http://www.ebay.com/itm/22TCM-7-62x25-3 ... Swc0FUnF3I
and a tiny chop saw from Harbor Freight.
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-mini- ... 62136.html
It's well worth the money. Watch the video at the bottom of the ebay post.
I anneal the cut off shells before forming.
The best way I've found without spending a lot is by dropping the case into a Craftsman 3/8 drive 10mm deep socket. Just enough sticks out to heat the part that will be reshaped. I hold the socket in a vise grip and heat the tip with a propane torch, just until it starts to turn pink. Not Red! Then I drop it into a pan of water, to keep the bottom from getting too hot.
Then I lube it on an RCBS pad and feed it into the regular LEE 22 TCM sizer die.
If I don't anneal, I split too many necks, maybe 2 out of 3.
Collyer wrote:I have tried to make tcm 22 but I get a seam in the neck from the vent hole in the sizing die. Maybe I am not annealing them long enough. Have you had this problem.
Yes, but it doesn't affect the cartridge, so I don't obsess over it. I plan to hone the sizer. It is just a tiny burr, but haven't done so yet.
Factory brass is cheap as brass goes, and the fellow offering formed brass for $15/100 has got to be a little crazy to offer them that cheap. But sometimes crazy is good -- I think I'm living proof of that.
Still, I hate to let all that semi-scrap brass become real scrap...