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    My Ole 220

    It's been quite a few years since I messed much with CF rifles but have finally got my 220 Beggs running. Had to turn necks, which I was hoping not having to do but I did get 55 of them done. I don't have much for .22 neck turning stuff but found my old Marquart and a stem from a .222 die set to expand the necks.

    So, now for load testing and accuracy finding. The barrel is on an old 700 HBR rifle so it isn't the slickest tool in the shop. I have a bunch of errands today so don't know when I will get to shooting it. Of the recommended powders I have read about, I have only H4198. I also have Re-7, which I have used over the years in lieu of H4198, liking it better most of the time, nearly identical loads in the 30 BR, I have used.

    So, here we go. I will use a published load and work with seating depth, the way I have gone at things for years. I'll get back.

    This one is for fun. I am quite sure it won't compete with 30 BR's in HBR shooting.

    Pete

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    Oh sure, you say it won't compete but we know you better than that.
    You'll soon be declaring war on the Hills Brothers.
    Film at eleven.
    Good luck, Pete.

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    I've had good results with lt32.

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    I have read that

    Quote Originally Posted by mwezell View Post
    I've had good results with lt32.
    but I don't have a local source, I don't think and I don't want to give UPS a HAZMAT fee. If I find some, I'll try it.

    Thanks,

    Pete

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    I think the Hills

    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    Oh sure, you say it won't compete but we know you better than that.
    You'll soon be declaring war on the Hills Brothers.
    Film at eleven.
    Good luck, Pete.
    have graduated to 30's but couldn't swear to it. Hey, if it's a laser, I'll give it a go.

    P

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    220 Beggs

    My 220 Beggs would shoot just about any reasonable load pretty well.

    My best results were with Benchmark and 52 gr bullets. The LT powders weren't
    around in those days but some Beggs shooters think they're hard to beat.

    Gene made things more simple with the matching dies and reamer.

    The 220 Beggs is right in there with the 222 in the "easy to make shoot" world.

    A. Weldy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    It's been quite a few years since I messed much with CF rifles but have finally got my 220 Beggs running. Had to turn necks, which I was hoping not having to do but I did get 55 of them done. I don't have much for .22 neck turning stuff but found my old Marquart and a stem from a .222 die set to expand the necks. So, now for load testing and accuracy finding. The barrel is on an old 700 HBR rifle so it isn't the slickest tool in the shop. I have a bunch of errands today so don't know when I will get to shooting it. Of the recommended powders I have read about, I have only H4198. I also have Re-7, which I have used over the years in lieu of H4198, liking it better most of the time, nearly identical loads in the 30 BR, I have used. So, here we go. I will use a published load and work with seating depth, the way I have gone at things for years. I'll get back. This one is for fun. I am quite sure it won't compete with 30 BR's in HBR shooting. Pete
    RE-7 should work well, Pete - worked well in my .222s & .222&1/2s - the .220Beggs should be somewhere near .222&1/2. Keep 'em ON the X! RG

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    Hey R.G.

    Quote Originally Posted by R.G. Robinett View Post
    RE-7 should work well, Pete - worked well in my .222s & .222&1/2s - the .220Beggs should be somewhere near .222&1/2. Keep 'em ON the X! RG
    It's been awhile. I got to tell ya, I think the Re-7 has been an overlooked, great powder for a long time. I've had great results with it over the years. Perhaps it'a just too "common"???, obscure???. It seems to work pretty well in lots of stuff, a la the 4198. Having pretty much been against the grain most of my life, I love finding there gems.

    Pete

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    XBR 8208 works also.

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