View Full Version : Ammo for a .22 cal lever action???

09-17-2011, 2:11 PM
Hi all, Is there any special ammo that you need to use in a .22 cal lever action rifle? {.22 long rifle or .22 magnum}. I know for the other calipers they have that special Hornandy lever action ammo. But what works in .22 so the round behind a round doesn't set it off? Thanks, Bill

09-17-2011, 2:13 PM
.22lr and mag are rimfires, so there is not a problem with rounds setting off primers.

My Marlin 39A eats any ammo I feed it. Short, Long, LR, Colibris, CB's, SSS, it doesn't care.

Mssr. Eleganté
09-17-2011, 2:16 PM
You don't need to worry about it. First of all, .22 rimfire ammo uses soft lead projectiles. Second of all, the primer compound is in the rim instead of the center.

09-17-2011, 2:26 PM
Sub-sonic ammo are find with an lever action rifle...

09-17-2011, 2:30 PM
My 1956 Marlin 39 eats everything I throw in it. Shorts, Long, Long rifle, hollow points, lead, copper plated, etc, etc, etc. I don't think it has ever had a FTF! I have been shooting it for the last 30+ years.

09-17-2011, 2:31 PM
Thank you Sevensix2x51, Mssr. Elegante & Maddoggie13... I wasn't thinking! Yeah if it's a rimfire that means the primer is in the RIM so no it wouldn't be set off by the round behind it! Thanks again! Bill

09-17-2011, 3:07 PM
altho you probably know this but the way you worded this made me think. be shure of what ammo your gun is chambered for before buying. it should be stamped on your barrel 22LR or 22MAG. they are not interchangeable. DR

09-18-2011, 8:11 AM
my Henry .22 h001 eats all cheap ammo. Federal, winchester, remington...
Have fun

09-19-2011, 8:18 AM
my 39A will eat it all, too...there should be a roll stamping on you rifle somewhere telling you what ammo it will take.

09-19-2011, 9:24 AM
My friends 39a shoots well with anything but prefers Blazer Bulk to produce the best groups.
As with any 22lr go buy as many small boxes of ammo as you can and see what brand your rifle prefers