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Old January 19, 2013, 05:34 PM   #1
horatioo
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how hard would it be to make a 22 bullet?

Would the brass part be hard to make? I would think that is pretty low technology. Is brass hard to work with. I dont know much on this subject. I assume the metal part is brass. Could it be made out of steel?

Would the rim fire part of the process be hard to do?

I'm just curious how it would work.

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Old January 19, 2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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Here's a short video, showing CCI's rimfire operation in Idaho -

Manufacturing 22 rimfire ammunition

There is quite a bit to it.

The problem with using steel instead of brass is that it is tougher to deform, so would probably have trouble with primer ignition at the rim.

Yes, inserting the wet pellet of primer compound and evenly distributing it around the rim is one of the "arts" of the process.
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Old January 19, 2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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The problem with using steel instead of brass is that it is tougher to deform, so would probably have trouble with primer ignition at the rim.
Not only that, but the firing pin striking steel instead of the usual brass rimfire case would shorten the life of the firing pin significantly.
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