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.223/.22 pellet conversion kit

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by epijunkie67, Sep 13, 2011.

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  1. epijunkie67

    epijunkie67 Member

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    Has anybody ever used one of these? Do they work?
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=828826

    It's basically a .223 shell that accepts a 209 shotgun primer and a .22 pellet. No powder is used. The force of the primer drives the pellet.

    I'm wondering if they have acceptable accuracy out to 25-40 yards. Any idea what the muzzle velocity on something like this would be? It wouldn't be for hunting but might make an inexpensive soda can plinker using a full sized rifle.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. scribble0073300

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    Thats really cool, I want to try it. Cant wait to build my AR
     
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    Historically, such things tend to blow the skirts off of airgun pellets, necessitating the use of round balls instead. However, it's possible that the case of the cartridge allows enough expansion of the gases to prevent this.

    For $15, I'd get out the power drill and see if I could figure something out.
     
  4. Geckgo

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    why not just try to reload with a .223 primer and a pellet? Or maybe a magnum primer?
     
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    Way back in the late 60's, I used to shoot .22 and .25 cal pellets out of my Thompson Center contender using the .22 Hornet and .256 Win Mag barrels using standard primers. It was accurate and powerful enough for backyard pests. I do believe iI used heavyweight pellets to avoid the blown skirts.

    gary
     
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    I picked one up to deliver to a friend that lives much farther from their store location awhile back and figuring "Why not?", grabbed a second one for me. Still sitting around in its' little ziplock bag. Been thinking that today would make a good day to go shooting. If I do go, I'll try and run it through its' paces and report back.
     
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    My son has one for his single shot.
    Hitting a can at 25 yards is the best it will do.
    Velocity in the 500fps. range.
     
  8. scribble0073300

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    Looked at bunch of you tube vids. Seems like best cheap idea would to drill out old brass and use magnum primers. Thats if you have the reloading equipment. If not that little kit can be reloaded by hand. But 15 $ for single case seems pricey. Still awesome idea tho.
    all the vids I found ppl just demonstrated at point blank range. No no idea how accurate
     
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    Interesting idea, but methinks it would be easier and more cost-effective to use Super Colibris in a .22
     
  11. epijunkie67

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    Maybe, but I couldn't shoot them out of an AR unless I bought one of the drop in conversion kits. Although easier it wouldn't really be cost effective any more.

    Not really looking for anything magical out of this kind of set up. Just wondering if it would work for tin can plinking out to 30-40 yards.
     
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    I live in Elbert County, CO and therefore operate under the assumption that everyone owns a .22, a 12 gauge and a .30-06 at minimum ;)
     
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    A buddy with a lathe and spare time made me 5 cases set up for 209's. Fun little plinker and pest control.
     
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