Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

A .223 revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Slimjim, Jan 6, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Slimjim

    Slimjim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    Maryland.
    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.
     
  2. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,922
    Bottleneck cartridges generally don't play well with revolvers.
     
  3. Slimjim

    Slimjim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    Maryland.
    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.
     
  4. SDC

    SDC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    3,116
    Location:
    People's Republic of Canada
    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.
     
  5. Slimjim

    Slimjim Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2004
    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    Maryland.
    Ah, thanks for the info.
     
  6. Daniel Watters

    Daniel Watters Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    USA
    FWIW: The Ukrainians make a 5 shot revolver chambered for the standard 5.45x39mm rifle carridge. It is known as the Yesaul.
     
  7. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    9,325
    Location:
    Hoosieropolis
    Rumours have circulated that S&W was considering a .223 X-frame. I don't know how valid they are...
     
  8. La Pistoletta

    La Pistoletta Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    Sweden
    Meh, they should use the 20x110mm Hispano and make a revolver for it. Trucks/buses/planes: watch out...
     
  9. Navy joe

    Navy joe Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,362
    Location:
    VA
    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.
     
  10. farscott

    farscott Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    1,517
    Location:
    Athens, AL, USA
    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.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page