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Glock19Fan
08-22-2012, 19:22
I have always wondered, especially recently after buying another .22LR revolver, why the cylinders are so much longer than the cartridge. I have noticed that almost every .22LR revolver has the same length cylinder, despite being almost twice as long as the cartridge. You dont see this much with larger caliber revolvers, so I was wondering if it was due to a ballistic or accuracy advantage or if it was just cosmetic?

countrygun
08-22-2012, 19:44
Many 22 revolvrs ar built on .38 frames or 38/357 frames so the "window" in the frame is set and so are the fixtures for the cylinders. It comes in handy in those that have .22 mag cylinders or are made in .22 mag.