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Why I Make Them

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60 grain bullets made from 22 rimfire cases
 
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Years ago, the 22 Hornet, 218 Bee, 219 Zipper and the 219 Donaldson Wasp ruled the roost.  They were new and powerful, so their creators made jacketed rifle bullets from 22 rimfire cases.  It was an innovative solution that solved the problem of firing a bullet beyond the 1000 fps barrier imposed by cast bullets. 

In the 1940s, Speer and Hornady Bullet Companies started because Vernon Speer and Joyce Hornady created the tooling to make commercial bullet jackets from discarded 22RF cases.  The rest is history.

Since then, other bullet manufacturers have opened, which have given reloaders many choices. More powerful cartridges were created. As advances in bullet technology were made, more designs were offered. But are the older ideas obsolete? No!

These bullets are an eco-frendly, less expensive alternative.  Made from thin walled rimfire brass, my 60 and 65 grain bullets get a little help from modern technology.  They use an upgraded design combined with old fashioned dependibility. I redesigned the jacket -  it goes almost all the way to the tip - so chambering hangups are a non-event. The tips do not interfere with the feeding ramp.  They hit harder because of their rounded tips and larger frontal area.  They expand consistently because of the thin jacket walls.

The 60 grain bullet is tailor made for the 222 Remington and 223 Remington cartridges.  Because of its thinner jacket, this bullet is shorter overall (about the length of a 55 grain bullet) which means that it will stabilize in virtually all 1 in 14 twist barrels.

The 65 grain bullet is designed for the 223 Remington. It's a crusher, with its thin bullet wall and heavier weight. I designed it for coyotes, but you can use it against almost any varmint. The extra weight means it is better at bucking the wind.  It's bulldozer front end means it will hammer whatever it hits.  

 It's true! With a little help from modern technology, what's old is new and better by far!

Why I Use Bullets Made From Rimfire Cases
 
1.  Cost. They're cheaper than the other guys!

2.  Optimized design. Both bullets feature a unique meplat. They are effective at ranges out to 250 yards and works best when launched at 3000 to 3200 fps. 

3.  Recycling.  Reusing metal that was destined for the garbage.

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