Smallest moderately easy to find centerfire caliber


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Hiccup.Master
August 7, 2007, 12:50 PM
Hey Guys,
I know this is a weird question. I'm wondering what the smallest caliber center fire round would be? I'm looking for something fairly cheap, I only need a couple rounds.

I did find a thread where someone mentioned the 2.7 mm Kolibri which is perfect, however the only information I can find on how much ammo is, is from wikipedia and it states that it's 70 bucks a round. I did a little searching for this and found they also did a 3.0 mm Kolibri which is suppose to be easier/cheaper to find, but I turned up nothing.

I'm looking for something around as large as 6mm diameter for the case. Smaller would be better though.

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The Deer Hunter
August 7, 2007, 01:06 PM
I see .22hornet around in magazines like Cabelas and such every once in a while.

dstorm1911
August 7, 2007, 01:09 PM
.25 ACP at least if ya want easily found and thats right around 6 mm

Hiccup.Master
August 7, 2007, 02:32 PM
Sweet, thanks guys. I think either of those would work well.

I think with the hornet I could neck it down at the base small enough, I don't know if the .25ACP would have enough brass to neckit down, however it is close enough to the size I'm looking for that I wouldn't have to.

Thanks again.

SaMx
August 7, 2007, 02:43 PM
what are you planning to use it for?

Hiccup.Master
August 7, 2007, 02:48 PM
I know how well this is not going to go over here but....

I'm stretching my ear lobes, I think it would be sweet to put a casing in them, not very many people have done that. Since I don't plan to go very big since it is permant, I would like them to shrink to a some what normal size if they were to interfere with a job in the future. I needed to find something small enough. I was looking at .22, which I would be able to do in a month or two, but the bottom of it isn't very 'cool' looking as compared to a center fire. With center fire you would easily be able to tell what it is.

Let the flames begin...:neener:

collateral
August 7, 2007, 02:54 PM
I'm stretching my ear lobes,
haha most of my friends have theirs stretched out to around a half inch to an inch.

I saw a kid at a concert with a .45 in each ear before.

Hiccup.Master
August 7, 2007, 03:05 PM
Yeah, that's way to big for me. I know it's dumb, but atleast I'll be taking the less dumb route :)

Brian Williams
August 7, 2007, 03:10 PM
Find some FN 5.7 rounds.

testar77
August 7, 2007, 07:13 PM
I know it's dumb, but atleast I'll be taking the less dumb route :scrutiny:

Always something worth watching when someone tells you that :D

The_Antibubba
August 7, 2007, 10:35 PM
Just make sure the primer is deadened, if you are going to shoot the rounds first. The idea of live primers that close to your ear canal gives me the willies.

Nameless_Hobo
August 7, 2007, 10:56 PM
The new, tactical way to carry spare ammunition!

Big Daddy K
August 7, 2007, 10:58 PM
Need pics please. This is gotta be a first.

SaMx
August 7, 2007, 11:35 PM
Brian is right. 5.7 is way more tactical than .22 hornet or .25 acp. :D

Hiccup.Master
August 8, 2007, 11:52 AM
I'll try to remember to post pictures when I get there. I'm at an 8g which is 3.2mm, I'll have to go to 6g, 4, then 2, which is 6mm. It's usually a good idea to wait atleast a month in between so you don't really screw up your ears.

What would be the best way to deadened the primer? Either of the 3 suggest rounds which should work well I won't have a gun to fire them.

the naked prophet
August 8, 2007, 01:25 PM
Spray some WD-40 on the primers, and let it soak in a few days or weeks. The penetrating oil will kill the primer.

BOW CEFUS
August 8, 2007, 01:40 PM
You all frogot the best one the 17 Remington fireball.

Hiccup.Master
August 8, 2007, 02:31 PM
You all frogot the best one the 17 Remington fireball.

17 Fireball is rimfire and just wouldn't look as cool.

Huf
August 8, 2007, 02:34 PM
Since you only need 2 cartridges you may want to check out http://www.ammo-one.com They should have anything you want.

