.22 Short carbine

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by errorborne, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. errorborne

    errorborne Member

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    They are out of my budget but in the early aprt of the 20th Centruy there were a a lot of .22 short only rifles and carbines in pump or lver action configurations. Light fun and cheap to shoot. Can we bring soe eof thise back an d make some in semiauo as well.

    Back then they had frangible ammunition nd people could shot them in their parlor.
     
  2. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    The problem is that .22 Short is a little harder to find and when you do find it, it's the same price as basic .22 LR.
     

  3. errorborne

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    Three reasons why I would buy a dedicated .22 short.

    1- Reloading a tubular magazine is kind of a pain, using 22 short instead of 22 LR mean sdoing so less often.

    2- Less retort and recoil than the "shoulder bruising .22 LR" ;) While it is true there is a wide range in powered down .22LR it just isn't the same.

    3- The desire for a unique caliber chambering when a more common caliber is just as effective, more widely available and half the cost may stem from a variety of psychological needs (or possibly disorders). With centerfire calibers you will find manufacturers catoring to consumers needs to have something unique or if they can afford a certain rifle in multiple calibers. Rimfire offers the same opportunity with far less retooliing.
     
  4. bob2231

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    I understand that this isn't exactly what you want,but I have a Winchester '06 that shoots 22 S,L or LR.You can find them for a decent price,and just use it with shorts if you want.
    But I like the ability to use whatever is available.
     

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  5. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I've got the Henry lever that eats shorts, longs and LR. I use shorts for the feared Greys here. Have no troule finding them. I havn't seen Longs for I dont know how long, do they even make them anymore ??
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Here's my Marlin Model 80C that chambers .22 short, long, and long rifle.

    I have no problem finding .22 shorts in my area, and really enjoy plinking cans with them.


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  7. Hyphenated

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    Errorborne....I feel your pain. There are plenty of calibers and configurations I would like to see come back into production. You know the old saying, "it is easier to pull a rope than push it." Manufactures are all chasing limited dollars. It is easier (smarter) for them to follow current trends, than to try and create a new one. It takes serious money to start a new product line and then advertise it heavily enough to make it work.

    I'm waiting for Marlin to make the 1895 Cowboy in a .40-60WCF...but I'm not holding my breath. :rolleyes:
     
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum bob2231 !!
     
  9. bob2231

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    Thanks,I was referred by another site that I spend some time at.
     
  10. Mongo

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    I have found 22 longs in subsonic