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 couple of firearms (Ruger Bearcat revolvers) with interchangeable cylinders. One was accurate with either cartridge, the other sprayed .22 LR in what charitably might be called a decent shotgun pattern. The reports I've read indicate others have had the same issue with other firearms. Even if you could fabricate some kind of a chamber adapter, there's a chance the .22 LR may rattle its way down the barrel.
A better approach is to ask yourself to what use you're going to put your Mdl 24. If you really anticipate needing the .22 Magnum for larger game, then that's the caliber you get. It costs more, is available in limited choices, but it is more powerful.
Otherwise, get a .22 LR: it's (literally) the most popular caliber in the history of the world, ammunition is readily available everywhere (and often at sale prices), there are over 100 variations, including some target rounds that will knock out the iris in a squirrel's eye at 50 yds.....
I will be looking for a 24c to be my end of the world gun. What versions and features should I look for or avoid? I also will be letting my wife use it at the range. Would the 22lr be the best choice ... more
For that situation, if you are using it for just foraging, then the LR over 410 or 20, with the 24" barrel will be better. The 24C, AKA the Camper, is handy to keep packed away somewhere, but the 4"... more
You & I are thinking alike on this. I have just refurbed mine [24c I believe .22LR over 20GA] and added a flashlight mount with a 9 led light, a 7 segment 150 foot 550 paracord sling & a sleeve with... more
good tips guys. I'd like to see your flashlight and sling mounted to your 24C. I never considered an airgun. I can stock up on 22LRs pretty cheaply be self reliant. Have you guys worked on your... more
What are you expecting at the end of the world? A singleshot-over-singleshot may not be the best weapon of choice unless you can reload really, really fast when the gangs come after your food supply. ... more
Haha. Rossow, I am expecting people to run out of food. You have 3 24Cs. wow. I currently have a Benelli M1 12ga and a .40 Sig pistol for defense. They might not be a good choice for hunting small... more
Its always a trade-off. A 24 inch standard model offers more range but is bigger and heavier. The camper model has less range (especially with the 20 gauge model), but is really, really handy (almost ... more
I was mentioning the 22mag because you could use a chamber adapter to shoot .22lr. i would not recommend a centerfire over a rimfire for this situation but I currently shoot 22lr out of my .22magnum... more
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
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... more