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Old 01-14-2014, 03:19 PM
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Re: 22x47 Lapua

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Now it is not uncommon for 22x47 shooters to use Lapua 22-250 brass to form cases.
While I realize that Lapua brass is far superior, buying 300 Lapua anything doesn't sound fun to me. In the long run, yes, it is going to be better and I will use it in my more accurate long range loads.

But what does it take to make once fired 22-250 brass into 22x47 brass? Just to get a good amount of brass for prairie dog hunts lapua brass isn't really economical.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:50 PM
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But what does it take to make once fired 22-250 brass into 22x47 brass?
You will have to push the shoulder back about .115", trim the case, and fire form it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:43 PM
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Re: 22x47 Lapua

Would I need to order a die specifically for the 22x47 or would a guy be able to push the shoulder back with, say, a .22-250 die with .115 taken off?

I definitely need learn more about sizing brass to custom chamberings before considering this.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:31 PM
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You will need custom loading dies for the 22x47 Lapua and you will need custom case forming dies to push the shoulder back on the 22-250 cases.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:26 PM
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Re: 22x47 Lapua

Nothing you're talking about doing with a wildcat is inexpensive. If you're looking to save money by using this round then you're not going to do it. Also you seem to be hung up on the "efficiency" of the 6.5x47 Lapua case. It is efficient, when it's shooting 6.5mm bullets. Neck it down to .22 and it's pretty overbore so efficiency goes out the window. You're not going to get any better barrel life out of it than a regular 22-250 AI and certainly not more than a regular 22-250, whoever told you otherwise is full of it. You're going the long way around the mountain to end up with what is essentially a 22-250 AI with slightly less case capacity. You're going to have to get custom dies and a custom reamer none of which is inexpensive then you say you don't want to pay for Lapua brass because it's too expensive. It seems like you're wanting to get out cheap (no problem with that), but what you're wanting to do is going to end up costing you a lot more in the long run than going with the regular 22-250 AI which you can buy off the shelf dies for and for which most decent gunsmiths have a reamer. Even cheaper would be a regular 22-250.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:21 PM
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You will need custom loading dies for the 22x47 Lapua and you will need custom case forming dies to push the shoulder back on the 22-250 cases.
Do you think it would be possible to use .22 br dies with a spacer? The only difference in the chamber that I am aware of is the .38 difference in length, though I am not quite sure about the shoulder angle.

.22 BR are far more available and my next barrel would likely be chambered in that.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:46 PM
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You're not going to get any better barrel life out of it than a regular 22-250 AI and certainly not more than a regular 22-250, whoever told you otherwise is full of it.
Well the several posts on here from people that actually shoot the 22x47 would say much different.

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You're going the long way around the mountain to end up with what is essentially a 22-250 AI with slightly less case capacity.
That actually is another thought of mine. In the article benchracer posted them mention doing exactly that. Running a 22-250 ai die in something like .500 short and then shortening a 22-250ai die that much.

In reality though this post isn't about which chambering, rather, about dies for 22x47 lapua.

When I talk about efficiency, being able to reach the same velocity with less powder is what I am thinking of.
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