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Good thread!

Do any of you guys know of a place to just get the primed 22 mag case? This seems like it would make 22 mag loading a bit more fun. I think "back in the day" (I'm dating myself) centerfire cases used to be sold primed or unprimed while these days unprimed is the status quo.

I'm wondering if this could be done with 17 HMR as well. The reason being is that hornady makes a 25gr BT .172 bullet for the 17 remington reloaders. However I've not seen anyone put this bullet in factory 17hmr ammo. The extra weight would help the 17hmr a bit.

BTW Hammer, Remington makes some factory 22 mag 33gr BT loads:

http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/rimfire/magnum_rimfire.asp

Perhaps this is what you are trying to accomplish with the Nosler Bullets? I think Remington is using Hornady bullets.

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I havn't YET found any primed 22 mag cases.

Quote from link in initial post:

Longing for an even lighter .22 caliber slug for greater velocity, I called James Calhoun, the Havre, Montana, bullet maker, and he talked me out of going to lighter bullets. After extensive testing with the .22 Cooper, Calhoun said he found the 37-grainer was the lightest slug for this diameter than would maintain good accuracy. He has tested bullets down to 30 grains.

“The bullets just started to get too short and stubby to have any aerodynamics,” said Calhoun. “We found the 37-grainer was just about as light as you could go and still shoot.” (end Quote)

Hand loaded 50 grainer, boattailed Ballistic tips will be my first test bullets, but may not be the final choice, not that far yet.

I don't want to be " Up to me arse in alligators and then realize my initial objective was to drain the swamp" Cry Cry Cry

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Old Buddy I believe you were sniffing the paint! You could accomplish what your wanting by getting a 22 Hornet and after you fired it, still have a re-useable case. I have heard of guy's doing this befor but the reasoning alway's escapes me. Think

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For lack of a rifle from which hornets do buzz, brave Hammer plods forward prodding a wee bit more bang from the fish he doth have.

Its an epic adventure. The net result isn't the point.

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it's just me vs 22 mag. The 22 Hornet would be the easy way out for me.

And Don, A whiff or two of paint every six or seven years won't hurt a fella. But I should seriously consider more ventilation in the bathroom when I am using the hair spray Think Think Think

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22 Hornet ammo is about as easy to find up here as 30-378 weatherby ammo. 22 mag is easy to find so I see where Hammer is going with this.... or I'm just as crazy as he is! Oops! Laugh Thumbs up

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Just because today I made a "potato gun" for my granddaughter and we're using cobs of cattle corn for higher velocities and flatter shooting doesn't mean I'm crazy.

But it doesn't do much to support my SANE THEORY either neener! neener! neener!

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Well I finally started loading(not reloading in conventional sense) the 22 Win mag.
This venture is certainly in "Beta Stage", basically increasing powder charge in increments of 5 %, 10 % etc and at this juncture using strickly 40 grain bullets( Hornady moly coated V Max) and a Savage 93 rifle with 1:14 twist.
I will eventually post the maximum powder charge I reached , but not now,as I don't want someone to rely on it as "safe" and get injured.
Any how, here's a pic of the 22 Super Hammer mag lol lol lol

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Hey buddy,

I have a bunch of 50gr and some 55 gr Herter bullets I doubt I'll ever shoot. Ya want them? Let me know and I'll send them off.

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Not familiar with those bullets at all, but the only ones that seat properly are boat-tail bullets. Other problem would be that my barrel twist is 1:14(most common) and50 grainers and above should be used with a 1:9 twist for stability.

But it is the thought that counts, my Friend.
Maybe I could interest you in a Good Woman, 5 ft 3 inches, 115lbs, brown hair, 54 years old, no sense of humor

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