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Forum: Classifieds Today, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Johnly
I have a box with 73 bullets in it. John

I have a box with 73 bullets in it.

John
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Johnly
According to the Gordon's software, the following...

According to the Gordon's software, the following loads are 55kpsi:

21.5 N133 3996 fps
23.0 N135 4061 fps
24.2 N540 4048 fps

I would start well below these charge weights as simulation...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-04-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Johnly
When I was shooting 1000 yd. matches I decided...

When I was shooting 1000 yd. matches I decided the best place to go looking for a gunsmith was at the local benchrest matches. I started talking to people at the top of the leader board and used that...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-03-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Johnly
I shoot the 20 gr. Nosler Tipped Varmageddon...

I shoot the 20 gr. Nosler Tipped Varmageddon bullets in my KoO M84 17 MKIV and get about 1/2 MOA accuracy and my 17 AH does about the same. Accuracy in both rifles is about the same with the 20 gr....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-15-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,238
Posted By Johnly
I tried using SR primers in my S&W M-14 pistol a...

I tried using SR primers in my S&W M-14 pistol a long, long time ago. They would fire with the hammer all the way back in SA mode, but when using DA ignition was sporadic. As stated earlier, best to...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 05-27-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By Johnly
Looking at the Lyman cast bullet handbook they...

Looking at the Lyman cast bullet handbook they are showing 5.0 gr. of 700X pushing a 41 gr. 225348 at 1872 fps at 25k CUP and 6.6 gr. delivering 2187 fps at 40k CUP. So a charge weight in the 3.0 to...
Forum: Classifieds 05-27-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Johnly
I loaded up some of the formed cases and took the...

I loaded up some of the formed cases and took the rifle and ammo to the range.
The smallest group I shot was just a fuzz over a 1/2" and the 40 gr. Vmax bullets were stepping out at 3650 fps. I was...
Forum: Classifieds 05-26-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 873
Posted By Johnly
I just made a batch of 221 fireball cases from...

I just made a batch of 221 fireball cases from LC21 brass just to see how well I could get it to work. It could be a solution if factory FB cases became extinct, but it wouldn't be my first option.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-06-2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Johnly
I don't think this is the case. The burn rate...

I don't think this is the case. The burn rate progression is: AA1680, AA2200, AA2230, AA2460, and then AA2520.
Forum: Classifieds 05-03-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Johnly
They're on sale locally for $20/100. Already...

They're on sale locally for $20/100.
Already snagged 400, and might be going for more later today.
Forum: Classifieds 04-17-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Johnly
The 17-223 head to shoulder is ~.100" longer than...

The 17-223 head to shoulder is ~.100" longer than the 17 Remington.
Chances are that you can use a 17 Remington die set to load ammo if you back off the sizing die until you can just get the bolt to...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-17-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Johnly
If you want to launch 80 gr. VLD bullets at...

If you want to launch 80 gr. VLD bullets at subsonic speeds at the muzzle I would go with a 1/7 twist just to make sure they are stable. If you're at 1/2 the normal velocity you're only going to...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-15-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Johnly
I shot 40 gr. bullets in my 1/8 twist rifle...

I shot 40 gr. bullets in my 1/8 twist rifle without issue.
I have several suppressed rifles, and the bullets have to subsonic for the desired results. It's hard to believe for instance that the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-14-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Johnly
Psst... Bill. He's in Norway.:) If he was in...

Psst... Bill.
He's in Norway.:)
If he was in the US I'd offer him use of my 22 KH reamer.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-13-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Johnly
I think it's possible, but it will depend on the...

I think it's possible, but it will depend on the reamer and the brass manufacturer.

US manufactured brass has a slightly smaller diameter forward of the rim than some European manufactured brass....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-12-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Johnly
I finally finished forming a batch of 280 Ross...

I finally finished forming a batch of 280 Ross cases from 375 Ruger, and turned my attention to forming a 219 DW case using the forming dies I had on hand. I first moved the shoulder back using a 30...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-09-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By Johnly
I have a set of set of Redding 6ppc from 7.62x39...

I have a set of set of Redding 6ppc from 7.62x39 forming dies and a 22 PPC die set. Let me see if I can find something that works.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 04-07-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By Johnly
I have a Remington 580 action that I was going to...

I have a Remington 580 action that I was going to convert to 17 AH, before I found a rifle already converted. That said, I have a slew of Contender barrels and frames, and in carbine configuration...
Forum: Classifieds 04-02-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By Johnly
In the later production KoO rifles they had an...

In the later production KoO rifles they had an option list that I think included the ebony forend.
I also have an early production returned salesman sample M82 Hornet Super America that I purchased...
Forum: Classifieds 04-01-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Johnly
I just spotted a 219 DW die set at a LGS. ...

I just spotted a 219 DW die set at a LGS.
Gunrunner
93244 Hwy 99 S
Junction City, OR. 97448
USA Phone: (541) 998-3869.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-29-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By Johnly
I have a 17 Ackley Bee in a 10" contender barrel....

I have a 17 Ackley Bee in a 10" contender barrel. The muzzle blast is obscene if the right powder isn't selected.
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 03-28-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,739
Posted By Johnly
I've tried it in my 221 FB and it delivered...

I've tried it in my 221 FB and it delivered velocity claimed in the Hodgdon load data. Accuracy was OK, but not as good as the other loads I've been using.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-25-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Johnly
Kesselring Gun Shop.... That brings back memories...

Kesselring Gun Shop.... That brings back memories from 40+ years ago.
The proverbial candy store for shooters.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-24-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Johnly
I have a similar rifle in 17 Ackley Hornet and...

I have a similar rifle in 17 Ackley Hornet and I'm using the receiver grooves with 22RF rings without slippage issues.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-15-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,818
Posted By Johnly
About two grains more for the Grendel case, both...

About two grains more for the Grendel case, both to the top of the neck.
A 223 Ackley has about the same capacity as the 22 PPC case.

John
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