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Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Mr lydick, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Mr lydick

    Mr lydick New Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    Can I shoot 22lr in my hr 826
  2. Designer

    Designer Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2016
    Ames, IA
    I'm not familiar with that firearm. What does the roll stamp tell you? If it doesn't specifically say ".22LR" then I would not try it.
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  3. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2016
    22 WMR cal., 6 shot, 3 in. barrel, adj. rear sight, solid frame, DA, swing out cylinder, transfer bar ignition. Mfg. 1981-1983.
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  4. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    No! You cannot shoot 22LR in a WMR cylinder. They are different dimensions, and I don't mean the length. That's why combo revolvers are sold with both LR and WMR cylinders. If you can find them, 22 WRF is okay in a WMR revolver.
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  5. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Gilbert, SC
    From Wikipedia:
    Dimensions and loading[edit]
    The .22 WMR uses a larger case than the more popular .22 Long Rifle, both in diameter and length. The .22 WMR case is a lengthened version of the older .22 WRF. The .22 WMR's case is thicker than that of the .22 LR, allowing higher pressures. The combination of more powder and higher pressures gives velocities over 2,000 feet per second (610 m/s) from a rifle using a 30-grain (1.9 g) bullet, and 1,500 feet per second (460 m/s) from a handgun. A .22 WMR round will not fit into the chamber of a .22 LR firearm, but it is possible, though unsafe, to chamber .22 LR rounds in a .22 WMR firearm, although doing so can result in injury from gas leaking around the LR case which is undersized for a magnum chamber.
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