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Thread: 22 TCM 9R cast bullet

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    Boolit Bub
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    22 TCM 9R cast bullet

    What is everyone using to load cast bullets in the 22 TCM 9R pistol or the 22 TCM rifle and pistol? I just ordered a RIA Mapp 22 TCM 9R pistol and also have a AR converted to 22 TCM using the ARguy's PPS-43 magazine conversion.
    Anyone use the Arsensal 22 cast bullet and powder coat it? Seems possible.
    http://arsenalmolds.com/bullet-molds...it=99999999999

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    Boolit Master
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    Check this page out. The 9R is loaded shorter with a lighter projectile to fit in Glock style mags. Its listed as a 39 grain projectile. NOE has 37, 39, 46, and 47 grain boolits that are much shorter, all gas check designs. If you are powder coating them, I wouldn't think the gas check design will hinder anything, but I'm sure NOE will cut a mold with a plain or bevel base for you.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Will the smooth sided bullet and powder coated stand up to 2000 FPS velocities?

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    Boolit Master
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    That has more to do with your alloy. I would also make sure yourbases were powdercoated. Ithink water dropped wheel weight would be sufficient with full coverage powdercoating.

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    Boolit Man
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    I use the noe 37 grain GC mold. I hi-tek coat them, load them with #9 powder at 10 grains. Very accurate out of my Rock Island 1911. They area little bit of a PIA putting GC"s on. I have not tried any with out a GC. I will say the Arsenal 22 mold is very interesting. I have a Arsenal mold for my 45 acp and the workmanship is great.

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    Boolit Mold
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    The problem is with the 22tcm9R is the tip of the bullet needs to be very short (as you and any any 9R owner knows), the bator used to work but they had to be milled, have the gas check removed and if I had to guess have the lube groves removed in order to fit properly. It seems like a lot of work (if you can even find someone willing to sell theirs to you) and at that point you might be better off just buying a custom mold. The good news is that I am also in the same boat as you. I got a 22tcm conversion but once my supply dries up I will need to start reloading my own (thanks California) Let me know if you get a group buy together I don’t have enough posts to start my own.

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    Boolit Mold
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    If we can’t get anyone else to join we could get it made by lee and split the 175 tool fee

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    Boolit Bub
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    I ordered the Arsenal 36 gr bullet as they stated the nose was .135 long. That should work out in the 22 TCM 9R pistol and hopefully feed OK in my AR conversion.
    ASAP

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    Boolit Mold
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    Let me know how it works

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    Boolit Bub
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    I received the Arsenal 36 gr mold in 5 cavity. My it looks good. I will get the casting equipment out and do a batch up. Haven't powder coated before so that will be a learning experience.
    The nose of the bullet looks just the right length for OAL specs.
    ASAP

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    Boolit Mold
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    Awesome and good luck with the powder coating (I’ll leave that learning curve to you.) Remember, if it ends up not working, you still have the lee custom option.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check