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Reloading 22 rimfire.
May 10th, 2019 at 9:15am
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  Hi all:
I just stumbled across a web site that shows a company that sells empty primed 22 long rifle cases. The cases are brass plated steel. They sell for $42.99/2000 cases.
They also sell lead bullets and a loading die and shell holder.  There is also a video showing how they load these cases with their loading kit.
There is also information for a company that sells a loading/casting kit for 22 rimfire for $79.95. I bought one of these kits still in the unopened package at a local gun show last month for $5.00. People laughed when I bought it!
A person could load their own ammo with bullets or shot cartridges. Might be worth looking into. Right now, the empty cases are on back order. One can sign-up to receive an email when the cases are available.
The company is Federal Arms. Just type in fedarm in your search bar and the company pops up. Hope this helps someone.

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Re: Reloading 22 rimfire.
Reply #1 - May 10th, 2019 at 10:13am
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Thanks! I have a mold for .22RF bullet that came with my Cody Ballard in .22LR, but never been able to locate empty brass. That's a great price, and I'm going to buy 2000, and the die they also sell for loading them.

Bummer. Tried to order, but it came up, "Sorry this product is unavailable."
  

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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2019 at 10:59am
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  Hi all:
Right below where it says "out of stock" there is a box to be placed on the waiting list. They will inform you when they are in stock.

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Reply #3 - May 10th, 2019 at 12:48pm
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I just added myself to the list.

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Reply #4 - May 10th, 2019 at 12:59pm
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Where's the link to the 22 empty brass on Federal Arms? Spent 10 minutes trying to find it

When and if the brass is back in stock, here's a easy loading procedure thread: (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

I've since modified the process:
* Old West  22 LR 3X Brass Mold 40gr $135.00      and Adj Shell Plate
* Expand case mouth with Lee Universal Expanders
* Put 50 expanded cases in a Win 209 empty tray
* Charge cases on tray under a Ideal #5 charger with micro bar with 4.5gr Swiss Null-B
* Seat and crimp with either Lyman H&I die or CH4D seating/crimp die
50 reloads take about 20 minutes
Smokeless reloads = 1.7 to 2gr Bullseye
  

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Reply #5 - May 10th, 2019 at 1:12pm
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Please educate me, what is the purpose of loading your own 22lr.
Better acurracy or less expensive or maybe both? I do find this kind of interesting

Thanks

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Reply #6 - May 10th, 2019 at 1:49pm
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  Hi all:
Once you find the web page: On the top of the page, place your cursor on products. A list will drop down. Click on ammunition components. Then, on the left side, scroll down to primed brass and click on it.
This will take you to the unprimed brass and you can also watch a video of how to load. I don't know how to post a link.
This unloaded brass would be great for people to load with black powder or experiment with different bullets and powder charges. One could also load shot cartridges or produce blanks.
These cartridges are brass coated steel. I don't know if this would make any difference or not.

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Reply #7 - May 10th, 2019 at 1:53pm
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Silver they can also be used for breech seating purposes that has already been proven to work out very well. If memory serves me right Frnkore placed 2nd in one of our 100yd. rimfire benchrest matches doing just that. It was also a real Hoot to see it taking place and Frank please correct me if I have that placing as being incorrect it's been quite a few years back. And of course it also provides one to develop his own rimfire loads to achieve the best in accuracy and not just simply a rich man's game that most just cannot afford to pay to win.
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Reply #8 - May 10th, 2019 at 2:42pm
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silver wrote on May 10th, 2019 at 1:12pm:
Please educate me, what is the purpose of loading your own 22lr.
Better acurracy or less expensive or maybe both? I do find this kind of interesting

Thanks

Doug

As JL says, I've done fairly well, breech seating 22rf and it is much cheaper than buying match ammo.

It's pretty easy to do, I have to go to town right now but, will post a link to my thread about it, later.

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Reply #9 - May 10th, 2019 at 4:44pm
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In my last match in Spokane, we had a 20 shot, 200 yard match. In that one, I placed 3rd, against the best 22 rifles and ammo, in the US.

It was also, the very first time that I've shot 22rf at 200 yards.

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Reply #10 - May 10th, 2019 at 6:24pm
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I'm on the wait list for 4000 to add to the 40xx Amscor in inventory  Hunting Shack years back had 9 boxes of 5000 that went like greased lightning and after that - Nobody would sell primed empty 22lr cases ... "legal liability" so they said

I'll bet fedarm is building an order of 500,000 cases which takes 250 wait list orders @ 2000 pieces ... when I called Armscor asking them to sell more empties, was told "Buy an order for 500,000 and I'll have them to you next week"
  

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Reply #11 - May 10th, 2019 at 6:33pm
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Please educate me, what is the purpose of loading your own 22lr. - with BP because very few of us do and since BP 22LR rounds are obsolete now ... 'Stepping back into Time"
Better acurracy - Yes or less expensive - Yes or maybe both? I do find this kind of interesting

So spread the word 22LR primed empties are available since 2009 and enjoy reloading & shooting them
  

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Reply #12 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:08pm
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The idea of brass-plated steel cases sounds like something out of Russia or China.  Is the priming corrosive?

I'm one of those lucky guys who jumped on the Armscor deal back in 2009.  Never followed up.  Probably a good thing.  My guess is that the primed empties are on the verboten list in the PRK.

Frank:  Are you using anything to hold the powder in the case?  Floral foam?
  
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Reply #13 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:20pm
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No, my basic load is 1.5-1.8 gr B'Eye and I can't remember ever spilling powder when chambering the case. I can load fast enough for everything but BR 50 but, I never tried shooting BR50 because I didn't think I could keep up.

All the components are very small and I have fumble fingers with things like that. I think I could have done it in my younger years though.

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Reply #14 - May 10th, 2019 at 8:58pm
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Frank what bullet/weight were you shooting and what twist? Assuming it is a .224 bore.

Been wanting to try that for the longest.

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