What is a 22 short long?

What is a 22 short long?

22 Long in 1871. Developed for self defense, the modern . 22 Short, though still used in a few pocket pistols and mini-revolvers, is mainly used as a quiet round for practice by the recreational shooter….

.22 Short
.22 Short, left; .22 Long Rifle, right
Type Rimfire
Place of origin United States
Production history

What’s the difference between 22 long and 22 short?

The 22 short, 22 long and 22 long rifle all have the same rim, base and neck diameter on the case (this is known as a straight case). The difference between the bullets is mainly in the weight (grain) with the 22 long rifle being heavier and longer compared to the 22 short and 22 long.

What can you hunt with a 22 short?

22 Short is A GOOD CHOICE for squirrel hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.

What’s the difference between A.22 short and.22 long?

As stronger handgun cartridges became popular, the .22 Short was more or less relegated to recreational shooting in shooting galleries at fairs and arcades. When the .22 Long was developed, it also used the 29-gr. bullet but with more powder than the .22 Short.

When did the.22 short round come out?

There’s a bit of history here because the Model 1 was Smith & Wesson’s first revolver and the .22 Short round was the first rimfire cartridge to replace the cap & ball in commercial revolvers. This first .22 cartridge had a 29-gr. bullet pushed by 4 grains of black powder. It wasn’t called Short until the .22 Long came along in 1871.

What was the original loading of the 22 Short?

.22 Short. The original loading was a 29 or 30 gr (0.066 or 0.069 oz; 1.879 or 1.944 g) bullet and 4 gr (0.0091 oz; 0.2592 g) of black powder. The original .22 rimfire cartridge was renamed .22 Short with the introduction of the .22 Long in 1871.

Why did I shoot A.22 Long Rifle?

Sometimes I shot .22 Longs simply because it was the only thing on the shelf at the hardware store. Fifty cents for a box of ammo! Those days are long gone, but prices are coming down again. Some days I bought .22 Shorts because I only had two quarters and Longs or Long Rifles would have cost 10 or 15 cents more.