Winchester 9mm rimfire shot shell


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41wheelgun
January 21, 2013, 09:03 AM
Anyone here know if a 9mm rimfire shot shell can be reloaded. I dont think it can, but just asking. This is for the Winchester model 36 shot gun. Thanks.

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rcmodel
January 21, 2013, 12:19 PM
No, you cannot reload any type of rim-fire shell.
Because you have no way of replacing the primer compound in the rim.

rc

natman
January 21, 2013, 06:56 PM
It's not practical to reload any rimfire cartridge.

You can still get ammo for the 9mm RF shotshell:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/315615/fiocchi-specialty-ammunition-9mm-rimfire-7-1-2-shot-shotshell-box-of-50

Jim K
January 21, 2013, 07:33 PM
Never say never. During WWII, when ammo was very scarce, some folks did reload .22 rimfire, using pistol powder that they had on hand and cast round balls. The priming was matchtips ground into a paste and stuffed into the rim using a dental pick. They fired OK if you made sure that the firing pin would hit somewhere on the rim other than on the first dent. Later, I tried it and sure enough, it did work! I think the "primer" was corrosive, though.

No, I don't really recommend the idea, and I doubt it would catch on, but it was done.

(Here is a paranoid thought: Did the government have reloading in mind when they banned those "strike anywhere" matches?)

Jim

rszwieg
January 21, 2013, 07:46 PM
There's an article in Backwoodsman Magazine goes in depth on reloading rimfires though I've never tried it. I do keep it in the back of my mind just in case.

rcmodel
January 21, 2013, 07:52 PM
I never Said Never.

I said No.

If you want to grind up phosphorus match heads and stuff it in pre-dented rimfire rims?
Gofer it.

All I am saying is, 9mm rim-fire shot-shells are readily available and fairly economical.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/315615/fiocchi-specialty-ammunition-9mm-rimfire-7-1-2-shot-shotshell-box-of-50

New fingers, eyes, and Model 36 Winchesters?
Not so much!

rc

VA27
January 21, 2013, 09:17 PM
Bah! Everybody's so darn safety consious these days. I remember when I was 8 or 9, a friend and I ground up thousands of match heads to make rocket fuel and I still have eyebrows...mostly.:D

natman
January 21, 2013, 10:47 PM
Never say never. During WWII, when ammo was very scarce, some folks did reload .22 rimfire, using pistol powder that they had on hand and cast round balls. The priming was matchtips ground into a paste and stuffed into the rim using a dental pick.

I never said never either. I said there was no practical way of reloading rimfire cases. If grinding matchtips into a paste and stuffing them into the rim using a dental pick doesn't fall into the realm of "impractical", I don't know what does.

Ehtereon11B
January 22, 2013, 04:54 AM
I looked into reloading rimfire when my wife started shooting everything .22Mag. It can be done but it is just much more practical to buy the rimfire new.

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