To begin, our Mil-Spec No. 35 / 50 BMG primer provides the most reliable, consistent ignition. It’s built to military specifications above all and specifically designed for use in 50 BMG most importantly.
- Specifically designed for loading 50 BMG
- Built to military specifications
- Provides extremely reliable, consistent ignition
Military-style semi-auto rifles seldom have firing pin retraction springs. If care is not used in assembling ammunition, a “slam-fire” can occur before the bolt locks. The military arsenals accomplish this using different techniques and components—including different primer sensitivity specifications—from their commercial counterparts. CCI makes rifle primers for commercial sale that matches military sensitivity specs that reduce the chance of a slam-fire when other factors go out of control. If you’re reloading for a military semi-auto, look to CCI Military primers for example the 50 BMG
Effective slam-fire prevention requires more than special primers. Headspace, chamber condition, firing pin shape and protrusion, bolt velocity, cartridge case condition, and other factors can affect slam-fire potential.
- Mil-spec sensitivity
- Initiator mix optimized for ball/spherical propellants
- Use the same data as CCI Magnum primers
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Also, CCI made the first mini-mag rimfire ammunition in 1963, and in 1975 developed the Stinger, a high velocity .22 Long Rifle product.
CCI was founded by Dick Speer (brother of Vernon Speer, who founded Speer Bullets) in the early 1950s.
They make use of modern non-corrosive and non-mercuric initiator mixes for the cleanest burn possible above all.
CCI 209m Primers are more sensitive as well as easier to seat than older CCI primers after that and are made for smooth feeding in automated equipment too, however.
Furthermore, in early 2020, CCI introduced 14 new products in fact most importantly.
- Easier to seat than ever before
- In the same way Non-mercuric and non-corrosive
- Notwithstanding Clean-burning initiator compound
- Also Improved sensitivity for critical-need loading
- Both-and the larger sweet spot for guns that produce off-center strikes
- For most handgun cartridges requiring a small pistol primer
Rimfire ammunition is a type of firearm metallic cartridge whose primer is located within a hollow circumferential rim protruding from the base of its casing after that. When fired, the gun’s firing pin will strike and crush the rim against the edge of the barrel breech, sparking the primer compound within the rim, and in turn, ignite the propellant within the case. Invented in 1845, by Louis-Nicolas Flobert, the first rimfire metallic cartridge was the .22 BB Cap (a.k.a. 6mm Flobert) cartridge, which consisted of a percussion cap with a bullet attached to the top. While many other different cartridge priming methods have been tried since the 19th century, only rimfire and the later centerfire cartridges survive to the present day with regular usages. The .22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge, introduced in 1887, is by far the most common ammunition in the world today in terms of units sold, however.
A centerfire cartridge is a firearm metallic cartridge whose primer is located at the center of the base of its casing (i.e. “case head”). Unlike rimfire cartridges, the centerfire primer is typically a separate component seated into a recessed cavity (known as the primer pocket) in the case head and is replaceable by reloading.
In other words, Centerfire cartridges have supplanted the rimfire variety in all but the smallest cartridge sizes. The majority of today’s handguns, rifles, and shotguns use centerfire ammunition, with the exception of a few .17 calibers, .20 caliber, and .22 caliber handgun and rifle cartridges, small-bore shotgun shells (intended for pest control), and a handful of antique (and mostly obsolete) cartridges.
Handloading, or reloading, is the process of making firearm cartridges and assembling the individual components (case, primer, propellant, and projectile), rather than purchasing mass-assembled, factory-loaded ammunition.
The term handloading is the more general term and refers generically to the manual assembly of ammunition. Reloading refers more specifically to handloading using previously fired cases and shells. The terms are often used interchangeably, however, as the techniques are largely the same, whether the handloader is using new or recycled components. The differences lie in the initial preparation of cases and shells; new components are generally ready to load, while previously fired components often need additional procedures, such as cleaning, removal of expended primers, or the reshaping and resizing of brass cases.
