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Thread: forming 22tcm

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    Boolit Buddy Littlewolf's Avatar
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    McPherson, KS

    forming 22tcm

    what can 22tcm be made from. ive read 223/5.56. what say 9mmx23 Largo or 9mm Styre?
    im asking because thoughts of buying a RIA in said chambering have entered my mind.

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    Boolit Master

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Lynn Ma
    Watching the video made me sea sick. Awfull lot of work to make the case and I'd worry about neck thickness surprised that neck reaming isn't needed.

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    Boolit Master
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    Eastern WY
    I've made 218 Bee from 32-20 and 256 Win from 357. Both are like actually working and NOT FUN. 22 TCM from any 9mm or 223 sounds like a whole lotta NOT FUN.

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    Ammo Supply Warehouse has new brass.
    It is $17 a hundred. Cheap enough to get your project started.
    Even cheaper if you buy more.


    If you are set on forming it from something else it is just time and effort.
    I am sort of interested in the cartridge myself. Being so short there are a lot of firearms it might be used in. Cheap fun to shoot too.
    Last edited by EDG; 01-25-2020 at 07:47 PM.

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    Southeast Louisiana
    I would suggest that you buy brass if you can get it for 17 cents a piece. I think it would be easiest to form from 7.62 x 25 which is not all that hard to find.

    I guess if you like the chore and want to save money you could use .223 brass.

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