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Old 04-30-2011, 05:25 PM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

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I am curious what .22 cal rounds are out there that are in the catagory of a 22 hornet?
I am looking for a small centerfire with a light report. That would be capable of taking small game out to 150 yds or so.
Looking for something different. (I don't want a .223 and smaller than a 22-250)
I have looked at the 22 hornet, 218 bee, 221 firball, .222 ect..
Just wondering if there is something else I don't know about. I would love to see a photo line-up of the 22 centerfire rounds if anyone has one or knows a sight that has a photo on it.
Looks like maybe the hornet or 218 bee are the best rounds for what I am looking for....but maybe not?
Anybody out there have something else that's a neat little gun? or info on an easy build for a hornet/bee?

Do you reload? I would look at getting a .204r and having it re-chambered into a .20vt or buying a cooper or something along those lines. Fun little round, you can send a 32gr pill down the tube @ 3700 fps with 18gr's of powder. A great way to start a build is to buy a rem 700 box gun from sportsman's, walmart etc... $399.00 with a scope. From there you can throw as much or as little $$ as you want at it or build it over time. Stevens by savage is the same way, just more after market parts for a rem 700.

Go to www.sabuier.com these guys are all about small calibers.

Jon

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:36 PM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

I'll take it back its a barrel burner, unless you going to reload 223 wssm with 80 - 90 gr bullets. Winchester and Browning discontinued their production. Good thing there are plenty used ones so if you can find one you can rebarrel it for faster twist.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

Just got done testing a .221 I put together using a Stevens 200 and a Midway Adams & Bennet barrel preliminary results showed average deviations of 8 and 12 for the two loads that I tested with mv at 2887 and 2841...Both loads used Lil'Gun and Hornady 55 sx......The wind blew the heck out of my hundred yard groups but at least three were touching in both 5 shot groups....Report is sweet and recoil is virtually non-existant....A lot of load development to do yet but I think this one will go pretty fast.....This little .221 may be just what you are looking for...
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

I do reload and have looked into the 20 VT, What a burner!
Is the 221FB and 20VT's case the same diam. as the 204?
Are you suggesting I keep the 204 barrel on the rifle after the build or would I still need a new barrel?
If I wanted to stay with the 221fb, what would be the optimum caliber to start with for a build?
Thanks for the info
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:47 PM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

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I do reload and have looked into the 20 VT, What a burner!
Is the 221FB and 20VT's case the same diam. as the 204?
Are you suggesting I keep the 204 barrel on the rifle after the build or would I still need a new barrel?
If I wanted to stay with the 221fb, what would be the optimum caliber to start with for a build?
Thanks for the info
The 20VT is a necked down .221FB. so its the same case, you just use .221FB bushing dies to neck it down. If you buy a .204R you can just re-chamber the current barrel or buy a whole new barrel and have it chambered. The 20VT is a great little round, no recoil (you can see your hits) and easy on the noise. The barrel will last a life time, and is deadly on small critters out to 300 yards.

If your wanting a .221FB just by a rem 700 all ready chambered for it, decide if it shoots good enough for you and then make any changes you like after the barrel break in.

Jon
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:08 AM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

My dad has a 204 that I use whenever I want to so I'm more interested in a 221fb than a 20vt at this time. What my gun safe is missing is a centerfire 22 cal.
I have looked at a rem700 chambered in the round but was looking for a little smaller (weight/size) rifle.
I guess my question is this...If you were going to BUILD a 221 fb from a production rifle, what would it be? What chambering? 223?
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:19 AM
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Re: 22 Centerfire rounds?

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My dad has a 204 that I use whenever I want to so I'm more interested in a 221fb than a 20vt at this time. What my gun safe is missing is a centerfire 22 cal.
I have looked at a rem700 chambered in the round but was looking for a little smaller (weight/size) rifle.
I guess my question is this...If you were going to BUILD a 221 fb from a production rifle, what would it be? What chambering? 223?
Yes I would start with a .223, same bolt face. I would buy the big box rem 700 from wally world or sportsmans etc... keep the action and maybe the barrel (re-chamber) and toss the rest.

If your sold on a .22 cal, look into a .22PPC or .22BR, great rounds based on some great cases. great speed and barrel life, the down fall is you have to reload for them, no off the shelf rounds.

Jon
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