View Full Version : Pump .22s - another question about the Taurus 62 and others

April 20, 2005, 11:04 AM
Anyone know which pump .22s will reliably cycle shorts and longs? The Taurus website shows the 62 is for ".22 lr", with no mention of shorts & longs. But does it, or any other pump .22, in fact cycle shorts and longs? The only one I know for sure that will is the Remington 572 Fieldmaster, but I'm looking for a pump .22 with a shorter barrel than the 22 or 24 that comes on the fieldmaster, and which will cycle shorts. What about other pump .22s, including those perhaps only found on the used market - no longer made?

April 21, 2005, 12:40 AM
Remington 572

Check it out on their site

April 21, 2005, 01:14 AM
Could be wrong, but I believe that any manually cycled rifle (pump, bolt action, etc.) will fire shorts longs and long rifles provided it uses a tubular magazine. As far as specific makes and models, I'd like to know as well. The Fieldmaster is a bit pricey to me for a .22 *sigh* :(

April 21, 2005, 08:39 AM
Well, as I say, I *know* the 572 fieldmaster DOES cycle shorts - I had one briefly. But the bbl is too long - I want something like the Taurus carbine with a 16.5" bbl. Plus I like the steel receiver and old school look of the Taurus over the alum. receiver of the 572. Anyhoo, on the Taurus..... (a) The barrel is marked simply ".22 lr", (b) the website says simply ".22 lr". There is a conspicuous omission of shorts, longs - makes me think they're not going to cycle. And certainly I wouldn't be able to return the gun, it not being marked for shorts on the barrel. So I need some specific experiences. Well, maybe Rem makes a carbine version of the 572 that I am not aware of... I probably need a geniune old Win 62 I'm guessing, but that's pricey.

lil rich
April 21, 2005, 12:38 PM
My grandfather recently gave me a Winchester 62, which does shoot 22 short, long and long rifle. But in researching the rifle, along with the new Tauruses to find out what the difference was, apparently, the originial 62 had issues reliably chambering 22 short. An article about the Taurus 62 said that when they were researching and developing their version after the purchase of Rossi, they took this into consideration and decided to sidestep the problem and only have the new rifle handle 22 lr. So, my understanding is that the Taurus 62 will only handle the 22 lr.

lil rich
April 21, 2005, 12:42 PM
found the article I mentioned, Shooting Times - Taurus 62 (http://www.galleryofguns.com/shootingtimes/Articles/DisplayArticles.asp?ID=269)

Hope this helps

April 21, 2005, 12:47 PM
Henry makes a nice pump. It is a little more expensive then their basic lever, but they are a nice company to deal with. I have a Goldenboy and really like it.

Al Thompson
April 21, 2005, 09:07 PM
First, the Taurus will not feed anything but .22LR. I have one in the safe. Great rifles, but for CB caps or shorts, the Marlin 39 comes out. :)

April 22, 2005, 08:17 AM
OK, thanks for the definitive answer - I'd like to have a Marlin 39, but I also want a pump which cycles shorts - what about that Henry pump - will cycle them - oooh, I think that's the ticket baby - look....


18.5" bbl

It doesn't say it will cycle them, but it certainly implies that, by listing the capacity of the tube mag with shorts, longs, long rifles.