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4 years ago
Guest
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where can I find ammo for the 03 .22 winchester.It needs to be remington brand?

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4 years ago
SiliconSorcerer
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The .22 Remington Special and .22 WRF are the same cartridge. May not find it on the shelve but it's certainly available online.

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3 years ago
Honestbroker2
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Sorry, but not true. I have researched this and found from experts that the only ammunition for this rifle is the 22 Winchester Automatic ammo that is out of production. Only collector (non usable ammo) is available in very limited quantities and quite expensive.

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3 years ago
Bert H.
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SiliconSorcerer wrote:
The .22 Remington Special and .22 WRF are the same cartridge. May not find it on the shelve but it's certainly available online.


The 22 Remington Special and 22 W.R.F. were not chambered in the Model 1903... instead, they were used in the Winchester Model 1890.

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3 years ago
Bert H.
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Guest wrote:
where can I find ammo for the 03 .22 winchester.It needs to be remington brand?


There is no readily available source of 22 Win Auto ammo. Any you find will be "collectable" and semi-expensive to buy for shooting purposes. There were a number of different ammo manufacturers that sold it (Winchester, Remington, Peters, CIL, etc.), and any of them can be used in your rifle.

Here are several boxes of it for sale on Gunbroker.com
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx? Item=265949090
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx? Item=265987521
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx? Item=265987505
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx? Item=264828157

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3 years ago
SiliconSorcerer
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Able Ammo still sells it for around 7 bucks a box

Don't need "antique" ammo.

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3 years ago
Bert H.
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SiliconSorcerer wrote:
Able Ammo still sells it for around 7 bucks a box

Don't need "antique" ammo.


22 W.R.F. (made by Winchester and CCI) sells for $7 a box, not 22 Win Auto.
http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/cheap-winchester-ammo- sale-online-discount-prices-c- 10480_14627_14649_17621.html

22 Winchester Auto rimfire ammo has not been manufactured for at least 30-years, and that was in Canada (CIL).

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3 years ago
SiliconSorcerer
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oh oooo ouch, sorry.

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3 years ago
Dr Robert
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Wow, did you guys ever figure this out on the 1903 shells, I just bought one yesterday at an auction, and "ouch" was unaware of the ammo controversy!!!! Respectfully, Dr robert

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3 years ago
Bert H.
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Hello Doc,

22 Win Auto ammo is not available through traditional sources. You will need to buy any that you can find at your local gun show, or buy it online from sources like Gunbroker.com.

Bert H.

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3 years ago
Honestbroker
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I just bought 3 boxes of 50 .22 Winchester Automatic ammo from a gun collector of old guns that sells on line. You might want to do a similar search for that kind of vendor on line.

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2 years ago
jack doolittle
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can i get the web address where you found 22auto ammo thanks

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2 years ago
Bert H.
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jack doolittle wrote:
can i get the web address where you found 22auto ammo thanks


Jack,

Try http://www.gunbroker.com

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2 years ago
Jeff Bett
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Cabela's sells it. Made by CCI.

CI Bulk .22 WRF Ammo with Dry-Storage Box

The only hollow-point load still available for .22 WRF
45-grain bullet with a soft copper jacket
Won’t harm aging barrels

This venerable cartridge is still sought after by avid shooters wanting to keep their Winchester Model 1890 in service. The only hollow-point load still available for this cartridge, it has a 45-grain bullet with a soft copper jacket that shoots better in aging barrels without harming them.
Available:

250 rounds of 45-Gr. JHP .22 WRF plus one Dry-Storage box

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2 years ago
Bert H.
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Jeff Bett wrote:
Cabela's sells it. Made by CCI.

