DurangoKid wrote:I made a few .22 TCM cases early on. Could not find my .224 reamer and was unable to complete the project correctly. The .22 TCM brass was very available and the factory loads are selling for $25 dollars a box. No need for the extra work making the brass.
I've been using a foster .220 reamer in my Hornady trimmer so I can trim to length and ream at the same time. I also run my completed rounds back through the sizing die. I was wondering if the .224 reamer would provide enough neck tension? I bought 100 TCM brass to compare. I made 1600 cases from .223 and 5.56 brass and have another 1000 .223 cases waiting to make into TCM. Have better luck with the cases that I made than with TCM. Load 11 gn. of 296 with no problems - cases show no problems. Use a socket in an electric screwdriver and drop the cases into a 5 gallon bucket (see "deal to anneal" for ideas. Will sort by head stamp to see which work best.
reload: TCM. .38 Special, .357 Mag, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45ACP, .44 Mag, .30 M1 carbine and (45-70 for 600 yard comp.)
Retired military and govt.agency
Primary carry is 4" S&W 686 with 2 extra 7 shot clips or a Para 7-45 with 2 extra 8 shot mags - thinking of adding a 5" Sig-Sauer Tacops 357 Sig.
NRA Life, pistol and reloading instructor