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    The Winchester WRF bullet is copper plated, not a "real" jacket. It should be ok to shoot in either rifle or pistol. I don't have any of the CCI to check. Expect to pay about $15-$20 per box of 50. I bought a brick of the Winchester ammo a couple of years ago and paid $100 for the brick. I thought that was a bit pricey at the time but now it looks like it was a pretty good deal!
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    You can shoot WRF in a 22 mag. It works exactly the same as shooting a 22 short or long in a gun marked for 22 long rifle. The WRF and 22 mag are both 224 , the mag just is slightly longer. I had this 1890 Winchester re chambered from 22 WRF to accept 22 mag. My gunsmith said it was safe but since I had it done someone else thought it not safe. The gun already had a pistol grip stock with a cheek piece added before I had it re chambered. It shot just fine.

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    During The Great .22 Ammo Scare I was at a local gun shop. They had about 50 boxes of .22 WRF on the shelf, which I grabbed about 10 of. The counter guy kept saying, "you know, these are NOT .22 LR right?" I kept saying "I know". They had them priced for about $4/box. Must have bought too many and had a lot of confused customers, and wanted them gone.
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    Aguila in Mexico produces .22 WRF in limited runs. Check with their US arm. Click on the "special products" tab in the red bar and scroll halfway down the page. Currently, Midway USA and Cheaper than Dirt has CCI .22 WRF in stock, but costs more than 9mm ammo.

    https://www.aguilaammo.com/rimfire/

    https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/cci-...683000699.html

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1301126619





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    I was given a box of Winchester 22 WRF a few years ago, but never got around to trying it out in either rifle or revolver. Couldn't find anything on the Winchester packaging indicating it should not be used in revolvers.
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    Great info, thanks everybody!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock185 View Post
    I was given a box of Winchester 22 WRF a few years ago, but never got around to trying it out in either rifle or revolver. Couldn't find anything on the Winchester packaging indicating it should not be used in revolvers.
    These should be loaded with Winchester's "Lubaloy" bullets . No trouble using these in any 22 WRF .
    I don't think I'd shoot them in your Ruger though .
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    Quote Originally Posted by guy sajer View Post
    These should be loaded with Winchester's "Lubaloy" bullets . No trouble using these in any 22 WRF .
    I don't think I'd shoot them in your Ruger though .
    I shoot them often in my Ruger single six with the 22 Mag cylinder installed. When toting a cool 1890 Winchester like this one in 22 WRF, I've GOT to have a single action revolver loaded in the same caliber in my belt holster.
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    The safety factor depends on the exact diameter of your bore. Some Colt's are tighter, and therefor the jacked version of the WRF should not be shot in them. If you have a bore that has grooves at the bullet diameter, or no more than .001 larger, you can shoot jacketed. But some pistol bores are tighter than that, so CCI puts the warning for ALL pistols.

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    My statement was related to the cost and availability of 22 WRF ammo ... Seemed like 22 WMR would be the way to go .

    Either way , enjoy !
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