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    Pet loads for .222 rem

    Hi SD

    I am new to reloading and have been give a few pet loads to try. They have come from folk that have been loading along time and I should hope by their position they should now a thing or two.

    My question is: most of the loads I have been give are over the top limit of anything I can find in print, even backing off 10% the load is sat on the top limit. Does this seem to be a normal thing or should i be cautious?

    May thanks John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john444334 View Post
    Hi SD

    I am new to reloading and have been give a few pet loads to try. They have come from folk that have been loading along time and I should hope by their position they should now a thing or two.

    My question is: most of the loads I have been give are over the top limit of anything I can find in print, even backing off 10% the load is sat on the top limit. Does this seem to be a normal thing or should i be cautious?

    May thanks John
    You never, ever, shoot anyone elses loads in your rifle, especially if they are above maximum listed loads. The .222 is an accurate cartridge and about anything will work well, powder wise.

    Start at minimum and work up. No offense, but if these friends of yours didn't tell you the same thing, they aren't as experienced as you think. These are the first rules of handloading.~Muir

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    You may even find as I did that the book loads are a bit hot

    50gr vmax
    N133 or RL7 or Even N140 was recommended to me
    I found OAL is limited by magazine length in my BRNO

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    Hi, I feel there is no need to go over book max load in this calibre. Having said that most of the loads I use are at the high end of the book data as that's what works best in my rifle.

    The loads I and 3 other mates with 222's use are all with Viht N130

    40 grain V-max with 22.1 grains
    50 grain V-max with 21.3 grains
    55 grain Hornady SPWC (#2266) with 20.6 grains

    I had decent results with RL7 but didn't have a reliable supply, I was also given some N133 to try but struggled to fit enough in the case without compressing it so decided against it.
    Hope this helps

    Rick

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    I am currently using Reloader 7 and it works wonders for me in my .222, its a great round and accurate as well.

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    +1 for Reloder 7 - I personally use 21grns behind a 40grn Sierra Blitzking with Federal Match Primers in my old Steyr Mannlicher SL .222 and my best group was 5/16" for 3 shots and 11/16" for 4 shots at 168yds - good enough for me and the crows and magpies dont like it one little bit!

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    Thats a good bit of shooting. I use 19.6 grains of Reloader 7 with a 50 grn hornady V Max through my anschtuz .222 shoots within a 1/4 inch at 100 yards.

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    RL-7, 4198, 4895,3031,H332,Benchmark,Accurate 2200...

    I've used them all with sob MOa results.~Muir

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    Sadly it seems the fad to ignore reloading manuals and just load em up hot after all what do these powder and bullets makers know?

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    21gr Reloder 7 and a 50gr plastic tip type bullet. This has worked in every 222rem I know off, just tweak the OAL for best results.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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