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    222 Reloading

    Can anyone list the dies needed (and NOT needed come to that) and any other bits required to reload the 222 Rem, Heard its a fairly easy calibre to reload for and dont want to spend money on bits that are not necessary, Had a quick search but nothing really came up.
    I take it dies from the usual suspects (Lee, RCBS etc) will be ok ?
    Thanks.

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    hi there you;ll need a full length die and a seater give us a ring 01263 732740 i have all here ready tog o
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    Plenty of general reloading info here: Ammunition reloading video tutorials by ammosmith.com - ammosmith.com
    About the triple deuce: Home Page
    I use Lee dies. CCI primers and Vit 130, Nolser BT 50gr.
    I have a surplus seating die by Bonanza/Forster.

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    For accuracy 22.2 grain of H322 give superb performance out of my .222
    with a 52g Amax.

    That's a hot load so the usual applies.

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    I am confident that you could use a spoon and a hammer and still get accurate .222 loads!

    I have not managed to produce any ammo through the course of load development for 50, 52, 55 and 60gr that is not less than 1/2-3/4" at 100yds with any charge level and 3 different primer and powder combos!
    Its actually a struggle to choose the best one!

    as said FL and seater die will do you.
    But IMHO get a neck sizing die as well.
    Saves your brass from overwork and you may even squeeze a little bit more out of the ammo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I am confident that you could use a spoon and a hammer and still get accurate .222 loads!

    I have not managed to produce any ammo through the course of load development for 50, 52, 55 and 60gr that is not less than 1/2-3/4" at 100yds with any charge level and 3 different primer and powder combos!
    Its actually a struggle to choose the best one!

    as said FL and seater die will do you.
    But IMHO get a neck sizing die as well.
    Saves your brass from overwork and you may even squeeze a little bit more out of the ammo
    Whats the best make of Spoon and Hammer to use ?
    Seriously that sounds excellent, I don't like fussy calibres which has had me having second thoughts on a 204 Ruger, This sounds likes its an easy Calibre to load for and very forgiving, im starting to like the sound of it more and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    But IMHO get a neck sizing die as well.
    Saves your brass from overwork and you may even squeeze a little bit more out of the ammo
    Agree with the neck sizer as my experience of reloading a LOT of 222 ammo is that the length of the neck makes it prone to work hardening which then leads to splitting. Annealing the neck will assist too>

    Agree re the ease of reloading, I use N120 at less than 20 grains for 52gn hollow point Sierra, Hornady, 50gn Norma soft point (VERY old stock of these...) etc. (incidentally, 52gn HPBT match & Mr Fox seem to get on well together ).
    Last edited by Donkey Basher; 26-12-2013 at 21:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey Basher View Post
    50gn Norma soft point (VERY old stock of these...)
    do you have many of these left?

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