I agree with this.A Marlin XT-22TR is a good example. It shoots shorts, longs and LR's. It has a tube mag which will hold 25 shorts. It's very accurate and it costs about $200. I love mine. I've seen old single shot rifles from the 50's that will shoot shorts, longs and LR's. I own one in fact. They used to sell cheap but it seems everyone wants $150 for one now. They're great rifles that will last for generations but I'd rather pay an extra $50 for a new one with a 5 year warranty like the Marlin.
Forget the 22CB shorts. Go with a rifle chambered for 22LR and choose your ammo wisely.Recommend a rifle dedicated for 22CB shorts for squirrel control in the back yard. lower the price the better.Thanks!