View Full Version : Shooting .22WRF ammo in a .22WMR cylinder
10-31-2012, 2:52 PM
I have a Ruger Single Six and a buddy of mine gave me a couple boxes of old Remington flat nose .22WRF. I put them in my WMR cylinder but the distance between the bullet and the end of the cylinder as well as the bore of the cylinder as it nears the barrel concerns me to the point I'm skeptical to pull the trigger.
Anyone had any issues with this or am I just thinking too much into it?
10-31-2012, 3:11 PM
Yeah, you can shoot the WRF in your WMR, just not the other way around.
The WRF is the same, just slightly shorter. I think it was called the 22 special at some point.
You might be better off selling them though. They're worth more to collectors and you could probably buy 3-4 rounds of WMR in exchange.
If it was me....I'd just shoot what the gun was made to shoot. Saving a few bucks is just not worth it.
11-01-2012, 7:11 AM
Look at the jump your 22lr has to make to get to the barrel. Don't think it would hurt but selling to a collector seems the best solution. My S&W 460 handles 45Colt, 454 and 460 without a hitch as well as my .357's firing .38's.
If they don't mean anything to you, pass 'em on to someone that it does (collector).
11-01-2012, 7:42 AM
I agree with the first two posters. If the ammo is old and in good shape, find a collector or start a collection. BUT (the big butt) it will shoot fine in a .22 WRM; some of mine actually are more accurate with the ".22 Special." The new-manufactured stuff makes a nice small game load in short-barreled revolvers like my 4" S&W 651.
11-01-2012, 11:11 AM
Thanks for the replies, there is a gun show in town this weekend so I'll take and try to sell them.
New .22 WRF is readily available on the open market, so unless you have something really special I don’t see that it would be of interest to a collector.
11-03-2012, 2:00 PM
New .22 WRF is readily available on the open market, so unless you have something really special I donít see that it would be of interest to a collector.
Must have been special enough to the guy at the gun show in Paradise today He gave me 50rds of 180gr 30-06 for my 100rds of .22wrf and a short box(43) of .25auto. I'm happy:D
Good for you - - - Glad it worked out well.
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