Remington 722 Triple Deuce

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Sparky570, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Sparky570

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    Hi Guys,,picked up a 722 in nice shape,,have some 3031 and 53gr Sierra,,just wondering if anybody has a seat depth 722s like?

    thanx
     
  2. tomb

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    Seat them just off the rifling to start. Then play with it a bit until it does good. All of them are different. You might want to try some IMR4198 or 4895 . Both work real good in my .222's. I really like 722's. Never had one that would't do under an inch.
     
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  3. Boyd L.

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    Never saw an old .222 that wouldn’t shoot one of the 4198 powders at 20 grains and any 50-ish grain bullet at reloading manual o.a.l. pretty well.
    While I believe that’s where I’d start, I’d be interested to see/read about your experience with 3031.
     
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  4. Sparky570

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    Thanks Guys,,ill let ya know how I make out
     
  5. snert

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    Try 23-24 grains Benchmark and a 50-52 grain bullet, start .005 off lands. Or some 8208...

    Then there is CFE 223....

    I like the 50 grain TNT for chucks and PD (cheap bullet) and Berger 52 grain FB target for great groups.
     
  6. Steve morgan

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    My 222 likes n133 & 52bergers
     
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  7. Twicepop

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    I have one that does really well with Reloader 7 and 40 grain Noslers.
     
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    I'm lazy about weighing powder charges for a rifle that I often burn a couple hundred shells with in a day -- sooooo, I love fine grained stuff that throws accurately with my Uniflow.

    H335, and BLC-2 are great, and BenchMark also. I've never been one to load max pressures, and had very good luck and accuracy with mid-range loads. Shot the same factory barrel for thirty plus years, and it would still often pop out a half inch group.

    I turned that rifle into a 20-222 last year, and use darned near the same powder loads. jd
     
  9. snert

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    I just finished loading 1000 222. All with Winchester prepped brass, WSR primer, 23 grains Benchmark, 50 grain TNT. i threw every charge and weighed every tenth. I never moved the BR30 measure after I locked it. If I was a tenth high or low on some, no PD is gonna file a complaint. But I doubt I was. I just made sure that all the times I was throwing powder the measure was mostly full, the humidity and temps were the same. I will probably get more variance from the four different pounds (same lot) that I used than from throwing. I am with JD. Fine grain powders are a dream in a good measure.
     
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    8208 is another of the new "magical" premium powders that doesn't look a smidge different than Benchmark. Goes through the measure great, and I think has great potential.

    Parker, even though my 222 is now a 20, I bet I'll be using the same basic charge weights with my 32's and 40's as you use with your 45-55 grainers. Don't know how fast mine are going, but they seem kinda speedy. :p jd
     
  11. Sparky570

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    If I learned anything on this thread its that .222 is no barrel burner,,lol,,guys tell about me about seat depth,,in my short time reloading ive learned that its crucial,,i have 3031,,Buddy has #7,,,335,,benchmark,,gonna try them all,,google loads,,i think it was RFC forum,,,guy had luck with varget
     
  12. Sparky570

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    I have Redding Comp Die for my 6.5-06,,kinda spoiled me,,lol,,dont have for 222
     
  13. Sparky570

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    20-222 sounds like fun,,,,whats the bullet selection??
     
  14. snert

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    benchmark, .010 off lands to start, go in or out .005 to test.
     
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    I'm having a 20-222 built right now with a Hart 1-11tw finished at 24in. that'll hopefully be done by the end of the month. I'm going to start with Berger 35 grainers and H322 first because I'm told the Berger 35's work better on coyotes than do the 32gr Vmax, but for ground squirrels, PD's, and the like, I'll probably switch to the 32gr Vmax. And just for fun, I may even try some of those 24gr NTX bullets.
     
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    Another question,,i put a Jewell in my 6.5-06 so I have a tuned 700 trigger on shelf,,will it fit in 722??
     
  17. Jagermeister

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    Seat they so they will fit in the magazine well and feed properly. Unless something is altered there will be a little freebore. I use Vitha n133 at about 22 grs. and a Sierra 50gr. Blitzkings.
     
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    A 700 trigger will fit but the safety strikes the side of the 722 action. either replace the safety of use judicious heat and pliers for a "backyard gunsmith" fix. Some people mill the side of the action??? I prefer to bend a safety as they are easy to replace.
     
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    H322 is one of the best powders I have ever tried in a 222. IMR3031 is one of those "forgotten about" powders that I have always had very good results with. Sometimes all this "new fangled" wonder stuff isn't what it's cracked up to be. I had a lot of trouble and feel like I wasted a lot of time trying to get 8208 to work. Heard great things about it, but on paper at 100 yards it just didn't work for me. I have also had very good results with VV N series powders also {in my 223's}. Probably N135 for the 222??
     
  20. Boyd L.

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    One shooting acquaintance swears by N-130 for his 1-14 222.
     
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