.22 WMR

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by topper, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. topper

    topper New Member

    748
    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    i have a remington bolt action .22 rifle and was wondering if i can use .22 WMR (Winchester magnum rimfire) cartridges in it without any problems. any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    only if your barrel is marked ".22WMR ".if it is marked .22short,long,long rifle,Do not install .22WMR.
     

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Actually, if it is marked short/long/long rifle, 22 magnum won't fit.
     
  4. accident

    accident Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    middle GA
    Alpo, I bet you're exactly right
     
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    .22 WMR is a bigger cartridge than .22 LR and its siblings. Now the old .22 WRF chambering will accomodate and fire the.22 WMR but it is dangerous to do so. The old .22 WRF ammo can be safely fired in a .22 WMR rifle without problems...
     
  6. topper

    topper New Member

    748
    Aug 2, 2006
    deep in the woods
    Thanks to all who responded. I did not know that it was dangerous and would not fit. glad i asked from those who know. a lot of things i do not know and have to ask. i just happened to see this cartridge in a book and thought i would ask about it. thanks again.
     
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Curiosity is one of mankinds many curses;)