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22 LR in a 22 magnum High Standard

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by XDRoX, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Can I shoot 22 long rifle in an old derringer that takes 22 magnum?
    It's a High Standard if that matters.
    Thanks
     
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    Not that I know of, the throat is way different which will cause the bullet to jump way to far.
     
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    Nickotym BillofNeeds?NO!

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    yes, BUT . . . It will shoot out of there in an emergency, but you will split the cases every time. I shot .22lr out of a .22mag cylinder for a Ruger Single Six until I realized which cylinder I had. Not very accurate either.
     
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    Well I guess I should have told you guys something in my OP. Last week I shot 22 LR out of a High Standard Derringer. Yes the accuracy did suck and I had a hard time getting the shells out (I had to use my finger nail).

    But it did shoot. Do you guys think I damaged anything?
     
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    I doubt it.
     
  7. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Maybe

    How many rounds?
     
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    8 maybe. Because they didn't eject we stopped shooting it.
     
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    My buddy who owns the gun was shooting the sh1t with a gunsmith today and told him about shooting it. The gunsmith said there's a 99% chance that we did unfixable damage, and he would have to see the gun to see if we ruined it.

    Sounds like BS to me, so I wanted to get your guys opinions.
     
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    I would not make a habit of doing it.

    22mags are not designed to shoot 22lr. Its not like 357mag and 38 special or 44mag and 44 special.
     
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    Ya, I feel like a dumbass. I was the one that suggested to my buddy that it would be OK. I always thought they were the same just longer. I'll feel really bad if we damaged the gun.
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I will say that there is a 98% chance you did no damage at all.
    If you can see it, don't shoot it.
    If you can not see it, it would just be accuracy.

    Did you save the brass?
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    You know that is a real bad design flaw in that round.
    How many more 22mags would have been sold if we could shoot 22LR in them.
     
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    I didn't save the brass but I did look at them and they appeared fine.
    Thanks for the help:wavey:
     
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    Only if you want the case to go BOOM!


    In other words....NO!
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Brass didn't split?

    Very cool, unexpected to get that much stretch.
    In that case I am 100% suer you didn't damage anything.
     
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    You wont damage the gun but you might hurt yourself when the case splits near the base and pumps hot gasses out at you.

    They generally tear at the mouth and backwards.
    The rims usually hold but I would not bet my life on it.
     
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    No damage, I've done it just a few times. The case MAY split. FYI you can shoot 22 'WRF" ammo in your 22 mag. It's of the correct dimensions. It's not that hard to find. It brings the fps down a few 100. It's like a lower powered 22 mag.
     
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    Sounds like the gunsmith is trying to get work. I highly doubt you did any damage to the gun, as 22lr is a looong way down the power scale from 22 mag. If your gun was built to take the punishment a 22 mag can dish out, I doubt the 22lr did anything to harm it.