What rounds can a .22 Magnum revolver use?

Besides .22 Magnum? Can it also use rounds like .22 LR, .22 Short, etc? If not then can a .22 LR revolver use any other rounds besides .22 LR?

All legitimate answers appreciated.

Update:

So can a .22 LR revolver use anything besides .22LR?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    .22 magnum. It will say "only" on cylinder.

    A 22 LR will jump into chamber, causing throat erosion and gas leakage, poor performance and poor accuracy. The bullet may stop in the barrel, causing an unsafe condition..

    BQ: If a gun is chambered for .22LR, it will also take .22L and .22S. It will say so on barrel/cylinder. They will chamber .22CB and BB cap, too.

    Unless a magazine gun, in which case most mags take .22 LR only. Anything else may stop the magazine from feeding. Some can be switched to take .22 LR, .22L , or .22 S, but not mixed up. You can still safely manually load all 5 types into the chamber. Some tube mags are designed for .22LR, only, too.

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  • 8 years ago

    In an emergency, suck as a survival situation, you can use 22 long rifle, 22 long, 22 short or 22 BB.

    They all use the same diameter bullet, the difference being the case length.

    But other than a survival situation, it would be real dumb to do it. You would be taking an unnecessary risk for no good reason.

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  • Irv S
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    A .22 Mag. chamber cannot safely accommodate standard .22 RF rounds.

    The bore is the same but cartridge dia.s are different.

    Some revolvers come with two cylinders so both can be used.

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  • 8 years ago

    No, just 22 magnum. It will not fire anything else. Some pistols like the Ruger Six allow you to switch out the chambers to shoot 22 lr.

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  • Jeff
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    22 magnum goes into the 22 magnum... the case size is larger.

    22 Long rifle cylinders.... at your risk... they will hold shorts, longs, Long rifle , CB and BB caps.

    The shorter cartridges will leave a carbon ring in the cylinder that may stop longer cartridges from chambering until the ring gets cleaned out.

    The "jump" to the rifled part of the barrel may affect accuracy (free bore length)

    Long rifle is about as cheap as it gets... shorts, CB and BB caps are really kind of spendy compared to the most mass produced bullets out there- 22 Long Rifle.

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  • 8 years ago

    Only .22 magnum. There are several SA revolvers from Ruger and Heritage that actually come with two cylinders, one for .22 mag and one for .22lr: http://ruger.com/products/newModelSingleSixConvert...

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  • 8 years ago

    You need a separate cylinder for .22LR. Some guns have that option.

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  • 8 years ago

    Unless, YOU are totally brain dead, With ANY weapon, be it long gun or hand gun, use ONLY ammunition that is specified by the manufacturer.

    using any other ammunition, can result in the weapons failure

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