Just a dumb question

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  1. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

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    Can you reload or build your own .22 lr or .22 mag
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    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.
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    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.


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    So thats how they do it! Learn something new every day.
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    With special tools it can be done but, it is not worth the time or effort.
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    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
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    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.
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    Thanks for that info. As was said, we learn something new every day.
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    Interesting, I wondered how they did that.
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    1 of the reasons I really love this place, always learning something new.
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    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
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    Buying in Bulk is what I do now, it would be nice to know how to reload them if the need came up.
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    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.
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    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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