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Rimfire Reload?
« on: February 04, 2008, 09:55:37 PM »
Hey, If I am gunna get an HMR I want to know how cheap I could shoot it. Reloading=cheap? I don't know the first thing about reloading. Can rimfires casings be bent into shape and reloaded or could a .223 reload be cheaper than HMR rounds? And what all equipment is neccisary to reload?

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Re: Rimfire Reload?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 10:04:34 PM »
it could be done but it is EXTREMLY  not feesable, or cash effective, let alone the cost of equ alone to reload a rimfire

if yer reloading go with a .2xxxxx or a .3xxxxx
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Re: Rimfire Reload?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 11:00:47 PM »
Unfortunately, there's nothing on the market to allow for resizing of rimfire brass, let alone being able to find new empty rimfire brass to begin with. firekidd has a tool that alters the bullet for your standard .22lr/.22 Mag.

As for the .223, you're looking at somewhere around $0.20 - 0.30 each. Depends on whether you want HP or BT ammo. O0
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Re: Rimfire Reload?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 08:12:54 AM »
.17 HMR ammo will run you around 0.20 - 0.30 cents per round (based on $10 - $15/box).  Unfortunately, as others have said, you can't reload rimfire ammo.  To recoop some of the cost of the ammo though, all of the squirrels I get, I save the tails off of and sell them to Mepps bait company.  You can also save the spent brass, taking it to a recycling center once you get enough.  Both of the above things aren't much, but every little bit helps to lower the cost. O0
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Re: Rimfire Reload?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 09:32:20 AM »
"Now I just seat this little bitty bullet into the rimfire brass and........" . :buck2  :shock: Yes, attempting to reload rimfire ammo would be very dangerous.
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Re: Rimfire Reload?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 02:48:51 PM »
the bullets or the sizer die might be do-able but then how are you going to re-prime the little sucker ???

There are smaller then 223 cartridges available that can be reloaded although the .223 is by far the most popular

If you just use it for plinking or small game hunting, there are several old back powder cartridges back for Cowboy Action shoots.  They use very little powder and you can cast your own bullets. None  of the rifles have banana clips !!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 02:50:31 PM by BBF »

 


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