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I've been working up a load for the CZ-52 using 46g .224 bullets in a 22/30 sabot. Velocity estimates are around 2000fps. The question I have; would folks be interested if I offered these things for sale? I'm including a picture of the round compared to a 9mm luger.
 

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Originally posted by radekaster
would folks be interested if I offered these things for sale?
but it would be catering to a highly specialized market that is wary of names it doesn't recognize :target:
 

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Awesome...I would be interested if put out by someone I can trust...I got 5 hungry CZ52's to feed. :D
 

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Re: Accuracy

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What kind of accuracy are you getting?
Not sure yet.
I'll be taking some experimental loads to the range tommorrow, first to chrony and then to test for accuracy. I'll report back.
 

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Originally posted by radekaster
Hmm. So how do I cultivate your trust? :)
Hmmm. Furst box of ammo free? :cool:
 

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Hasn't Shaun done something similar?

I think to manufacture ammo professionally you may need some sort of FFL, but I'm not sure.
 

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Heres a novel idea LD...try minding your own business sometime...might work out for you....
 

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Battle Rifle is correct, you MUST have an 06 FFL to manufature and sell ammunition. On the same topic, we have created a new round called the .22 Reed Express. It is a 7.62x25 necked down to .22. The test barrels are on the way, and we will begin load development. You'll basically get the same idea of the 22/30 sabots, just with higher velocitys and much better accuracy. The conversion will be a drop in barrell and nothing else. I'll let everyone know when we are ready to start shipping them out.
 

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I'd like to see ballistics, but that sounds pretty cool. I could see it competing with the $800 FN-57's 5.7mm round.

Perhaps it could be made to work in 9mm pistols as well. That could really reach a lot of people.
 

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Battle Rifle is correct, you MUST have an 06 FFL to manufature and sell ammunition.
Thanks for pointing that out. And here I was, dumbly, about to commit a felony. Well, I'll just have to GIVE the stuff away.
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Originally posted by BattleRifleG3
I'd like to see ballistics, but that sounds pretty cool. I could see it competing with the $800 FN-57's 5.7mm round.

Perhaps it could be made to work in 9mm pistols as well. That could really reach a lot of people.
Yes, FN-57 rounds were the inspiration here.

I'm not sure how a 22 bullet in a 22/35 sabot (if you could find a source) would work in 9mm luger since the 9mm case is so short. By the time you got the required OAL, you'd have very little case capacity for powder.

You can see the beginnings of my experimentation at http://r_aster.home.mindspring.com/firearms/ld_7_62x25.htm
See the table nearest the bottom of the page, and the associated charge-weight to velocity graph. Until now, I've only had time to build up a load with Bullseye powder. Though I'm getting good velocities (1900 fps) the velocity variance is a little higher than I'd like. I'll be trying with AA#5 and Power Pistol next.
 

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Originally posted by jarcp
Battle Rifle is correct, you MUST have an 06 FFL to manufature and sell ammunition. On the same topic, we have created a new round called the .22 Reed Express. It is a 7.62x25 necked down to .22. The test barrels are on the way, and we will begin load development. You'll basically get the same idea of the 22/30 sabots, just with higher velocitys and much better accuracy. The conversion will be a drop in barrell and nothing else. I'll let everyone know when we are ready to start shipping them out.
Please let us know when you have test barrels and reloading dies available. I'm very interested.
 

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Originally posted by radekaster
Thanks for pointing that out. And here I was, dumbly, about to commit a felony. Well, I'll just have to GIVE the stuff away.
;)
Anyone know the legalities of producing ammo not for financial profit, but in exchange for large quantities of cookies? ;)
 

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Originally posted by BattleRifleG3
Anyone know the legalities of producing ammo not for financial profit, but in exchange for large quantities of cookies? ;)
Well, 18 U.S.C. 923 (a) says " No person shall engage in the business of ... manufacturing ammunition ... until he has filed an application with and received a license to do so from the Secretary."

The key word being "business", i.e. commercial or mercantile activity engaged in as a means of livelihood. Now, one can argue whether producing small quantities of some commodity for sale is (will be) enough to provide for a means of livelihood, and hence whether 18 U.S.C. 923 (a) explicitly prohibits the manufacture of "hobbyist" quantities of ammunition for resale. Considering that the $30/year FFL-6 licence is cheaper than an argument with a federal judge, I have no doubt as to the pragmatic/practical conclusion.

Note that the definition of money (green, gold, cookies, etc.) is immaterial to the discussion. :)

But it is clear that "donations" would be exempt from the above. :)

[Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, so my legal advice/analysis should be held in the same regard as that given by your dog]
 
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