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Hello,

I’m a complete newbie when it comes to rifles. I've been browsing through this site for quite some time and I'm really impressed by the site and by the courtesy and patience you people extend to newbies.

I am from the Philippines and it's relatively difficult to own a rifle here. By law, Filipinos can only own under license a maximum of only one low-powered rifle caliber 22 and one pistol or revolver, not higher than caliber .38 except caliber .357 and caliber .22 center fire magnum. :?

I was wondering about the difference between a cal .22LR and a cal .22MRF? Does LR stand for "long rifle"? What does MRF mean? Are all cal .22LR/MRF rifles rimfire? With the above stated "law", I guess legally owning a .223 rifle would be out of the question then?

Thank you all for your time and my apologies for my ignorance... :?
 

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i dont know, a 22 centerfire magnum might be something like a 22 hornet or something. i would check with your local law enforcement because the 223 is a 22 caliber bullet, so it might be possible.

yes LR in 22LR means long rifle. 22MRF is 22 magnum rimfire.
 

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.22 LR (Long Rifle) is a tiny target round
.22 Magnum is a .22 on steriods, has a bit more punch to it, hence the term magnum
talk to your local law enforcement agency about owning a .223, fine round
 

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Thank you for your replies. I will check with local Law enforcement to find out about the .223. I hope that it is legal to own a rifle in .223 cal.

Thanks again for all your help. 8)
 

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Hello again,

Just another question about calibers. Is .22MRF the same as .22WMR? I think WMR is Winchester Magnum Rimfire?

Thanks again for all your help.
 

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the .22WMR is the only .22 Mag that I am familiar with, so yes, I believe they are the same

MEL
 

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Same caliber different name... kinda like .45 Auto and .45 ACP. The 22 WRF is simply twice the length of a 22LR... and the 22 WRF is offered in Copper jacketed bullets... its more of a hunting caliber for small game from rabbits / squirrels up to coyotes.
 
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