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04-26-2008, 11:54 PM
I read the post on the Hornet plinker and noticed a couple of you gents use the same thing I do, namely fit a shotgun primer to the case - I find doing it this way I can push a 22 air rifle pellet from the bottom up into the case neck so there is no deformation of the skirt.
I have attached a couple of pics as I have trouble with explanations.:-D
Works really well with the feral pidgeons we get here and is no more noisy than my air rifle.
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
That is so slick!! I will give it a try, Thank You!!
04-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Learn something new every day!!
05-07-2008, 08:32 AM
Will this work with .22-250? My dad says he is getting too old to pump his Benjamin-Sheridan.
05-07-2008, 09:17 AM
What a slick idea!
I have long used a standard primer and air pellet in my 22 WCF. Always a fight to load the pellet.
I will have to check to see if I have enough room for a shotgun primer.
Thanks so much.
As has been said, you learn something everyday.
05-07-2008, 09:30 AM
Interesting! What is the diameter we need to drill to?
05-08-2008, 05:01 PM
ForneyRider - should work with any of the 22 centerfires as long as they can take a shotgun primer - the 22 hornet for example is too small.
Scrounger - I am not sure what drill size I used now - I have had this floating around for a couple of years. I reckon I would have picked something to give me a sliding fit - the primers are not tight and pop out pretty easily. From memory I used a lathe to put the bevel on but I would think that a larger drill bit would suffice.
When I get home I'll measure the hole and post the size.
05-08-2008, 10:13 PM
Short of having a lathe for beveling the mouth of the drilled out primer pocket ..... a good sharp case beveling tool should suffice.
05-09-2008, 12:30 AM
Gents, hole is a 'C' size letter drill - 0.242".
Good point Three44s - pretty much anything that would allow the little skirt part of the shotgun primer to seat flush will do the trick.
05-09-2008, 09:25 AM
How do you seat the primer? Thanks this is too cool!!!!
05-09-2008, 01:36 PM
The primer is just a press fit with your fingers - 'cause there is no powder and your shooting a light pellet there is little backthrust on the primer.
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