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Old 08-22-2021, 07:15 PM
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Surely you mean 22WMR, not 22HMR?
Ive been playing with single shots and the 22WMR for a long time.
The 1885 Winchester rifle and its clones are superbly strong, the small difference in bore dia. of one in 22LR (smaller) will not be a safety issue in a rechamber to 22WMR. The barrel must be restamped for caliber.
Ive had an H&R Ultra-Varmint 22 mag for some years. It is a heavy barrel, not a 'bull barrel' as they were advertised at in the day; no sights, scope only. It also has a swap barrel 22 LR Sportster barrel with open sights. I used to use it in our gunclub's 'Old Varmints Match' with some success, though I gave up hunting some years back and havent used it now for quite a while. It is a rather heavy single shot, but so is the Win 1885.
The Savage 'new version' of the Stevens Favorite is a tidy little piece, FAR stronger than any original Favorite, but so light that many think it too light and any scoping requires drilling/tapping for bases or rail. I like mine with the open sights, though the trigger is very heavy. Someday I may get around to pulling it apart.....pins must be driven out and the design is not made to be tweaked very fine.
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:55 PM
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.22 LR is .223 to .225
.22 WMR is .223

I know of several revolvers where you swap out the cylinder to change from LR to 22mag. A couple of thousands of an inch with a soft lead bullet is not an issue.
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Old 09-13-2021, 08:52 PM
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.22 LR is .223 to .225
.22 WMR is .223
Actually the .22 S/L/LR are .223” as they have ‘healed’ bullets and wouldn’t have a base to expand into the grooves.

The .22WMR is like a centerfire and uses .224” bullets. Hence, some firearms like the Ruger Single Six tend to shoot better with the magnum cylinder because the bore is .224”.
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Actually the rebated 'heeled' base on typical soft lead (even the plared) 22LR bullets Do expand to fill the bore, Ive recovered countless bullets from my winter range snowbank that are foreshortened, have no evidence of ever having a rebated heel and rifling completely down the full bore dia. shank.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:47 AM
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Bullets "bumping up"

Soft lead bullets can "bump up" after leaving the cylinder and entering the barrel of revolvers. Important for accuracy as some revolvers have cylinders and barrels of differing diameters. I have not looked at .22 bullets after having been shot to see if any of the rebated portion shows, but considering the accuracy of the best of the cartridges by the best of the match rifles, I would guess they do "bump up" and seal the bore.
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A Henry frontier model in 22mag should work for a lefty. The one I own is very accurate. It groups well with the 30grn vmax and 45grn critical defense. Just another option.
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:53 AM
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A Henry frontier model in 22mag should work for a lefty. The one I own is very accurate. It groups well with the 30grn vmax and 45grn critical defense. Just another option.
If it was for me, I'd buy the Henry. But as I said earlier, my shooting buddy doesn't want a lever action. I never asked him why. Thanks for responding!
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:13 AM
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M6 Takedown. 22 WMR over 410.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:19 AM
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M6 Takedown. 22 WMR over 410.
Maybe. I don't think that's the sort of thing he has in mind, though. May be perfect for a survival gun but man, is it ever ugly! Mounting a scope might be problematical, too.

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Old 09-26-2021, 01:22 PM
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H&R Ultra Varmint 22mag can still be found here and there. Good shooter too.
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The Rossi Matched Pair has a .22 WMR option, if you can find one.

https://www.ableammo.com/catalog/ros...-p-107815.html

You get a shotgun too, although I wouldn't want a 12-gauge on that wimpy little frame. Maybe a .22WMR/.410?
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The Rossi Matched Pair has a .22 WMR option, if you can find one.

https://www.ableammo.com/catalog/ros...-p-107815.html

You get a shotgun too, although I wouldn't want a 12-gauge on that wimpy little frame. Maybe a .22WMR/.410?

https://www.impactguns.com/single-sh...2-mp412112t22w

Unfortunately it's backordered, and I'm not sure how I feel about that thumbhole stock.

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Old 09-26-2021, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the H&R and Rossi tips, guys. As you know, it's pretty hard to find them nowadays.
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Old 09-27-2021, 02:45 AM
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Thanks for the H&R and Rossi tips, guys. As you know, it's pretty hard to find them nowadays.
Sorry to bear bad tidings, but I just looked on the Rossi website, and the Matched Pair guns have disappeared. Now it looks like they're selling them as shotguns only -- the "Tuffy" line. I don't know if they're configured exactly the same and the convertibles, but if they are you might be able to grab one and then scrounge around for a .22 WMR barrel.

EDIT TO ADD: Looks like there are some of the .22LR combos still available here and there:

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/754908218202

Then you'd just be looking for a WMR barrel -- you'd know the convertible capability is there.

BTW, these are all the "youth" stocked models, but a stock swap shouldn't be too hard if you can find the part.

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