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Re: Many of Us Have RF Rifles - But No Loaded Cases
Reply #15 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:46pm
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me too.
I have one Stevens 44 that I changed the block on and re-chambered to 25-20WCF.
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Re: Many of Us Have RF Rifles - But No Loaded Cases
Reply #16 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 9:18pm
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Rebel wrote on Jun 12th, 2018 at 8:46pm:
me too.
I have one Stevens 44 that I changed the block on and re-chambered to 25-20WCF.
Fun gun
Aaron


Well my one .25 Stevens is a Ballard #3 rebored by Stevens, so not conducive to changing to .25-20 caliber. I have toyed with what .25 CF it would be strong enough for, and tossed around the .25-20SS since factory ammo wouldn't get loaded in it.
In the end I just left it .25 Stevens RF and occasionally shoot it. I've got 7 or 8 boxes of Cannuck ammo for it.

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Re: Many of Us Have RF Rifles - But No Loaded Cases
Reply #17 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 2:05am
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Rebel wrote on Jun 12th, 2018 at 6:47pm:
you're optically deluded, they work like any standard rimfire Grin
Don't you have a blank gun for training your dogs and such?
Aaron

Wasn't there some outfit that used to sell a blank gun, and after you'ld received and opened up the shipping box containing it, you also found an order form that listed an accessory rifled "parts" barrel you could get that fit that same blank gun?
  

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Re: Many of Us Have RF Rifles - But No Loaded Cases
Reply #18 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 4:44am
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.25 Stevens RF ammo can be made from .17 WSM rimfire.  It's a PITA but it can be done. This is thick brass; most boy's rifles will not fire it. My Model 44 has enough hammer energy that it will.  Also the Stevens Tip-Up.   Alternative is .25 cal Ramset charges with bullets breech seated.   I don't see any sort of adapter for "acorn primers" as being practical.

The .32 RF market is already well supplied.  See Gunbroker.

What might be worthwhile is the larger calibers; .38 and up.

  

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Re: Many of Us Have RF Rifles - But No Loaded Cases
Reply #19 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 8:50am
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There is a good article on how to make reloadable cases for old rimfires comming in the next Journal. Very informative and step by step. This article will help a lot.

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Reply #20 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 9:52am
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I have an 1865 .58 caliber (rimfire) Springfield rifle, aka the 1st Allin Alteration. I have/use reloadable brass made by Bob Hayley in Texas.
  
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