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    Around the yard I do some plinking. To keep it safe and relatively quiet I load .22 CB Longs into my revolver or pump/bolt or even semi auto ( they don’t cycle) guns. It there any concerns with this? They aren’t chambered for longs, only long rifle.

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    i have used CB longs for a lot of years in bolt action rifles and revolvers..........never a problem.

    as such, the round count is low and as needed.
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    There should be no concern save a minor loss of accuracy.
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    The only thing I would suggest is a thorough scrubbing in the chamber after you finish shooting. It is akin to shooting a .38spl in a .357 magnum. If you don't clean it well it can cause a bit of jamming when you load the full length cartridge in the chamber. Other wise there shouldn't be a problem.
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    CCI makes subsonic .22lr and it is quiet and the right length for your chamber
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    By the way .22 long is the same case as the .22 long rifle. The differnence is the .22 long shoots a slower 30 grain bullet. The Long rifle shoots a heavier bullet at higher velocity. The chamber ring problem would only come into play if you shoot .22 CB, .22BB, or .22 shorts in the chamber.
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    while i have shot CCI 22 long CB over the years and keep a supply on hand..........

    i must admit that it was probably back in the early 70's was the last time i burned up a box of standard velocity 22 Longs.......and if my memory is right it was because that was all the hardware store had in stock at the moment..

    there probably is a blog or article somewhere about the standard 22 Long.......might have to research a bit.
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    while i have shot CCI 22 long CB over the years and keep a supply on hand..........

    i must admit that it was probably back in the early 70's was the last time i burned up a box of standard velocity 22 Longs.......and if my memory is right it was because that was all the hardware store had in stock at the moment..

    there probably is a blog or article somewhere about the standard 22 Long.......might have to research a bit.
    The .22 Long is sorta like the .22 WRF, .22 Short. The ammo makers do infrequent runs on them then charge like hell for the run. One of the 1890 Winchesters I rescued is a .22 Long. I was lucky I still had a case from the old days.
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