Originally Posted by M Jager
Here is my predicament:
I've been thinking about building a fast twist .22 cal wildcat for awhile now. First off, I can't seem to find conclusive date that what I want is even doable. What I want is to push a 75 grain bullet at 3500 fps out of a 26 or better yet a 24 inch barrel.
I was thinking about either a 22-243 or a 22-6mm Remington off a Rem 700 short action, but with the arrival of the 6.5x47 and 6x47, I got to thinking why not a 22x47 althought as far as I know no one is chambering that or making dies yet.
Anyway, any thoughts or advise would be much appreciated.
I was also looking for something very fast and was not worrying about barrel life so I chose
the 223 WSSM and I have not been dissapointed.
After doing as much research as I could and getting as much information as possible on this
Web site I decided on a 1in15 twist because some of the learned members said that a fast
twist would destroy most bullets at the kind of velocities I was looking for. (They were dead
To date I have pushed the 64gr to 3915 ft/sec with a SD of 0006. and a 40 gr to 4351ft/sec
with a SD of 0009 with no signs of bullet problems and group sizes just over 1/2 MOA without
Also I am using a 3 groove Lilja hopefully to improve barrel life "Some" all the votes are not
in on this decision yet but so far it looks to be the right one.
Just a thought
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