I have a lot of saved 22lr casings but I think reloading them would be way to much trouble. It sounds like an explosion waiting to happen also. Maybe I will melt down the casings into brass ingots for sale.
When I was a kid, we never got fireworks. We got dynamite fuse from grandpa's shed, laid out a short piece of it on an anvil, then hit it with a hammer. It made a most satisfying bang, but the object was to see who got the most distance from the anvil with the hammerI think I blew it. In six years I sold 55 gallons of 22 brass for scrap. Now I am stuck buying factory loads. I guess it don't matter anyway, because I shoot way faster than I could reload.
I see an add in Backwoodsman magizine, to buy everything you need to reload 22s, for $74.95. 22 mags, a bit higher.
Thing I will stick to, cash, and carry.
I remember using fired 22 brass to make fire crackers, sort of. Put a wooden match head in a 22 case, pinch top shut, lay on an anvil, and hit with a hamner.
At that rate about every 2 lbs of brass would get you a new box of ammo.Buster,
I just looked up the scrap metal price for yellow brass as of 12/20. It is $1.74 a pound. Of course it does not include ingots but only scrap. So if you sold ten pounds you would get $17.40. I wouldn't start melting yet.