Just a dumb question

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 25yretcoastie, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    Can you reload or build your own .22 lr or .22 mag
  2. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I am not an expert but I think the answer is no. It would be hard to prime a rimfire. I always wondered how the factory does it.

  3. Twicepop

    Twicepop Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Ohio
    After the case is formed, the priming compound is placed in the bottom of the case, and then it is spun at a high rate of speed, and the centrifugal force takes the priming compound to the outer edges of the rim.

    those who beat their guns into plowshares, will plow for those who didn't
  4. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    So thats how they do it! Learn something new every day.
  5. X Ring

    X Ring Active Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    With special tools it can be done but, it is not worth the time or effort.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Xrings correct , i've got into it a fair bit here , its still something i wish to do

    made gadget that will reform the case indent etc some better than others its far from perfect , but the primer while its still liquid , touchy as heck and you can see why its been robotised in the production

    doable in a survival need way , i just bulk buy and stash
  7. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    At one time you could buy new primed .22 mag cases, I read a good article on a gentleman who made .17 mags before the round was legalized commercially. Can you still buy new primed .22 mag casings, don't know.
  8. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for that info. As was said, we learn something new every day.
  9. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Interesting, I wondered how they did that.
  10. Big Chevy

    Big Chevy Member

    Mar 10, 2012
    S.W. Florida
    1 of the reasons I really love this place, always learning something new.
  11. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Farson WY
    As fer the indent theoretically you wouldn't have to pull it out. I've got some bulk here that don't always fire. After the second wait and a period of settin somewhere in case it does miraculously go off I put it back in the tube and retry it. The firing pin rarely hits the same spot twice. 1 in 1000 times maybe. But still they are cheap enough I'm not gonna worry bout it till its do or die. Like you said buy bulk
  12. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    Buying in Bulk is what I do now, it would be nice to know how to reload them if the need came up.
  13. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    Well, in the interests of being accurate and having a little fun :) They drop the liquid primer in the cases and spin them. Centripetal acceleration causes tangential velocity in the primer material causing it to spread out evenly around the edge of the case.
  14. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Where there is a will there is a way. Some people still create rounds for the OLD rimfire wheelguns from back in the day. It is a whole lot of work, but they do it. Can't remember what the round was.....44-40 rimfire maybe. They actually use a mill to do some of the work. Awfully labor intensive, but they have the will. They actually placed contemporary primers into the rim of the cases.
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