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1906 - Can I mix short, long, and long rifle in the mag. tube?
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I apologize if I am posting my question in the wrong place, so forgive me.  I have a nice Winchester 1906 that shoots short, long, and long rifle rounds.  My question is can I mix S, L, and LR ammunition in the magazine tube at the same time?  Should the rifle be able to handle a mix or should I stay with all of one round size in the mag. tube?

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I apologize if I am posting my question in the wrong place, so forgive me.  I have a nice Winchester 1906 that shoots short, long, and long rifle rounds.  My question is can I mix S, L, and LR ammunition in the magazine tube at the same time?  Should the rifle be able to handle a mix or should I stay with all of one round size in the mag. tube?  

Can you mix the cartridge types… The answer is Yes you can do it, but it is not advisable to do it.  The reason for not mixing the cartridge types is that the point of impact will not be the same from one cartridge type to the next and it will result in poor accuracy.  The sights will need to be readjusted for each cartridge type that you shoot in that rifle.  If your goal is to maximize the potential accuracy, use just one type (and brand) of .22 caliber rim fire ammo in the rifle.  If you change ammo types (or brands) you will need to adjust the sights to compensate for the different bullet weights and varying velocities.

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Why would you want to do that? 22 shorts and 22 longs are near impossible to find these days. Long Rifles are plentiful  and by far, more accurate.

Model 1906’s are great little rifles. I own 11 of them.   Big Larry

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Big Larry said
Why would you want to do that? 22 shorts and 22 longs are near impossible to find these days. Long Rifles are plentiful  and by far, more accurate.

Model 1906’s are great little rifles. I own 11 of them.   Big Larry

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Shorts are easy enough to find but I’ll save them for guns that require them. I remember when Longs were sometimes cheaper than Long Rifle ammo. I wonder how Shorts would shoot in a 1906. Some are pretty close to standard velocity LR’s. 

 

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Mike, I have a 1st year M1906 and a M1906A that both take only 22 shorts. The other 9 take all 3. I save my 22 shorts for my M1873 and the Longs for my M1890. Coming out of that M1873, the shorts sound and feel like a pellet gun. I rarely shoot my M1873 or my M1890. Long rifles are cheaper and more plentiful and way more accurate.   Big Larry

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Larry-

I understand there are some match grade shorts but apparently my Winder musket was too worn to take advantage of it. Shorts are very quiet in the Winder as well, was surprised to learn the 29 grain RP bullet leaves the muzzle at 1095fps and the CCI Target at 830. The Winder is the only rifle currently in my stable that requires 22 Short. I think it needs to go on my next range trip.

 

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Big Larry said
Model 1906’s are great little rifles. I own 11 of them. Surprised

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