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25 BB Dies

victorj19victorj19 Member Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭
edited November 2013 in Ask the Experts
I saw a set of these for sale. 25 BB was clearly on the 2 die set. I tried looking for this round in the Wikipedia and it wasn't listed.

Anyone know anything about this round, what guns it was chambered in, etc.? I assume it is some sort of wildcat. I'm just curious.

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    stegsteg Member Posts: 871 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like it might be for a 1/4 inch BB - you know, the little round balls- like what used to fit in the Daisy air guns we all had as kids.
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    victorj19victorj19 Member Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by steg
    Sounds like it might be for a 1/4 inch BB - you know, the little round balls- like what used to fit in the Daisy air guns we all had as kids.


    Highly doubtful. The dies would be used for reloading a cartridge. I'm guessing that the cartridge has a shoulder since there are 2 dies instead of 3. However, there could be a die missing for a strait walled cartridge.

    If I recall correctly, BBs for air guns were .177"
    Jim
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    Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    According to PO Ackley's book there are a few .25" wildcats that start with B; there is one that is belted which may be the second b. Is it possible to get at least a ballpark shape of the cartridge?
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    victorj19victorj19 Member Posts: 3,642 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Ray B
    According to PO Ackley's book there are a few .25" wildcats that start with B; there is one that is belted which may be the second b. Is it possible to get at least a ballpark shape of the cartridge?


    Ray,

    It's not possible. The auction http://www.ebay.com/itm/190941105722?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 doesn't state the length. There is some interest in the auction since there are 5 bidders and the price is above that of common rifle dies.

    Your explanation does sound plausible IMHO.

    Jim
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