the others?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:38:02 AM EDT


The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, also called .22 Magnum or .22 WMR, uses a different case, which has a significant taper and does not use a heeled bullet. Firing a .22 Long Rifle or derivative in a .22 WMR firearm will likely result in a potentially dangerous case rupture.


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Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:14:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ONE-EYE:
OK, why? 44mag shots 44 spec. 357mag shoots 38 spec. how come 22mag is different than the others?



don't let the magnum name fool you. on the cartidges you mention the case walls are all straight and all measurements are the same except for the case length. in the .22 world your comparison is analagous to .22lr and .22short. what you are asking is more like trying to shoot .380acp out of a 9x19 pistol. under no circumstances should that be attempted.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:41:31 AM EDT
I've never seen a 22 mag bullet before so thanks for the info, looks like I'll get one in 22 LR so I can shot all the other loads exept 22 mag of course. thanks for the info and help.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:45:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:46:00 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By ONE-EYE:
I've never seen a 22 mag bullet before so thanks for the info, looks like I'll get one in 22 LR so I can shot all the other loads exept 22 mag of course. thanks for the info and help.



Unless it absolutely has to be DA, do yourself a favor and pick up a used Ruger Single-Six Convertible with both cylinders. Very versatile and great little revolvers IMHO.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:21:56 AM EDT
Micrometer says…

.22 Long Rifle case diameter = 0.224

.22 Magnum case diameter = 0.240

A Magnum case will not enter the chamber of a LR firearm. (assuming it is anywhere near spec)

A LR will chamber in a Magnum chamber but may rupture causing damage to the chamber, shooter or nearby observers.

Maybe this is why the manufactures of convertible revolvers went to the trouble and expense of making 2 cylinders?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:50:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By ONE-EYE:
I've never seen a 22 mag bullet before so thanks for the info, looks like I'll get one in 22 LR so I can shot all the other loads exept 22 mag of course. thanks for the info and help.



Unless it absolutely has to be DA, do yourself a favor and pick up a used Ruger Single-Six Convertible with both cylinders. Very versatile and great little revolvers IMHO.



...and get the stainless version, too. These are GREAT guns.

+100

HH
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:26:46 PM EDT
The 22mag. is a stand alone. Even convertables are a stretch. Bore diameters are actually different by .001
Most rimfire shooters are happiest shooting 22lr. This is why bazillions are sold each year, for 100 years. Accuracy and performance can be quite astounding. Mag accuracy can be dissapointing, The one place I can see a mag is shooting small varmints at moderate rimfire ranges. A 40gr. mag will deliver a lot more energy, if you hit.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:30:49 PM EDT
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO­OOOOOOOOO

case will split
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:10:10 PM EDT
My Dad has a colt buntline that came with a 22lr cylinder and a 22 WMR cylinder. both go through it.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 10:16:22 PM EDT
I know this doesnt directly apply but I recently bought a Heritage Rough Rider. Its a single action gun with a 6.5" barrel that came with both .22lr and .22mag cylinders.

I gave $125 for the gun. Its been a great shooter and hasnt caused me a lick of trouble. They also have a really good warranty.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:01:37 PM EDT
Yep! kick ass little gun. I've had one for about 10 yrs.

Originally Posted By aaronrkelly:
I know this doesnt directly apply but I recently bought a Heritage Rough Rider. Its a single action gun with a 6.5" barrel that came with both .22lr and .22mag cylinders.

I gave $125 for the gun. Its been a great shooter and hasnt caused me a lick of trouble. They also have a really good warranty.

www.soldusa.com/catpics/1102460169.jpg

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:28:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ONE-EYE:
OK, why? 44mag shots 44 spec. 357mag shoots 38 spec. how come 22mag is different than the others?



Case diameters are slightly different, as are bullet diameters. If I recall correctly, .22LR is a .221 diameter bullet, and the .22 Mag is .224 just like the centerfires. The .22LR will upset to fill the .22 Mag bore, but the cases are too sloppy of a fit in the .22 Mag cylinder, which leads to ruptured cases at the worst, and failed ignition at the least.
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