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Unread 12-09-2006, 07:05 PM
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22 dasher

Hello all! I have decided to rechamber my 223 to a 22 dasher. I understand I can hope for 22-250ai velocity with 22br accuracy? My question is there a reason not to go this route? Also where mite one locate a reloading die set for this caliber? Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated,

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    Unread 12-09-2006, 07:43 PM
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    Re: 22 dasher

    Caliber = 22
    Cartridge = 22Dasher

    It would be a fun cartridge, but you'll need custom dies, and accurate barrel life will likely be ~1300-1500. So I'd get 2 barrels finished for it.

    Accuracy is an abstract from barrel to barrel, regardless of cartridge.
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    Unread 12-09-2006, 08:10 PM
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    Re: 22 dasher

    Thanks for your reasponse. Do you know of any manufacturer that may have this caliber on hand or is it really that obscure? I guess what I'm saying is this something a gunsmith would have to duplicate from a fire formed round I provide, or is there any standardization for this round at all??? Thanks again for your time,

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    Unread 12-10-2006, 02:23 AM
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    Re: 22 dasher

    hi m8
    you have probably all ready seen this but if not

    http://www.6mmbr.com/22BR.html

    http://www.6mmbr.com/board/board_top...7675/71151.htm

    http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek030.html

    thanks
    Colin
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    Unread 12-10-2006, 09:34 AM
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    Re: 22 dasher

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    Do you know of any manufacturer that may have this caliber on hand or is it really that obscure?

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    The 'caliber' is 22. It's a common standard.
    No, you can't buy 22Dasher ammo at Walmart. It's a wildcat.

    Don't take it wrong, I'm trying to help you.
    You need to pick up a reloading book and learn the basics. Then, research wildcat cartridges. Earn the knowledge.
    Then, when you ask questions, and people take the time to answer them, it won't be a complete waste of time. You won't frustrate a gunsmith, wanting something beyond your understanding. And you won't waste time and money in a failed rifle project.

    99% of what you'll get from this cartridge is knowledge. You'll realize this once you've made the ammo successfully. And I would recommend you do so before spending a dime on a rifle for it. If nothing else, so you'll know what to order.
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    Unread 12-10-2006, 10:27 AM
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    Re: 22 dasher

    If you are having a custom rifle built 22-250 AI accuracy will be the same as 22br accuracy. The 250 will be MUCH more user friendly as far as dies and available information. When you get a rifle built on either make sure you are specific on what bullets you are focused on and make sure the barrel and chamber are setup for those bullets. If you want to shoot VLD/ULD style bullets a short throat reamer that is setup for 55 BT/VMAX style bullets will really eat up case volume. Decide on brass and check the dimensions on some loaded rounds and make sure the neck diameter is a good fit. If you really want to shoot long range seriously consider steping up in caliber. The 6mm's are quite an advantage but that's just my opinion!!! Good luck with your project, get lots of info before you send your cash off.
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    Re: 22 dasher

    Cdog,

    You will have to have the boltface opened up meaning the base of a 223 isn't the same size as a 22-dasher -22-250 etc..That's not a big deal of coarse.
    You might consider a 223 AI.There are many great components for the 223 and fireforming is as easy as loading up some fullhouse 223 loads and shooting them while breaking in the barrel.You can get dies no-problem -several makers have them sitting on the shelf.
    There are many things that go along w/benchrest accuracy expensive shooting rests -benchs-scopes barrels -reloading equipment-etc-ect..
    A 223AI will shoot on the heels of a 22-250 and is very accurate w/low recoil -simple yet cool.Best of luck w/your choice and let know what you choose.-Mike
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