Re: Old .22 Rifles
My first rifle was a Winchester model 57, 5 cartridge magazine, chambered for the .22 short cartdidge only. During WW2 .22 short ammunition was scarce, so I thought about rechambering to .22 long rifle. A letter from Winchester informed me that my rifle barrel was designed for accuracy for the .22 short with 1-20 ratio, compared to 1-16 required for the .22 long rifle. Rechambering to LR not recommended. The rifle came equipped with a Lyman 42 peep sight and is deadly on squirrels to about 50 yards. I bought another rifle to solve the ammunition problem. Lots of long rifle ammo available. Thirty cents a box.