88 or 90 .224 Hornady's

Big Stick

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8" in SALAMI will do it with 88's and your atmosphere,is likely more forgiving than mine.

I'd send it to The Kali Kid and punch it Speedmire,if only for the Alpha brass...............
 

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Aside from just shooting it to see what happens, I'd check the twist rate. It's not real precise, I know, but I've measured barrels that have been off to the slow end, and some to be tighter than spec. Aftermarket like what's on your buddy's NULA should be good, I'd think. It'd be an easy check and might give you some confidence to give it a go.

I've got a Mullerworks barrel that measures spot on to 1-8", Tikka and Wilson tighter than the spec'd 8", & Remington 6mm's (243's) that measure as stated 9.125" and as slow as 9.5".
 

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I’m @ 900’, not much high that you. Buddies NULA. He’d never rechamber so gotta go as is.

I get it...that he don't get it.(grin)

Boolits are cheap and that would assuredly be my first pitch. Then if No Joy,75 ELD.

I've got (2) 8" Speedmires,one of which started as a 8" '250 and got The Kali Kid Punch...with no troubles along the way.................
 

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He hit a coyote @ 841yds about 10 days ago w/22-250 and 75 A-max and all the dots finally connected. Now "The Race is On". He's already ordered a 240Wby NULA (1:7) and is wondering what "better bullets" he can get for his 1:8 NULA 22-250.
 

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Flush the 240Wby notion altogether,punch the '250 and 88 to the Finish Line.

NULA L/A COAL,do as many "favors" as 240Wby brass. 7" Wby freebore and trite COAL,ain't gonna be nice to jackets,especially in what I'd reckon to be a Douglas,as they don't wear very well.

Loud and Shitty,ain't a very good blueprint...............(grin)
 

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The default jump from 75 'Max to 75 ELD,is nice in itself.

I've long abhorred the 22-250,LOVED the Improved Version and the Speedmire is best of the bunch.

I'd rather 223AI,than Vanilla '250.................
 

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This feller has to learn on his own and he's always, "Wanted a Weatherby". Yes, it'll be Douglas.

I'm sure you've run into more than a few that are "Long on ask and short on listen". That's him, unless you're telling him what he wants to hear already, then he agrees wholeheartedly.
 

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Little Big Gun is a 21" 7" RPM Hawk' 223 SALAMI,with 88's at 2650fps. It wears a 200yd zero and the 840yd line is a 7 Mil trajectory correction...with 1.9 Mil's of wind,in a 10mph full value at same.

Fairly Skookum parcel..................



 

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Wondered about a standard 223 with the 88s. Keep up the R&D, learning along the way. What powder pushing the 88s in it?