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Old 09-05-2012, 11:51 AM
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Shooting the .222

I am new to this and have just bought a rem 722 in the .222 caliber. In reloading data, hornady calls for 24 grains of IMR 4895 for the 50grain v max bullet. I have tried loading this charge but seem to find that I cannot get that amount of powder in my cartridge. Is there some trick to placing this charge in the cartridge or should I forget it and go for a lesser charge? I like my rifle and it appears to a very accurate gun. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: Shooting the .222

You will probably need to use a drop tube to get the powder to align more compactly. I try to use powders that fill well without trouble getting them to fit.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:26 PM
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thanks. I am thinking of changing powders. the IMR 4198 or H4198 call for less powder and is a faster burning powder. The scale on the IMR4198 is 19.0 to 21.0 whereas the IMR4895 range is 23.3 to 25.5. Just don't see how they could get that much powder in that casing but I am just learning.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:36 AM
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Re: Shooting the .222

Bought some Hodgkins H4198. Loaded four rounds with 19.5 grains. Plenty of room in the cartridge. Went to the range and tried them out. All four rounds thru the bullseye at 100 yards. Could have covered them easily with a dime. Came straight home an loaded a whole box!
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Bought some Hodgkins H4198. Loaded four rounds with 19.5 grains. Plenty of room in the cartridge. Went to the range and tried them out. All four rounds thru the bullseye at 100 yards. Could have covered them easily with a dime. Came straight home an loaded a whole box!
4198 and a 50 grain is about classic for that cartridge. I believe my Uncle shoots that load in his 222. The 222 is a good little round, too bad the 223 killed it off. Have a good one.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:14 PM
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Tanks. Sounds ike I am on the right track. Looking forward to trying it out on some coyotes this winter.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:47 AM
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I am new to this and have just bought a rem 722 in the .222 caliber. In reloading data, hornady calls for 24 grains of IMR 4895 for the 50grain v max bullet. I have tried loading this charge but seem to find that I cannot get that amount of powder in my cartridge. Is there some trick to placing this charge in the cartridge or should I forget it and go for a lesser charge? I like my rifle and it appears to a very accurate gun. Thanks for any help.
try these powders:

BLC2
H322
H335
2015BR
gary
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