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Ever hear of a 22 Short Magnum?

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I was reading an article about the American 180 submachine gun.

 

At the bottom of the article it listed the technical specs. You IT said that it was chambered in 22 long rifle and in 22 short magnum.

 

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/the-american-180-submachine-gun-1200-rpm-rimfire-ripper/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=20200921_BlogDigest_396&utm_campaign=/digest/the-american-180-submachine-gun-1200-rpm-rimfire-ripper/

 

Having never heard of such a critter (the short magnum, not the American 180, one of which I played with for a while but decided I really did not need it), I thought I would check the collective knowledge here and see if I was lacking a little information, or if the author was wrong.

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The .22 Short Magnum? Sounds made up....kind of reminds me of this cartridge I keep hearing about, but have never seen called the “.45 Long Colt”. :P

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Some people call the 22 TCM a 22 Micro Mag.  

 

There is a 22 Mini Mag (not the CCI 22LR round) shown on the Chamber It wildcat cartridge poster.

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39 minutes ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

I think it’s a typo. I remember these guns and recall they were 22LR only. But I could be wrong. 

That's the only ones I've ever seen.

 

But then for many years I thought the Browning 22 automatic rifle only came in Long Rifle. Until I saw one chambered in short.

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A look at the .22 Short Magnum rimfire cartridge.......

 

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The .22 Short Magnum (aka .22 American/.22 ILARCO) cartridge was produced in a limited quantity by Winchester-Western for use in a short-lived sub-machine gun manufactured in the mid-1980s by the Illinois Arms Company, Inc. It is based on the .22 Magnum shortened to the overall length of the .22 long rifle.

 

The picture here shows all five of the 'large diameter case' .22 rim fire cartridges, including from the left the .22 Remington Automatic, .22 Winchester Automatic, .22 Winchester Rim Fire (WRF) aka .22 Remington Special, .22 Magnum, and .22 Short Magnum.


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The .22 short magnum cartridges are marked with the Winchester-Western SUPER X headstamp. Cartridges typically will be found loaded with the same 40 grain flat nose copper full metal jacketed bullet that was used for the .22 magnum

 

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A .22 short magnum is shown to the right of a .22 long rifle cartridge in the picture on the right.       

       

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1 minute ago, Charlie Harley, #14153 said:

That was interesting. I’m smarter than I was five minutes ago. 

 

Me too

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I can go back to bed.

 

You need to learn something new everyday, and I just did, so there is no sense in staying awake.

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Howdy,

I wanna shoot one Hows the ammo supply?

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CR

 

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Wouldn't a 22LR be considered a 22 Sort Magnum  lol 

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