Isn't .222 mag the same as .223 remington? Will try to dig out my old handloading
books, but it seems I got it in my mind that the .222 mag was just a longer .222.PS found the books....NOT the same but close... sorry bob
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THESE CARTRIDGES ARE INTERCHANGEABLE!!! I have rifles chambered for all three of the above mentioned cartridges (as well as .204 Ruger) and trying to fire the wrong one in the wrong rifle can result in your face becoming part of the rifle! This is NOT a .22 S-L-LR situation! As eastbank noted, you can make .222 Magnun cases from .204 Ruger brass but as sure as you do, some one (maybe you!) will look at the headstamp and stick one in a .204 chamber. I say one because it will only take one to create a disaster! Why take a chance when .222 Mag. brass is still available--I just bought some .
Apparently I have violated the rules. My post #7 has been edited. I mentioned where I got the brass and even though no web site or email address was listed, I guess that's a no-no. Maybe I can say it came from one of the catalog dealers that specializes in reloading supplies. I also suggested that if loaded cartridges were what was wanted, that poster #3 said he had them. Even though I can't find in the rules where that's prohibited, I guess it is!
rusty, i just tried to put a 222 mag shell in my 204 ruger, if you can close the bolt it would cause a problem, but you can,t. i have used the 204 for 222 mags and they work fine and are cheaper to get. i bought 5 boxes of once fired 204 brass to use in my 204 and 222 mag for 8.00 for all five boxs at a gun show last year. as i don,t load for any one else or give my reloads away to any one, i see no harm in useing what is there and cheaper to use. eastbank.