Originally Posted by jmsbigsmooth
Well its not a caliber that I would really choose for anything, the only reason im inquiring about it, is because I just bought a 40X in this caliber that i'm planning on refurbishing. I always wanted a 40X and when this one came along for $50, I jumped ALLLLLL over it! So, to do the gun justice for collectability sake I thought i'd ask question about it. Thanks for your info!
On LRH their is also SMALL GAME HUNTING and VARMINT HUNTING sections. I'm not sure who would move your question over to that section and I'm sure if it was important they would of done it by now.
The Rem 40x 222mag was made with 1/14 twist barrel and Rem furnished two test targets with 5 shot group in each target average groups would be in the low .2's. The test loads was 26.5gr/IMR-4895 with 52gr Berger bullets and they gave no velocity with data. Them made a 40x also 40XBR that was etched on the action plus options including 2oz factory trigger. Early 40x had blue barrel then SS with wood stocks later synthetic. They also made 6x45 (6mmx223) and 6x47 (6mmx22mag) some 40x were set up for standard scope bases plus Unertal.
At $50 not sure how you got it that cheap. the value of the 40x is in original condition normal wear and if you start redoing stock etc your value may just be in the action. Nothing to say barrel wasn't set back and new chamber cut lot of unknown to a buyer. I sold last of my 40x's couple years ago and my last one to sell was the 6x47 40X.
After I sold the 40x's only factory rifle I kept was the Rem 722 in 222mag also had one build on 700 action with Lilja barrel.
I've got 40x action that use to build a 223AI.
Well good luck