CI Bulk .22 WRF Ammo with Dry-Storage Box

The only hollow-point load still available for .22 WRF
45-grain bullet with a soft copper jacket
Won’t harm aging barrels

This venerable cartridge is still sought after by avid shooters wanting to keep their Winchester Model 1890 in service. The only hollow-point load still available for this cartridge, it has a 45-grain bullet with a soft copper jacket that shoots better in aging barrels without harming them.
Available:

250 rounds of 45-Gr. JHP .22 WRF plus one Dry-Storage box


Jeff,

The Winchester Model 1903 (the original subject of this topic string) does not and can not use the 22 WRF cartridge. The Model 1903 (03) was chambered for the 22 Win Auto cartridge, which is not currently manufactured by any known ammo makers.

Bert H.
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2 years ago
jack doolittle
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thanks guys, i'm still looking would like to find some, I have a real nice model 03, sure would like to have at least a couple rounds....

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2 years ago
.22shooter
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With so many of us looking you this ammo, It seems someone is missing the boat by not manufacturing it..22

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2 years ago
JAPW1980
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I have 10 bricks.

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2 years ago
jack doolittle
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Would u consider selling any to me...Jack

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2 years ago
Japw1980
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I do have more than I will ever use. Email me at <email> .

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2 years ago
Bert H.
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Fellows;

Email addresses can not be exchanged on the open forums. You must register as a GVB user, and then communicate via a PM (Private Message).

Bert H.

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2 years ago
Japw1980
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I am now a registered user on GVB, user name japw1980. If you register you'll be able to send me a PM.

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2 years ago
jwd1948
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Ok I'm now a registered user jwd1948

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2 years ago
GeneB
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A few notes on the special 22 ammo for autoloaders
(Special is an adjective here and not the name - this is not "22 REMINGTON SPECIAL" where special is part of the name).

The correct cartridges for the Winchester 1903 will be named 22 Automatic or 22 Win. Automatic. You will find this from many different makers, including Remington. Remington was probably the last major manufacturer to produce it - last made probably in the 1970's. Old West Scrounger had a large run made several years ago and when it first came out it was selling for $10 to $15 per box of 50; a few dealers still have some but it is now usually $20 to $50.

The 1903 does not take "22 REMINGTON AUTOLOADING" which is a similar looking cartridge that is often confused with the Winchester round - the "22 REMINGTON AUTOLOADING" is only for use in the Remington MODEL 16 and should not be tried in a 1903 WINCHESTER.

The Winchester round has a slightly tapered case that is larger at the base and has a larger rim than the Remington round - the Remington has a straight case. Because of this the Winchester round will not chamber fully in a Remington Model 16 ... the Remington round however will chamber in a Winchester 1903 * but the base of the case is undersized for the chamber and could split if fired*. I have purchased bulk bags of old 22 auto that was mixed, the easiest way I have found to sort the Winchester from the Remington is to take a 22 Magnum cylinder for a revolver and see if the rounds will fully chamber, if they do it’s 22 Remington Autoloading.

Remington produced 22 Win. Automatic as well as 22 Remington Autoloading (as did many other makers) so look beyond the maker when looking to purchase either of these. \

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2 years ago
rtayl
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I have three boxes left from my dad's stuff when I cleaned out his house after he died. All appears is good condition and I have kept them in a airtight jar for the last 6 years. Any offers???

<email>

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2 years ago
DAK
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rtayl wrote:
Do I hear any bids???


This is not an auction site, it is for appraisals. If you really want bids, register at Gunbroker and run a $.01 No Reserve auction. Your picture is excellent and I am sure you will have plenty of interest in your ammo in the right venue.
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2 years ago
jwd1948
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I will take all 3 boxes if you still have them...I will also pay shipping....Please respond Jack

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2 years ago
rtayl
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too late, already sold them and got twice the money. Thanks anyway...

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2 years ago
safaririder
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I have a dozen boxes I am going to be selling. WHat's it going for?

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2 years ago
Bert H.
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safaririder wrote:
I have a dozen boxes I am going to be selling. WHat's it going for?


At least $75 per box. If it is collector grade ammo & boxes, $100+. Your best option for selling it is to list it on Gunbroker.com. No sales of firearms and ammo are allowed on the GVB website.

Bert H.
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