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I was watching an old episode of Highway Patrol the other day and .22 Special was mentioned as the caliber of a rifle that was used. Not ever hearing of that cartridge before, I decided to look up some 4-1-1 on it. From what I found it was originally named the .22 Remington Special. The specs on both the bullet and case differ slightly from the .22 LR and is not compatible but it may be fired from rifles chambered for the .22 WMR round, although it prolly only works in single shots because the shorter case length may have issues feeding thru .22 Magnum magazines. Has anyone here had any experience with the .22 Special or care to share any knowledge of it? Thanx.

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Remington's answer to Winchester's .22 Special; both were smokeless carts. designed for .22 semi-autos that would foul & jam if fired with BP, so cases were made larger in dia than other .22 RFs to prevent use of BP RFs in those guns. Once BP went out of general circulation, the need for these special cartridges went with it.
 
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