22 Creed?

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  1. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rem short action, and I was thinking about putting a 1-8 twist barrel in 7-08.
    Now I’m thinking about a 22 Creed 1-7 twist shooting the heavies. Anyone messed wit it, or similar? What velocity are you getting with 80 plus grain bullets?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

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    With the Blackjack 131 bullets, I think a .257 CM would be a more viable option with a 24" 1:7 twist barrel. More punch, more KE, better trajectory.
     
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    I talked about that with the smith, but I’m not sold on it yet, mainly until supply gets better. And maybe a few more companies following suit.
    But once Blackjack gets rolling good, and the obvious backorder that’s coming, I’ll probably do the 25 next rebarrel, which is only a year or so after completing this project.
     
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    You could always go 7mm-08 AI or 7mm CM and with a 1:8 twist push the 180 Berger Hybrids...
     
  5. gohring3006

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    That was my first choice, but standard mag length is a problem with the heavies. If it was a long action I would have probably went that route.
     
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    Wyatt's has a 3.000" mag box for the 700 SA rifles... Might be an option?
     
  7. gohring3006

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    Maybe, I’m intrigued by those 90 grain 224 bullets though. Lol
     
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    I have been shooting 22 Creedmoor for a few years now shooting mainly coyotes but have killed quite a few deer and pigs too. Up around 600-700 rounds on the barrel a
    Most all shot at critters of some persuasion used 75/80 gr Hornady and 80.5 Berger for 100 rounds too. From 24 inch barrel expect 3400-3500 depending on powder and how much brass life you expect.
    My standard load 45.3 gr Reloder 26 runs the 80gr at 3440
     
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  9. Lee D

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    why not go 6 creed? readily available factory match is nice as well. or 6x47L or .243 with a fast twist. right middle of the road between 224 and 264
     
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    I have a 243 with about 5-600 rounds left, and it’s becoming a 6x47L soon.
     
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  11. gohring3006

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    I like that velocity, running the ballistics, it should be a gun gun to shoot way out.
     
  12. hunter67wa

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    Ya a couple of us did that 5 years ago. The bummer was making brass. My accuracy node was mid 3200's with 75 grain berger. Brass stretched pretty good. Now with Lapua brass that may be different. Shot a deer with it. Deer couldn't tell me which caliber I used. lol. drt.

    On another note I had a 788 in 22-250 in safe and took it out put on a Shilen match 26' tube 1/8 only cause they suggested it cause of the velocities I was going to be running. Brass is a snap. Lapua. 3243 with 75 grain bergers with H414 under 1/2 minute. My rifle is a single shot though as I have them loaded way out. The AI might be an option also. 2 cents
     
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    Alpha munitions now stocks brass for the 22 Creed.
    That’s one of the reasons for the choice. But I know I could neck down 6mm Creed brass pretty easy.
     
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  14. hunter67wa

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    Yep things are a changing for the better.
     
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