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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by elk creek, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. elk creek

    elk creek Idaho panhandle Member

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    Has the 222 rem completely lost its popularity?Just was wondering if there were still any fans out there.I just wanted to ask what powders work best for you if you are still shooting this cartridge.
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I love my 222. I mostly use 40 grain bullets. H322, H335, & H4895 are great powders for this very accurate little round. Also TAC, BL-C(2), and Varget work well...
     
  3. elk creek

    elk creek Idaho panhandle Member

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    Have not tried varget yet, have some so will do that.H322 seemed to shoot good and just picked up a pound of W748 to try.Do you use magnum primers with the ball powders?Just bought a box of Barnes 45 grain tsx to try out.I see there is a 700 222 for sale in the classifieds,sure would like to purchase it,my oldest daughter has seemed to of taken mine over.
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I just use CCI benchrest small rifle primers, no magnums.
     
  5. elk creek

    elk creek Idaho panhandle Member

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    O.k that is what I have been using also.Thanks.
     
  6. coyotecaller

    coyotecaller Active Member

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    24gr. of IMR4895 works great with 55gr. Bullets in mine
     
  7. elk creek

    elk creek Idaho panhandle Member

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    Have any of you tried the Hornady Superformance loaded ammo?I have seen it at cabelas and thought about trying it.
     
  8. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I tried it... It is fast, but pretty erratic in my rifle. Kinda like 22 lr stingers, fast but not very accurate.