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Rechamber to 22 CM #14231669 10/26/19
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I have a Savage ULW 223 that is a shooter. These came with a 1-7 twist. I have all the parts for the swap, but I'm thinking of having the barrel rechambered in 22CM. I should be good on the twist, but the barrel is only 20". Would it be annoyingly loud? I have read about guys with SBR using linear compensators but have never heard of them on a bolt rifle so that might just be dumb.

Thoughts? I haven't tried 70+ gr bullets in the rifle as it sits. While I love to tinker, I might be over thinking this.


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Re: Rechamber to 22 CM [Re: micky] #14233836 10/27/19
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I have not done a 22 Creedmoor yet but probably will next build. With your 223 you already have a very capable round, I think it could go up to 80 grain bullets.
The Creedmoor would only be a gain for shooting unknown distances or to launch even heavier bullets. If for deer hunting I would pick the Creedmoor even though I have used a 223 enough to know it is a capable deer round. The Creedmoor would be a good pairing with the 223 and as a back up for when the barrel goes. But I wouldn't get the Creedmoor expecting a huge increase in performance, it has it but it will be hard to see in the field at typical ranges. Extended ranges yes you would see improvements in windage especially.


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Re: Rechamber to 22 CM [Re: micky] #14234308 10/27/19
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The more I think about it, and seeing the idea written down, I like it less and less. I figure with all the extra powder in a 22CM they would really shine in a longer barrel. Bad idea, stick with what works.


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Re: Rechamber to 22 CM [Re: micky] #14235277 10/27/19
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22 Creeds work in everything from a 16” to a 26”. 20” wouldn’t hinder in the slightest.


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