How Is 22 LR Ammunition Made?

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Have you ever wondered how .22 ammo was actually manufactured? Join 22Plinkster on a factory tour of CCI and Speer and see the process take shape:

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7 thoughts on “How Is 22 LR Ammunition Made?”

  1. Excellent video!
    NOW I know how 22’s are manufactured. A LOT more to it than I ever imagined. Takes longer to manufacture than it takes me to burn through a brick. Makes you appreciate the product more.

  2. This was very interesting. I’m so glad that this video was made. I had no idea how it was done, but now i’m well informed.

    Keep up the good work.

    Is there such a thing, as an exploding .22 bullet on impact?

    1. I would think BATFE would call an exploding bullet a destructive device subject to control under the NFA.

    2. I don’t think there is such a thing as an “exploding” bullet in 22 LR.
      (if there were such a thing, they would be ILLEGAL)
      I know there are fragmentation rounds in larger calibers. but they don’t “explode” they split apart into smaller segments and cause a larger wound channel.

  3. Thanks for this informative video. I never knew what was involved in the process of 22LR ammo. Great work Plinkster. I’d love to visit there some day. Makes my plinking more informed.

  4. Excellent video! Where do they get their lead ingots? From what I was told the United States closed our last lead mine a few years ago.

    1. From lead SALVAGE !!! Every time someone recycles a car battery or sells old lead pipe to a scrap yard it is refined and sold on the used lead market. It is also imported from CHINA, where the lead mines are running full tilt !!!

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