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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.
 
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They used to call it the 22 Cheeetah, Jim Carmichael developed it.
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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WOW that looks like a nice looking rig. What are you mostly hunting with that set up?
 
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My buddy shoots one with Retumbo and 90 grain Bergers, over 3200 fps with no pressure.
 
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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.

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

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