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Old 05-29-2007, 04:34 PM
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Re: The Ultimate calibre for LR Varmints?

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I also have a 22-243 AI. It is astounding what it can do. The 8 twist is great I built this gun to hunt in the wind here on the high desert. Was wondering what load you are using to get 3670?

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I am shooting a 75gr A-Max (moly) bullet over 48.2gr RE22. Lit by a Fed 210M primer in the Lapua case. Best group to date was a .625" (3-shot) group fired at 600yds, witnessed by a few non-believers. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Terminal performance has been DRT at all ranges out to 1,000yds. The 22-243AI is one addictive little cartridge.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:06 PM
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Re: The Ultimate calibre for LR Varmints?

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I am shooting a 75gr A-Max (moly) bullet over 48.2gr RE22. Lit by a Fed 210M primer in the Lapua case. Best group to date was a .625" (3-shot) group fired at 600yds, witnessed by a few non-believers. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Terminal performance has been DRT at all ranges out to 1,000yds. The 22-243AI is one addictive little cartridge.

[/ QUOTE ] Yes i understand the non-believer part. I caught a lot of flak from my hunting buddies while i waited for this one to be built... They are all pretty quiet nowadays though. Thanks for the info, i have been using 80gr vld and smk on coyotes but im gonna try the 75gr A-Max also. Not that i have any problems with accuracy, just trying to save some pelts... probably in vain!
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:22 PM
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Re: The Ultimate calibre for LR Varmints?

I have had just about every thing out there and for your purpose a 8 twist .224 with the 80 grain a-max is the ticket. Compare drop charts and you will see the fast twist .224 will hang with 6mm 25 6.5 ect. I also have a 22-243 ackley and it shoots great with the 80 a-amx at around 3600 fps. I would go with 22-243 or 22-243 ackley because of laupa brass. I have around 30 reamers and my 22-243 ackley is my favorite long range rig. I have shot it past a 1000 on many times and it performs great. i would go with savage's new target action single shot accu trigger 30 inch 8 twist barrel and muzzle break. With breaks on .224's you can see every shot its a priceless option on many days afield. I also shoot .224 for 1000 yard benchrest and many 500 ground hog shoots and have alot of expierence with them. If you have any questions pm me. Thanks Reed
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:18 AM
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Here is what I suggest This is a Remington 220 swift chambered with a improved neck .260 factory brass works fine no trimming needed. this barrel was chambered at the Remington custom shop it has a 1-8 twist and can shoot in the .200 range with 75 g amax bullets. The gun is for sale for 900.0$ with the reworked Remington trigger that breaks at just under 1 lb. With this rifle one shot kills at 650 yards are not hard to do under the action I have Installed about 1 lb of lead shot expoxied into the magazine well of the stock this makes the rifle balance very well when shot from a bipod and calling your shots are much easier because of the Increased weight. I am selling this because my 25-06 AI can handle those long range shots and I am wanting build a savage on a 112 action of which I will consider a trade on.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:21 AM
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75g amax typical 5 shot group at 100 yards
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Re: The Ultimate calibre for LR Varmints?

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... and you just happen to have one for sale???

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Old 06-02-2007, 07:10 PM
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Re: The Ultimate calibre for LR Varmints?

why yes I do just happened to have one for sale. But wait there's more order rite now and I will throw in some brass already re sized and Have the neck's cleaned up.
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