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Old May 31, 2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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.25 calibre rimfire ammunition

Does anybody know if this is still manufactured anywhere, or is available from any supplier?
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Old May 31, 2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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Which flavor of .25 caliber rimfire?

There were several.

What gun is it for?

Most of the .25 rimfires were phased out between 1919 and 1940, but the .25 Stevens was pretty popular and apparently saw a few production runs through the 1950s.

I don't think however, that any has been made since then.
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Old June 1, 2010, 04:27 PM   #3
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AFAIK, there is no .25 rimfire being made. Around 1950, a friend had a .25 Stevens pump gun and even at that time had a hard time getting ammo though I think it was still in the catalog. Not long after, it disappeared, I guess forever.

Some .25 rimfire guns can be lined to fire .22 LR, but trying to do that to a gun like that pump would not be practical.

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Old June 7, 2010, 05:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for your input Mike and Jim.
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Old June 13, 2010, 01:38 PM   #5
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There IS .25 rimfire

AND it even hangs out in the old ammo haunt

the HARDWARE store
the "power" cartridges for concrete nail guns range from .22 to up to .30?? maybe even larger, so you can make a type of cartage if you want to, a collector of obsolete pistols has the how-to on his website, ends up much like a black powder load with the bullet separate.

.25 rimfire is a common size
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Old June 13, 2010, 01:52 PM   #6
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HOLY CRAP NO!

Power tool cartridges do NOT use gunpowder of the kind that is suitable for propelling a cartridge! You put a bullet in front of one and at the very least you're going to blow the rim off the case.

At worst you're going to shear the breech block right out of the gun.

Most of the .25 cartridges never made the transition from black powder to smokeless.

Even if they did, they were for use in rifles that were never known for their great strength.

DO NOT attempt to roll your own using power tool cartridges! Especially not the powder that is in the power tool cartridge!
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Old June 14, 2010, 04:31 AM   #7
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Mike, I'm pretty sure what these folks do is empty out the cases and put black powder in there. They're just using the tool cartridge cases as a means to get a primed case.

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Old June 14, 2010, 08:09 AM   #8
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OK, that would make a lot more sense, and be a lot less injurious to shooter and gun.

I've actually heard of people doing stuff like this before, always with interestingly bad results, but they're using the powder in the power cartridges.
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Old June 14, 2010, 09:45 AM   #9
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so you are telling me there are 30 caliber rimfire cases available at Home Depot ???

as a reloader I find this interesting... I always assumed they were all 22's
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Old June 15, 2010, 04:36 AM   #10
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IDK, really saw it in passing, I know that my local lumberyard has 25 & 27 cal
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