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When shooting for a long time, .22-250 Rem and .220 Swift can be reached.
In fact, there are only a few popular .22 caliber center shot cartridges, and each cartridge can only cover a certain range of bullet speeds. This makes it a challenge to try to find a cartridge that can cover all .22 center shots. My solution is to choose the fastest and most popular cartridge and adjust its hand load to suit the shooting situation.
Let's take a look at the established .22 caliber cartridges to understand how they are measured.
.22 Hornet is the king of economic shooting. However, its old-fashioned case design with slanted shoulders brought a lot of trouble to manual operation. If the bullet is crooked into a bunch and inserted into the receiver of the Hornet, when the bullet is seated, the shoulders may crunch.
Moreover, most Hornet rifles (such as the Ruger 77/22) have a short magazine to limit the length of the cartridge. They can only use blunt tips. However, single-shot rifles such as the Cooper Gun 38 can easily accept sharp bullets.
However, negative opinions about the "Hornet" are enough.
In the Cooper Arms 38 Varminter shooting in the .22 Hornet I have been burning only 10 to 12 powders and pushing 40 pellets at a speed of 2,800 feet per second. Aiming at a rifle about an inch high at 100 yards, I can hold a prairie dog in the eye and hit the small rat-proof gun for 200 yards. Because there is no recoil and trajectory, it brings a lot of fun in this field. However, there are better options for mild peppermint oil boxes.
I will use the .221 fireball for economical shooting and burn a certain amount of powder at high speed. The fireball cartridge is essentially a .223 Remington cartridge with a short stature. The fireball was developed for Remington's XP-100 gun-operated pistol (barrel is 10.75 inches). Judging from the length of the barrel, a 50 bullet can only reach about 2,600 fps. However, when using a 24-inch barrel, the bullet speed can be increased by at least 400 fps.
A friend loaded his Fireball with 16.0 Lil'Gun powder and pushed 40 Nosler Ballistic Tips to the muzzle of the Remington Model 700 at 3400 fps. He said that the payload was shot flat enough that he could aim as long as he had a chance to hit the squirrel. The standard profile barrel on Remington also stays cool after long shots.
I have been shooting 0.222 based on the Surgeon 591 short film, and its speed is impressive. The Nosler 35 ballistic technique lead-free bullet can reach up to 3,700 fps, and the Berger 40 particle bullet can reach up to 3500 fps.
The speed did start to drop with heavier bullets. The high end of the 50-particle bomb is about 3,000 fps, and the 55-particle bomb is 2,900 fps.
The recoil of these loads is almost impossible to knock the crosshair away from the target. Varmint hunters like this are because they saw the end result of the bullet. How accurate is the fireball in the surgeon's actions? I think if some better load fails to group the five bullets from .3 to .6 inches at 100 yards, then I will be crumbling.
The only problem with Fireball is the lack of rifle options. Remington abandoned its Model 700 a few years ago. The CZ 527 American Rifle and Cooper Gun Type 38 single-shot are currently the only rifles used by major manufacturers in the .221.
The .223 Remington is by far the most popular .22 caliber medium fire, and perhaps the most popular bullet in the United States. This kind of military and civilian cartridges are installed in the Jane Jane burst-type single-shot gun machine, which can start the bolt action, of course, can also be equipped with an automatic loader. Many autoloaders.
The standard 1 inch 12 inch twist of .223 works well and can be used for bullets weighing 40 to 63. My Remington 700 SPS has this kind of twisting ability and can shoot bullets of that weight very well.
For ground squirrels and prairie dogs, I prefer the Nosler 40 ballistic weapon with a speed slightly higher than 3600 fps. For large games like Coyote, I use Sierra 50 Granular BlitzKing at 3,386 fps.
But say I want to overcome some winds of long-distance shooting. The 12-in-1 twist will not stabilize long, sleek bullets, such as the Sierra 69 hollow-point stern.
The same twist in my Savage Predator Hunter .223 fired these heavy bullets accurately. Sierra Leone’s 69 MatchKing bullets have a muzzle velocity of 2,903 fps and use 26.5 N540 propellants from a Savage 22-inch barrel. The group with this load is 0.66 inches at 100 yards, 1.08 inches at 300 yards, 3.30 inches at 400 yards, and 4.00 inches at 500 yards.
Barbarians can also accurately fire lighter bullets, such as five 40-particle bullets half an inch away from 100 yards. Therefore, despite the life coach telling us, we can still have everything.
