I will admit Im not 100% sure of what Im doing here. I had a friend show me how to do it. he called them ringlets Basically I cut the rim off a .22wmr shoved a .22lr into it and shoved it into the chamber. Everything was very tight. after I fired it once the .22lr shell had to be pulled out. I let it sit till the next day and fired a few more shots, they ejected without prying most of the time, every now and then I had to pull on the ejector. The stainless steel chamber adapters i have seen come in 3 packs for $35, Im assuming you destroy them when you remove them. using the WMR casings is cheaper and they come out fairly easily, I just remove the ejector grab the shell with needle nose and pull them out. Since I have never owned a break open single shot .22 before I do not consider it to be any more complicated than normal. Ive put about 100 rounds through the first one I used, threw it out, shot 100 rounds of .22wmr and now im shooting with a new adapter again.
I have been reading up on 22wmr vs 22lr. People really like the extra punch of the magnums. The only negative is the extra cost. Are adapters kind of a hassle to use? The velocitors and stingers look ... more
There's another difference between .22 LR & .22 WMR: bore size. LR is .222" and mag is .223. Reports differ on the accuracy of shooting the smaller round in the larger bore. I myself have had a... more