90gr 22br ?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by djs guns, Jun 8, 2017.


    USMCDOC Silver $$ Contributor

    Sep 2, 2016
    You want a trainer for your F/TR gun.. get a 22 set up and shoot it the way you do your 308.. shoot it at 200 yards.. use only led standard velocity ammo..
  2. wolfman


    Feb 21, 2008
    Yes, I'm working on that angle too.
  3. RDavies

    RDavies Silver $$ Contributor

    Jun 29, 2006
    I did quite a bit of shooting with 90gb bullets in 22BR and 22BRX. The 7" works fine for the 90gn Sierras and Bergers. In the barrels I used, the VLDs liked about .010" jam and Sierras about .010" jump. Accuracy wise, my highest 500m score so far has been with this combination for 19Xs out of 20. I used the 22BRX out to 1200yds at a match rifle comp and did fairly well with the 90gn Bergers holding a very good waterline, but I did lose more in the wind than the top 2 shooters using 7mm magnums.
    I settled on N550 and H4350 powders in both 22BR and BRX. N540/Varget type powders were better suited to much lighter bullets. One side effect of stiff loads of N550 and H4350 was throat erosion which after a while got pretty rough, causing bullets to spin apart on the way to the target. Then again the 22BRX was my only F class gun back then and got used for everything.
    I have plenty of 90gn bullets left, so will be building a 223 to burn them all up.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017

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