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2012-02-17 03:35:15
2012-02-17 03:35:15

In general, no. The .22 LR is a straight sided rimfire cartridge 1 inch long. The .223 is a bottlenecked centerfire cartridge almost 3 inches long. Totally different. The 22 LR CAN be shot in a .223 by the use of a special adapter.

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