Winchester model 90 trouble

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  1. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    My winchester Model 90 chambered for .22 WRF will not chamber rounds. The following method is the only way I can get it to chamber a round. I load one round in magazine tube, hold the rifle with barrel pointing straight up with the inner magazine tube NOT inserted. Operate the slide and it will chamber the round. If I insert more than one round or insert the inner magazine tube it will not chamber a round. It looks like either the second round or the spring follower stick out too far keeping the carrier lever from raising up in line with the chamber. Any advise on what to look at next. I was using .22 LR is that the problem? It was the only .22 ammo I had at the time.
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  2. packetsplace

    packetsplace New Member

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    The .22 WRF is 1.17 in. in length. the .22 long fifle is .975 in. in length. Also the WRF has a neck dia of .242 verses .224 fo the long rifle. If you get .22 long rifle to fire in this rifle the case will likely split.
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    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Packet, I'll get the proper ammo and see what happens then.
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