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.22 REM Jet Brass

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tom unler, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. tom unler

    tom unler Member

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    Greetings all.
    Does anybody know of a source (within our community) for .22 Jet Brass?
    I have checked auctions and all the major suppliers, but would prefer to buy/trade here before going to a commercial supplier.

    I picked up a SWEET T/C Contender, mid 1970's MFG. Original owner, only fired about 25-30 rounds.... PRISTINE!!!!!!
     
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  2. 280shooter

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    Good luck.. the 22 Jet went out with rug beating. I.would buy new brass where ever I could get it,,I have a 10 in, 221,, I bought new brass 30 years ago.and still have it to this day.
     
  3. tom unler

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    There are still plenty out there, but I would rather network than support big business.
     
  4. Lost Sheep

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    Make your own"

    What are the chances you could find a set of forming dies? The 22 Jet was originally made by necking down .357 Remington Magnum cases.

    Lost Sheep
     
  5. GT1

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    New forming dies are available, pricey though.
     
  6. witchhunter

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    You could make em from .357 brass, but sooner or later brass will be available. 280 shooter, love my .221 also, 40 gr. Sierra HP at 2700!!
     
  7. tom unler

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    Found brass to be plentiful at Reedsammo. The shells are perfectly formed, well annealed and even have a 22 REM MAG headstamp.

    Just loaded a batch using 45 gr. Hornet bullets in JSP and JHP over WW-296. Recipe calls out 12.3 gr. for a velocity of 2,400 FPS.

    I'm going out to beat some rugs as soon as the weather clears.

    Thinking back, this was easier to find than .22 LR ammo on a store shelf!
     
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    Let us know how it shoots, I have always been interested in the cartridge, I thought the Smith 53 would be all that!
     
  9. tom unler

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    Once the weather clears a bit and the range dries out, I will take her for a spin.
    T/C has a reputation for accuracy, so its a matter of tuning up the round to perfection.

    The S&W 53 was plagued by Case Set-Back, otherwise a fine revolver. I have seen several for sale in my neck of the woods, but cant justify $1,000 while I still have other, (more practical) things on the bucket list.
     
  10. squariel

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    Anyone still looking for brass?

    I just bought a bunch of brass that included about 500 pieces of .22 Rem Jet brass. I also have ~90 rounds of handloads. All brass/ammo has either .22 Rem Jet or .22 Rem CFM headstamp.

    Email me with questions or photos.
     
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    You haven't lived till you see and hear the 22 RJ go off. There a gent that goes to my club that has a Model 53 8 3/8' I believe and the muzzle blast and ball of flame from the thing is quite impressive.
     
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