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    .224 75gr AMax

    94 x .224 cal 75gr Amax projectiles, require 1:8 twist......not the 1:12 I have :-(

    Prefer to swap for some BM2 or 2206H to be able to continue load development with the 60gr Partitions I have.

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    Did you try loading them? How did they go?

    Im really interested just how badly these things could possibly shoot out of my tikka 22-250

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB View Post
    Did you try loading them? How did they go?

    Im really interested just how badly these things could possibly shoot out of my tikka 22-250
    Only fired 2 x 3 shot groups (hence the 6 missing from the box) and one 'group' was 6+ inches, while the other was several feet....going through the target board sideways. At which point some serious head-scratching took place and a cleaning rod put up the barrel to confirm a 1:12" twist, and not the 1:8 that I had ordered.

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    Bloody hell! That'd piss you off getting sent the wrong barrel. Sorry to hijack thread - didn't realise it would be that drastic an effect on accuracy.

    I'm trying to wear my barrel out so I can get a 1-8 - Might take a few thousand more rounds.

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    No problem at all. This rifle has been a project for the last 8 years, so I'm not sure if it was the gunsmith or barrel manufacturer that cocked up. It puts 3 different factory loads from 55gr to 64gr (including cheap Barnaul) into pretty much the same POI with 1.5" spread, but I haven't found anything really spectacular for it. I thought it was well overdue for a smoking 75 or 80gr Amax load, as that was the original intention with it, and hence the 1:8.....now having a slight change of direction after the most recent enlightenment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqhoon View Post
    94 x .224 cal 75gr Amax projectiles, require 1:8 twist......not the 1:12 I have :-(

    Prefer to swap for some BM2 or 2206H to be able to continue load development with the 60gr Partitions I have.
    Take it back and get it swapped over. It's covered under consumer guarantees act

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    Forget that might be a bit harder then I was thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqhoon View Post
    94 x .224 cal 75gr Amax projectiles, require 1:8 twist......not the 1:12 I have :-(

    Prefer to swap for some BM2 or 2206H to be able to continue load development with the 60gr Partitions I have.
    Hi,
    I've got a surplus of Sierra .224 55gr BlitzKing projectiles, would swap 150 of those for your 75gr Amax if that's of interest.
    Don't have any spare BM2 or 2206H but have some CFE223 if that would work for you?

    I realise its not quite what you're looking for but no harm in asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckdog View Post
    Hi,
    I've got a surplus of Sierra .224 55gr BlitzKing projectiles, would swap 150 of those for your 75gr Amax if that's of interest.
    Don't have any spare BM2 or 2206H but have some CFE223 if that would work for you?

    I realise its not quite what you're looking for but no harm in asking
    The BlitzKing projectiles are something I'd considered trying, so sounds fair to me. Are they #1455 stock no?

    I'll do some research on the CFE223 also, as I just realised that there may be restrictions on sending powder. What part of the country are you in?

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    Yes, they are #1455 projectiles.

    Shipping powder can be an issue. I'm north of Auckland, where are you located?

 

 

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