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If you were not going to run AMax?

raghornjp

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A whole nuther country
Recently acquired another 22 CM and it has a much shorter throat than my other ones.
My other three all shoot the same load pretty well but that load in the new rifle kisses HARD!
I’m not the best at keeping individual loads to a specific rifle so I need another bullet so that I can visually tell the difference between loads.
My current load is with 75 AMax so that rules them and 88’s out
What would you run ?
I already have some 75 BTHP and some 62 tsx and a lot of lighter weight stuff
What would you run thinking long range deer ?.....,,.
 

Driftin'

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Presuming 7-twist, how about the 77 LRX or Barnes' new 78 gr 224 Valkyrie. Nothing wrong with the 62's either. Seem to recall Pappy's pard cleanly taking a big bull at 500 paces or so with an Improved 22-250 and 62's.

Full disclosure: Really old Barnes slut. *grin*
 

Big Stick

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I'd NEVER pull spark plugs and go backwards on a chambering,when I could as a minimum...color code the rifle and it's ammo boxes.

88's for me..................
 

Dude270

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77 tmk kills great but doesn't fly quite as well.

That tikka is a lot shorter than the MT's?
I'm surprised its that much different since Shaen chambered them all
 

Joshf303

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77 tmk kills great but doesn't fly quite as well.

That tikka is a lot shorter than the MT's?
I'm surprised its that much different since Shaen chambered them all
Curious...

I’d say just yank it off, send it to Shaen and let him put a little more throat in it. Like Stick said...ain’t much sense in running it on 6 cylinders.
 

Big Stick

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The only rifles/chambering I do NOT load barrel specific,is 223 in Krunchentickers. Reason being,throats are wayyyy longer than ASC mag confines and there's NO way to get in a pickle.

Too easy to pick a color,or simply scribe ammo boxes in accordance,to take a performance hit on purpose. I shoot 88's in all of my Speedmires(3) and each has a different COAL and ammo slated especially to it.

Hell...same goes my 308's and I fucking HATE 308's..................(grin)