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.22 TCM

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highest hits of the .22 TCM-sight
adjustment might be necessary.
Testing of the .22 TCM in the M22
TCM BA commenced from a bench at
100 yds. As can be expected, when
fired from the 22" barrel of the
M22, the .22 TCM makes tremendous
gains in velocity; in fact, it averaged
2752 f.p.s. for 10 consecutive shots.
Muzzle energy was 673 ft.-lbs., and
standard deviation was 23.
Shooting for accuracy, the M22
averaged 1.95" for five consecutive,
five-shot groups at 100 yds. The tightest group measured a very respectable 1.15", while the largest went
2.40". For varmint hunting at the
cartridge's maximum practical ranges,
such accuracy is sufficient. In a rifle
in which the cartridge isn't limited by
the constraints of a pistol magazine,
and where streamlined, polymertipped projectiles could be used, the
cartridge would really shine.
It must be noted that, though the
M22 fed fine, extraction was difficult
and ejection was inconsistent. With
the provided five-round magazine
in place, ejection was impossible; in
fact, after each shot the magazine
had to be removed for the case to
be expelled. When employing the
17-round HC version from the Tac
Ultra, ejection was far more reliable,
though still not perfect. It's my hope
that SAAMI approval is attained and
other arms makers bring to market
.22 TCM-chambered rifles, as the cartridge's full potential in a long gun
isn't currently being realized.
Gone are Newton, Ackley,
Roberts, and others, but, as Fred
Craig has demonstrated, the wildcatting spirit continues. Long live
the visionaries!
WARNING: Technical data and information contained herein are intended to provide information
based upon the limited experience of individuals
under specific conditions and circumstances.
They do not detail the comprehensive training,
procedures, techniques and safety precautions
that are absolutely necessary to properly carry
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