Zi-Di Rifle 5.6 X 35R Vierling.

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  1. Ian VM

    Ian VM New Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Zi-Di Rifle* : -
    **************** : -*** *Barrel and Action Serial No 9279
    **************** : - *** Magazine Zi-Di 5.6 X35 D.R.S.M.*
    ***************** : -****Chambered for 5.65 X 35*R*Vierling.
    ******************: -*****And*I*Have an RCBS F L Reloading Die Set PIN 56072 Group G Shell Holder #12.
    I'm in dyer need of un-primed cases suitable for Re Loading.
    Can anyone advise me?

    I have had no luck with emailing rws.

  2. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Welcome to TFF!

    I am not familiar with the maker of your rifle other than in reading about the maker in a couple books, but it is chambered for the 5.6x35R (5.65x35R) cartridge.
    This is the same cartridge dimensionally as the old black powder .22 Winchester Centerfire (.22WCF), but in later years it was loaded with smokeless powder to right around the same pressure levels as the .22Hornet (which was derived from the .22WCF).
    It was a popular cartridge for small european combo guns (In particular Vierling...4-barrel...guns), that's why it's also commonly called 5.65x35Vierling. The little .22 barrel was often paired up with a larger medium-bore rifle barrel and a couple of shotgun barrels.

    There are minor dimension differences between the two, but you should be able to fireform .22Hornet brass to 5.65x35R. The rim diameter of the Hornet is a couple thousands of an inch larger and the shoulder begins in a slightly different spot.
    If Hornet brass will fit your rifle's bolt head, then you should be okay to use them to form your cases.
    Here is a link to a dimension drawing of the 5.65x35R through Microsoft Translator. http://www.microsofttranslator.com/...http://www.municion.org/22hornet/Vierling.htm
    Original link: http://www.municion.org/22hornet/Vierling.htm

    Otherwise, .22WCF brass is sometimes available from Buffalo Arms. It's a seasonal production item so it's not always available. Contact them for availability.
    Buffalo Brass isn't cheap, but they've got a lot of oddball cases available.

    You can use .22Hornet data for the 5.6x35R.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Bindernut is correct, the 5.6x35R is not exactly the same as .22 Hornet, but in the several rifles I have encountered in the 5.6x35R, Hornet ammunition fitted and fired with no problem and no alteration, and reloads with .22 Hornet dies worked OK also.

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