Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Axis II, Jul 14, 2020.
should I pass or snatch it up?
ETA: I should say if the OALs are different. I think a lot of manufacturers (not sure about Winchester) use 22lr cases for 22long, so it may be a moot point. If that's the case then the only difference will be bullet weight.
What if this stuffs 30-40yo?
Is it a good buy on the Winchester 22 longs? I can't remember for sure, but it seems like 22 longs were a little cheaper than 22LRs back when I was spotlighting jacks with my folks. But then again, that was 60 years ago - a dime cheaper a box really meant something back then.
Then it could be the smaller OAL (.888 vs 1.0), it will still work but you may have feeding problems.
https://www.ammoland.com/2014/11/what-22-rifle-did-bella-twin-use-to-kill-a-world-record-grizzly-in-1953/#axzz6SDzoP5wv I kid, of course.
It was popular when it cost a bit less than the newfangled 22 LR, but is a bit of a rarity these days. There should be no harm to the gun other than perhaps more leading due to desiccation of the bullet lube. If there is any original packaging, that and the contents may have collector value. Otherwise, in the words of Troy Landry, "Choot 'em".
There you go! Even if you can't use 'em, save 'em and trade 'em off for something you can use/need.
Weekday can you use .22 Long for?
Anything you can use .22 LR for.
Basically shooting lots of things lots of times very cheaply.
Possibly for free??? I'd already have them!
Accuracy to 30 yds is meh.
But they will feed through most anything manual that'll feed 22lr, autoloaders (my 3 10-22s hate em)malf on em sometimes.
The case length is the same just a lighter projectile (eg slightly shorter).
Shoot em if you got em. Especially if cheap.
You can use it to take a world record grizzly. https://www.ammoland.com/2017/06/bella-twin-the-22-used-to-take-the-1953-world-record-grizzly-and-more/#axzz6SHELj3Gf
I just have to talk my girlfriend Into giving them
to me. They belonged to her dad who sold everything 20yrs ago and she doesn’t want to get rid of them but doesn’t have a use for them. The ammo can was hidden in the house for 20yrs and recently found.
Like some others around here past SSI age I bought them as a kid because back when they were cheaper than LR. Small game inside 30 yards will not know the difference between these and LR solids.
Accuracy will in general not be as good as LR at ranges beyond 30 yards with the light and short bullet, but still decent "plinking accuracy" for cans or clay pidgeons on the back stop, just not for making single holes at 50 yards with five shots! Also given the accuracy of some bulk brands today it might not be bad at all in comparison.....
The price is certainly right and as Gunny suggested, if they had been offered to me, I would be sitting here with my feet propped up on the can of them at the moment while typing to you guys about my good luck.
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