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OK to shoot shorts out of a stainless papoose?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Nobody, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. Nobody

    Nobody Well-Known Member

    I know this is kind of a stupid question but I've heard that some semi-auto's can't do this reliably, or that it will harm them, or they just won't function like this. I'm curious if it's acceptable to shoot shorts or longs out of a stainless Papoose? I know the bolt wouldn't cycle but it seems you could just use it like a semi-bolt action for shorts. Thanks for the info.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2003
  2. Omaha-BeenGlockin

    Omaha-BeenGlockin Well-Known Member

    It should work---but a couple things come to mind.

    I'm thinking it would work more like a single shot---because I'm not sure the shorts would feed from the magazine.

    Be sure to clean the chamber out good after shooting shorts---otherwise it might not function right with long rifles with all the crud in there.
  3. kotengu

    kotengu Well-Known Member

    If you ever see a "stainless papoose" I don't think it will even be wearing shorts - but if you can shoot the shorts off it, the mamma might be a little upset:D
  4. Handy

    Handy Guest

    Any gun chambered for .22LR will safely fire Long, Short and CB.

    Safe doesn't mean reliably. The recoil spring is too strong for anything but LR. The magazine MAY feed, but probably not. Ejection shouldn't be a problem.

    The shorter cartridges may leave a little crud in the chamber, but nothing an oiled cleaning patch won't push out.

    If you want to use shorts for quieter shooting, it will be real quiet since the action will likely remain closed, like a bolt action.
  5. Nobody

    Nobody Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies, that's what I thought but I wanted to hear others say it as well.

    I knew someone would make a joke out of my syntax :D

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