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      Sgt. Mike
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      List your wildcat project

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      Sgt. Mike
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      Now the Why’s of doing this project:
      1 it is not practical, it only makes sense from a survivalist concept
      2 control over availability and quality of ammo, and ability to on occasion fire rimfire with minimum conversion i.e. swapping firing pin tip and bolt head.
      3 ability to load in rather inexpensive 22LR rifles.
      4 what is the exact minimum to make this work, can the hobbyist perform this and how. which parts will require a machinist or gunsmith

      Looking over cases looks like 22 WMR case dia at 22LR length will be practical that would allow a .009 to .010″ wall thickness. this would blow out the 22LR cases but they will shoot without issue I have fired 22LR in 22WMR. Not the greatest thing in the world but will work.

      Side note found this
      http://22lrreloader.com/
      allows reloading the rimfire 22

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      Well there was a thread stared but I can’t find it . .

      The 22*25acp has been done more than once. The latest version is the 224Montgomery ..
      Tim Montgomery is shooting instructor at LASCand ,Bulbury has his reamers and can do a contender etc barrel. RCBS has a die set catalogued with a part number.
      So at this point it is a matter of finding a donor .
      A couple of old links .

      http://bullet-blog.com/224-montgomery-2/

      http://www.saubier.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5040

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      No wildcat here. I just load .223 rem with 4.5 grains of Red Dot under the 55 grain Lee Bator boolit no gas check. About 1350 fps it is my reloadable .22 sub. My poor ruger 10/22 thinks I don’t love it anymore. Been stuck in the safe for 2 years.

      I did put 50 rounds through it last weekend sighting in a new scope. My 80’s era Bushnell Banner 3x9x40 finally died.

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      I had a similar thrill with the 222.

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      .224 Montgomery for those too lazy (or busy) to click on the hyperlink provided by Harter
      Cartridge Details

      • Year: 2009
      • Origin: United States
      • Cartridge Type: Rimless,Bottleneck
      • Application: Pistols Rifles
      • Bullet Diameter: 0.224 in” (5.69mm)
      • Neck Diameter: 0.252 in” (6.4mm)
      • Shoulder Diameter: 0.277 in” (7.04mm)
      • Base Diameter: 0.277 in” (7.04mm)
      • Rim Diameter: 0.298 in” (7.57mm)
      • Case Length: 0.62 in” (15.75mm)
      • Primer: Center Fire (Small Pistol)

      Another interesting concept:

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      Okay, you guys have to promise not to laugh too hard.
      This was my first try at building a gun totally from scratch. I did use a piece of 30-30 barrel but other than that…
      Sorry for the bad pics, I had a crappy camera at the time.


      This is basically a 38 special run full length into a 7.62×25 sizer die. I called it the 30 erin.
      The Lee 113gn Soup Can bullet fits the neck perfectally.
      I made the reamer out of O1 drill rod.

      Now that I have more experience with building things, I’d like to go back and do one on a Rossi 357 M92, or a Marlin 1894.

      This is an example of some of my better work. I’m not a machinist, just have a passion for gun stuff 🙂
      I was given a broken ejector for an old O/U 12ga. I started with a stick of 4140 and a week later had a part.






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