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chris
05-21-2019, 10:24 PM
What is the best powder for br in the 222 rem with the 50 or the 52 gr thanks guys: rolleyes:

dmort
05-22-2019, 12:38 AM
What is the best powder for br in the 222 rem with the 50 or the 52 gr thanks guys: rolleyes:

BLC-2,4198 are old favorites.

Mort

lotech
05-22-2019, 07:53 AM
I haven't found a "bad" powder yet. Might add Reloder 7 and H4895 to the list.

Jerry W
05-22-2019, 09:37 AM
Many years ago I tried several powders, but Vihtavuori N133 was the most accurate and most consistent.

jackie schmidt
05-22-2019, 05:35 PM
Back in the '90's a lot of shooters used H322 as well as 133.

I have a original Remington 721 in 222, it likes either.

coyotechet
05-22-2019, 07:25 PM
Jackie you might mean 722:rolleyes:

jackie schmidt
05-22-2019, 08:05 PM
Jackie you might mean 722:rolleyes:

Yes,short action.
I bought it out of a pawn shop back in the early '80's

MilGunsmith
05-23-2019, 07:43 AM
I have a 722 also in .222. It only likes BL(C)-2 and 50gr bullets. It has the rear sight base bulge on the barrel.

1911Nut
05-23-2019, 12:52 PM
My 222 puts 5 Bartís 52g bullets in the 0ís and 1ís with N133

chris
05-24-2019, 03:03 AM
at what rang and how often

UncleB
05-24-2019, 04:50 AM
I have 2....222's, different actions, different barrel's, different scopes etc.
I did load development in 2 different years. In both my rifles N130 was the hands down winner, If I go pre loaded to the range my heavy 222 will out shoot my ppc at 100yds every time.

1911Nut
05-24-2019, 01:46 PM
at what rang and how often

5 shot groups at 100yds, most of the times till I pull one into the 2ís

Itís a Shilen barrel on a Savage target action with a 6oz trigger.

chris
05-24-2019, 08:14 PM
Gees that is good shooting boys What cases are you using and the primers are you neck turning THANKS
Chris

1911Nut
05-24-2019, 09:31 PM
Iím shooting Lapua brass with Federal 205M primers, the barrel has a .250Ē neck so I am turning necks to get 0.001Ē per side.

Iím seating to get ~ 0.008-0.010Ē from touching the lands.

martin zuck
05-24-2019, 09:34 PM
I have a 722 also in .222. It only likes BL(C)-2 and 50gr bullets. It has the rear sight base bulge on the barrel.

Your's is an early model. Barrels were 26" and there were two different weights. After that they brought out what they called a transition model with out the barrel boss and barrels were 24".

chris
05-25-2019, 03:13 AM
Who do you think makes the best barrel at this time for the 222 Rem PM me if you like

chubcobear
05-26-2019, 12:24 PM
PacNor. I have 2, both great.

Noth Fork
05-27-2019, 07:42 PM
I would say heart

chris
05-29-2019, 07:31 PM
I have 2....222's, different actions, different barrel's, different scopes etc.
I did load development in 2 different years. In both my rifles N130 was the hands down winner, If I go pre loaded to the range my heavy 222 will out shoot my ppc at 100yds every time. Thanks what is your HB 222REM made up of

Bob Blaine
06-04-2019, 10:55 AM
I had a chance to ask Mike Walker this question before he passed away several years ago. His answer was immediate and he recommended using IMR 4895. He said that the velocities will not be the fastest but it had been the powder of choice that he had used in the Remington Custom Shop for years as the "go to" powder for testing the .222 Rem. in the Remington Custom Shop rifles before they would leave. I thought that this had been worth testing for myself after talking to the man who had given all of us this fine little cartridge.

After testing it with the Berger 52gr. bullet and 50gr. Speer TNT I had found that he had been correct, at least insofar as my personal Deuce had been concerned! Velocities were around 200 fps slower than my two other powder choices that have excelled in my rifle and those two powders are RE-7 & N133 if I would not have any IMR 4895 to use.

All I can say is, Thanks Mike!

Bob Blaine

chris
06-07-2019, 08:44 PM
I was just thinking How long ago did you actually tested them powders
Their may be better powders available now

Thanks Chris

Bob Blaine
06-11-2019, 07:06 PM
Hi Chris,

The last time that I picked up my Deuce has been about three years ago. It is nothing more than a first year build Remington 788 and still has been giving half minute accuracy pretty consistently from the bench at 100 yards. I have some LT-32 that I would like to try with it simply because I have never tried it as of yet. I know from talking with Fred Sinclair from when I had worked at Sinclair that Fred had mentioned that he has shot a lot of 748 Winchester as another powder that I have heard used a lot from others.

Since I had tried IMR 4895 at Mike's recommendation I simply have not tried much of anything else since I have been so satisfied with the consistency of its performance in my rifle as Mike had predicted.

Bob

chris
06-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Bob I could not under stand why them 788 shot so well The bores were so bad . I was talking to one of our best BR gun smith when they hit the market
and he could not under stand why thy shot so well
We see a lot of N133 being used[ hear [ down under ] All old stock we can not buy it no more

Bob Blaine
06-17-2019, 10:55 AM
Hi Chris,

I had asked Mike about this as well. He had stated that most of what had been at play here has to do a lot with the action itself. It is a short, very stiff, action as compared to the 700 actions. The other attribute he stated had to do with a lock time that is even faster than the 700 action. He did say that the trigger could have been better but it had been of a "sufficient pull weight". I have scoped the barrel on this rifle and it is horrid looking but what I had seen is that most of the issues seen where all going in line with the bore axis. The only other things that have been done to the rifle is having to take a 1/4" off of the end of the muzzle and have it re-crowned and my gunsmith at that time had taken the pull weight down to an 18 oz. pull before he had passed away several years ago. It is needing to be freshened up but with him gone no one will redo it for me and I will be putting a Timney Trigger on it so that I can get rid of the creep that has cropped up since it had been re-worked about 4,000 rounds ago! Mike went on to say what had led to the demise of the 788 had been the fact that it did cost more to make than the 700. Remington has since sold the rights of the 788 to Pennsylvania Gun Parts and from what I had been told by them they have no plans to bring it back.

chris
06-18-2019, 03:18 AM
From what I remember it was a rear lock up The pin fall was very fast
But being rear lock up the cases stretched With a little over standard loads
Where they chamber in the 30/30 WIN Can not remember. When they cane on the market hear they where very low pieced May be half the price of the a 700 then
Thanks Bob