Re: Winchester Wildcat .22 only can use .22 LR?
Why is this in the reloading/ammo forum. Rimfire seems the logical place, why was it moved?
You can shoot anything you desire, all rifles that were designed to shoot all .22 fodder.......and even mix them up; ie: Remington 550, Remington 552 Marlin 39 and all others are chambered for the .22 long rifle.
The three above will shoot all and even mixed too, short-long-short-long rilfe-long-short.
If you shoot a steady diet of .22 short you risk ringing the chamber, it will take some time though.
And shooting shot shells will not harm the barrel, so we can put that issue at rest before that rumor spreads again.