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Reply #30 - Mar 8th, 2016 at 1:09am
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Reply #31 - Mar 18th, 2016 at 8:05am
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We'll that didn't work. Actually found a load this Vixen doesn't like!
Loaded those 70 grain Speers over a full case of 2208 and it spat those bullets all over the piece of paper.

Throttle is back on again.
  
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Re: 222 loads
Reply #32 - Mar 21st, 2016 at 1:28am
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63 sierra semi pointed with 23 or 24 grains BM2 behind it. I think with a 1-14 twist barrel it will need speed to stabilize so not sure how a slow load will go.
  
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Reply #33 - Nov 19th, 2016 at 10:00pm
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Finally got the Fox 222 sorted....not sure how I managed this group at 100m... but I'll take it!
  
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Reply #34 - Nov 20th, 2016 at 11:29am
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Ahh now Paddy, thats a real clover leaf!
  
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Reply #35 - Nov 22nd, 2016 at 5:17pm
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Finally got the Fox 222 sorted....not sure how I managed this group at 100m... but I'll take it!

  
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Reply #36 - Nov 22nd, 2016 at 10:01pm
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Carlsen Highway wrote on Mar 18th, 2016 at 8:05am:
We'll that didn't work. Actually found a load this Vixen doesn't like!
Loaded those 70 grain Speers over a full case of 2208 and it spat those bullets all over the piece of paper.

Throttle is back on again. 


I've got an old Speer manual with the .222 loads for the 70grn. Would you like a copy of the page?

One powder listed is W760 which I thought was strange.
  

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Reply #37 - Nov 23rd, 2016 at 10:16am
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G'Day Fella's,

Carlsen Highway, I assume that is more to do with the barrel twist of your Sako.
Iirc, it probably is a 1in 14" twist and you are going to require a faster barrel twist than that, to stabilise the 70 grainers.

The Creeper, my standard .222 load for small fluffy things (Rabbits, Crows etc), is as follows;
Sierra 40grn HP (part # 1385)
Lapua Cases
21.5 grns of ADI AR-2207
CCI BR4 primers

This load has a chronographed velocity of 3700fps out of my old Tikka LSA 55's 600mm barrel.

Hope that helps

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Reply #38 - Nov 27th, 2016 at 5:18pm
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BC, yes I would be interested in that page of your book on the 70 grainers. I am told they are supposed to stabilise in a 1:14.

I have discovered that Barnes 53 TSX will shoot into no better than a 2 inch group at 3020 fps but will kill stags as dead as a .30/06 will, but now I have found the Barnes 50 grain TSX.

I loaded the 50 g TSX with 21.0 grain of 2207 / H4198, set deep in the case, and shot five rounds into an inch, and with velocity of 3210 fps so I reckon this might be the deal.
Except for the bullets being so goddamn expensive. It's almost like buying real-sized ammo.
  
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Reply #39 - Nov 27th, 2016 at 8:18pm
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shot with the sako vixen trusty 222 (rebarreled) and 70 grn speer, not a great test for the 70grners but they did the trick!!!.

Had the ammo loaded up for me, here's the ingredients 70 grn Speer, 21.6 grns 2206h, OL 53.4mm, cci small rifle primer, was accurate, went BANG and big things fell over  Smiley


2 pigs at 150m, 1 behind the ear and other in the neck/front of shoulder


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shot between the peepers at under 10m


both shot under 15m

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Reply #40 - Nov 27th, 2016 at 9:04pm
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Woah, that's a nice stag.
Great work.
Whats 2206H in American terms? Is that H322?
Is your new barrel a 1:14 twist ?
  
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Reply #41 - Nov 28th, 2016 at 8:53am
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2206H is the same as H4895
  
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Reply #42 - Nov 28th, 2016 at 7:21pm
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OK. I am picking H4895 would have much the same results as IMR4895 and Varget which I have used in the .222
  
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Reply #43 - Nov 28th, 2016 at 11:59pm
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http://www.adi-powders.com.au/handloaders/equivalents.asp
It should be as much as any cross reference is reliable.
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Re: 222 loads
Reply #44 - Dec 4th, 2016 at 8:20pm
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Interesting topic, as I am also hand loading for my 1:14 Twist .222 and looking for a 50gr bullet suitable for hunting.
Lets drop out the all the 50gr Varmint bullets and Barnes and all the 55gr bullets so that narrows things down to only a handful.
I so far have only tried the 50gr Priv Partizon SP ( before using I had to weigh bullets and group them into bunches of same weight) ended getting ok groups at 100yrds and they mushroom well tested on wet phone books.
That leaves the 50gr Rem PSP and keen to try also the 50gr Hornady SP (Spire Point) #2245.
Also trying to find some 50gr Norma Soft Point (Product Number) #20157112, Norma site says they are still listed but in NZ the trail goes cold.
Keen to hear of any other 50gr hunting bullets to try.
  

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