The history of 22 rimfires started back in 1845; it was called 22BB. We have come a long ways since then. The modern 22LR has increased velocity, range, and power. The 22LR is the most popular and most used round in the world. It is also one of the most versatile. The biggest drawback to the 22LR is that it is a rimfire cartridge. This means that the primer is built into the cartridge, and the compound is spun into the rim which creates an enclosed primer. When the firing pin strikes the rim, it ignites the primer compound. When you bring up reloading 22LR or any kind of rimfire, you will get a million reasons why you cannot reload them or why it’s not economical. BUT history has shown us that 1) it can be done and 2) in times of ammunition shortages or self-reliance situations, humankind has made it work so that it is economical.
Siberian trappers that live in the bush most of their lives and are limited by law that they may only have 300 rounds of ammunition, have been using 22 reloading kits since the 1900’s. In America, during the depression, when money was tight and then there was an ammunition shortage due to WWII, we used these kits during and following the Great Depression. In those days people for the most part did not have a ton of guns and the few they had, they had to make it work no matter what. So, a 22LR reloading kit was a very useful tool. This knowledge was all lost over the years once we could all go buy bricks of 22LR for $10 to $20 dollars.
Reasons why they say it cannot be done: 1) re-priming takes very sensitive primer compound. Some of the original 22LR kits produced came with compound and some did not. We will show you in this pamphlet how to make your own and how it is readily available. 2) Getting the old primer ding out (this is actually an option that does not need to be done at all!). Some of the old kits came with a tiny punch used to knock out the primer ding. 3) Molding a bullet that is heeled. The 22LR has a heeled bullet. If you look at a 22LR, the brass is the same size as the bullet. The base of the bullet is smaller. This is the heel of the bullet (you cannot buy a commercial 22 caliber mold and use that bullet in a 22LR). 4) Crimping the very top of the brass and having a tool to do so.
We have put the 21st Century 22LR reloading kit together all in one tool and a pamphlet that shows you easily accessible materials and how to use them to reload your 22LR during those times of ammunition shortages, self-reliance situations, and/or restrictions.
All the tools you needs to reload 22LR
- Bullet Mold
- 2 Cavities
- Rim Cleaner
- Rim Packer
- Powder Dipper
- Powder Funnel
- Eye Dropper
- Complete Instructions
- Lifetime Warranty