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can i shoot a 22 mag through a 22 long rifle?

Question by TheEasternShore.... Uploaded on January 11, 2011

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

absolutely not. It does not have the same casing size and will explode. Very dangerous

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I agree with rick. They are two different cartridges.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

NO! Don't attempt it!

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from Hobob wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Nope you can't and as a friendly FYI Questions like this should be confirmed with an actual gunsmith before shooting any firearm.

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

thats what i thought but looking through the gun section of cabelas website i could not find that caliber and just assumed.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

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from themadtoruter wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

no for one the .22lr is a rimfire and the 22 mag is centerfire and the casing size is differnt. unless you have a revolver that has a seprate cilinder for .22mag

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure .22 mag is rimfire.

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I was looking at getting a revolver with interchangeable cylinders like that but alot of reviewers were afraid of the power on a frame built for .22lr.

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from crm3006 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Kid, if you think the .22 Mag. (WMR stands for Winchester Magnum Rimfire), is a center fire, you are not only misinformed, you are dangerous. Do some research before spouting off nonsense.

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from GERG wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Whoa! Sorry lost it a litle. The minus 7 has to be a record! Yes a .22mag is a rimfire and will not load in a .22lr that I am aware of. Come on guys Im an honorary crusty old dude. Minus me some more to up my status!LMAO

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from GERG wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Easternshore, buddy dont take what I said personal. the question just caught me at the wrong time at the wrong moment. Im glad you asked the question before you tried anything.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

can you shoot a 22 mag through a 22 long rifle?

What does the side of the barrel say!

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

no,shoot what a firearm is chambered for only.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

If you can get it to chamber, exactly once. What did they teach you in Hunter Ed?

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from 007 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

GOOD GRIEF, NO, NO, AND NO!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DOES IT SAY IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL ABOUT WHAT TO FEED IT???

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

NO!!!! Use only the amunition that is stamped on the weapon (usually on the barrel). The .22 mag's casing is a larger diameter and much longer than the .22 short, long, or long rifle. VERY DANGEROUS!

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

While it is always safest to stay with the caliber designation stamped on the barrel, there are a few exceptions where shorter cartridges may be used safely, such as the .38 Special in the .357 Magnum, the .44 Special in the .44 Magnum, etc.
But you really have to know what you are doing, or act on the information in the owner's manual or advice from a qualified gunsmith.
People reading catalogs don't usually have access to owner's manuals, so this is a good forum for asking such questiosn.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Good luck on getting it to feed or chamber! NO! Read the side of the barrel!

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from 007 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Addendum - don't try to shoot a .22 LR thru a .22 mag either!!

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

only put the type of round into the gun that it says on the side of barrel, if not your asking for alot of trouble, especially with bigger calibers. you have the possibility of literally blowing your head off.

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

No No No

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

On the positive side, you CAN safely shoot .22 Short and .22 Long in a .22 LR firearm.

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from JImp wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

99explorer

Depending on the weapon, some weapons may not cycle if using other than lrs.

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from trapper529 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

No, dont try it, you could get hurt bad!!!

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I would strongly suggest that you check your owners manual to find out the answer to your question! If the owners manual does not answer your question or if you do not have the owners manual, then I would try to locate one online to read, purchase or print off or call the manufacturer of the firearm directly.

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from crm3006 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Kid, if you think the .22 Mag. (WMR stands for Winchester Magnum Rimfire), is a center fire, you are not only misinformed, you are dangerous. Do some research before spouting off nonsense.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

absolutely not. It does not have the same casing size and will explode. Very dangerous

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I agree with rick. They are two different cartridges.

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from Hoski wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

NO! Don't attempt it!

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from Hobob wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Nope you can't and as a friendly FYI Questions like this should be confirmed with an actual gunsmith before shooting any firearm.

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

thats what i thought but looking through the gun section of cabelas website i could not find that caliber and just assumed.

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I'm pretty sure .22 mag is rimfire.

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from CHKILCHII wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I was looking at getting a revolver with interchangeable cylinders like that but alot of reviewers were afraid of the power on a frame built for .22lr.

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from JImp wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

99explorer

Depending on the weapon, some weapons may not cycle if using other than lrs.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

can you shoot a 22 mag through a 22 long rifle?

What does the side of the barrel say!

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

no,shoot what a firearm is chambered for only.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

If you can get it to chamber, exactly once. What did they teach you in Hunter Ed?

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from 007 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

GOOD GRIEF, NO, NO, AND NO!!!!!!!!!! WHAT DOES IT SAY IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL ABOUT WHAT TO FEED IT???

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from Joe Kidd wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

NO!!!! Use only the amunition that is stamped on the weapon (usually on the barrel). The .22 mag's casing is a larger diameter and much longer than the .22 short, long, or long rifle. VERY DANGEROUS!

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

While it is always safest to stay with the caliber designation stamped on the barrel, there are a few exceptions where shorter cartridges may be used safely, such as the .38 Special in the .357 Magnum, the .44 Special in the .44 Magnum, etc.
But you really have to know what you are doing, or act on the information in the owner's manual or advice from a qualified gunsmith.
People reading catalogs don't usually have access to owner's manuals, so this is a good forum for asking such questiosn.

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from Beekeeper wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Good luck on getting it to feed or chamber! NO! Read the side of the barrel!

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from 007 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Addendum - don't try to shoot a .22 LR thru a .22 mag either!!

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

only put the type of round into the gun that it says on the side of barrel, if not your asking for alot of trouble, especially with bigger calibers. you have the possibility of literally blowing your head off.

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from chaslee wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

No No No

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from trapper529 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

No, dont try it, you could get hurt bad!!!

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I would strongly suggest that you check your owners manual to find out the answer to your question! If the owners manual does not answer your question or if you do not have the owners manual, then I would try to locate one online to read, purchase or print off or call the manufacturer of the firearm directly.

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from GERG wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Easternshore, buddy dont take what I said personal. the question just caught me at the wrong time at the wrong moment. Im glad you asked the question before you tried anything.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

On the positive side, you CAN safely shoot .22 Short and .22 Long in a .22 LR firearm.

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from GERG wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Whoa! Sorry lost it a litle. The minus 7 has to be a record! Yes a .22mag is a rimfire and will not load in a .22lr that I am aware of. Come on guys Im an honorary crusty old dude. Minus me some more to up my status!LMAO

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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from themadtoruter wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

no for one the .22lr is a rimfire and the 22 mag is centerfire and the casing size is differnt. unless you have a revolver that has a seprate cilinder for .22mag

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