22-6mm Improved

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  1. 7mmmag

    7mmmag Silver $$ Contributor

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    I probably try some 60 gr bullets before long but I WILL DEFINITELY GET A 22 6mm Improved Reamer ordered !! The Blitzking bullets are good bullets for speed as well as Noslers in my Swift .

    What would be the next twist for 55-60 gr bullets ?
    How long of barrel ?
    3 groove or 4 groove ?
    I heard a quote sometime back guys were scolding another shooter for his 24 -06 Improved as being grossly over bore and inefficient and the reply was so : So is a F 16 but sometimes performance matters !
    Thank all of you guys for the replies .
     
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  2. Toddmack

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    I worked up some .243 loads a few years ago with 55 gr. Nosler BT's and H380. They were definitely max loads and since then I've read that H380 is pretty temperature sensitive, have you noticed that?
     
  3. 1lessdog

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    I shoot the same load in the summer shooting Prairie dogs as I do call Coyotes in the winter. I to have read that. It doesn't affect my accuracy one bit. And shows no sign of pressure.
     
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    I shoot my 6MM AI more than my 22-6MM AI. But you can't go wrong with the 22-6MM AI. They both have equal speed and are easy to reload. The Blitzkings made both rifles shine. I had been shooting 55 and 65 gr Hornady V Max and they shot ok. The Blitzkings are a one hole group.
     
  5. stacy

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    22-6MM AI HAS TO BE A LASER MY BUDDY HAD A 22-6MM YRS BACK AND THAT THING WOULD SHOOT AMAZINGLY WELL AT LONG DISTANCE
     
  6. 7mmmag

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    I will like to shoot some 60 gr bullets but for this season I will shoot 69 TMK , 7.75 low at 400 . I love mine and I will have one at all times !
     
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  7. Hammer

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    Have several 220 Swifts.

    Have a 22-6mm with 12-inch twist and a 28-inch long barrel.

    a 6mm-06 Mashburn and a 257 Weatherby...

    They tend to hold off the charging prairie dog hordes.

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  8. 7mmmag

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    I bet the 6-06 Mashburn is a really fun one to shoot !!
     
  9. GNERGY

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    22-6mmAI what are you guys using for dies. I am going to build one and with all the sales going on now I wanted to pick some up.
    Thanks
    Tarey
     
  10. 7mmmag

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    I have Redding set and I think a set of Rcbs dies . I would get Redding bushing dies so you can size necks and then load with it . I will check on what I have and would get rid of one set . You will have a blast ! What are the specs on your build ?
     
  11. GNERGY

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    Rem 700 long action, X-Caliber barrel heavy palma with 1/8 twist. Stockys Long Range Composite with the accublock in Viper Western color.
    What is the free bore on your reamer specs.
    Do you have part numbers on the die sets?
    What make of brass are you guys using?
    Thanks
    Tarey
     
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  12. GNERGY

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    Are you guys turning your necks to just clean them up before you size them. What size neck bushings are you using.
    I already have a bunch of Nosler 69gr and 80 gr HPBT Competition bullets to try.
    Whats your go to powders.
    Thanks
    Tarey
     
  13. daniel brothers

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    I have a 22-243AI which shoots 80 amaxes at 3500 with 50 gr of retumbo and 51 grs of H-1000... and it smokes those coyotes way of there.. and it knocks deer off their feet on impact.
     
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  14. TAJ45

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    Hmmm, just curious but the listed factory load for the 80gr .243 WW was 3500fps. Was this a highly inflated bit of advertising? This was in '67-8.

    Putting this beside the AI, 80 gr .224 pills, is much gained?
     
  15. 7mmmag

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    I do not turn necks on mine and will measure some and give you a # so you can get bushings . I am ordering some Nosler Accubonds to try . I wonder how many bullets can take velocity that this is capable of ? I also thought about some Barnes to try .
     
  16. 46and2

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    How many rounds are you guys getting out of 22-6mm Rem and AI??
    My 6ai burned out in 700 rounds with RL26 and 105 hybrids at 3300. Mostly cold bore shots but I did shoot one 600yd benchrest match with it.
     
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  17. daniel brothers

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    My take on the powder is to shoot the slowest powder that will give the desired speeds, so that the barrel will last longer. Retumbo worked for me, but simply start slow burn and load up hotter powders if need be.
     
  18. Zero333

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    22-6mm AI is similar to the .224 Clark.
    I assume you can use .224 Clark data since both cartridges spawned from the 6mm Rem / 257 Bob.
     
  19. 13red56

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    Not saying couldn’t use starting data but I thought the Clark was based off the 6.5x55 case
     
  20. Zero333

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    You might be right and I could be totally wrong,.. but I thought the 224 clark was made from 257 rob.
     

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