.22 snakeshot

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  1. topper

    topper New Member

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    A rather dumb question, but here goes. Can .22LR rimfire SNAKESHOT be used in a Ruger Mark II semi-automatic pistol?
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    It will fire safely, but it won't cycle. You just have to cycle it by hand.
  3. pinecone70

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    I wouldn't use either plastic tipped or crimped brass type in a semi-auto, I have used them in my revolver (the brass type) and it doesn't have much of an effect.
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    I agree with what the others have said, the shot in those cartridges is very fine, and the rifling will deform and the results of shooting it will prove my point! :D
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    It won't hurt your semi-auto either. I shoot it all the time in mine.
  6. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Pincone, I have used both and they will do nothing but jam a bit in semi-auto and in a revolver, .22 I peppered a pop can at 10yrds and it was just like that, "peppered"..alot would go through and some would glance with an angle. (and that was using the 22mag plastic tipped.)

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