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Old 08-19-2015, 01:05 PM   #1
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Reloading 22LR?

This seems a little tedious to me.
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The French were big on reloading rimfires, a bit dangerous.
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This seems a little tedious to me.
Tedious is the right word. Still, the process seems straightforward. If it catches on, it probably won't be long before somebody starts selling the heeled bullets, eliminating the casting step.

The only stumbling block I can see is removing the dent from the rim of the spent cases.
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I'd like to know what they use for primer mix and how they deal with hazmat regs.
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apparently it's a binary that doesn't go until you mix the two haves- neither of which is a hazmat
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...and they deal with the extremely volatile nature of the priming compound by doing the mixing in each individual case, so that you're dealing with tiny, isolated amounts.
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I'm just not shooting much .22lr, it's cheaper to reload centerfire cartridges, or roughly the same cost. I can cast .45 ACP and 9mm bullets and then load my own for right at 10c per round and that's roughly the cost of .22lr anymore.
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Tedious is the right word. Still, the process seems straightforward. If it catches on, it probably won't be long before somebody starts selling the heeled bullets, eliminating the casting step.

The only stumbling block I can see is removing the dent from the rim of the spent cases.
You just turn the round so you hit in a fresh spot.

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I think it's be more fun to convert the handgun to .22 centerfire as Cpt Askins did back in 1937.


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You just turn the round so you hit in a fresh spot.
I guess you could do that for single-shots and revolvers. It's impractical for semi-autos and mag-fed bolt guns.
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WOW, Top

I knew about ASkins and the Velo Dog cartridge, but I didn't know that King had done the work.

As a King fanatic I'd surely kill for the gun. Does anyone know where it is now?
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Kill for it huh? I think Capt Gyro has it.
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Now stop that Bearcat...he really would kill for it!
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Only as a last resort.

I know the Capt. fairly well and have reason to believe he could be swayed by $100 bills... might take lots of them. Sadly after two recent purchases my supply is low but I have it on good authority they are made five days a week.
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Am I the only one who thinks it's just morally wrong to live in a world where we have to have a serious discussion about reloading .22lr? The ammunition manufacturers have failed us severely. 3.5 years is not a spike, it's the new normal. Step up and meet demand. It's time to build another factory and stabilize the market.
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Am I the only one who thinks it's just morally wrong to live in a world where we have to have a serious discussion about reloading .22lr? The ammunition manufacturers have failed us severely. 3.5 years is not a spike, it's the new normal. Step up and meet demand. It's time to build another factory and stabilize the market.
And if the demand then regressed back to normal......the manufacturer would then have a superfluous multi-million dollar facility.
"New normal??"......color me unconvinced. Just my 2. Or cents....what ever.
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