High Planes Drifter
August 8, 2007, 02:38 PM
I'm stretching my ear lobes, I think it would be sweet to put a casing in them,

My God.

not very many people have done that


You dont say.

kcmarine
August 8, 2007, 02:41 PM
Um... okay... uh...

Sh** I got nothing on this one...

kieran
August 8, 2007, 02:43 PM
17 Fireball is rimfire and just wouldn't look as cool.
are you sure? (http://accurateshooter.net/Products/17fireballx275.jpg)

kcmarine
August 8, 2007, 02:45 PM
Hey, can you mods sticky this? Cause this definitely is a "creative" post. How many other gun forums have THIS kind of discussion? None, that's how many.

stevekl
August 8, 2007, 03:12 PM
17 Remington Fireball is not rimfire :)

The smallest in caliber? 17 Remington Fireball. I can get that in a few stores around here.

The smallest, small wise? .25 ACP I guess.

Hiccup.Master
August 8, 2007, 05:14 PM
Since you only need 2 cartridges you may want to check out http://www.ammo-one.com They should have anything you want.
Thanks Huff, that is probably where I will end up buying them from, whenever it is.

Remington Fireball is not rimfire

I stand corrected, I forgot where I read that it was rim fire, I think I was getting it confused with another round.

Hey, can you mods sticky this? Cause this definitely is a "creative" post. How many other gun forums have THIS kind of discussion? None, that's how many.
I will be back with pictures just incase :)

Sistema1927
August 8, 2007, 05:22 PM
Now I know that I am getting old....... :eek:

This stuff may be "cool" (or "bad" or "rad" or whatever the term of the day is), but what is is going to be like should you live to be as old as I am?

My 30 year old son-in-law is already beginnning to regret that Woody Woodpecker tattoo on his calf. That's a tattoo, which is pretty common today. How are you going to feel about your ear lobes when you turn 50 and all of the youngsters look at you like you are some kind of freak?

"Grandpa, just what were you thinking when you were young? Yuck!"

Joe the Redneck
August 8, 2007, 06:03 PM
I got a 458 in my Prince Albert. I figured what the heck, I got the room. :)

kcmarine
August 8, 2007, 06:14 PM
Quote:
Hey, can you mods sticky this? Cause this definitely is a "creative" post. How many other gun forums have THIS kind of discussion? None, that's how many.
I will be back with pictures just incase


Noooooo hoooo hoooo hooe. That's TOOOO kind of you. Seriously. Don't trouble yourself. We're good. We get the picture.:D


And yeah... you should take into account what Sistema said... you're not gonna want that thing when you're at the local federal building picking up the Sosh Sec check...

CZ223
August 8, 2007, 06:44 PM
this is a dumb idea.:evil: That said, I do rember that not too long ago someone was making reloadable 22 mag case which had a very small primer. You should be able to find those somewhere. I found the one I was looking for and it is the 22CCM (Cooper centerfire mag).

Gord
August 8, 2007, 06:51 PM
Personal choice, my friends. If he wants to do it, who are you to judge?

I look forward to seeing the pictures. It's certainly not nearly as goofy as some of the other stuff my generation thinks is "cool." :D

strat81
August 8, 2007, 06:59 PM
Any concerns of infection? Plus, the brass will probably tarnish easily. I'd see if you could find some nickel cases. Or, maybe find a machinist that could make you something similar out of surgical stainless steel.

slzy
August 8, 2007, 07:02 PM
if i was gonna do it [which i am not] i would have a silversmith make me some.

SaMx
August 8, 2007, 07:22 PM
guys, stretched earlobes are reversible. If you take whatever thing is in there out, it will shrink back (as long as they aren't stretched really far).

eldon519
August 8, 2007, 07:31 PM
If you can't find 'em anywhere, I can send you a couple with dead primers and no powder. They'd weigh a hair less and be safer.

K.L.O.sako
August 8, 2007, 07:36 PM
my, my, ....my what will your mother say? sounds like some of the stupid stuff from my twenties. anywho.... when you find the right cases, and DEACTIVATE the primer, polish the case real good with brasso and get yourself some clear polyurethane in a spray can to coat them with. they won't tarnish, and probably save an infection or two. good luck.

flashhole
August 8, 2007, 08:02 PM
I'll send you a couple of 221 Fireball cases if you post a picture of the end product.

