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Old 07-05-2016, 07:33 PM
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I discovered that I made a mistake 40 years ago. I found a brick of 22 long that I bought by mistake. It's Remington in the green and yellow box.

Is this worth anything today or should I just shoot it in a revolver?
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:54 PM
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Shoot it. Tube fed rifles like the Browning BL22 or FN Trombone handle longs just fine.

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Old 07-05-2016, 11:26 PM
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Shoot it or trade it to someone who needs 22 longs but can't find them.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:01 AM
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Last 100 rd box of Longs I saw had a price of $12.00
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:11 PM
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Shoot the ammo, save all the boxes and the empty casings. People collect them.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:23 PM
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Agree either give it to someone who wants it or shoot it.The green and yellow Rem
boxes are not worth much to a collector…you have modern ammo. I shot several
boxes of 1950’s Peters and Western brand .22 lr’s last year to compare with
current USA ammunition. Stored in ideal conditions without actually planning too.
Found in in the back of a secretary drawer. No misfires and accuracy more like Wolf Target Plus. Nothing like current USA .22 ammo. I knew from shooting it back in the 1950’s but wanted to see if 60 years of storage would have an adverse effect.Collector interest but for a price no more than $15-18/box
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:27 PM
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There have been requests for .22 long many times but I don't think anyone has been able to help. Some forum members have guns chambered for .22 long and are not able to shoot them. I'm sure they would pay a premium for what you have. Put an ad in the classifieds.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:44 PM
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I have a brick of CCI 22 Long for 10 cents a round.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:51 PM
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CCI still lists a 22 long in their current products. Probably are not making any until they catch up with more popular production items tho.....

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:48 PM
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Talking 22 longs

My Remington 550-1 loves shorts, long and long rifle. I had that floating chamber cleaned and now she eats any kind of candy.
I'd shoot those bad boys just for the heck if it..
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:25 AM
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My Remington 550-1 loves shorts, long and long rifle. I had that floating chamber cleaned and now she eats any kind of candy.
I'd shoot those bad boys just for the heck if it..
My first gun, gift for my 11th birthday. Sales price at Montgomery Ward was $17.

Made Expert in nine months at the local YMCA with that rifle. Still eats everything of any kind and still plenty accurate after 46 years.

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:51 PM
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Montgomery Wards rifle

I was glad to see the comment about your Montgomery Words 22 rifle. My father gave me a 22 rifle from Wards in 1960 when I was 11 years old. We took the NRA safety course together and then headed down to Wards to purchase my very first gun which I still have to this day. I got a Hawthorne model M820B tube feet bolt action. Figured out later it was made for Wards by Mossberg. It is very similar to their model 146B. With the help of the great folks at Numrich I did a full restoration in 2015. Also had a Dallas gunsmith clean up the trigger which is now at just under 3LBs. It is very accurate and great fun to shoot. Absolutely my most treasured rifle. It reminds me of those wonderful times with my father.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:57 PM
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Remember, accuracy may be "iffy" in a modern firearm chambered for .22 LR, not because of the chamber jump, BUT...... .22 Long has the same bullet weight as a .22 short (29 gr.) and the rate of twist really needs to be different.
But the Green/Yellow box ammo is usually clean.

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:50 AM
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I still remember when longs were quite common and plentiful. Although they cost a bit more than shorts they were still a bit less than long rifle. My friends and I bought them frequently. Those were the days when long rifles were about $.50 a box. None of us could afford a brick of them but one or two boxes were often affordable. I never tested for accuracy in those days but we sometimes hit what we shot at.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:28 AM
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Longs are hard to find these days. In fact, the only "longs" I have seen on gun store shelves in the last 20 years have been the reduced-power CB longs.
A standard "long" is not that quiet-- it's got some power and noise to it. Just not quite as much as LR.

Most of my guns handle the stubby 29 grain bullets just fine.
But some guns show a preference for "normal" 36-40 grain bullets of a long rifle.
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