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2013-01-06 10:17:22

The .22 Long Rifle is a rimfire, whereas the .223 Remington is a centerfire cartridge. The .223 uses a longer 'spitzer' projectile vs. the rounded projectile of the .22 LR. The .223 tends to be a heavier projectile, and has a much higher velocity than the .22 LR.

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The length- short, then long, then long rifle- also the power. Long rifle usually has a heavier bullet.


22 caliber is the diameter of the bullet. 22 cal. comes in BBcap, short, long and long rifle


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Have it examined by a good gunsmith. This rifle use a .22 caliber bullet, long rifle.


.22 Long was developed @ 1871, Uses the same case as the 22LR but with a 29 g bullet. ,22 Long Rifle developed by Peters Cartridge in 1887. Uses bullets in the 32-40 g range


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The model 6 Winchester wich came from the model 1890 should be actually a short, long, and long rifle .22 catridge. Which is quite intelegent design it will chamer all rounds even if you mix them up in the tube. {and if you are woundering what a .22 long, well it is the .22 long rifle shell but a .22 short bullet. the regular .22 lr. has a longer bullet.


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The most common .22 rifle cartridge is the .22 Long Rifle (that is the name- it can also be used in pistols). A loaded cartridge is just under 1 inch long (25mm, or .985 inches) It has a lead bullet that is .223 inches in diameter (5.7mm). The cartridge case with no bullet is .590 inches long (15mm) There ARE other .22 cartridges- the .22 Short is the same diameter, but shorter. The .22 Magnum is slightly fatter, and longer than the Long Rifle cartridge. The .22 Long (not Long Rifle, just Long) is rarely seen today.


From competitive shooting experience the longest distance is 200 yds with a .22 Long Rifle cartridge.



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