The rotation speed of the Smith & Wesson M&P PC I am testing is even faster, 1 to 8. The gun can also fire 35 to 80 pellets very well.
Some older bullets with thin coats cannot withstand the rotational force exerted by this sharp rifle twist. Some Hornady Super Explosive 50 pellets I shot from M&P were cut into lead fog in front of the muzzle.
Better choices are Hornady V-Max or Sierra BlitzKing, which can withstand almost any speed or distortion rate.
It is difficult to consider the .223 Rem (Rem) as the best .22 caliber medium fire bomb. What's wrong with a cartridge that only burns 20 powders to produce a high speed?
When the tails of the coyotes and marmots are 400 yards or more, a faster round is required.
You must like the cartridge named Swift. With such a name, it must become the king of speed.
The clock speed of my Winchester Model 70 Varmint Swift (26 inch barrel) is 100 or more faster than the fastest loading speed on my .22-250s. The speed of Swift can be increased a little bit, but I am punching holes for my old rifle.
Swift shot Sierra 40 BlitzKings at 4,200 fps and Sierra 50 BlitzKings at over 4,000 fps.
The smooth 55-particle bullet may be the best choice for long-distance shooting. The 55-ball Ballistic Silvertip combined with technology flew at 34.3 fps when taking off from my Swift, with 44.3 Hunter powder.
I haven't tried this combination yet, but the 41.0 particles of Alliant's new Power Pro 2000MR shot Hornady 55 V-MAX bullets at 3,920 fps. In the kingdom of .22 caliber, the warhead weight can't be faster than this.
Swift was rude to the case. They spend a lot of time shooting and resizing. The necks of some of my cases have split after five shots.
The high pressure of Swift may also cause the brass to flow forward, thereby increasing the thickness of the neck. I have never seen it before. To be sure, I measured the neck before and after shooting, and the measurement results were the same.
The only problem with Swift is that it almost ends its rule. The only rifles that can hold it are the Remington 700 Varmint stainless steel flute and the Cooper 22 gun.
Unlike Swift, the .22-250 rifle is widely used. For example, Remington only offered seven versions of its 700 model in .22-250.
The barbarians have more choices, and the 37 holes of the bolt function change between 0.22-250.
Whether it's fast loading for long shots or down loading to replicate the speed of .223, .221 or .22 Hornet, .22-250 is always a good choice.
The factory load fires 40 particle bombs at slightly higher than 4,000 fps and 55 particle bombs at 3600 fps. Manual loading can increase the speed by approximately 100 fps.
My favorite remote load is Sierra 55 BlitzKing with 36.0 IMR 303 particles. The speed is 3,654 fps from the 24-inch barrel of the Cooper Model 22. BlitzKing hits 2.5 inches high at 100 yards, which is correct at 300 yards, at 9 inches low, and at 400 yards. This means I can hold the rock pan’s nose and hit it.
In order to save scratches on the powder and reduce recoil, when the firing time is short, I will also shoot the reduced speed load at .22-250. To copy .223, I only need to fill the minimum amount of standard powder in .22-250.
For example, the Sierra 63 particle bomb with 35.0 Big Game powder runs at 3132 fps. The load is also very accurate.
Other loads that repeat .223 are Nosler 40 ballistic tips with 33.0 H4895 at a speed of 3,574 fps, and 33.0 W748 with Hornady 55 SP bullets at a speed of 3,266 fps. The weight of these powders is only about 5 more than .223 buds.
.22-250 uses Nosler's 50 ballistic skills to closely replicate the .221 fireball at 3,261 fps and 35.0 W748.
.22-250 can also become a mild .22 Hornet. Nosler's 40-grain ballistic technique moves at 3,199 fps at the speed of 33.0-grain IMR 3031. Hornady 40 V-MAX trots from 25.0 H4198 particles at 3,050 fps.
The slower one is the 40-particle bomb with a speed of 2606 fps, and the H4198 with 17.0 particles. The 55-grain Hornady SP bullet wood is reduced at 2844 fps with H4198 grains at 2844 fps.
If there is some creativity on the loading dock, a hunter with 0.22 to 250 can take the longest photos on predators and groundhogs. Then, he can copy all the smaller .22 caliber bullets into a rifle by simply switching the load. This makes the .22-250 the most versatile .22 caliber cartridge.
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