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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-30-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,592
Posted By jholp
17 bullets

Try Hornady 25 grain V-Max they are still being maid albeit a bit fragile if you need a little more controlled expansion as in the case of coyote shooting.

John
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 01-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By jholp
223 ai

My 223 AI built on a Remington 722 action, Pac-Nor barrel 26 inches long


3 shot groups went:

.251 using 28.3 grains of Varget, 53 grain V-Max, CCI BR-4 primer


.142 using 28.4 grains of...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-24-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,675
Posted By jholp
error

Sorry, I meant Remington 722 not the 600
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-24-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,675
Posted By jholp
222 powder

I acquired an old Remington 600 back a while ago and loaded it with several powders most of which have been mentioned above.

But mine really responded with Hodgdon H-322. I can't say it did not...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-15-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By jholp
Martini guts

I have found a potential Martini 12/15 action with barrel. I don't need or want the barrel but the action is stripped, no guts.

As you probably know if one removes the pivot pin the entire...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-18-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,082
Posted By jholp
light 17 caliber bullets

Check Reeds they recently started making a 15 grain hollow point and a 17.2 grain soft point.

I have been shooting the 17.2s and have a bag of 15 grainers - give them a try.

This business of...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-22-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,618
Posted By jholp
20 Duster

Pay attention to what 17 VLD is telling you. I shoot six (6) Martinis, 5 of which are custom builds using only the action. Two of them have Bob Snaps rimless extractor/ejector and they can be...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-18-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By jholp
17 Jet

The late Mr. Dick Saunders published an entire spiral book titled 17 caliber shooting. Before he passed away I ordered his book and it is very good. The 17 Jet out paces the other two 17s that you...
Forum: Small Caliber Load Data 06-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By jholp
Killer bee

My killer bee likes Accurate Arms 2520 with the 15 grain bullet and Accurate Arms 2460 with the 10 grain bullet going at 4600 fps !

My killer bee is between your 14 hornet and your 14-221.
...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-05-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,865
Posted By jholp
New 17 caliber bullets

Ron,

I have on order some of the new 15 grain 17 caliber bullets and just finished shooting up the sample of 17.2 grain 17 caliber bullets you gave me - very good.

Now you are right on target...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-10-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By jholp
what cartridge

Sorry, it was a 17 MIV, Wilson stainless steel match, 24 inches. Mueller 8.5 to 25. 17 Fireball brass by Remington.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-10-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,287
Posted By jholp
Reed's Ammunition & Research, LLC

Reed's sent me a sample of their new 17 caliber bullets, weighing in at 17.2 grains. The bullets were a nicely shaped lead soft point projectile. I have shot the sample up and wanted to report my...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-25-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,631
Posted By jholp
20 scc

So how come no one recommended the 20 SCC cartridge as it is really showing some high results:

20 SCC cartridge (20-221 AI modified)
32gr Vmax CCI400 primers and Nosler 221FB cases .230 neck...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 11-25-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,355
Posted By jholp
20 Jet AI

I am right in the middle of building a 20 Jet Ackley Improved as I speak.

It is on a Martini model #12 action. The x-caliber barrel is fitted, 23 inch featherweight profile, three groove, 1 turn...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-17-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,406
Posted By jholp
Swift220

I agree with the post! If one is shooting paper at a fixed distance once the zero is established trajectory is no problem. A 69 + grain bullet in a 223 will work okay in this instance.

If you...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,070
Posted By jholp
Phil Peterson's phone/email

I need the phone numbers and or email address for Martini gunsmiths

Phil Peterson and Rusty.

please help

John
Forum: Big Game 02-16-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,442
Posted By jholp
Prairie dogs

I realize prairie dogs are hardly big game but I don't see a varmint area to post to.

My friend and I want to do a prairie dog hunt this spring out West. I am not asking you to reveal your...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-16-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,330
Posted By jholp
14 cal de-capper

Contact Marty of Twisted Barrels.

He made me a custom 14 cal de-capping rod for my 14 Killer Bee.

If you are doing 14 cal stuff you really need to introduce yourself to him.

He is a real...
Forum: Project Guns 05-04-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,550
Posted By jholp
On my 223 Martini I have to give a tug on the...

On my 223 Martini I have to give a tug on the cocking lever to get just a bit more drop on the block and the round will chamber.

While the 223 is longer the projectile is much smaller so that does...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,672
Posted By jholp
Dick Saunders

People,

Here are the vitals from my association with Mr. Saunders.

I recommend you contact via the given address and or call his wife.

She would probably appreciate hearing from all of us...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 12-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,901
Posted By jholp
Dick Saunders contact information

I had occasion to talk to Dick a few years back, a very nice man.

I purchased his book then and think there may be a few still in existence.

Here is his contact information:

Dick Sanders...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-13-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By jholp
20 Jet

I am very interested in this post! I have a Martini model #12 all ready to go for this cartridge. Vick Samuel has prepared my action by converting it to center-fire, squared the action face, and...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By jholp
Martini extraction

I only own six (6) Martinis so am not in the Chuck Miller class. Two (2) of mine shoot rimless cartridges, the Bob Snapp extraction solution is what is used and these are even more touchy than the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By jholp
Error

I meant .406 for the 243 groove diameter and .372 for the 220 Russian.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,886
Posted By jholp
Big 17 caliber

By big, I mean a 17 caliber that uses larger capacity brass. The question is the PPC case (220 Russian) is the candidate brass but can one use the 220 Russian brass in a standard bolt face? By...
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