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Finally a Ruger LCR in 22 Magnum

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TheGrimReaper, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. DonD

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    I normally try not to be critical of other's choices but in this case I'd think you'd gain more muzzle blast than increased performance. No way that 1 7/8" in barrel will exploit the performance of the .22 Mag. Don
     

  2. ChiefWPD

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    I'd buy one in a heartbeat if they made them with a .22lr cylinder as well!
     
  3. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I Love the .22WMR!!!!

    I think this would be perfect for my wife to carry in her new CCW purse.

    Very interesting little gun indeed!

    TGG
     
  4. Kozel

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  5. Just_Me

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    Awesome. Another Rimfire "carry gun". Just as poor a choice as all the rest but at least this one is new.
     
  6. vettely

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    Like the Single 6. With longer barrel options that would be cool.
     
  7. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I was thinking the same thing. There is very limited use for this, and much better choices.

    For the very recoil shy, or arthritic......there is a need.

    It doesn't even have the novelty to it, like a NAA mini, or a Beretta 21a........

    ooc
     
  8. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    NO!:wavey:

    that is why the single 6 Ruger includes 2 cylinders, 1 for each caliber.22 LR in a .22 magnum is a huge no-no!

    TGG
     
  9. chief63

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    I read Ruger found 6rd was optimal for extraction with the LCR 22mag.
     
  10. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    In the 22lr version the trigger pull suffered (which is a huge selling point), because of the increased round count.:wavey:
     
  11. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    The bullet is very close to the same diameter, but the shell case is not.

    The 22 magnum bullet is inside the case like a centerfire bullet. The 22 magnum case is tapered.

    The 22LR is "heeled" - the narroe part in in the case; the part outside the case is the same diameter as the case. the case is not tapered.

    .22LR vs .22WMR
    .223 bullet dia .224
    .225 neck dia .240
    .225 base dia .241
    .275 rim dia .291
    .040 rim thick .046
    .590 case length 1.052
    .985 total length 1.350

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  12. The trigger pull on the 1 .22lr lcr I have shot was horrendous.

    It Belonged to an elderly woman student, she could barely pull the trigger with both her index fingers.

    posted from my stupid smart phone, please excuse any spelling mistakes.
     
  13. MNBud

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    Congrats on fine pistol, this will give you many years of fun shooting.I really like Ruger revolvers.
     
  14. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

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    Interesting! I might have to hunt down 2 of them!!!