Il Duca
August 8, 2007, 09:09 PM
I got a 458 in my Prince Albert. I figured what the heck, I got the room.

:eek:ROTFLMAO!!! HAHAHA! Am I the only one that got that?! Too funny Joe, too funny.

Seriously though, that's definately a new idea. I think it would look pretty good. My sister stretched her lobes when she was younger but she let them shrink back to normal. I think it's pretty cool.

Wes Janson
August 9, 2007, 12:24 AM
You know, I generally don't expect to be permanently scarred from reading Rifle Country, but I suppose one should always expect the unexpected. And this thread is about as unexpected as it gets.

PTK
August 9, 2007, 12:28 AM
If you send me an address, I'll mail you two 5.7x28 cases (fired from a PS90).

General Geoff
August 9, 2007, 02:20 AM
I think he wants the entire cartridges. But I agree, 5.7x28mm is the round you want.

Smithers
August 9, 2007, 04:39 AM
I got a 458 in my Prince Albert. I figured what the heck, I got the room.
ROTFLMAO!!! HAHAHA! Am I the only one that got that?! Too funny Joe, too funny.

I got it...but I didn't want to admit it. :D

Hiccup.Master
August 9, 2007, 11:59 AM
This stuff may be "cool" (or "bad" or "rad" or whatever the term of the day is), but what is is going to be like should you live to be as old as I am?

I thought about this before I started. My orignal plan was I got my ears pierced (had one done when I was 13ish and so at the beginning of the year I got my other one done) and I wore fake plugs to give the look that I had them really stretched. I wasn't going to go any farther then that but I really liked the look but they were actually a hassel. I don't plan to go any bigger then a 2g which is 6mm. Most people going past 2g is the point of no return where they will not shrink up to look like a normal piercing, everyone is different however.

Ears are funny because they sometimes like to keep growing. My theory on when I am older is, my ears will probably look funny anyways, atleast this way I can put some cool stuff in them. Granted this is only a theory :)

Any concerns of infection? Plus, the brass will probably tarnish easily. I'd see if you could find some nickel cases. Or, maybe find a machinist that could make you something similar out of surgical stainless steel.

When I get to the point of wearing these, I plan only to wear them everyonce in a while. It's recommended you wait till your ears are fully healed before putting something like this in so infection shouldn't be a big issue. Nickle cases would be preferred over brass though.

guys, stretched earlobes are reversible. If you take whatever thing is in there out, it will shrink back (as long as they aren't stretched really far).

Very true, which is why I'm not planning to go passed 2g

If you can't find 'em anywhere, I can send you a couple with dead primers and no powder. They'd weigh a hair less and be safer.
Which casings are you referring to? I'm not planning on keeping the bullet in them, just the casing.


my, my, ....my what will your mother say? sounds like some of the stupid stuff from my twenties. anywho.... when you find the right cases, and DEACTIVATE the primer, polish the case real good with brasso and get yourself some clear polyurethane in a spray can to coat them with. they won't tarnish, and probably save an infection or two. good luck.

She wasn't completely thrilled at the idea :) She felt better when I said they would shrink up and look pretty normal when I decide to let them. I like the idea of coating them in polyurethane. Thanks for the idea.

I'll send you a couple of 221 Fireball cases if you post a picture of the end product.
If you send me an address, I'll mail you two 5.7x28 cases (fired from a PS90).

I will probably take you both up on the offer. I like the idea of the 5.7, I wans't sure if I would be able to get any of those rounds in the area.

I'm suprised this thread is going on for so long, I'm quite impressed :D

maclean
August 9, 2007, 03:35 PM
Oh come on ... go with the .50 BMG, you know you want too! :D
Jack

Odnar
August 9, 2007, 06:11 PM
I stand corrected, I forgot where I read that it was rim fire, I think I was getting it confused with another round.


You're probably thinking of the .17 HMR or the .17 Mach 2, both rimfires. Looking forward to the pictures.

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