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#1432004 - 12/03/09 06:45 PM Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR
stupidnewbie Offline
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can someone explain the difference between the two? I have a gun marked WMR only, and I know that's 22 MAGs, but what is WRF?

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#1432006 - 12/03/09 06:47 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: stupidnewbie]
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winchester rim fire i'm guessing?
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#1432009 - 12/03/09 06:49 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: shanedogg]
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somebody will correct me if I am wrong but the WRFs are a lower velocity rd for older 22mag rifles and pistols. I have looked at them a bit but not done alot of research on them. HAPPY HUNTING

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#1432014 - 12/03/09 06:53 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: ruger243223]
bigwheeler Offline
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http://www.chuckhawks.com/22WRF.htm

Everything you need to know on the subject. lol

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#1432071 - 12/03/09 07:41 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: bigwheeler]
Daryl Offline
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The WRF has a shorter case, and is lower powered, but it can be shot in a .22 WMR firearm.

Sorta like .22 shorts or longs in a .22 LR chamber (no, you shouldn't shoot any of these in a firearm marked WMR or WRF).

.22 WMR can't be shot in a firearm chambered for WRF; much the way a .22 LR can't be shot in a firearm chambered for .22 shorts.

Daryl

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#1432168 - 12/03/09 09:05 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: Daryl]
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Thanks all. good info.

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#1432337 - 12/03/09 11:25 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: stupidnewbie]
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I must be stupid, too, because I never knew what a 22WRF was, and I'm 55 years old. grin
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#1432415 - 12/04/09 12:56 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: Evil_Lurker]
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Hey Evil, I'm 65 and I grew up with the 22WRF. Amazing what 10 years will do.

grin grin

As said earlier the 22WRF is a short version of the 22 WMR. That statement is like saying the 38SP is a short 357M or the 44SP is a short 44M. I think you can get my drift here.
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#1432426 - 12/04/09 01:22 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: claimbuster]
youngdon Offline
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Me too, although I ain't as old as either of you all. (as far as you know)
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#1432466 - 12/04/09 04:07 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: youngdon]
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Never new either. I guess we learn something new every day.
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#1432591 - 12/04/09 10:00 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: foxxpro]
TNyoteboy Offline
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Just an idea of trying to tweek a little more oomph out of the 22 rimfire neighborhood of rifles. 22 mag put it to shame.
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#1433448 - 12/05/09 09:13 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: Daryl]
sweatybetty Offline
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Originally Posted By: Daryl
much the way a .22 LR can't be shot in a firearm chambered for .22 shorts. Daryl


i have an old winchester 47 that shoots short, long or long rifle. stamped on the barrel.


Edited by sweatybetty (12/05/09 09:14 AM)
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#1433453 - 12/05/09 09:23 AM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: sweatybetty]
Daryl Offline
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Originally Posted By: sweatybetty
Originally Posted By: Daryl
much the way a .22 LR can't be shot in a firearm chambered for .22 shorts. Daryl


i have an old winchester 47 that shoots short, long or long rifle. stamped on the barrel.


I have a Win 72 that's stamped the same way, which means it has a .22 LR chamber. You can shoot shorts in any firearm chambered in .22 LR, but the shorts/longs may or may not feed through the magazine.

But some firearms are chambered for .22 short ONLY, and won't chamber a LR cartridge.

Daryl

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#1433587 - 12/05/09 12:54 PM Re: Stupid newbie question 22 WRF vs 22 WMR [Re: Daryl]
bhk Offline
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Registered: 01/10/03
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Loc: Missouri
The .22 WRFs are great for shooting edible small game with a .22 magnum rimfire. They have slightly more power than the long rifle cartridge. I shoot squirrels with wrfs from my scoped Smith and Wesson 648 magnum handgun, and they shoot to the same point of aim out to 50 yards as the magnum cartridges. They a also a LOT quieter. The WRFs really add versitality to a magnum firearm.

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