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Old 05-16-2006, 07:07 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

.62 at 600 yds....can't believe you're not trying different loads!
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:50 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

I found out about dusting bullets on my first prarie dog trip. Your right the 80 sierra,nosler,berger will boke tiny holes in prarie dogs. It won't hurt to clean often, but when your barrel gets hot it will hard on the 75 a-max. I shoot 22 cals out to a 1000 a good bit and you won't have any problems. The 75 a-max has a B.C of .475 according to my drop chart when you figure your shooting them at 3500 FPS, you would have to 6-284 with 105's to do the same thing. Fast twist 22's don;t get the credit they deserve. One thing that help you out more than anything is to but a muzzle break on so you can spot your own shots. You will shoot a dog at a 1000 with your stick, no worries [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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Old 05-16-2006, 07:53 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

The rifling angle presented to a bullet in a 22 caliber 1:8 twist barrel is the same as a 30 caliber 1:11 twist; 5.047 degrees. I don't think it's a fast twist as far as the bullets are concerned.

Bore condition may be the culprit if the bullet jackets are decent and thick enough not to crack from swaging in by the lands. Clean it good with stuff that'll dissolve/remove the powder and jacket fouling. Most any of the aggressive cleaners will do; Shooters' Choice, Sweets 7.62 or an old favorite is 28% ammonia mixed 50-50 with Hoppe's No. 9 bore solvent. One good thing is standard tooth paste mixed with light machine oil; dental pumice is the finest non-abrasive cleaning stuff there is.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:22 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

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got one at 973 last week with it which was about 20 yds short of the end of the pdog town , well it ranged between 967and 973 with the swaro so i called it 973 your right i dont think the fast twist 22s get enough credit
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Old 05-18-2006, 07:23 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

A good shooting fast twist 22 is hard to beat. With dry conditions you'll make 1200 to 1300 yards. I love 22 cals with brakes so you can spot for your self. Most of my spotters don't see the bullets hit the same as the man behind the trigger. When you shoot up those 75's try the 80 grain a-max they even better. Good shot more dead dogs to come.
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:26 PM
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Re: a-maxes coming apart???

As your throat gets a bit more ragged it will probably dust A-Max's faster.

Try the 80gr SMK or the newer 90's if they'll stabilize in you barrel. They don't have the same "red mist" performance but they are deadly.

I shot a groundhog @ 600yds the other day. He was only half out of the hole when the trigger broke. I saw a cloud of dust erupt when the 142gr SMK slammed into the ground, but no sign of any groundhog.

When I walked out to the hole I found a dead chuck which was drilled through the shoulders. Small hole in & out. Bullet just flew through and blasted into the ground. Chuck was quite dead though.
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