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Thread: 222 55gr ADI powder choices?

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    223 and not 222 but 2206 or winchester 748 work great (and meters awesomely,like BM2) in both the wee case and the 308.

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    748. Marriage made in heaven like HH on a playmates breast. Outstanding with 60gr Hornady.My mate whom I load for gave some to his mate. Took a rest closed his eyes and head shot fallow stag 180m in head.Using a Vixen.
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    25gr 2208 (compressed load) + 55gr HDY SP w/c at 3025fps - previous owner's data for a Sako L461. I shot a fair few goats with this load. Currently using 24gr W748 + 55gr Sierra SMP with good accuracy.
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    I have used 2207 and 2208 in several rifles. 19.5 grains of 2207 under 55 or 60 grain Horndy's have been good in three .222's so far. A max compressed load of Varget as well.

    What are you calling pressure signs in your .222? IF you are getting pressure signs with starting loads of 2207 of you have a real problem shooting anything I woud have thought, including factory ammo.

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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    What are you calling pressure signs in your .222? IF you are getting pressure signs with starting loads of 2207 of you have a real problem shooting anything I woud have thought, including factory ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur McBride View Post
    What are you calling pressure signs in your .222? IF you are getting pressure signs with starting loads of 2207 of you have a real problem shooting anything I woud have thought, including factory ammo.
    cant remember off top of head, if it was the primers an the bolt lift, or just the bolt lift or just the erradic grops.

    i might re visist the 222 load soon.. an throw some other powders in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WireWorking View Post
    I generally use 2206h but am interested in the results from BM2. I use 2206 with 53gr hornady, 60gr Barnes and 70gr speers and have good results and velocities with all of them.
    @WireWorking just out of curiosity how many gr of 2206h are you running behind the 53gr projectiles?

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    I am using 22gr of 2206H, Fiocchi primers hornady projectiles and Lapua cases. The velocity is fairly pedestrian but this load shoots amazingly well out of my CZ 527, for a rifle with a shoelace for a barrel it is still competitive out to 300m

 

 

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