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22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby buckeye43210 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:57 pm

Looks like Lee and Hornady are now making custom die sets for the 22 TCM:

Products listed in 22 RIMFIRE

Lee Precision Die Company has made a 3 Die set for those of you who want to load your own 22 TCM ammo.


Hornady 22 TCM dies arrived today

If you need a set, call Ben Syring at Hornady...
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby Sevens » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:40 pm

Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
Now I just need brass, those component slugs (no idea where on the planet OTHER than Armscor to get them) and I need those dies and some load data and I should probably get the pistol, otherwise it's kind of pointless!

To summarize, I currently have:
--powder
--primers

I'm just about there! :P :lol:
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby buckeye43210 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:13 pm

I've seen one of the pistols on display :-)
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby Sevens » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:10 am

There are two options for the pistol part of the equation.

You can get the Rock Island, which seems like a serviceable unit, though nothing to inspire awe -- but at that price point, and including two barrels, I couldn't find it in me to complain. It seems like a helluva value if it runs and doesn't fall apart.

The other option intrigues me a bit more... Fred Craig, the brains behind the cartridge and the pistol that is designed around it also builds his own .22 TCM 1911 pistols at his place in Nevada and shows them on his (not all too friendly nor helpful) website at under a thousand.

I don't know the quality of the man's work, and I don't know the details of the pistol he's offering -- if it's just a rubbed-on RIA or if he's building them from the ground up. But at the price, I'm awfully interesting in finding out.
I like to swap brass... and I'm looking for .32 H&R Mag, .327 Fed Mag, .380 Auto and 10mm. If you have some and would like to swap for something else, send me a note!
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby buckeye43210 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:19 pm

Sevens wrote:There are two options for the pistol part of the equation.

You can get the Rock Island, which seems like a serviceable unit, though nothing to inspire awe -- but at that price point, and including two barrels, I couldn't find it in me to complain. It seems like a helluva value if it runs and doesn't fall apart.

The other option intrigues me a bit more... Fred Craig, the brains behind the cartridge and the pistol that is designed around it also builds his own .22 TCM 1911 pistols at his place in Nevada and shows them on his (not all too friendly nor helpful) website at under a thousand.

I don't know the quality of the man's work, and I don't know the details of the pistol he's offering -- if it's just a rubbed-on RIA or if he's building them from the ground up. But at the price, I'm awfully interesting in finding out.


According to his website, the parts are made by Rock Island in the Philippines, and he does the final assembly (fitting).

All Micro-Mag pistols are rough assembled in the Philippines by machinists I personally hired and trained. Once they arrive here I fit the 22 Micro-Mag barrel and do all the finishing aspects of the gun.
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby Brian D. » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:43 pm

I saw some of the .22 TCM loaded ammunition for sale in a shop last week. Thought it might make a nice collectible if the round doesn't catch on but figured someone who has one of the guns already needs the ammo more than I do.
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby glocksmith » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Thanks 4 posting this. I had never heard of a .22TCM ...what a crazy looking round - I almost thought it was a joke. This got me thinking about the Russians -they took the 9x19 and created a high pressure round using 80gr and 63gr bullets to get 1900fps. I'd be curious to know about the velocity and pressures produced by the .22TCM.
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby mreising » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:03 pm

Brian D. wrote:I saw some of the .22 TCM loaded ammunition for sale in a shop last week. Thought it might make a nice collectible if the round doesn't catch on but figured someone who has one of the guns already needs the ammo more than I do.

I saw those same rounds and had similar thoughts today.
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby Sevens » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:27 am

.22 TCM advertises a 40 grain bullet at over 2,000 FPS.
The bullets are pistol specific and available only from Armscor at this time -- but I look at it and wonder if you took a 40 grain V-Max and yanked the plastic tip out with a pair of pliers if you could get it to jive!
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby shortland » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:41 am

i think im going to but the hand gun and what ever else they come out with
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Re: 22 TCM Reloading Dies

Postby buckeye43210 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:05 am

Midsouth has 55 grain 22 Bator bullet molds that might work in the 22 TCM.
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