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This is a discussion on 5.6X15mmR within the Ammunition forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; That's the metric designation for .22LR. Sounds more important than .22LR, huh? You seldom see metric names for anything but centerfire rifle ammo....


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Old 04-20-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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5.6X15mmR

That's the metric designation for .22LR. Sounds more important than .22LR, huh? You seldom see metric names for anything but centerfire rifle ammo.
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I bought my 22 before we had all that metric stuff so mine won't take that ammo.
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I bought my 22 before we had all that metric stuff so mine won't take that ammo.
Mine too, and they only shoot at distances measured in yards or feet.
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I am going to need a conversion chart to figure out how to shoot .22..... er.... 5.6 shorts.
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I am going to need a conversion chart to figure out how to shoot .22..... er.... 5.6 shorts.
I'll never get to sleep tonight thinking about that.
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Are they British? Will I need tea and crumpets to sight them in?
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Are they British? Will I need tea and crumpets to sight them in?
Good match for 303's tweed shootin' britches........

For which we still need a photo of him in 'em............

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Good match for 303's tweed shootin' britches........

For which we still need a photo of him in 'em............
I'm still waiting for the vest and cap.
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I'm still waiting for the vest and cap.
Uh-huh, likely story. Like UPS lost them. We'll remind you again before long.

Which reminds me of something else Long. It seems the metric name for a .22 Long would be the same as a .22 Long Rifle. LR has the same bullet diameter and case, but a longer bullet. I've Googled a lot, and can't find how metric users would express the difference.

And it's okay to shorten the name to 5.6X15R. No one will slap you with a meter stick (39.37 inches). FWIW, the R is for a rimmed case, not rimfire. The .38 Special is metric 9X29R.

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I was wondering about the R. The Russians use R as Rimmed so that makes sense.
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I don't think wal mart has 5.6x15r,not the last time I asked. But they did give me a funny look when I asked.
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