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222 1/9 twist #15669868 01/17/21
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I have 2 222 1/9 twist rifles a Steyr SBS with a pencil thin fluted barrel and Ruger #1A.

Looking for a load using 55 gr Hornady bullets as I have a large number of these, any suggestions?

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I use that bullet quite a bit in a 9 twist 222 Mag. It’s good with CFE223, Leverlution, TAC, 335, BLC2, and probably others I’m forgetting. Great bullet and no worries about the twist, it’ll work fine.

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I have had good results with them in much slower twists. What powders do you have. Jumping out there looking for a specific powder might be work. A big number of powders will work just fine. My favorite 222 powder was IMR 4198.

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Yeah...Ive got the same Ruger #1A and it was liking 19.5 gr. 4198 and that Hornady 55 seated out a bit, must have a throat on that gun...

Anyway it shot an inch with that load and FWIW when I tried a 55NBT and a max charge of CFE223 it really liked that!

Killed pigs and javelina and coyotes and such with the little Ruger


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Surprised two have mentioned CFE223, I have had ZERO luck with that powder in 222. I'd suggest VVN130 or LT32

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I’ve had luck with 55 gr Ballistic Tips and LT32

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IMR 4895 will surprise you with the 55 Hornady SP. Work up to 23 - 24 grains.

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Originally Posted by 30Gibbs
IMR 4895 will surprise you with the 55 Hornady SP. Work up to 23 - 24 grains.



Good to know. I just ordered a 1in 9 twist .222 barrel for a build. Thats the bullet its going to get...and probably the powder too.


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