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What is this ammo good for?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Vector, Mar 13, 2012.

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  1. Vector

    Vector Member

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    I was given large bag of ammo from a relatives friend who no longer shoots due to physical reasons. I have been going through it to separate all the different loads, many mixed together, some look like reloads. There are a bunch of boxes of Remington XLEANBORE Standard Velo .22 Short.
    I have never seen these before and wonder what type of gun they are used in? I suspect a .22 revolver, but hopefully wise THR'ers will know.
     
  2. kd7nqb

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    is there suppose to be a picture attached. Also .22lr reloads are really rare so a pic might help.
     
  3. Red Tornado

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    A lot of older .22 rifles will shoot 22 shorts. The Remington 5-teens come to mind. If the barrel is marked S,L,LR you'll be good to go. Some older revolvers are also chambered in short.
    RT
     
  4. Deus Machina

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    Yeah, not likely to find rimfire reloads of pretty much any type.

    Shorts still find their place in revolvers, particularly one of the NAA minis, some old revolvers that were made for shorts in particular, or if you reinforce a little and want to shoot in your basement.

    What's fun is using them in a lever-action. My Henry held something like 14 LR's, but 19 or 21 Shorts, and sounded like a BB gun. Was fun.
     
  5. Steve C

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    22 shorts where used in International pistol competition for rapid fire turning targets where minimal recoil was an advantage. There where also some small pocket/purse guns chambered for the short. People also continue to use them as a low noise rifle round for varmints.
     
  6. Shadow 7D

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    look up velo dog revolver
     
  7. Salmoneye

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    My Winchester 1906 will fire S/L/LR, and most 'Gallery Guns' were chambered for shorts...

    Bottom line is any .22 rimfire will 'fire' shorts, but they may not feed through the action, or eject from a semi auto...The chamber itself is fine with it...
     
  8. JFrame

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    I shoot .22 CB shorts in my T/C Contender with a 14" match .22 LR barrel. It's pretty darned quiet, and not half bad for accuracy once I account for bullet drop versus LR.


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  9. hardluk1

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    The xleanbore was a selling gimick of the day starting back in the 1930's for remington. To bad there no box's for the ammo. If it is clean ,no mold or residual build up from the decades it my fire but know sure if I would try it. In the box's it has collectors value.
     
  10. foghornl

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    When you say some look like reloads, are you refring to "center-fire" ammo? .22 rimfire reloads are well...darn near impossible to make.

    Some of the .22 Shorts were also called "Gallery Loads", such ammo as had been used in the old-timey carnival "shooting gallery". Those "gallery" loads were usually either unplated very soft lead, or an early type of frangible bullet.

    Other posters here have already covered the types of guns that could be used for theose .22 Shorts; I have seen a few very old revolvers that had cylinders made just for .22 Short.
     
  11. Vector

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    Everyone,

    Sorry about the confusion regarding reloads as I meant other calibers in the bag mixed together, not the .22's

    I am not sure what value they have, but the .22 shorts are in the green Remington boxes.
     
  12. Gtimothy

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    I have a pair of Colt single shot derringers (Lord & Lady) that are chambered in 22 short.
     
  13. StrawHat

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    Good find on the Remington 22 Shorts. Check with the cartridge collector sites for a value. I have had several Winchester 1890s that were specifically chambered for the 22 Short. Fun rifles to carry and shoot and loading the tube once let me fire all day. A box of 50 made a small package to carry but was usually untouched at the end of the day.

    I have a hard time thinking anyone seriously thought you meant you had reloaded rimfires.
     
  14. WardenWolf

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    Some people use .22 shorts simply because they're quiet. Useful for dispatching snakes and other small varmints. I've got a rifle that can fire them, but have never done it because that rifle is a hunk of trash and also has a bad extractor. It's a much better club than a rifle. I've considered .22 shorts for dispatching rattlesnakes around my home. I've also considered a pellet gun, but really don't want to pay the money for a good one.
     
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    .22 shorts are deadly small game rounds...quiet and accurate. You can often hear your bullet impact. Just a ton of fun to shoot and even more can be carried than standard .22 Lr
     
  16. Red Tornado

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    Google "Remington KLEANBORE Standard velocity .22 Short" and see if you can find the box that matches yours. Then someone might be able to tell you if there's any collector value. I have no idea, I'd just shoot 'em like a fool. ;)
    RT
    P.S. That's a stylized K that looks like an X in Kleanbore.
     
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    All firearms chambered in .22LR will easily and safely fire .22 shorts.....not just older rifles.

    If the firearm is a semi automatic or magazine fed, it is likely that you will need to load the round singly and extract manually, as it may not have enough power to operate a semi auto bolt.
     
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    Yup. Lots of guns still use them. My wife has a Beretta and a Henry levergun that feed and cycle (well, lever action ... cycle) them just fine.
     
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    It actually wasn't a gimmick.

    Remington was the first to come out with non-corrosive priming & smokeless powder in .22 RF, around 1920 something, and that is what they called it.

    rc
     
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    Shorts are good for introducing new shooters IMO. I usually use a Mark II. The combination of very low noise and no recoil along with the ability to load a single round at a time with no mag all have proven to make the best learning situation for newbies.
     
  23. Vector

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    They look like this,

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTe8VySjdHFC9NeptoMg8LElDnaylf6-fsslw76zqXlKzvU2o3flQ.jpg
     
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    I use them in my trapline gun (SA revolver with 9" bbl) and they are very quite and dispatch quite nicely.
     
  25. Flopsweat

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    As for the reloads, I'd be hesitant to shoot someone else's reloads unless I know and trust the source.
     
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