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Old 01-21-2008, 12:44 AM
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New to the site. Maby a dumb question......
What is the difference between 22lr and 22lr stinger.
Can 22lr stinger be shot out of a 10/22,
What about a savage 22 bolt action?
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:02 AM
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Welcome Julians4x4,

Stingers are still qualified as a 22 Long Rifle round.
They will work in most factory rifles UNLESS, the rifle has a
"Match Barrel" or "Match Chamber."

The case (brass) of a Stinger round is 1/10 of an inch longer
than a Standard 22LR case. Even though the bullet is shorter,
the rifling ring of the bullet is almost at the nose of the bullet.

So Stingers are TOO LONG for a rifle with a match chamber.
When you close the bolt, you will actually drive the bullet into
the rifling. (NOT GOOD)

Most factory rifles have a "Sporter Chamber" that is long enough
for the Stinger bullets.

High Velocity 22 LR bullets run about 1250 feet per second.
Stingers (32 grain) run about 1635 feet per second.

That's what is so COOL about Stingers - they are FAST for a 22LR.

That's about it. Welcome aboard.

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:51 AM
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It says not to in the 10/22's manual but i don't know.

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Never mind it says target models only so maybe. Listen to Thom T not me

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Old 01-21-2008, 03:24 AM
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i own a ruger target model 10/22 and everyone i have ever talked to says never to run stingers,i now that they are longer, and a target model has what is called a bentz chamber, please forgive me if i spelled bentz wrong, but i did heard that u could run stingers through any stock bolt action.
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Old 01-21-2008, 04:00 PM
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My Savage MK II really likes Stingers but the unfired rounds will not extract from the chamber.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:36 PM
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but i did heard that u could run stingers through any stock bolt action.
This is not true. Many stock rifles, such as Anschutz and others, have short tight chambers which will not accept the Stingers.
Most "cheaper" bolt action rifles will accept the stingers, but not just any bolt actions.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:46 PM
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Most *general purpose* 22lr's WILL shoot stingers just fine.

Things to look out for:

Semi-auto rifles will be short lived with extended abuse from high-velocity rounds. It's safe to fire 'em once in a while, but not routinely as it adds extra stress to the action.

"Match grade" or "target model" rifles won't like 'em to do their "match" type chamber. There is a possibility of damaging the "throat" as well as the possibility of failed extraction of unfired rounds (or bullets sticking in the barrel of extracted, unfired rounds).

If you're shooting a general winchester/savage/marlin/NEF/remington/whatever rifle you're gunna be just fine. "Match" chambers are typically only found in higher end rifles and those with aftermarket barrels.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:38 PM
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As others have said it depends on the rifle. I know in my CZ 452 they won't chamber without hitting the rifling hard, but they work fine in my marlin 39A.
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So would a 10/22 with a butler creek barrel? How do they do in the accuracy dept?
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Exclamation Stingers in Butler Creek

I think a Butler Creek Barrel has a Bentz chamber.
Therefore it's not advisable.

Stingers are NOT know for their accuracy. A few rifles shoot them
well (accurately). Many do not.

One reason is the Stinger has a "Short" bullet.
Standard 22 LR rifling is set up for 40 grain (longer)
bullets. The short/32 grain Stinger bullet does not stabilize
as well, as standard (40 gr) 22LR bullets.

My (accurized) Factory barrel shoots Stingers as accurately
as it does Mini-Mags. Some days Stingers group better than
Mini-Mags at 25 yards, for me. (I have no idea WHY.)
My barrel has a Sporter chamber. (Not Bentz or Match)

BTW - I am using Tech Sights, (open sights) not a scope.

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