Rookie Firearm Question


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RickyJack
December 8, 2013, 03:48 PM
Hello. I'm a rookie at this, so this question may sound strange. Is there a .22 automatic rifle that shoots shorts and longs with rapid fire? Any info would be helpful. Thanks.

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rcmodel
December 8, 2013, 03:52 PM
http://www.remington.com/en/product-families/firearms/rimfire-families/autoloading-model-552-speedmaster.aspx

There have been a few other Semi-Autos made in the past.

But I think the Remington is the only one still currently produced.

rc

Laphroaig
December 8, 2013, 04:21 PM
Hopefully you have a couple of cases of 22 shorts stashed somewhere. You're lucky if you can even find 22 long rifle nowadays :)

Laphroaig

rcmodel
December 8, 2013, 04:24 PM
Boy that's the truth.

And the .22 Long has gone the way of the dodo bird.

I don't even remember the last time I saw a box of .22 Longs for sale.

rc

HexHead
December 8, 2013, 04:26 PM
You need one with a tube magazine. I think Marlin may still make one.

rcmodel
December 8, 2013, 04:43 PM
No, the only semi-auto Marlin makes with a tube mag is the Model 60.

And it is .22 LR only.

rc

herrwalther
December 8, 2013, 08:01 PM
I didn't think such a semi auto animal existed. Looks like another firearm on the wishlist. I have a few boxes of .22Short and .22Long that were mixed in a bulk buy of .22LR I got from a private sale. Thankfully I knew enough at the time to separate them before I started loading them into something.

xfyrfiter
December 8, 2013, 08:37 PM
With A little work the 10-22 can be made to shoot all three and be fairly reliable even with shorts.

aarondhgraham
December 9, 2013, 12:20 PM
It's not an automatic, but,,,
The Henry H001 lever gun can handle all 3 rimfire cartridges.

I had some longs laying around,,,
So I loaded the gun with a mixture of short, long, & long rifle.

The gun fed and fired all three types with no problem,,,
And that was with me jacking the action like Lucas McCain. :cool:

Aarond

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rcmodel
December 9, 2013, 12:26 PM
With A little work the 10-22 can be made to shoot all three and be fairly reliable even with shorts.If you modify a 10/22 with a lighter recoil spring and/or lighter bolt and get it to work with Shorts & Longs??

You will beat the snot out of the receiver bolt stop pin holes when shooting Hi-Speed Long Rifles!!
And eventually crack the receiver.

rc

xxxx
December 9, 2013, 10:40 PM
Boy that's the truth.

And the .22 Long has gone the way of the dodo bird.

I don't even remember the last time I saw a box of .22 Longs for sale.

rc
rcmodel,
Like you, I didn't realize they still made 22 longs. I bought a 100 rd. box of cci this summer. I wasn't paying attention when I grabbed them, fortunately I do have a lever gun they will work in. All I saw was box of 22 rds. for sale, knowing they were, and still are scarce as hen's teeth.

fpgt72
December 10, 2013, 08:30 AM
Last time I was at bass pro they had a few boxes of 22 shorts and sub sonic but nothing else....so I guess it depends.

At the time I left them on the shelf forgetting I had one rifle that would run on shorts. I have a few that really like the sub sonic 22's. An old colt automatic pistol and a single shot mauser.

Sometimes that odd stuff is what no one wants is what is going to be left on the shelf.

osteodoc08
December 10, 2013, 08:33 AM
That's the joy of owning a lever action. I had a Henry and it shot them all just fine. My favorite was the Aguila Colibri or the CB's. Very quiet and death on a soda can.

316SS
December 10, 2013, 10:45 PM
If you modify a 10/22 with a lighter recoil spring and/or lighter bolt and get it to work with Shorts & Longs??

You will beat the snot out of the receiver bolt stop pin holes when shooting Hi-Speed Long Rifles!!
And eventually crack the receiver.

I installed a Volquartsen polyurethane wrapped "buffer" bolt stop pin in mine that may help with that. With a lighter spring I bet it would protect the receiver. For a while.

Davek1977
December 11, 2013, 06:08 AM
Browning makes a version of their semi-auto .22 in .22 short

http://site.cdnninvestments.com/CDNN2013-2/index.html See page 14

VA27
December 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
Look for a Remington 550. Made from the 40's to the 70's. Tube mag and a floating chamber that allows shorts, longs and long rifles to be fired, even mixed. When squeeky clean and properly lubed it will even cycle CB shorts. It's a full sized, no frills adult rifle. I wouldn't take for mine.

Fishbed77
December 12, 2013, 08:18 PM
A Remington 552 Speedmaster will do what the OP is looking to do.

fpgt72
December 13, 2013, 07:14 AM
Speedmaster is a great rifle, wife got one back when she was about 7 yrs old....that was about 40 years ago and that rifle is still just fantastic.

Fred in Wisc
December 13, 2013, 11:25 AM
The old Winchester 190/290 series guns will fire shorts, longs and long rifles. They are relatively common and not too expensive used.

45crittergitter
December 23, 2013, 02:30 PM
+1 for the 552. You can mix shorts, longs, and long rifles in any order in the magazine. About the only limitation is the round should have enough power to cycle the bolt, so CBs probably won't keep it running, but won't cause a jam either.

CraigC
December 24, 2013, 11:17 AM
The aforementioned Remington 550 and 552 are the only two I know of.

788Ham
December 24, 2013, 10:46 PM
"And the .22 long has gone the way of the dodo bird"……… I've got a brick of longs downstairs in my stash rc ! I don't remember when I got those, price is $4.29 on the sticker, guess I've had 'em longer than I thought.

irl104
December 26, 2013, 05:32 PM
Find you an older Marlin Model 60 semi auto. They shoot all three sizes.

351 WINCHESTER
December 26, 2013, 08:33 PM
I thought the Winny 190 would shoot longs and long rifles.

Bullet Bob
December 27, 2013, 02:29 PM
"Find you an older Marlin Model 60 semi auto. They shoot all three sizes."

The one I had in the early 70's would only shoot long rifle.

CraigC
December 27, 2013, 03:13 PM
Far as I know, model 60's have always been .22LR only.

Mr. T
December 27, 2013, 11:51 PM
I just bought two boxes of 100 .22LR today at a local Farm & Fleet. :-)

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