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    40 grain 4s ogive 22 cal from 22lr short!

    Found one of the bullets from a previous customer's die I put together. I pretty little 22 cal 40 grain bullet made from a 22lr short jacket with a perfect little 4s ogive nose profile. This would be a great little bullet and profile for a FN5.7x28 or the 22 hornet. Now if I could only acquire a lot more 22lr short brass


    Pictured with the 5.7x28 case











    and with the 22 mag case







    next to one of my 17 grain 17 cal bullet and a 22lr round





    Makes me want a small 22 cal!

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    would also be perfect for 22 TCM as well.

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    Yes the rifle version, this would be a great bullet for. But that 9mm length pistol 22 TCM 9r bullet.... I'm still working on that one with the short round bullet tip

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    That is awesome. I am an absolute noob when it comes to swaging. As in still just researching it before I decide to even make that jump.

    And the bullet that got me into looking in the first place is the one above. Manufacturers are stingy when it comes to 40gr. 22s. The ability to make your own would cut my costs down on shooting my FiveseveN to something approaching cheap costs.

    I do have one question regarding the brass used. Forgive my ignorance please, but could you just not cut down a 22lr to 22 short size if you have the proper equipment to do so?

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    Hello BT with this die how light could one go if you put a lighter core in?

    I'm working with a new wildcat in a pistol and trying to find spitzer style bullets in the sub 30gr range for it.

    Thanks, George

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    The pictured bullet above made from 22 short was completely full to get to 40 grains, still has a good amount of baring surface.

    I am certain if one trimmed the case a little or even just used less lead in the jacket already, it would be no problem for this die to make bullets approaching 20 grains, maybe even less.

    The die is capable of making as light as you want till there is hardly any barring surface left of the bullet and all that is left is the ogive nose profile, of course you will need a little barring surface, so..... I think you are only limited by how short of jacket you wish to use and how little of lead core...

    If one wanted bullets lighter then commercially available in 22 cal this is certainly one die that could do that!

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    Good to know! Thanks BT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminatus View Post
    That is awesome. I am an absolute noob when it comes to swaging. As in still just researching it before I decide to even make that jump.

    And the bullet that got me into looking in the first place is the one above. Manufacturers are stingy when it comes to 40gr. 22s. The ability to make your own would cut my costs down on shooting my FiveseveN to something approaching cheap costs.

    I do have one question regarding the brass used. Forgive my ignorance please, but could you just not cut down a 22lr to 22 short size if you have the proper equipment to do so?

    YES You can. I'm in the middle of making a batch (1500+) of 40g'rs for my Hornet. That's what I did.
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    That’s very interesting. You make those dies? I would be interested in getting to making me some 22 magnum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BT Sniper View Post
    Found one of the bullets from a previous customer's die I put together. I pretty little 22 cal 40 grain bullet made from a 22lr short jacket with a perfect little 4s ogive nose profile. This would be a great little bullet and profile for a FN5.7x28 or the 22 hornet. Now if I could only acquire a lot more 22lr short brass


    Pictured with the 5.7x28 case











    and with the 22 mag case







    next to one of my 17 grain 17 cal bullet and a 22lr round





    Makes me want a small 22 cal!

    Swage on!

    Brian
    Make a pinch trim die and cut 22LR brass!

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    Yeah, I bought a pinch trim die, and along with Brianís die has made several thousand 40gr loaded and shot through 5.7 with great results.

    Preferably, 22 shorts are ideal. Itís just hard to come across them in that volume, hence the trim die.


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