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therhino 12-07-2010 03:58 PM

Used .22 brass...what to do with it?
 
What do you folks do with your used .22LR brass? Searching here in the fourm reveals that it's dangerous to attempt to reload. So, do you save it all up and sell it to a scrapyard or something? About how much do you have to save in order to make enough back to buy another box of ammo?

doctherock 12-07-2010 04:01 PM

Save it up and recycle it at a scrap yard.

Highpower 12-07-2010 04:17 PM

Make .223 bullet jackets.

ScottA 12-07-2010 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Highpower (Post 398677)
Make .223 bullet jackets.


Are you serious?

spittinfire 12-07-2010 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by doctherock (Post 398671)
Save it up and recycle it at a scrap yard.

Yep, that's about all it's good for.

GNLaFrance 12-07-2010 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Highpower
Make .223 bullet jackets.

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Originally Posted by ScottA (Post 398688)
Are you serious?

Yup. RCBS (Rock Chuck Bullet Swage) started out selling tools to make jacketed bullets by swaging lead slugs into fired .22 rim fire cases.

cpttango30 12-07-2010 06:54 PM

Yeah if you want crappy bullets that don't shoot for crap in anything.

whtsmoke 12-07-2010 10:47 PM

yes you can use 22 brass for jackets and yes i had a set of dies to do it over thirty years ago and tried it. went to the club range and emptied all the buckets from the indoor range,man i was going to make bullets. to say they shot a decent group would be a gross misleading statement, but lets take a look at why they make them out of 22 brass. years ago when you couldnt get copper bullets do to it being in short supply the varmit hunters turned to making them out of brass they worked but not that great. save your cases, cabbage onto them from your range and sell them for scrap.

Highpower 12-08-2010 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottA (Post 398688)
Are you serious?

I am serious. And don't call me Shirley..... :p

Corbin Rimfire Jacket-Maker Die Set RFJM-22

whtsmoke 12-08-2010 02:12 PM

Highpower I,m not saying they dont as I have used them, what I am saying us they dont shoot that good pr atleast they didnt when i was doing it. The brass case seems like it was too soft for a jacket and most bullet jackets are thicker than they are. Corbin makes good stuff but you dont cast your cores, at least on a 22 you buy your core material in the foem of a wire nade of lead as it is more consistent in makeup. There use to be alot of benchrest shooters that made thier own bullets in the past I'm not sure of anymore with the bullet makers out there turn out good stuff.
Berger puts out a quality product and I would not hesitate to use his bullets if i was shooting a match. I gotr started into benchrest shooting by two guys that knew what they were doing, they took a young kid under thier arm and showed him what to do, I had fun doing it but it got to the place where you were just doing things mechanically and methodically, the fun went away for me, by the wat the two guys that got me going were JC Malsby who did gun work and made some good bullets and a guy named Walt Berger who woukld have ever thought that.


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