Does Anyone Reload .22 LR?


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GDW
September 14, 2010, 04:52 PM
I have been on a .22 love fest recently. I currently reload only for .45 acp and I was just curious to know if anyone reloaded .22 and if they thought it was worth it? Thanks.

Greg

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oneounceload
September 14, 2010, 04:53 PM
not going to happen - the primer is in the case head

GDW
September 14, 2010, 05:05 PM
Ah, thanks. I knew that. Dumb question.

CraigC
September 14, 2010, 05:56 PM
You can indeed reload rimfire ammo but it requires specialized equipment and a good insurance policy. This is how the .17HMR came about.

ReloaderFred
September 14, 2010, 09:21 PM
Primed .22 cases are still available, but it takes a heeled bullet and special crimping tool, since the diameter of the bullet is as large as the outside diameter of the case. You would also have to have a powder measure capable of dropping powder at about 1.5 grains.

Hope this helps.

Fred

DANNY-L
September 14, 2010, 09:40 PM
Go to wal mart. lol

billybob44
September 14, 2010, 11:01 PM
Go to wal mart. lol
Danny is right Wally World is your best source for "Reloaded" rimfire ammo!!!

Remo-99
September 15, 2010, 11:24 AM
This is how the .17HMR came about.

I think you meant to say .17HM2, as the .17HMR is based on the .22WMR/.22mag case.

Iron Sight
September 15, 2010, 12:11 PM
Interesting read

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/Impossible-22-rimfire/

MichaelK
September 15, 2010, 12:25 PM
Here's a pic of how I "reload" the .22RF.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r55/kawalekm/Swaged22bullet.jpg
Fourth object from the left is my home-made 55 grain hollowpoint. Object at the far right is a commercial Sierra 55 grain soft-point.

CraigC
September 16, 2010, 09:02 PM
I think you meant to say .17HM2, as the .17HMR is based on the .22WMR/.22mag case.
No, I meant .17HMR. Two former Olympic shooters came up with the HMR 20yrs before it was legitimized by Hornady. I wasn't implying that the HMR was based on the LR case. I was simply stating that the HMR was borne through experimentation through handloading. The parent case is irrelevant, the logistics are the same regardless of which rimfire cartridge it is.

Eb1
September 16, 2010, 09:19 PM
I reload .22 LR every time the magazine or cylinder goes empty.. hahahaha Just having fun.

Grumulkin
September 17, 2010, 04:10 AM
I believe there are desperate people in Russia who reload 22 LR cartridges. As I remember it, they use a tool to remove the firing pin indentation on the case and then use ground up match heads for priming material.

There are also people in Pakistan who make all sorts of machine guns and other firearms from scratch with relatively primitive tools. They make ammo as well. I'll bet they could figure out how to reload 22 LR cartridges if they aren't already doing it. In fact, if I was really desperate and had a lot of extra time on my hands, I could probably figure out how to do it.

Bluehawk
September 17, 2010, 04:45 AM
Primed .22 cases are still available

Interesting...from where??

Caliber
September 17, 2010, 07:53 AM
Reload .22 ?? Why?? Its not worth my time to even think about it.. LOL

cottonmouth
September 17, 2010, 08:04 AM
Wish I could load .22's, ever notice the diffrent sounds you get when shooting .22 ammo? Sounds like 3-4 diffrent loads with the same ammo, even the subsonic Remingtons I have do it.

J.B.

Afy
September 17, 2010, 10:00 AM
Use decent ammo and its fairly consistent

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