Has there ever been a 22/30-06

jfseaman

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Just a bit of a wild idea.

I've been trying to decide if my 9tw Pac-Nor barrel would be better as something faster than a .223 Reminton.

22-250
22-250 35degree shoulder
22-250AI

or something wilder.
 

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I think I read when I was very young that there was. It was something crazy, like 55-60 grn @4600-4800 fps. I would be a nice longrange rig if it was throated and twisted for the extreme heavy .224 cals
 

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Yep, there have been some built over the years. I've got one designed as well, called the .22 Evidentum.
 

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Just a bit of a wild idea.

I've been trying to decide if my 9tw Pac-Nor barrel would be better as something faster than a .223 Reminton.

22-250
22-250 35degree shoulder
22-250AI

or something wilder.
Wilder...

22-243
22-243 Ackley 40 degree
22-284 aka .22 Tejas

Shoot an 80 grainer at warp speed and kill stuff at very long ranges gun)
 

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Wilder...

22-243
22-243 Ackley 40 degree
22-284 aka .22 Tejas

Shoot an 80 grainer at warp speed and kill stuff at very long ranges gun)
Adam32 is on the right track. A 22-308, which is really a 22-243 is a great cartridge with more bore life than many would think. I've had a 22-243AI and the unimproved version and love them both in my 8 twist.
I shot a 75gr A-Max (moly) bullet at 3,670 ft/sec from the AI with unbelievable accuracy. Best group was at 600 yds and came in at .625". Terminal performance on fat PA groundhogs had to be seen. FaaaaWhoomp!
 

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If you're set on a long action then look towards a 22-25/06 or 22-240 Weatherby. Be a bit easier to neck down to .22 cal then a 30/06.
 

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Steve's reloading page has data for a 22-06 easling. Probably need a 1 in 7 with them 90 vld's. The 220 swift is pretty close.

Good luck and shoot straight

Bob
 

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There are some very successful 22 cal cartridges for both the short action and the long action.

Some very accurate/powerful short action cartridges are the bench rest 22's the 22/250 and the 220 Swift and the 223 WSSM.

http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f37/bolt-face-diameters-36661/

You would have to change the bolt face on any of them anyway.

The easy way to boost the power of your rifle with minimum effort would be to simply AI your .223
You could pick up 100 to 150 ft/sec and still fire 223 in it to fire form to 223 AI.

J E CUSTOM
 

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My buddy shoots a 220 Swift AI. That's just another alternative for anyone considering an overbored .224 wildcat.
All things considered - a standard 22-243 is a great choice and quality brass can easily be made by necking down Lapua 243 cases.
 

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Given the similarities in case capacity with the 22-284, this could be an interesting cartridge. It might be possible to set the cartridge up with a long neck and AI type shoulder (such as those employed by elkaholic's designs on the .270/.280 case) and get better barrel life than yielded by the .284 case. Add a melonite treated barrel and HBN coated bullets, and this could be a fun cartridge with the .224 heavies.
 

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One thing to note on "heavies" is that the barrel is a 9 twist. So ~70 grains is the limit.
Increased velocity will help to stabilize a bullet...Not a lot, but it will help some. So you might could get away with a little bit slower twist with the kind of velocities these calibers will be producing.
 

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