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Hello all merry Christmas , has anyone tried or is using a reduced varminting load for the tripple with bullets in the 30-35 grn for up to 200 yards. I have a cz 527 as a donar but may have a play over Christmas, think its 14 twist . Powder recommend too if you have an idea . I can run the numbers on QL to check alls safe etc . Bullet im thinking of is Vmax 30 or 35 - want max expansion if thats possible at slower speeds . Remember reading about 22 hornet bullet are design to be softer so may be better etc ATB 

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The 35 V-Max will certainly expand well as they manage that at Hornet vels.

Just curious- why reduced loads in a Trebly??  It's hardly a Swift, even at full throttle

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Hi Chris , its for a play at 2 small shoots where there are horses and sometimes caravaners / more somertime , but in the next field  , but just to keep noise to a minimum if possible . I know these cz look old and not tacticool etc but i have always had a fond spot for one so bought 1 & will have this rebarreld into 17 at some point . Work has been soo busy this year and been working 6-7 day week regularly , so i need to get out and have a play . Haven't had time to do any shooting or any other hobby since mid summer and im going to catch up this Christmas break . Magpie bashing is on the cards :)

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CZ527 is 14:1 twist.

my favourite bullet in the 222 is 40grain SBK running top end of charge. silly fast and exsplosive. mybe to much for what you need.

the pez/mae moderator was the best by a long way. my custom titanium is almost as good but the trade of was the weight of it

my go to powder was benchmark but no point playing with it now. i switched to n130 but thats for the 40 and 50gn. you might want to be looking at n110 or n120 for the 35gn bullet. 

Bullet Powder Starting load Maximum load
Weight Type Mfg C.O.L Type Weight Velocity Weight Velocity
[g] [grs]     [mm] [in.]   [g] [grs] [m/s] [fps] [g] [grs] [m/s] [fps]
2,3 35 V-Max Hornady 52,0 2.047 N110 0,93 14.4 986 3235 1,20 18.5 1109 3638
            N120 1,31 20.2 1036 3399 1,41 21.8 1128 3701
            N130 1,44 22.2 1053 3455 1,55 23.9 1137 3730

 

 

35 grain loads.

 

Benchmark From 23.5 grains to 25.0 grains


H-322 From 23.5 grains to 25.2 grains


H-4198 From 20.5 grains to 22.0 grains


H-4227 From 15.0 grains to 17.2 grains


IMR-4198 From 18.7 grains to 21.8 grains


IMR-4227 From 15.0 grains to 17.4 grains

 

 

also have a look here# https://load-data.nosler.com/load-data/222-remington/

 

speak soon

 

phil

 

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Cheers philly , i was pondering on either trying one of the 6 odd powders i have inQL at least , h335 and n133 being probably the fastest i have . Need to get bullets first , but thanks 4 the load chart too

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I'd initially been after a 22hornet to replace my hmr, but got a really good deal on cz527 .222 so went for that. Currently shooting 40gr sbk and RL 10x very accurately but always had a notion of using a lighter frangible bullet. Anyway, came across this on the Barnes site.......

 

http://www.barnesbullets.com/files/2015/06/222-Remington.pdf

 

Livens seem to have the 30gr varmint grenades in stock.

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Apparently they vapourise ground squirels , on magpie it may only be its head and legs left :blink: 

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14 hours ago, gunner said:

Apparently they vapourise ground squirels , on magpie it may only be its head and legs left :blink: 

Sounds good.;)

Bought a box to try, good velocity with RL10X, although I'm running a shorter 19.5" barrel.

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I have used H322, and IMR4198 to good effect under 50gr and 55gr varmint bullets. Have now moved to RS40 as trying to limit my number of powders (RS40 and RS50 seem to do a lot of my calibres), but still to test fully on this.

Surely with a .224 if you push it too slow you will have more chance of bounce? Also, I was videoing a target shooting session a few months ago and my CZ527 FS running IMR498 under 50gr Sierras didn't sound as loud as I expected down range (on camera).

Regards

Mark

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