Barrels and Dies are also available for the .14, .17, and .20 Cal versions
The preliminary load data is done, all the loads are from a 10" Contender barrel 10 shot strings average velocity. All the loads are production loads from a 5" BBL in the CZ-52 10 shot avarage.
10" BBL 5” BBL
30g – 2782 2513
33g – 2733 2500
35g – 2721 2478
40g – 2596 2200
45g – 2470 2170
50g – 2424 2080
53g – 2362 2000
55g – 2302 1985
60g – 2228 (Too long to fit in the magazine)
The 60g spire point bullets are too long for use in the CZ-52. To get them to fit into the magazine they take up too much space in the case and reduce the volume to a point where only low pressure loads can be used. Load data is available from us and we include a basic copy in the die set. We'll be expanding the load data and sending a revised copy to everyone who purchased the barrels and dies.
What's really impressive to us is that the velocities on the lower weight bullets are running the same as a .22 Hornet out of a 22" barrel.
Point of note, the FN Five-SeveN reports 2200FPS from a 5" barrel with a 27g bullet, the .22 Reed Express is able to push a 45g bullet at the same speed from the same length barrel.
.22 Reed Express
Barrels were available initially for the CZ-52 and were a drop in component, however due to manufacturing complications they are not available at this time. We are working on bringing back the CZ-52 barrels as well as getting them made for both the 1911 as well as the M-9 (92FS).
The .22 Reed Express is based on the 7.62x25 case necked down to .22 caliber, and the shoulder blown forward. Applications include target, varmint, and small game hunting. T/C barrels are available at this time and can be ordered in the online store along with dies.