.222 Brass?

Cy*N1de said: I just bought a .222 off the EE and now need to find some brass and dies for this cartridge. :D Anyone know where the best place for brass is and possibly dies? Will only need 100 brass for now.

b*ffdog said: . The .222 Remington brass, dies and components are a standard item, and almost any good gun shop may have them in stock, or can order them for you very easily. Wholesale Sports, or even (shudder) Cabelas list them as standard items. . .

P*thfinder said: Ive been mulling over ordering brass..maybe even Lapua from Hirsch Precision but Im cheap and ended up reforming some 223 I had laying around. We will see how that works out.

L*ngwalker said: The cheapest .222 brass that I have found was also pretty good stuff - some old Gevelot, "made in Sweden" brass sold by Higginson's. It is listed on their website under Winchester components.

Cy*N1de said: I checked Lapua site but they didn't list it. Want it for Coyote's so not fussy whether it's Win or other as I do not need Benchrest accuracy for this one. Will check at wholesale tonight.

W*nnipeg Toymaker said: I used the pickup brass from the range. all .223 and reformed. excellent results if i say so myself. any brand will do. And i like the free end of it too. and plentiful from the AR shooters.

P*thfinder said: I checked Lapua site but they didn't list it. Want it for Coyote's so not fussy whether it's Win or other as I do not need Benchrest accuracy for this one. Will check at wholesale tonight. Yeah, i wouldnt' bother either for coyote hunting. but it is available http://www.lapua.com/en/products/sport-shooting/centerfire-rifle/13 Something like 70 plus ship and tax for 100 pieces.

B*nished said: Hi Richard; Peter Dodson has Lapua .222 brass listed @ $77.00 per 100. Regards; Aubrey

Cy*N1de said: If I can form 223 brass them I am golden as I have probably 6000 or so cases at home.

B*nished said: If I can form 223 brass them I am golden as I have probably 6000 or so cases at home. Yes you can - plan to use lots of lube and much trimming.

B*nished said: If I can form 223 brass them I am golden as I have probably 6000 or so cases at home. I would try a few to see if you run into a donut problem.

Cy*N1de said: That......coming from an ex cop. Who has the donut problem here? :D Thanks Aubrey. I have the tools to remove them but I hate turning necks. LOL

P*thfinder said: I only noticed the doughnut on some of the RP brass i resized. The winchester and FC didnt' look so bad. a few other had some wrinkles in the neck but that should come out on firing. Imperial sizing wax worked well and the trimming was not so bad with my forster lathe.

B*nished said: That......coming from an ex cop. Who has the donut problem here? :D Thanks Aubrey. I have the tools to remove them but I hate turning necks. LOL Thought when I turned in the badge and the gun the problem would disappear - it didn't.

d*ad meat said: If i`m having trouble finding brass i`ll buy a few boxes of factory ammo then it`s fireformed to my chamber when i use it for sighting in a scope or whatever shooting i do. That is what i did for my 204 as the shop didn`t have any brass on hand when i bought the rifle. Sometimes it`s very informative to compare reloads to factory when cronographing.

j*squin said: I just bought a .222 off the EE and now need to find some brass and dies for this cartridge. :D Anyone know where the best place for brass is and possibly dies? Will only need 100 brass for now. If you can wait a bit, contact Henry at Budget Shooter Supply. Great guy to deal with and can get just about anything. He's on holiday until Jan. 2. Ellwood Epps may have some as well. :) Stuart

d*adeyes40 said: i just picked up some winchester federal factory loads.after i fired them i now have around 140-160 brass for reloading.was thinking about resizing some 223 range brass,how hard is it to do?how many times do you have to run it through the die? can it be sized in one pass?

*letheuo said: I posted a wtb for dies and brass on the ee the other day. GOT two offers for both with in an hour. Can't say enough about how great the guy was. Pm me for the other guys name who I didn't buy from. I just bought a .222 off the EE and now need to find some brass and dies for this cartridge. :D Anyone know where the best place for brass is and possibly dies? Will only need 100 brass for now.

pr*sper said: You can form them from 223 with a little effort. It really helps to anneal the neck/shoulder first, and get the lube right - too much and you get wrinkles, with too little, you get lots of other sorts of troubles.

Cy*N1de said: I put ad in EE and have 2 reply's including a local one for dies. Think I will get the dies locally and see how forming goes before buying brass.

*letheuo said: The guy I got the brass from said he had maybe 400 more (I bought 200 WW). I tried the 223 brass trick last evening and I could tell I was gonna break my lee press (bargain model I guess). If I form a bunch it'll take them to a buddies place who's got an old CH press. Think it could make 222 from 300WinMag brass without much effort.

Cy*N1de said: Well I picked up some dies off someone locally and ran 10 FC brass through the sizer, trimmed em and did a light neck turn to even out the necks. 4 of the 10 ended up with creases in the shoulders but hopefully will iron out when fired. Maybe annealing before sizing woulkd eliminate these creases (not lube dimples but full on creases in the brass). Found some Sierra 1200 40gr Hornet bullets in my box of goodies and have some 4227 powder in the cupboard. Now if the gun would arrive next week I will be off to the races.

Myst*c Precision said: If I can help, let me know... Jerry

P*thfinder said: The guy I got the brass from said he had maybe 400 more (I bought 200 WW). I tried the 223 brass trick last evening and I could tell I was gonna break my lee press (bargain model I guess). If I form a bunch it'll take them to a buddies place who's got an old CH press. Think it could make 222 from 300WinMag brass without much effort. that's too bad, what kind of lube are using ? I found 222 from 223 fairly easy in my Redding press. About the creases I was reading some Other threads (US boards) and some have resulted to buying an intermediate die to prevent them.

M12sh*oter said: Most 222 owners are often higher volume shooters. Not worth the hassle of forming 222 from 233 IMO. Plenty of new 222 brass availabe... Rem., WW, Lapua, etc.. Real nice round to shoot. Have fun.

sh*mmer said: I got 200 222 lapua brass from Mystic Precision earlier this year - i believe they were around $60/100.




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