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Kentucky guy here...

Postby Rodfac » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:36 pm guy from KY. Long time reloader [55 years now], and shooter. I've shot quite a bit of over the course, Nat'l Match CMP competition with the AR...Sierra 69's and 80's MKs for the most part, but switched to the 77's a cpl years ago with no regrets. Also have some experience with woodchucks up in the Empire State, where they kept me in school sneakers and .22 LR's while in high school. It was a .243 Remington 722 back then and a good one at that.

Later I acquired a .222 in a Remington 700 ADL that was sure death to ground squirrels near Spokane WA, while I was in the Air Force flying tankers at Fairchild.

SInce then, I've rounded out my lever action battery with a cpl Winchester .25-20s, and a .32-20. Most recently I fulfilled a long ago dream...found a Sako L461 Mannlicher in .222 Magnum a cpl years ago and have been toying with it off and on since. Haven't found a bullet that it doesn't like up to 63 grains, but finding brass has been an adventure. Over the past two weeks, I've been re-sizing .204 Ruger brass to its original, parent caliber, the .222 Magnum. So far, it's been a no brainer with no cases lost and good accuracy....more on that later if you're interested.

Lately, it's been cast bullets...Lyman's 225415 gc and 225438 gc, sized 0.225". Been a lot of fun casting them and a lot trickier than .30's or .44's. Gotta be super-critical on all inspections to get any accuracy at all. I'm getting just over an inch as of today with more work to go when the weather breaks.

Hope to contribute here and hope that the 'big' .222 Mag. doesn't disqualify me from your discussions. I do have some experience with the .22 Hornet and .218 Bee but it's been 20 years or so...the Bee was a Browning 92 and would do an inch and a half with a tang peep sight and 50+ yo eyes doing the steering.

Best Regards to all, Rod

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Re: Kentucky guy here...

Postby CRT » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:02 pm


Welcome to the SCC forum! I look forward to hearing more about the 222 mag brass conversion from 204.


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Re: Kentucky guy here...

Postby L.Sherm » Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:12 am

Welcome Rod, I also own a 222 Rem. mag (Rem 722) it is the most forgiving rifle that I own. It will shoot 4 different powders all .5 moa or less.

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Re: Kentucky guy here...

Postby Virginian » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:49 pm

Welcome Rod! We're glad you joined the forum and look forward to your shooting adventures.

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