22 cal ammo comparo

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ghrit, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

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  2. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    22 WMR empty cases make a great #6 blasting cap too.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Do you make your own #6 Caps? What do you use for primary powder?
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    The article is wrong on one point. . 22LR can be shot in a. 22WMR gun. Not usually a good idea, with the marginally different diameters. But in a pinch, it will work.
    Of course, many revolvers have cylinders for both calibers. They are usually most accurate with only one caliber.
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, it can, I've done it. EVERY LR case splits in the mag cylinder, and NONE will hit paper at 25 yards.
  6. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey++

    I'm sticking to 22lr. Besides I have 10 guns to shoot 22lr with! LOL
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  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I can shoot 22LR in my 22mag revolver.
    After I change the cylinder.
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It's a nice, concise, simple intro to the .22lr / .22wmr family of cartridges. I'd probably go for the .22lr in my geographic context; more folk have .22lr than .22wmr. My go to for long term self sufficiency would be a .22 Hornet...but that's a different story for a different thread. ;)
  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Having a revolver that can fire both .22lr and .22WMR is a plus, and would probably be the only reason I'd stock up on WMR. I wouldn't bother buying a long arm just to fire that cartridge.
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  10. Tempstar

    Tempstar Praeclarum Site Supporter+

    No, I would never do anything like that as it would be illegal. If I did I would probably make a fulminate of mercury, however I have heard that FFFF will make a suitable one as well if using fuse caps. It all depends on the brisnance needed to initiate the primary charge.

    To stay on topic, I always wanted a 10/22 in WMR for some reason.
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Didn't Ruger recently re-introduce these?
  12. apache235

    apache235 Monkey+++

    Don't see it on their web site, but I did see one on GunBroker
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  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have found that lighter charges tend to be more accurate and greater charges tend to be less accurate. Olympic shooting .22 are low velocity rounds.
    The exception is 17 HMR
    I think that bullet design has something to do with it as well.
    Hollow points do not hold the pattern as good as pointed rounds.
    This is just my experience.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
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  14. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Forget FFFF BP as an initiator Powder, Not fast enough for initial Detonation.... MF is good, but would Degrade into CopperF fairly rapidly, and there goes the BallGame... PBAzide or PBStyphanate is the Real Deal....
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