Originally Posted by buckbrush
Wondering if anyone has an idea for a new build. I'd like to have a custom gun built.
It will have to be built around a McMillan A-3 Remington short action since I just acquired one in a trade. I was thinking a 22-250 ackley would be cool shooting the 75 and 80 gr A-maxes with a 1:8 twist. Another one I've thought of is a 260 ackley but there doesn't appear to be much selection for varmint bullets.
This will probably be a varmint gun more than anything. I'm open to all ideas. I'd sure love to do a big gun like a 338 RUM and try the new 250 Bergers but I am already setup for a short action build.
There are a lot of good 22 caliber rounds available and the 22-250 is a good one.
If your looking for a 22 cal to shoot the bigger bullets there are a few that would
have the case capacity for them and if your going to have it built then the bolt face
is not an issue.
I have a 223 WSSM and it has the capacity for heavy bullets ,The 224 Texas trophy hunter
Is a 6mm rem necked down to .223 and will push the 75 gr bullets to 3750 ft/sec . It would
be another good choice. Lonnie Hummel @ Hornady helped develop it and would be a good
source for loads and any other info.
The 220 swift will also handle the big bullets and is very accurate.
A lot of the NRA high power shooters are using the 223 rem and a 1 in 7 twist for the heavy
bullets with good success at 200,300,and 600yards.
Wildcats have a certain mystique about them and if that is what your into, go for it.
On any varmint rifle barrel life becomes an issue and if you can stand a velocity below 3000
ft/sec it will be greatly improved.
J R CUSTOM