View Full Version : Shooting 22LR in 22WM

Kashif Baig
12-07-2010, 11:30 PM
Is any one can comment on the possibility and outcome of shooting 22LR ammo in 22Magnum rifle.

13-07-2010, 01:13 AM
Kashif sahab.. welcome to Pakguns.. 22 LR ammo can be used in a 22 WMR rifle but I would advise you not to do so if it is an expensive rifle, as there are chances of the chamber getting damaged with time..

however you may shoot in the case of a cheap rifle as you will save money on the ammo difference.

14-07-2010, 09:31 PM
A .22 RF is .223 in dia where as the .22 RF Mag is .224. Please do not fire the .22 RF in .22 Mag as the cases burst and can damage weapon and shooters eyes, also bullets "key Hole' on impact and also deposit lots of lead in the bore.
That is why extra cylinders are provided with .22 Mag revolvers to shoot .22RF

Kashif Baig
25-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Thank you Kakar sb and Mr. Skeeter for your expert opinion. I will definitely observe what you have advised.