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Old 05-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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loads for 222 rem.

i've been looking for a load for 222 rem. using 40 grain v-max with varget powder or other powder that is good for extreme temp. change. right now i shoot 20.0 grains of imr-4198 with 40 grain v-max with 1 hole groups but need a load for cold weather.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:05 PM
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Re: loads for 222 rem.

Why do you need a cold weather load? does your load not shoot well in the cold? It is hard to beat 4198 either IMR or H- with a 40 v max.

I shoot H-4198 with a 40 v max all year round hogs in the summer and fox in the winter. I push them harder than you are and they are great.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:26 PM
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Re: loads for 222 rem.

i read that the cold affects the way the powder burns and was told the same by an expirience shooter.how many grains of 4198 are you using with that 40 grain vmax.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:32 AM
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i read that the cold way the powder burns and was told the same by an expirience shooter.how many grains of 4198 are you using with that 40 grain vmax.

The cold can affect burn, but the bottom line is you just need to shoot it and see. It is likely you will lose a few FPS in the winter but it might not make any difference as to how it shoots. I don't like having two loads for a rifle, it is hard enough to get to know one rifle If you were shooting bench rest it would be an issue, but for varmints I dont see a problem. Mine is a 1/2 MOA gun or better all year round.

21.5 grains of H4198
WSR primer
40 V- Max light in the lands
3580fps

"This is a max load and may not be safe in your gun work up with care"

I work up all loads in the summer is I can (all max loads) so I wont have problems in the winter.

I have seen max loads worked up in the cold that caused big problems in the summer. I sont think you will see problems with H4198

The old 222 is a blast for G-hogs and fox. And on a calm day the little A-Max can get out there and still so some damage.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:49 AM
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Re: loads for 222 rem.

thanks for the advive rimfire. i think ill just stick with the load im using and see what happens when winter comes.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:08 PM
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Re: loads for 222 rem.

Good luck with it. Im sure you wont need luck with a 222

If it is shooting good, I would leave it alone and crony it. If groups starts to open up in the winter (cold) you can crony it and see how many fps you lost and bump the same load up a little to get it back in the node. Most often this will work if you feel the need to tighten it up a little.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:32 PM
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Re: loads for 222 rem.

Rimfire, just curious .... just getting into the long range game. I have a old savage .222 remington with a weaver scope. Just wanted to see what kinda ranges that come out of the .222. Is 500 yards too far? farther? not as far?
just curious. I am gonna build a rifle the next few years in a hotter caliber ( 22-243, 6 mm ackley , or 243 ackley ) but wanted to start shooting now with what I had. Thanks for you help
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