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Anyone got any experience with reloading the 22 mag. I think it is just something I have to try. I read a few days ago(can't find the linK) that a 25 cal shell holder is what you need ??? and of course the proper seating die. What powder ??

All I'm sure of at this point is the Nosler Ballistic tips will fit Thumbs up

All input grealy appreciated

Got the notion from this:
http://www.gun-tests.com/performance/apr96reloading.html

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Are you talking about pulling the bullet's and using an after market bullet? If really reloading, I'm not sure I could figure out how to re-prime? Ya manna have a hoot? Get a Hornet and use cast bullet's in it. Cheaper than the 22 mag AND better at keeping bird's from crapping on fresh paint!!!! You could explain how much money a new 22 Hornet could save the miss'es on rust protection paint. Pay for the rifle in no time! What?

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Yup, pulling the bullet, increasing the charge or just changing it and seating a new bullet.Any idea what power is used in 22 mag?
I'm getting bored since I got nothing to do all winter. I should have spread the work out instead of going it all in twenty long minutes eye roll eye roll eye roll

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After some research, I find that Hogdon Lil'Gun is used for the 22 hornet and 22 magnums along with a host of pistol calibers.

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Thanks very much CG for your info. Not a hell of a lot out there about the 22 rimfire reloading data, but "i'm a lookin". I got an old buddy that could have the right shell holder. die and a handful or two of .224 bullets hanging around.
I can steal some powder from a few shells to build up a suitable load before I invest in a pound of Lil Gun,bullets etc..
Anything else you or others come across will be more than appreciated.

I better count the locking lugs on the Marlin ! really don't want to blow a bolt through my forehead or shatter a riflescope Think Think Think

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From what I read the casing for the magnum is capable of a lot more pressure than factory loads. I think for the price of 22 mag. cart. I would steal from other cases as well until you have enough need to buy a pound. A pound would go a long way in a mag case!.

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Found this article on it. Seems like 7 gr. of fine ball powder is the starting point.

http://www.shooting-hunting.com/reloading_techniques.html

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That's the link I couldn't find, thanks. By his calculations, you would only be sacraficing one factory load for about 15 reloads, I can handle that.
If my memory serves me right you have a Savage 22 mag, going to be trying this ?
I'll be following his recommendations, sounds like he got a handle on it, even if I have to use Winchester Cry Cry Cry

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That's the link I couldn't find, thanks. By his calculations, you would only be sacraficing one factory load for about 15 reloads, I can handle that.
If my memory serves me right you have a Savage 22 mag, going to be trying this ?
I'll be following his recommendations, sounds like he got a handle on it, even if I have to use Winchester Cry Cry Cry

I do have a savage 93 in 22 mag. but as much as I'd love to try this I would have to find a die for seating the bullets back in. What are you planning on using?

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This was inthe first link:

Seating New Bullets
Once you pull the bullets, and with the charged cases in a loading block, you can screw a .22 Hornet seating die into the press. A .22 Jet or .22 Cooper die can also be used, and you can also use an old straight-line Lee Loader. Remember to treat the cases gently as you seat the new bullet.

shouldn't be too hard to find a die I don't believe. The straight line Lee Loader would be my last choice for safety reasons(Hammeretette first choice Think Think Think )

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Think I may just try this. I always was impressed with the power of the 22 mag but a little more... Thumbs up

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