A .223 revolver?


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Slimjim
January 6, 2004, 04:34 PM
Does anyone make a .223 revolver, i know taurus has the .218 bee and the .30 carbine, and those are fairly large handguns, im just wondering why nobody makes a .223 revolver, the ammo is cheap enough, and tons of people shoot .223. You'd think that someone would have built one by now.

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Sean Smith
January 6, 2004, 04:46 PM
Bottleneck cartridges generally don't play well with revolvers.

Slimjim
January 6, 2004, 04:56 PM
im just wondering, i know the .218 bee is a bottleneck though, and was wondering if they used that, i wonder why they just didnt make it .223.

SDC
January 6, 2004, 05:26 PM
When you put a bottleneck cartridge in a revolver, it doesn't take much pressure at all to get enough head thrust that the cases end up locking your cylinder tight; even the relatively low-pressure 22 Jet (.357 Mag necked down to .22) did this, and they could never get it solved. If you jumped the pressures up to .223 levels, you'd have to beat the cylinder open after every shot just so you could index it to the next round.

Slimjim
January 6, 2004, 05:55 PM
Ah, thanks for the info.

Daniel Watters
January 7, 2004, 04:59 PM
FWIW: The Ukrainians make a 5 shot revolver chambered for the standard 5.45x39mm rifle carridge. It is known as the Yesaul.

Tamara
January 8, 2004, 07:06 AM
Rumours have circulated that S&W was considering a .223 X-frame. I don't know how valid they are...

La Pistoletta
January 9, 2004, 09:28 AM
Meh, they should use the 20x110mm Hispano and make a revolver for it. Trucks/buses/planes: watch out...

Navy joe
January 9, 2004, 01:45 PM
You ever been around one of those .30 carbine whelguns? Last thing I want is some jackhole showing up in the indoor range next to me with a .223 revolver. The Bushmasters with the AK brake are bad enough indoors.

The pointy bullet revolver that interests me is the Taurus in .17HMR, I just don't have enough small mammals that have taunted me to justify its purchase.

farscott
January 9, 2004, 03:10 PM
... even the relatively low-pressure 22 Jet (.357 Mag necked down to .22) did this, and they could never get it solved.The solution to the M53 .22 Jet case setback issue is to keep the chambers clean and dry. I use brake cleaner on mine (nickel M53) before I shoot ;this insures the chambers do not have any lubricant. Shoots like a champ with no signs of case setback. If there is any lubricant in a chamber, that case will be lodged against the standing breech after firing.

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