Re: going to give a 222 rem load a try
I have an older rem 700 adl 222 as well. I also like velocity especially out of a 222, not fast anyways, but I like the 40g or 50g's. I have never ever seen a reason to switch from IMR-4198 powder in my rifle. It gives me top velocity with what I'm assuming top accuracy as well. I have shot groups in the .1 and many many under .25" with the 40g vmax and ballistic tip with a max load of 4198, win case, and cci small primer. Velocity is right at 3500fps. Also, the 40g barnes VLC burners shoot excellent under .25" and they also shoot 200fps faster according to my chronograph, ripping along at 3700fps. Again, with 4198. When I went to Montana recently, I wanted to work up a load with a heavier bullet. So I tried the 50g vmax moly coat. I had them for my swift so I figure I would try them. The 2nd load I tried put 3 shots into literally 1 hole. My smallest group ever, something like .090". Again with IMR-4198. I have also worked up an accurate load with the 52g SMK but that bullet was a bugger to get to shoot. However, finally did it with IMR-4198 and groups under .25" I love my little .222 it is way more accurate than my swift, but it has its place.