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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2021, 10:11:39 PM »
As I had never researched any of this, I did not know that the bullets would deform when pulling them, though it makes sense.  But I wonder if some headscratching might come up with a tool that could pull them without damage?  Impact puller modified for .22??

I am not sure I would want to try an impact (kinetic) bullet puller on any rimfire cartridge. They work by trapping the front of the rim in a metal collet to stop the case from slamming forward when you strike. Striking the rim from the front would likely be as dangerous as striking it from the rear.
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2021, 10:37:18 PM »
Well, the Darwin awards for 2021 remain to be determined.  ;D

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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2021, 09:00:34 AM »
Bryan, would you tell us how you pull them SAFELY, if you're deforming
them I assume a vice-grip or something. For safety for everyone could
you explain your process.  Thanks


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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2021, 10:08:44 AM »
Bryan, would you tell us how you pull them SAFELY, if you're deforming
them I assume a vice-grip or something. For safety for everyone could
you explain your process.  Thanks


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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2021, 11:39:26 AM »
With the priming compound in the rim of the 22 cartridge, I wouldn't want to try an impact puller that holds the cartridge by the rim.
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2021, 11:50:34 AM »
With the priming compound in the rim of the 22 cartridge, I wouldn't want to try an impact puller that holds the cartridge by the rim.

You are in total agreement with Bryan 4 posts back!

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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2021, 03:58:37 PM »
   The critical bullet deformation occurs when the factory bullet is pulled from factory .22 cases. The factory roll crimp cuts into the bullet heel and when the bullet is pulled, the heel is reduced in diameter too much to be reloaded. In fact it is necessary to use a case mouth expander to open the factory case mouth crimp to load and crimp fresh cast bullets.   
   The most amazing thing about shooting BP .22's is the impressive 'Boom' and considerably more fire and smoke than you might imagine. I use a Kirst Konvertor cylinder and barrel sleeve in my .31 '49 Pocket and .36  '62 Pocket Navy with grand results. Being partial to the 'Shooting Strange' concept, I have used the converted pistols and hand loaded .22BP rounds as my main match revolver at monthly Berger matches. Quite a sight to see and hear.
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2021, 04:22:46 PM »
You, and your sidekick Bryan are always "a sight to see and hear",  no matter what you are shooting!

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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2021, 05:55:47 PM »
You, and your sidekick Bryan are always "a sight to see and hear",  no matter what you are shooting!

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Especially when using my 11” Howdah 20 ga?
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2021, 07:18:59 PM »
I have enough loaded & components , won’t need to drop to 22. Arms /ammo, can compete this year without reloading. 400 large pistol, 1000 small pistol takes me out 2 years.
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2021, 10:16:05 PM »
"Especially when using my 11” Howrah 20 ga",  and wearing a Kilt!

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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2021, 11:26:35 PM »
"Especially when using my 11” Howrah 20 ga",  and wearing a Kilt!

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True, true...  ;D
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2021, 11:44:53 AM »
Made a road trip yesterday morning, first stop Cabela's in Prarie Du Chein,
got there about 10:15. I went directly to the ammo section and they had 3
bricks of Federal small pistol primers. the guy said they had 7 when they
opened at 9. I bought 1(the limit) and a guy behind me bought 1. So they
were sold out by 11. But very happy (thrilled in these times) to get a brick
for $45. They are going for $400 on Gunbroker  NUTS!!!


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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2021, 12:27:08 PM »
Yep.... $400 + ....its  larceny
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2021, 05:49:15 PM »
Made a road trip yesterday morning, first stop Cabela's in Prarie Du Chein,
got there about 10:15. I went directly to the ammo section and they had 3
bricks of Federal small pistol primers. the guy said they had 7 when they
opened at 9. I bought 1(the limit) and a guy behind me bought 1. So they
were sold out by 11. But very happy (thrilled in these times) to get a brick
for $45. They are going for $400 on Gunbroker  NUTS!!!


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$45 for a brick is good.

I'm looking for large rifle primers for my Krag.

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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2021, 10:11:26 AM »
Made a road trip yesterday morning, first stop Cabela's in Prarie Du Chein,
got there about 10:15. I went directly to the ammo section and they had 3
bricks of Federal small pistol primers. the guy said they had 7 when they
opened at 9. I bought 1(the limit) and a guy behind me bought 1. So they
were sold out by 11. But very happy (thrilled in these times) to get a brick
for $45. They are going for $400 on Gunbroker  NUTS!!!


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...yeah and I hear buddies worrying that the whole gun industry is going to be shutdown. So, expect the speculators and hoarders to really go into high gear.
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Re: With the current State of the hobby
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2021, 11:03:02 AM »
Made a road trip yesterday morning, first stop Cabela's in Prarie Du Chein,
got there about 10:15. I went directly to the ammo section and they had 3
bricks of Federal small pistol primers. the guy said they had 7 when they
opened at 9. I bought 1(the limit) and a guy behind me bought 1. So they
were sold out by 11. But very happy (thrilled in these times) to get a brick
for $45. They are going for $400 on Gunbroker  NUTS!!!


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