The 22 Long Rifle or simply 22 LR (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR) is a long-established variety of 22 caliber rimfire ammunition originating from the United States. It is used in a wide range of rifles, pistols, revolvers, smoothbore shotguns, and submachine guns.
In terms of units sold it is by far the most common ammunition in the world today. Common uses include hunting and shooting sports. The 22 Long Rifle is effective at short ranges and has little recoil making it ideal for training.
Also, Snake shot (also commonly known as rat shot and dust shot) refers to handgun and rifle cartridges loaded with small lead shots. Moreover Snake shot is generally used for shooting snakes, rodents, birds, and other pests at very close range. The most common snake shot cartridge is a .22 Long Rifle loaded with a No. 12 shot. From a standard rifle, these can produce effective patterns only to a distance of about 3 meters (10 ft), but in a smoothbore shotgun (or garden gun) that can extend as far as 15 meters (50 ft).
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Take Your Pick
To begin, don’t panic most importantly. Take a breath and relax. Hunting with a rimfire is supposed to be fun. That can’t be the case if you’re already stressing about the load you plan to run through your favorite rifle. The first step is simply identifying the animal you’re going after. Let’s dive in.
Varmints like coyotes and foxes are a favorite target of the rimfire crowd. Keep this in mind: A mature male coyote can push the scale north of 45 pounds, and though coyotes are thin-skinned, they’re one tough critter. If calling song dogs close is your plan, a polymer-tipped bullet is a perfect choice. The sleek nose of a polymer-tipped bullet improves ballistic coefficient and boosts downrange accuracy. A polymer tip also helps initiate expansion as the bullet enters the animal. This creates a devastating wound channel, and often the bullet won’t exit. Those who skin and sell hides will appreciate this fact. So, look to CCI’s VNT 17 Mach 2 and V-Max 17 Mach 2 when coyotes are on the agenda.
Another great coyote-killer is A17 Varmint Tip. Designed specifically for no-jam feeding in the Savage Arms A17, this 2,650 fps round also functions flawlessly in any bolt-action 17 HMR. Fitted with a Varmint Tip bullet, rapid expansion is guaranteed.
While any of those 17 HMR coyote rounds will also prove devastating on fox, those who regularly pursue red, gray and other fox species often prefer a varmint-style 22 LR round like the Mini-Mag HP 22 LR or Segmented Hollow Point 22 LR, which breaks into three equal parts on impact to carve a trio of wound channels.
Those looking to dispatch varmints in traps should consider the 27-grain Short Hollow Point. This 22 Short round promises great expansion and is a solid close-range varmint load.
Small Game Getters
Those seeking to fill the freezer with squirrels and rabbits, or even tasty game birds like grouse, need look no further than 22 LR. This affordable round has a legendary reputation in the small game world and has been used by successful rimfire hunters for decades. When you load with CCI’s Copper-22, you get a 21-grain, non-lead hollow-point bullet leaving the muzzle at 1,850 fps. Other solid 22 LR choices include 22 Suppressor and Quiet-22 Segmented HP.
Of course, if you’re of the 17 HMR faction and want to tote your rifle on small game sojourns, go for it. A polymer-tipped round is not a staple to consistent to success, and you’ll have no trouble dropping a mess of fur and feathers with a small game round like Gamepoint 17 HMR.
Pests like prairie dogs and other small rodents are a favorite of the rimfire crowd. For prairie dogs, ammo choice all comes down to time of year, hunting pressure, and your objective. If you’re hunting in May and June when April-born newbies sit on holes oblivious to danger, a 22 LR or 22 Short will work just fine, especially for those seeking action inside 100 yards.
If the goal is to sit down on sticks or a bench and do some long-distance pest-busting, a 17 HMR is awfully tough to beat. Another instance where the 17 HMR shines is when hunting pressured towns. You’ll need to be able to make long shots if you plan on posting a solid daily body count. A polymer-tipped 17 HMR round is ideal.
Remember, when it comes to hunting with a rimfire, keep it simple. Know the game you’re after. Understand the landscape and likely shot distance. Then, go have fun!