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Dave, I have always heard shooting .22 shorts in a rifle marked for Long Rifle,Long, and shorts will ruin the chamber. Is this t

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  • Dave, I have always heard shooting .22 shorts in a rifle marked for Long Rifle,Long, and shorts will ruin the chamber. Is this t

    Dave, I have always heard shooting .22 shorts in a rifle marked for Long Rifle,Long, and shorts will ruin the chamber. Is this true?

  • #2
    no, you can create a layer of funk that can cause extraction issues.

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    • #3
      The use of shorts will cause some corrosion in the forward part of the chamber, but this can be controlled by regular cleaning.

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      • #4
        You can use a 22 short in a long rifle as long as it is not an auto, because it won't cycle. As far as damage to your chamber nothing is going to happen, it might get a little dirty but that's it. And the only thing that is different between a long and a long rifle is bullet length, the case length is the same.

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        • #5
          Not sure which Dave this was directed to, but using .22 CB Longs will give the sub velocity performance without worry about creating a second flash ring in the forward part of the chamber.

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          • #6
            I don't know for certain. I have been putting .22 shorts pretty regularly through a Marlin Glenfield 25 for about a decade now (and it was well used when I purchased it)and it is so marked as .22lr, .22long, .22short. I haven't had a problem or sign of damage and on that particular rifle rarely do I do more than run a brush and patch through it and put it away again, which happens about quarterly on a rifle that sees use a couple of times in an average month.

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            • #7
              My first rifle was a Mossberg model 350 semi auto. The 7 shot magazine is adjustable for shorts, longs and long rifles. It still shoots and cycles like it did in 1963. The only help I could use is trying to find out where I can purchase a spare mag.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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              • #8
                If you have a semi-auto that is "marked" for .22 Shorts,longs,long rifle and keep clean it will work.
                But long term use of shorts in a rifle meant for 22Lr it makes a fire ring in the chamber, that needs a good cleaning before using .22Lr.

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                • #9
                  Carl H/ try www.e-gunparts.com

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                  • #10
                    Hi...


                    Have used many of all three .22s, and never had a problem with any of them in my .22 semi-auto. As was stated elsewhere though, the shorts were not powerful enough to eject themselves.

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