Hello,I just got a J C Higgins model 88 and the barrel has 22 cal. on it.I was wondering if it was safe to shoot 22 shorts,longs and long rifle ammunition.
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October 25, 2011, 10:25 PM
It's High Standard. It should chamber the .22 long rifle just fine, and shorts and longs will also work although they are less powerful. In today's ammunition markets .22lr is the cheap round to use, the others actually cost more now due to low production. Respect that round, small as it is, it is certainly capable of killing. If you are new to guns, I'd advise finding a gun safety course and taking it before you start to shoot. You can ask at a local gun store or gun club.
October 25, 2011, 10:26 PM
It should fire all .22 shorts, longs and long rifles. Accuracy may suffer with the shorts as that gives more "freebore" as the bullet travels through the cylinder into the forcing cone and accuracy may fall off with shorts. Then again, maybe not.
Short answer - load em and shoot em.
October 25, 2011, 10:42 PM
I have the same model and it definitely shoots 22lr (and therefore 22long and 22short as well)
October 25, 2011, 11:16 PM
Yes, it's a re-badged High Standard R-101.
October 26, 2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the answers.This web sight is so kewl
October 26, 2011, 12:45 PM
If you do shoot shorts, be sure and throughly clean the chambers with a bore brush & solvent afterward.
Longs and long rifles use the same length case.
But the .22 Short case is ahhhh - shorter, and will leave carbon fouling in the chambers which can make loading & ejecting L or LR difficult.
BTW: Good luck finding any .22 Long ammo.
It's getting rarer then hens teeth anymore except for CB caps.
October 26, 2011, 10:54 PM
I have one of these as well and need instructions on tear down to replace what feels like a broken spring. Is any information available on disasembly?
October 27, 2011, 12:11 AM
Harvester, here is a PDF factory manual with detailed parts diagram if that will help.