Ok, here’s the deal. @wreknball03 has a Cricket youth single shot, bolt action 22lr. Barrel is marked 22lr.
Although it will load, lock bolt, fire and eject a short, I maintain that it is not designed for shorts because of chamber length. The short will have a space between the casing and barrel, thus leaving the bullet improperly chambered.
Elsewhere on the net the info is all over the place, and nothing but opinion. (go figure)
What say you?