90gr 22br ?

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

  1. USMCDOC

    USMCDOC Silver $$ Contributor

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    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

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

    RDavies Silver $$ Contributor

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    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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