22-243

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by TR220swift, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. TR220swift

    TR220swift Active Member

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    Anyone shooting a 22-243? If so need details, what gr bullet, FPS, all the good stuff. Going for a build just need some help.
     
  2. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    They used to call it the 22 Cheeetah, Jim Carmichael developed it.
    mike
     

  3. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 22-243 Winchester. Mine shoots 48gr Rel25, Fed210, 75gr Amax at 2.750. I don't know what velocity it's getting as I haven't chronoed it. I have a new 22-243 that I will be trying Retumbo in.
     
  4. TR220swift

    TR220swift Active Member

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    Which action did you use? Been wanting to get one built for awhile now, it is just time to get serious and do it. I imagine you have 1-8 twist?
     
  5. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    One built off Remington 700 SA 6mm and one off Rem. SA 22-250. One has a 1:8 Shilen Select match, one has a Kreiger 1:8. I have not shot the Kreiger yet and I just sold the Shilen. Brass forming is simple. Put a 243 case through the sizer and thats it. No fire forming.
     
  6. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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  7. 6BRBB

    6BRBB Active Member

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    I see that there is some info on this site that may be if interest. Super fast with light bullets!!

    22-243 Middlestead

    Glen
     
  8. TR220swift

    TR220swift Active Member

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    WOW that looks like a nice looking rig. What are you mostly hunting with that set up?
     
  9. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    My buddy shoots one with Retumbo and 90 grain Bergers, over 3200 fps with no pressure.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    So why not Akley Improve a 220 Swift and call it good. I bet you are going to get comparable speeds? Just a thought.

    Tank
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Why go through the trouble with inferior brass?
     
  12. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Whatch you talkin' bout Willis? What brass? I'm confused![​IMG]

    Tank
     
  13. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    I think the answer is that sizing is easier than fireforming. Just a guess...:D
     
  14. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    OH! Gotch ya!:cool: