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Winchester 9mm rimfire shot shell

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 41wheelgun, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. 41wheelgun

    41wheelgun Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    No, you cannot reload any type of rim-fire shell.
    Because you have no way of replacing the primer compound in the rim.

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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