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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's 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
    Last edited by Pete Wass; 05-26-2018 at 06:52 AM.

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    XBR 8208 works also.

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    Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    have graduated to 30's but couldn't swear to it. Hey, if it's a laser, I'll give it a go.

    P
    still shoots a 6 PPC in VH, so does Skip Plummer

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    In Retrospect,

    I wish now IBS had limited VH to 6MM or less back when it was presented at one of the Winter Meetings. It would provide something more unique to do. Perhaps LV should be likewise. It is how UBR came to be, after all

    Shooting for perfection should be difficult. I'd be all over it now.

    Pete
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    Wink Shooting for perfection should be difficult. I'd be all over it now.

    Pete, time for your meds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    Having pretty much been against the grain most of my life, I love finding there gems.

    Pete
    Pete, I haven't known you all that long, 15-20 years?, but I've always looked to you for alternative opinions. There's nothing wrong with that. After all, at one time it was thought that the sun revolved around earth. And Randy, with my experience with doctors I'm not so sure if it's the mess or the lack thereof.

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    It's like living anywhere,

    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    Pete, I haven't known you all that long, 15-20 years?, but I've always looked to you for alternative opinions. There's nothing wrong with that. After all, at one time it was thought that the sun revolved around earth. And Randy, with my experience with doctors I'm not so sure if it's the mess or the lack thereof.
    10-20 years just ain't long enough to say ya know someone, like unless you are born in a place, you are an outsider, FOREVER.

    Spent about 5 days in the hospital last week believing the END was near. It ain't, not yet anyway. An earnest young lady Dr told me I was in fact having a heart attack. She and the well meaning Cardiologist she was shilling for were bof wrong. The worst part of the whole thing, and at least that Dr didn't lie when he said it was the worst part of the whole thing was the coli gen plug he rammed into my femoral artery OUCH X many times! Well, they at least got to use every machine known to man or beast but my back is sure suffering from 4 nites on them dern Gurneys they have now in lieu of beds!

    Pete

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    There is no enjoyable parts to being doctored upon.
    And then the bill comes. In my case it isn't as bad as it is for some what with VA and Medicare and Aetna.

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