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another dumb noob question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Bondo_Red, May 1, 2007.

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  1. Bondo_Red

    Bondo_Red Member

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    I heard some guns that can fire .22 magnum can fire .22 long rifle.Is this true?
     
  2. Euclidean

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    Yes, although this requires a cylinder change. Any such gun I'm aware of is a single action revolver (which facilitates easily changing the cylinders).
     
  3. LHB1

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    Some revolvers are made/sold with two cylinders, one for .22 LR and one for .22 magnum. Not sure how well they actually shoot since I think the .22 Magnum bullets are slightly larger in diameter than the .22 LR. Thus one would be just right and the other would be too tight/loose depending on which one the barrel is made to fit. Personally, I would choose a gun that only shoots one of the cartridges.

    Good shooting and be safe.
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    I had a Ruger Single Six with two cylinders; one for regular .22s and one for the .22 Magnum. It shot both cartridges equally well.
    Some people however, don't understand the difference between the two. I repaired a Marlin Model 39 .22 rifle one time. The guy said he could single load it, but the .22 LRs would not work in the magazine tube. When I got the rifle apart, I found a .22 Magnum round stuck in the tubular magazine. Seems his wife did it? At least that's his story and he's sticking to it.

    Navy Vet & SWIFT Boat OIC
     
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    Bondo- .22 lr and .22mags do not fit in the same chamber. You can put .22lr in a .22 mag chamber- but DON'T.
    There are single action (Cowboy type) revolvers that have interchangeable cylinders for .22 lr and .22 mag. Other than those, do NOT try to fire anything other than what is stamped on the gun!
     
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