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Author Topic: 22-250 AI  (Read 1244 times)

Offline notsams

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22-250 AI
« on: April 01, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
   So I have been gathering parts for a 22-250 Ackley Improved rifle build. I found a 700 rem action on Cheaper then Dirt and a synthetic  stock on Stockys and a btm metal and clip from Pacific Tool and Gauge. I also ordered a barrel from Hart rifle barrels. Only 3 weeks after ordering the barrel I received a text that it was shipped out to me. Hopefully all the parts will be here this week and I will deliver them to the gunsmith. I've loaded 50 rounds of 22-250 rem with 80 gr bullets to be fire formed in the new rifle. This rifle will have a 1 in 8 twist to shoot 80 gr bullets about 3400 fps and will hopefully  be a 1200 yard gun only using 35- 40 grains of powder. I found 1000 Nosler Custom Competition bullets at a gunshop for only $170 so I bought them hoping the new rifle will shoot them good.    The gunsmith will blue print the action and hopefully it will shoot small groups at 1000 yards.

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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 05:30:42 PM »
Sounds good .  ##$%#1118 @--0--0101
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 05:39:41 PM »
Sounds like a great project.  What powder are you planning to start out with?
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 06:10:36 PM »
sounds like you will be set for spring, if it ever comes. enjoy
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 12:51:12 PM »
Sounds like a great rifle hope it all turns out for you and you can shoot some Coyotes and such this spring and summer. Send us a pic o fthe finished product if you don't mind.
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 05:56:05 PM »
Mad    I loaded 50 rounds with Reloader 19.    3 gr under max with a COL of 2.7 inches. I want the bullet touching the rifling or as close as possible for the fire forming process. I've been reading that 4831 SC works well too, but will try that after the cases are fire formed.

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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 11:36:28 AM »
Great project for sure. I go through Minnesota on my way to SD pdog hunting. If you need some help breaking it in let me know  LOL
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 05:33:10 PM »
Sounds like a great project...should be a real screamer!
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 08:22:07 PM »
      The 22-250 AI in being assembled this week. Then next week it will go to the engraver and hopefully the week after next I get my hands on it. The gunsmith is a big fan of Krieger barrels and has assembled many of them. This is the 1st Hart barrel he has worked with and said he is impressed with how it machines. And it only took 3 weeks to get it. The action is a rem 700 so it needs to be blueprinted and tuned a little. I will set the trigger at 2.5 lbs when I get the gun and according to Hart the barrel is broke in when I receive it.

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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 11:40:23 AM »
fun fun fun. enjoy. sounds like a sweet gun
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 07:24:41 PM »
   I picked up the 22-250 AI the other day. It turned out very nice. I adjusted the trigger down but my trigger pull gauge is at the hunting camp so I guessed it at 2.5 lbs. The action was tuned by the gunsmith and it is really smooth considering I only paid $340 for it new. The clip system is nice and seems to work great but the gunsmith had to do extra work to get it to fit right so that cost me some extra labor. The stock looks great and fits me good but it is not as stiff as it could be. I only paid $220 for it so I suppose I got what I paid for. I mounted a VX2 6-18x40 on it and that's about as far as I have gotten. I shot 1 of my handloads and the 22-250s fire formed nicely into 22-250 AI. As the summer progresses I plan on shooting it out to 1200 yards and getting a custom dial made to 1000 yards.   My favorite part of the rifle is the Hart barrel. I have wanted a rifle with a Hart barrel on it for 20-25 years.

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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 08:49:20 PM »
sounds nice. any pics?
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2018, 01:43:06 PM »
Congrats, that's a good bit of progress in the last couple of months, keep us posted!
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2018, 10:32:36 PM »
Notsams - You and Dutch need to get together and talk about speed.....did you guys get speeding tickets when you guys were teenagers??  --099-780.....what length of Hart Barrel did you get??

This proves my point about you build the rifle around a bullet....80 grain is what you have target the weight to be along with 8 twist? Let us all know what load you use and the brand of everything you shoot, like what brass, what powder, what bullet (weight, configuration, manufacturer) what primer you are using....I know I have my pet loads for my 280 AI and it is totally different than my 280 Rem.....shoot similar (very small groups) but totally different in power and bullet configuration, etc....be sure to chronograph the loads.....



 
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Re: 22-250 AI
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2018, 07:14:03 PM »
Of all the rifles I have ever owned, I love my 22-250 more than anything else in my gun case. It is the most amazing round and have taken hundreds of woodchucks and coyotes over my 73 years in the field. What a sweet shooter!
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