.22 Creedmoor Shooters

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Buzzsaw, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Buzzsaw

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    starting my build and have decided on this caliber. I believe it will gain a true following like it's big brothers. Dies, brass are coming out now, powders and GREAT bullets are already here.

    To those who OWN and SHOOT this round. What barrel length and twist do you recommend? I will run a suppressor and "may" shoot the 90gr bullets but this is not a MUST.

    Gun will be used for prairie dogs and plinking long range steel. Probably pop a hog or 10.

    Whats working for y'all?
     
  2. Buzzsaw

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    sorry if this is redundant, just looking for updated info.
     
  3. 284winner

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    An 8 twist will serve you well in that bigger .224 case round. Even moving the 90s although I think you'll be happier with the 75/80 weight class bullets. You'll get around 3500+ fps with both and you won't think about the 90s when you see what the 80s can do Waaaay out there. Good luck.
     
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  4. longrange2

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    I've got a Brux 1:8 twist at 24 inches and couldn't be happier with it. I've been doing load development primarily with Hornady 88 grain ELDs and H4831sc. using Alpha brass, Whidden sizer and a Forster .22-250 Ultra micrometer seater that had a .22 Creedmoor reamer run into it to recut the shoulder. Everything is working great.
     
  5. nmkid

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    My 22 Creedmoor with a 28" 1:8 barrel really likes the 80 gr. Nosler CC. Shooting tiny groups right from the get go with H-4350. Saw no reason to try anything else.
     
  6. NortexDM

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    24" 7 twist broughton will run 3350 with 90gr vld and rl26.
     
  7. Buzzsaw

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    Redding dies are here, Alpha SRP brass and Fed 205's on the way. Most required powders and bullets on hand.

    Where do most bullets feel comfortable from the lands?


    I'd like to have some rounds loaded when the rifle is ready in April. Is this wise? or should I just wait and measure when it gets here?
     
  8. longrange2

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    I'd wait and measure when you have rifle in hand but that's just me. If you are really impatient you could load up some test rounds, seat them long and then when the rfle arrives you could measure and and then adjust seating depth.
     
  9. Browning442

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    anyone necking down lapua brass? Curious on process. plan to use my 6mm creed dies with .251 bushing.... not sure if one step will work or if i'll have to partial size with .261 then go down to .251
     
  10. nmkid

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    Seeing as I have more time then money...I did mine in 2 steps. When forming cases, I try to keep it to .010 as max sizing down per step. I use Lapua for my 22 Creedmoor. I always do a skim turning of the necks before I start downsizing. When I did my first wildcat I created many donuts as the Lapua brass is already quite thick. So, now I just do the skim turning first and never get any donuts. I suppose you could do it on one pass. Try it!
     
  11. Browning442

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    I'm going to try one pass.... i used Lapua .284 brass for my 6mm-284 and was able to neck down in a single pass. However, with this stuff, rarely do things ever go as planned, so i'll give it a try with single and if it doesn't work i'll buy a .261 bushing.
     
  12. B23

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    I use Lapua 222 and 22-250 for both my 20-222 and 20-250, I neck both down using Redding bushing dies in one single pass and all has been good. Not sure I'd try and go any further in a single pass, but so far, dropping down .20 thou in one pass is working fine.

    My process, I run all the brass through a K&M mandrel to make the necks perfectly round, chamfer the outside of the neck, then run it through the bushing die to neck them down.
     
  13. nmkid

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    One pass! That the case I had all my troubles with.
     
  14. B23

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    I think he meant Lapua 6.5-284 brass, not sure Lapua ever made just straight .284 brass.

    Lapua 6.5-284 brass is what I use in my 6-284. Years ago all I had was a Redding FL 6-284 die, it was an easy one pass and load.
     

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