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Old 12-04-2003, 07:27 PM
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caliber choice

Hey everybody- I have a Rock 12 twist .224 barrel begging to be built into a sod poodle rifle. I like the 22-250 Ack. Imp. but was considering the new 223 WSSM. What do y'all think?
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:39 PM
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Re: caliber choice

if u plan on shooting single shot[which u would have to do with a ackley anyways] the 22br is a great choice,22-250 velocities w/o the extra 10-15 grs. of powder giving better barrel life,great brass no fireforming,although u would probably have to turn necks.in my last 22br i was getting 3150 with the 75g amax out of 26" tube and the loads were mild.my 2-dave
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Old 12-04-2003, 07:41 PM
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Re: caliber choice

p.s i know u only have a 12 twist but thought i would put the amax info in there to add more appeal,with 50g b-tips i was getting 3850fps quite easily with fantastic accuracy-dave
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:35 AM
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Re: caliber choice

I am in total agreement with 6BRGuy, the 22 BR is an Excellent choice. VERY accurate.

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Old 12-05-2003, 07:50 AM
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Chris Chris Chris.... you sound more like me everyday.. not so sure that's a good thing.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Although.. I like the 22-250 AI.. I'm dying to see someone build a 223WSSM! As I think you remember... [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

But we have had our problems with guinea pigs!

The 22-250AI would probobly burn that barrel quick though! As would the 223WSSM

I have to lean towards what 6brguy said...I have taken quite a few guys to a dog town with a 22BR and all of them were amazingly accurate even in the wind...
But then again they all turned the necks too!
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:43 AM
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Re: caliber choice

6BRGuy,
Why do you think Ackley's have to be single shots? I have built several of them and they all feed from a variety of mags.

Actually I have two barrels, but I wanted to know if the buzz has passed on the WSSM. Don't here much about it anymore.
So go with the tried and true 22-250 or the newest, latest, greatest WSSM.

Not interested in the BR as I will sell this after playing with it a little and the 22 BR would be a little harder to sell. Plus you can't buy 22 BR at WalMart.
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Old 12-05-2003, 09:17 AM
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CM--cant buy a 22-250 ack at walmart either--i would vote 22br as well, but 22-250 ack would get the next nod--although, now i see you want a PD gun and have a 12 twist--now i vote 223 for volume shooting.

A wssm on the pd town oughta kill that barrel in one trip.

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